- The Evolution of Engineering Excellence by Patrick Kua
[No video recording for this session] Audience: Technical Managers, Architects, Tech Leads and Developers How we build software today looks vastly different from 20 years ago. Excellence in software engineering matters more than ever. Did you ever stop to wonder why? By looking at the history of engineering practices, we can learn how engineering excellence evolved and what that implies about the future. As software engineers, you will learn why it’s important to continue to hone your craft and why it’s important for tech companies to continually invest in software excellence today. Patrick Kua is a seasoned technology leader with almost 20 years of experience. His personal passion is accelerating the growth and success of tech organisations and technical leaders. He has had many years of hands-on experience, leading, managing and improving complex organisations and software systems as the CTO and Chief Scientist of N26 (Berlin, Germany) and as a Technical Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks. He is a frequent keynote and conference speaker, author of three books including The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and Building Evolutionary Architectures and runs the free popular newsletter for leaders in tech, “Level Up” (http://levelup.patkua.com) and the Tech Lead Academy, offering online training for technical leaders. You can find him online on twitter as @patkua or running his very popular “Shortcut to Tech Leadership” workshop.
- How Great Teams Stay Great Remotely
Becoming a great team and staying great isn’t easy even in the best of circumstances, let alone right now. So what have we learned from the teams that have adapted better to this “new, more remote world”? GEOFF WATTS has been around for ages, helping people help their organisations become a little bit better. He writes books, he creates apps and products, he vlogs, he runs classes and he speaks at local meet-up groups and global conferences, but most of all he coaches. He truly believes in enabling others to find ways to grow and become empowered, aware and confident; not telling them what to do (or not to do).
- Rethinking Legacy and Monolithic Systems
Legacy monoliths have generated profit for decades. Gradually the myriad of changes to these revenue generators have led to a paralyzing tangle. The recurring plea for help? Teams are demoralized by the mud, and hardware has outpaced software architecture. How can you achieve mobility and relief? I discuss practical steps that can be made toward enterprise modernization. ABOUT VAUGHN Vaughn Vernon is an entrepreneur, software developer, and architect with more than 35 years of experience in a broad range of business domains. Vaughn is a leading expert in Domain-Driven Design and reactive, a champion of simplicity, and he is the founder and chief architect of the VLINGO/PLATFORM. Along with his three best selling books, Vaughn was recently commissioned by Pearson/Addison-Wesley as curator and editor of his own Vaughn Vernon Signature Series. Learn more at https://vaughnvernon.co
- Remote Facilitation Cocktail: the recipe
In our new ways of working, dialogue, having efficient conversation, having more collective thinking is key to proactivity. We spend too much time in meeting, most of them are inefficient, facilitation becomes critical. Join us to discover with Jerome and Simon, what being a remote facilitator means for them. What facilitation does mean and how you can leverage these skills in remote? What is different between doing remote facilitation compared to the physical (What are the easy trap and point of vigilance?)? You will discover more about the posture, how to be facilitative. You will disconnect at the end with tips you can apply the next day. YOUR HOSTS JÉRÔME is an Agilitator, Facilitator, LEGOvore, Agile Coach, Experience Designer, Magician, Hypnotist... Passionate in Facilitation, Design, Problem Solving, creativity, games (and serious games), knowledge representation /cartography of complex system. Worked for over 15 years of interactions with more than 30 different countries and various company cultures and industries. SIMON has over 15 years of IT experience across multiple verticals in varying capacities. As an Agile coach, he uses all of his skills in leading teams and coaching organisations in their Agile journey. As a facilitator, he designs specific workshops to help participants work better together.
- Agile SEA 2020
[Please register on the website. We are not using the meetup's rsvp.] Hi! South East Asia’s Agile community organisers are organising a first of a kind regional agile event with four speakers across two evenings (GMT+8) on 19th and 20th August 2020. We have esteemed speakers: • Lyssa Adkins, Author of Coaching Agile Teams • Shawn Cheng – CEO of Tribeless and creator of the Empathy Box • Alex Sloley – Season Agile veteran, Microsoft alumni and all-around awesome guy • Ruben Canlas – Organisational Change Ninja, Agile Coach and educator The event is free! Though you can support us too with an optional ~USD2.50 supporter ticket where you will get the recordings of the events and proceeds go to charity. That’s like, having your cake and doing good at the same time! Visit our event website at https://agile-sea.com or get your ticket at https://agilesea2020.peatix.com
- Change by Attraction - Esther Derby
Often people try to change other people by imposing processes, pushing, prodding, even punishing them. But that’s not the only way. You can bring change by attracting people—listening, engaging, and involving them. I’ll share some ideas about how to do that. ESTHER DERBY draws on four decades of leading, observing, and living through organizational change, combining a deep knowledge of complex adaptive systems with an attention to people. She is the founder of esther derby associates, inc., working with a broad array of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. She also teaches workshops around the world, supporting leaders to amplify empowerment, engage their organizations in joint problem solving, and evolve their systems toward better results.
