Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D

As we may know, Business Agility is a dynamic quality that organizations can cultivate through intentional and disciplined effort, much like athletic performance. But how can we measure it? While many organizations focus on measuring results and metrics like time-to-market and revenue growth, these indicators only tell part of the story. In this talk, we will explore other fields that use agility and get inspired by how they measure it. We will then discuss why measuring capabilities is even more critical than measuring results when it comes to understanding an organization's agility.

Karim Harbott

The terms product and business strategy are used a lot, often in ways that are distinctly unstrategic. A set of objectives, initiatives, or OKRs while potentially useful, do not form a coherent strategy.

As Product Owners, it is your job to ensure not just that the right product is being built and for whom, but also that there is a viable business model around it, and that there is sufficient uniqueness to allow it to succeed against its competitors. In this talk, we will cover the integrated set of strategic choices Product Owners must make so outthink, and out-deliver, the competition.

This talk is for Product Owners, product leaders, and product-focused coaches who enjoy delighting customers with amazing products.

Nicole Spence-Goon

Most of you have heard something about psychological safety but you may be thinking:

• What does it really mean for and my teams?
• Why do I need it?
• How do I make that happen?

Creating psychological safety is critical for you to foster innovation at the individual, team and organizational levels.

For servant leaders at all levels, recognize there is an urgency to create psychological safety in your teams and organizations and there are significant impacts when you don’t. First, we will explore what psychological safety really is and assess your current safety levels. I’ll also explain how our intersectionality directly impacts psychological safety on our teams and our organizations. Then I will share a few techniques for cultivating psychological safety that you can use with any team or group.

Chris Li

Have you ever attended a training event where content didn't exactly "line up"? Imagine listening to an instructor where they fly through lots of slides, and follow that up with some sort of game involving dice, paper airplanes, pennies, or spaghetti and marshmallows. When the instructor asks "Okay, do you understand it?" you give an enthusiastic thumbs up and head out of class. Then there is an exam. You see multiple choice questions with options like "A"," B", "C", "D", "A and B", "A and C", "B and C", "All of the above", "None of the above". Your head starts to spin... You try to remember the concepts from the slides, but all you can remember is throwing planes at one another. Frustrating, isn't it? This type of misalignment could exist in anything from a training course, to a workshop that you've designed, or even a meeting that you are facilitating. Learning experiences could be all of those types of discussions and then some!

In this session, you will learn about the different choices instructors, coaches, and facilitators make when building these types of learning experiences, and the impacts of those choices on their attendees and the event overall. By understanding the relationship between the knowledge to share, the instructional method used to convey the knowledge, and the assessment technique, participants in this session will gain practical knowledge about how to approach the design of their next learning experience to maximize student/attendee experience and retention.