October 14th, 2021

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The REFRESHING ONLINE EVENT for connecting with your agile community!

3 HOURS // 6 LIVE SESSIONS // 1 CAN'T MISS KEYNOTE

Featuring:

Jim Benson, Richard Cheng, Socotra Williams, Joanne Perold, Pradeepa Narayanaswamy, Melissa Boggs, Dahm M. Hongchai and Lauren Green

Your Agile Antidote

to Zoom fatigue!

ANOTHER online event?

Zoom calls.

Zoom conferences.

Zoom daily scrums.

The pandemic has been rough for us agilists.

After all, in the “before-times” we prided ourselves on in-person interactions.

And now?

Now we’ve been reduced to pixels. Glued to our screens for what feels like an eternity, desperately trying to recreate the magic we were so good at creating in person.

If you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone.

Zoom fatigue is real.

It’s exhausting.

Why then would I ask you to join yet another online event?

Because we’ve discovered a secret…

Back in June of 2020, before most of us had found our virtual sea-legs, our small team wanted things to feel a bit more “normal”.

So we organized the Agile Virtual Summit, which ended up being the world’s largest agile event ever…

Over 14,500 people from around the world registered.

Our community gathered together virtually for a full week of amazing speakers and connection, with over 25+ hours of content.

And unlike almost every other online event, it was LIVE.

…and it was magical!

No pre-recorded talks of people droning on and on at a webcam.

Nope… We built an actual community filled with individuals and interactions, just like good agilists do.

Since then, we’ve organized events for thousands and thousands of people.

We’ve discovered what it takes to recapture the magic of in-person agility, and we want to share the secret with you.

So we’re back again with a Bite-Size event for intrepid agilists just like you.

Ready to sharpen your skills for this brave new pixel-filled world?

If you’re ready to feel refreshed, energized, and connected to your agile community again, this event is for you!

Join us, and you'll:

  • Discover the latest actionable tips, tricks, and tools that you can use with your team right away
  • Make new connections with like-minded agilists from around the world
  • Earn continuing education credits (PDUs and SEUs) so your certifications don’t lapse

If you want to feel refreshed and reconnected to your agile community, you're in the right place!

Best of all?

It's 100% FREE!

That’s right, we’re not charging for the LIVE event, so it’s a no-brainer… grab your ticket now!

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October 14, 2021

A refreshingly Bite-Sized Agile Summit

3 HOURS
SIX LIVE 45 MINUTE SESSIONS
One Amazing Keynote
POST-SUMMIT SOCIAL HOUR
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We’re throwing a party!

…And you’re invited!

We’ve assembled SEVEN world-class agile speakers, and one out-of-this-world keynote (by Jim Benson, co-author of Personal Kanban and co-creator of Lean Coffee). 

You’ll leave this bite-sized summit with the latest tips, tricks and tools that you can use with your team right away. The summit may be short, but the value you get from these sessions will last you for years to come.

Feeling social? Make new connections during our post-summit small-group happy hour where you can connect with like-minded agilists from around the world.

Keeping up with your professional development requirements can be hard during these trying times. Attend the summit and earn continuing education credits (PDUs and SEUs) so your certifications don’t lapse.

And since this event is live, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to interact with speakers during Q&A in each session.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Michelle Legere // PM & BA
“The Agile Virtual Summit 2020 exceeded my expectations. The format and speakers were first-rate, and the sessions expanded my knowledge of Agile and introduced retrospection in these trying times.”
Jesus Mendez // Agile Coach
"It was extremely well organized, the talks were amazing and brought great value to my practice. A week of fully inspiring content"
Bianka Rowińska // Scrum Master
“5 days of highest quality lectures and everything for free? It can't be missed. I would never be able to afford a conference of that scale in the US and AVS gave me that opportunity.”
Wendell Bickford // Scrum Master
“I loved being able to listen and ask questions to the leaders of Agile. To learn from someone the best.”
Vesna Vuksan // Manager
"It is an amazing experience to "sit" in the same room with famous agilists + the audience was great. I also loved how you made sure people had channels to communicate, and it was facilitated so well."
Kathryn O'Neill Karnes // PM
"The presenters and their topics were great. I got it for free, and I couldn't believe the quality of the presenters. I will probably buy the books that half of them have written."