- QuadX by Lhiza Escañan - Agile Journey Series
It has been a while since we do this series. This time we have Lhiza to share with us her agile journey in QuadX. Topics to be explored: - What a cross-border digital logistics company in the Philippines has achieved (so far) in their Agile Adoption - Where empowered Development Teams can take you - What motivated a shift to Business Units - What happens when your Founder & CEO decides to be Product Owner - What I never expected Scrum Masters/Agile Coaches should do ## About Lhiza Escañan Lhiza is the Head of AgileX in QuadX. She works closely with the cross-border, local logistics, and digital payment product and leadership teams of the company, coaching them in their Agile adoption. She is a Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Agile Leadership I, and an ardent supporter of Agile Philippines. Before QuadX, Lhiza led the team behind the Mobile and Broadband Subscription Systems at Smart Communications, Inc. Her work involved enabling her team to become more agile and thrive in a largely traditional software development organization.
- Agile SG/MY/HK Empathy Circle
Note: This event is run in collaboration with Agile Hong Kong and Agile Malaysia. In this time of quarantine and social distancing, human connection is more important than ever. Empathy Circles are a way for us to create a safe space, connect and have meaningful conversations online. Now, more than ever, human connection in an increasingly isolated world can help reinvigorate us. Michael Chik will be running an Empathy Circle for Agile SG to introduce folks to this technique. This online session is open for anyone to join. However, you need to be able to commit to the time, date and the whole 2 hours. How does this relate to Agile? 1. Agile is all about people. So are Empathy Circles. 2. It's a great way to coach people to really listen. 3. Empathy Circles are brilliant catalysts in the team forming and storming stages. Even more so, if your team has to go through these stages remotely. For more infos on Empathy Circles, go to https://empathycircles.co/intro A Zoom link to join will be provided to participants once RSVP closes.
- Online: Agile SG Empathy Circle
Note: This event is run in collaboration with Agile Hong Kong. In this time of quarantine and social distancing, human connection is more important than ever. Empathy Circles are a way for us to create a safe space, connect and have meaningful conversations online. Now, more than ever, human connection in an increasingly isolated world can help reinvigorate us. Michael Chik will be running an Empathy Circle for Agile SG to introduce folks to this technique. This online session is open for anyone to join. However, you need to be able to commit to the time, date and the whole 2 hours. How does this relate to Agile? 1. Agile is all about people. So are Empathy Circles. 2. It's a great way to coach people to really listen. 3. Empathy Circles are brilliant catalysts in the team forming and storming stages. Even more so, if your team has to go through these stages remotely. For more infos on Empathy Circles, go to https://www.notion.so/EmpathyCircles-For-Attendees-5a87938813384ba1bcb372e241694ca0 A Zoom link to join will be provided to participants once RSVP closes.
- Online - What's in The Pragmatic Programmer 20th Anniversary Edition? Part 2
This is part 2 of an online event where we'll study the book "The Pragmatic Programmer 20th Anniversary Edition by Dave Thomas, Andy Hunt" together. https://pragprog.com/book/tpp20/the-pragmatic-programmer-20th-anniversary-edition During the event, we will walk through every chapter by having the leads of each chapter share with us what's in it and their learning as well as some time for Q&A. How to be a chapter lead? ============================= - Contact Stanly to express your interest and let him know your top 2 chapters you want to share (first come first serve). There will also be a few questions provided to guide your sharing - Each chapter can have a maximum of two people co-lead. - We have 10 mins for each chapter sharing. Chapters and leads ============================= Part 2 Chapter 5 - Bend, or Break (Stanly) Chapter 6 - Concurrency (Roohiya) Chapter 7 - While You Are Coding (Vijay K Surisetti) Chapter 8 - Before the Project (Janice Tan) Chapter 9 - Pragmatic Projects (Malique Ghazali) Part 1 (DONE on 19 Mar) Chapter 1 - A Pragmatic Philosophy (Janice Tan) Chapter 2 - A Pragmatic Approach (Stanly Lau) Chapter 3 - The Basic Tools (Alex Aditya) Chapter 4 - Pragmatic Paranoia (Vijay K Surisetti)