Roman Pichler

Product roadmaps are an important product management tool. But traditional feature-based roadmaps are difficult to apply in an agile context where change and uncertainty are present. Does this mean that we should stop using product roadmaps?

My talk discusses how you can successfully use agile product roadmaps to describe the value the product should create, align the stakeholders, and unburden the product backlog while avoiding premature commitments and preserving the ability to inspect and adapt.

Sohrab Salimi

Ever heard and agile coach say the following about the role of managers in an organization: "Managers should just empower the teams and get out of the way."

This sounds a lot like: "We do not need these managers at all as they do not deliver any value."

That might be true if we look at how bad managers do their job. But it is certainly not true if we look at some of the best managers.

Being a medical doctor in my first career, I saw first-hand what incredible value attending physicians brought to young doctors like me, to the patients, and to the hospital.

I learned that, great leaders do not get out of the way... they pave the way for you, they set the boundaries within which you can take decisions, and they support you when your stuck in analysis paralysis.

Aino Vonge Corry, Ph.D

Retrospectives is a crucial part of working in an agile way. The inspection and adaption needs sharing, appreciation and understanding to work. However, retrospectives are not easy to facilitate well. A number of things can make the retrospective less efficient, or even harmful. Join this session to get some inspiration to facilitate great retrospectives.

Carmen Guerra Jurado

Greetings and salutations, fellow agile adventurers! You are cordially invited to join the quest to battle the elusive monster known as Imposter Syndrome. It is a tricky foe that can strike even the most seasoned agile heroes, leaving us feeling like we do not belong. But fear not! I am here to guide you through it, using the wonderous world of video games as our metaphorical battlefield.

So, join us as we uncover strategies on how to:

🛡️ overcome the perils of self-doubt,
👓 how to reframe your mindset,
🛠️ build a community of supportive fellow agile adventurers,
💪 and level up your confidence to tackle even the toughest of challenges.

Let us slay this Imposter Syndrome Dragon together!