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jim Benson

The co-author and creator of Personal Kanban and the co-creator of Lean Coffee.

Beyond Kanban: Making Real Work Visible

Knowledge work requires conversation and strong visualization.

We need to share stories, learning, and real-time information.

Scrumboards, kanban, Personal Kanban are all good for showing a snapshot of your work, seeing what comes next, and catching a few metrics.

But what if your work has complexity?

What if you have experiments, ongoing discussions, and work that is shared with people outside your team? What happens if work doesn't flow from left to right, but bounces around in crazy do-edit-do some more-edit some more loops?

In other words, what if your work is like everyone else?

Well, you'd likely need stronger, more personalized, more reactive visualizations.

Jim has created these for many companies and now he's going to share those experiences with you.

It will be awesome.

YOU'RE JUST 1-CLICK AWAY FROM

AWESOME AGILE CONTENT

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the free Agile Virtual Summit [Bite-Size!]:
  • The secrets to creating engagement & safety with your team in distributed environments
  • How to be the "Perfect Product Owner"
  • A magical way to create happiness on your team (or with your family) that doesn't require you to say a word
  • Learn how to say "no" without feeling guilty or pressured -- a skill every Product Owner and Coach should have
  • The 5 things that are IMPERATIVE for employee engagement
  • Visual energizers for virtual meetings
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Summit Sessions

Kickoff Of The Agile Virtual Summit [Bite-Size!]

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 9AM - 9:15AM PT (12:00PM - 12:15PM ET)

Socotra Williams & Joanne Perold

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 9:20AM - 10:05AM PT (12:20PM - 1:05PM ET)

Bringing Engagement & Safety to Remote Spaces

Are you struggling to get engagement from others during your meetings? Have you ever been in a session that maybe left you feeling uncertain and anxious? Perhaps it feels more difficult and takes longer to get clear on what is expected from you in a remote space.

Join us in exploring how to bring more engagement & safety to remote spaces by guiding with visuals and why it’s important to be intentional about this. We’ll share 3 practical methods to help design engaging online experiences, as well as lots of practical tips you can put to use straight away.

Dahm M. Hongchai

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 9:20AM - 10:05AM PT (12:20PM - 1:05PM ET)

Beyond Authentic Leading Change

Hearing and listening are different. Ears are for hearing. What parts of our body are for listening? Come learn about deep listening techniques. That will lead to understanding yourself and collaborating more effectively and productively with your family members, neighbors, and colleagues.

Richard Cheng

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 9:20AM - 10:05AM PT (12:20PM - 1:05PM ET)

The Perfect Product Owner

Want to find the perfect Product Owner? All you have to do is find one with the time to do the job, the power to manage priorities, the knowledge to make smart decisions, the interest in doing the job, and the vision to build the right product. Easy, right? This session starts with looking at 5 key attributes to look for in a Product Owner:

  • Bandwidth
  • Power
  • Knowledge
  • Interest
  • Vision

Based on these items above, we will see the Product Owner Persona Template which allows one to identify how their Product Owners score in these dimensions. This allows you and your POs to see if your Product Owners have strength areas where it makes sense for them to be POs and also identify their gap areas. We will then examine how organizations often have Scrum Teams building products along with Product Teams (made up of folks such as marketing, research, sales, support) helping build out the Product plans. We will explore the concept of Product Managers and Product Owners and if these are the same or different roles and what role, if any, the business analyst has in this grouping. From there, we will have group conversations that address common questions and misconceptions about the Product Owner role.

  • Should the PO come from the business or the technical side?
  • Should the PO come from the client or the vendor?
  • Is the PO the same as a Project Manager?
  • Can I be a PO / ScrumMaster?
  • Can I be a PO and Analyst?

The session concludes with working through the persona sheet to see if you indeed have the Perfect Product Owner.

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 10:15AM - 11:00AM PT (1:15PM - 2:00PM ET)

Power of NO

Why is it so hard for people, teams and organizations to say No to others? It’s a prevalent problem that hinders our ability to say yes to things that matter most. In this session, learn about the ill effects of saying yes, the power of saying no, how you can gracefully say no where it matters.

Lauren Green

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 10:15AM - 11:00AM PT (1:15PM - 2:00PM ET)

Visual Energizers for Virtual Meetings

Energizers are the glue that keeps your meeting agenda together.

Facilitated group energizers serve three purposes:

  1. Build connection
  2. Test technology
  3. Model behaviors

In other words, energizers ensure that everyone feels mentally and physically ready to do what you have planned for the next activity.

During this session, we will offer several energizers and walk through how to lead them in an online meeting.

Melissa Boggs

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 10:15AM - 11:00AM PT (1:15PM - 2:00PM ET)

Humans, Engage! Creating a Modern Employee Experience

Throughout the pandemic and post-pandemic era, the world of work has experienced an awakening. After extended periods of work from home, flexibility of schedule, and almost forced work-life integration, the workplace traditions of our parents and grandparents are no longer acceptable. Employees and leaders alike have learned that we can be incredibly productive while still being present for our lives. Yet, our workplaces, virtual or not, require some attention and intention of design to create flexibility that is built for the long term. In this talk, Melissa will describe the five things that employees can do to increase their own engagement, and the one thing that modern leaders must do. You might just be surprised.

Closing Keynote

Thursday October 14, 2021 @ 11:10AM - 11:55AM PT (2:10PM - 2:55PM ET)

Beyond Kanban: Making Real Work Visible

Knowledge work requires conversation and strong visualization.

We need to share stories, learning, and real-time information.

Scrumboards, kanban, Personal Kanban are all good for showing a snapshot of your work, seeing what comes next, and catching a few metrics.

But what if your work has complexity?

What if you have experiments, ongoing discussions, and work that is shared with people outside your team? What happens if work doesn't flow from left to right, but bounces around in crazy do-edit-do some more-edit some more loops?

In other words, what if your work is like everyone else?

Well, you'd likely need stronger, more personalized, more reactive visualizations.

Jim has created these for many companies and now he's going to share those experiences with you.

It will be awesome.

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7 World-Class Agile Sessions?
These sessions will give you actionable tips, tricks, and tools you can use immediately to improve your craft.

Why Should I Attend

Agile Virtual Summit [Bite-Size!]?

Once-In-A-Lifetime Curated Speakers &
Actionable Content (At A Time We Need It Most)
Fresh agile content presented by top agilists in the world. As someone said at our last summit: “It was a great way for us to learn from leaders of agile practice. Learning, connecting, and applying the learned skills is something you cannot pass up especially as we work in a world that is changing.”
Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet
You're stuck at home, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on connecting with other agilists. Learn from amazing speakers during our live talks, meet your peers in the post-summit happy hour, and walk away with tons of value.
Out-Of-This-World Content
This is not your ordinary online event. We take pride in delivering you the absolute best content so that you can get great results with your team and organization back at work. It's the next best thing to an in-person event.
Continuing Education Credits
Need to keep your Scrum Alliance or PMI certification up-to-date with continuing education credits? Attend and earn your PDUs and SEUs all without having to leave the house or the cost and hassles of travel.
Connect With Other Agilists
You'll make new connections with other attendees via our post-summit happy hour, and in our private online community set up just for the summit.
Erin Parsons // Scrum Master
“The week was packed with valuable content, addressing issues I haven't seen in any of the other conferences or courses I've attended.”
Carol Erickson-Clarkes // PM
"The topics and speakers were right on target for all that we are experiencing in the agile world right now, and I am most impressed with the speakers’ virtual presentations - you gathered a fantastic group of experts! will absolutely attend virtually again!"
Dhan Joseph Praga // Scrum Master
“The topics are actually great, we didn't expect that even though we are in Covid situation who would have thought that things can go remotely and smooth.”
Adam Weisbart
Adam Weisbart
Certified Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach

MEET YOUR HOST

Adam Weisbart

Hi, I’m Adam.

You might know me from such hit YouTube videos as "Sh!t Bad Scrum Masters Say", my training materials like Build Your Own Scrum, or Recess (my retrospective-in-a-box).

If there's one thing I know, it's how to make learning about your team, your product, and yourself fun...

(and as you may have noticed, we could all use some fun right now)

Which is why I've assembled this fantastic group of agilists for the Agile Virtual Summit.

Like you, I’m spread thin these days… but I’m setting aside 3 hours for some valuable agile goodness on October 14th.

Join us at the summit and have some fun.

Stay agile. Never change.

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