October 14th, 2021

June 5th - 9th, 2023

Can't make it live? 
Get a ticket anyway. Replays are available.

Improve Your Agile Craft With 16 LIVE Sessions!

Over 23 hours of live talks, networking & collaboration with THOUSANDS of agilists!

Featuring:


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/agilevirtualsummit.com/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/oxygen/component-framework/components/classes/code-block.class.php(133) : eval()'d code on line 66

Will You Respond

To Change?

In these uncertain times, it seems like anything could happen.

Our industry has seen huge layoffs...

And many experts predict that the US may go into a recession this year.

But here's the thing:

Agilists are uniquely positioned to respond to change.

After all, we've spent years honing our craft to deal with uncertainty and adapt to new circumstances.

And while we can't control external events like layoffs or a recession, we can control how we respond to them.

That's why this year's Agile Virtual Summit is more important than ever.

By attending, you'll learn from some of the brightest minds in the agile community, discovering the latest state-of-the-art techniques and approaches.

You'll also connect with like-minded agilists from around the world, building new relationships and learning from their experiences.

In these uncertain times, it's more important than ever to invest in yourself and your craft.

So join us for the Agile Virtual Summit and take control of your future.

Join us, and you'll:

  • Discover what's STATE-OF-THE-ART in agility, and how you can improve your craft immediately
  • 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 summit, so it’s a no-brainer… grab your ticket now!

Get your FREE ticket now!
Discover what’s STATE-OF-THE-ART in Agile Coaching!
LIVE Demos by Lyssa Adkins   //   6 Sessions by Expert Coaches

Featuring:


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/agilevirtualsummit.com/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/oxygen/component-framework/components/classes/code-block.class.php(133) : eval()'d code on line 63

20 World-Class Agilists LIVE in your living room!

June 5th - 9th, 2023

We're throwinG a party!

5 Days
16 Sessions
20+ Hours of content
COLLABORATIVE BREAKOUTS
LIVE NETWORKING
optional 1-day Open Space
Get your FREE ticket

 ...AND YOU'RE INVITED! 🎉 

We’ve assembled 16 world-class agile speakers, and built an online space for you to connect with THOUSANDS of other agilists from around the world LIVE! 

You’ll leave this summit with the latest tips, tricks and tools that you can use with your team right away.

Feeling social? Make new connections at the Lean Coffee sessions we'll be running at lunch, or during our small-group happy hour where you can connect with like-minded agilists from around the world.

Since this event is live, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to interact with speakers during Q&A in each session, and each other throughout.

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

Feeling stuck? The optional Open Space is a fantastic place to get help with challenges you're facing at work, or to help others who need it.

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."

A FEW OF OUR SPEAKERS

Jim Benson

The co-author and creator of Personal Kanban and the co-creator of Lean Coffee will show you the ways around resistance to change.

Linda Rising

The co-author of Fearless Change and More Fearless Change,  will help you be aware of how noise affects our decisions. 

Ahmed Sidky

The Head of Business Agility at Riot Games, President of ICAgile, co-founder of the Business Agility Institute, and co-author of Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World, will show you why Business Agility is best measured through capabilities, not business results.

Marsha Acker

Author of The Art & Science of Facilitation and Build Your Model for Leading Change,  will help you learn a language for how to ‘read the room’ and describe the structure of what’s happening in conversations.

Roman Pichler

Author of Agile Product Management with Scrum, How to Lead in Product Management, and Strategize will help you learn how to leverage goal-oriented, outcome-based roadmaps. 

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:
  • Get the tools to build psychological safety on your teams
  • Improve workplace outcomes by shifting status quo management practices
  • Learn how to identify examples of alignment and misalignment of objectives, instruction, and assessment related to learning experiences
  • Gain tips for continuing to learn
  • Learn how to craft a winning product strategy
  • Understand the truth about Agile and Agility. (It’s about people. And it’s really, really hard.)
  • Learn how to leverage goal-oriented, outcome-based roadmaps
  • Learn different strategies and cheat codes for battling Imposter Syndrome
  • Get inspired to improve your retrospectives by avoiding my mistakes
  • Be aware of how noise affects our decisions
  • Learn how to be an effective leader that helps create value for your teams, your customers, and your organization
  • See that while resistance to change and working together is natural, there are ways around it
  • Learn How and Why Business Agility is best measured through capabilities not business results
Get your FREE ticket now!
(Yes, really, it's FREE!)
Summit Sessions

Agile in Color Initiative w/ Kadidra Hurst

Monday May 2, 2022 @

Kadidra Hurst of Agile in Color stops by to chat with Adam.

DAY 1 - June 5th, 2023

Kickoff Of The Agile Virtual Summit

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 9:00AM - 9:20AM PT (12:00PM - 12:20PM ET)
Adam welcomes you to AVS 2023! Find out what we've got planned for the week, and meet other community members in the chat.

Ahmed Sidky, Ph.D

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM PT (12:30PM - 1:30PM ET)

Measuring What Matters - The Art of Measuring Business Agility

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

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 10:45AM - 11:45AM PT (1:45PM - 2:45PM ET)

Product Strategy, The Land That Scrum Forgot?

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.

Lyssa Adkins [ BONUS Rebroadcast ]

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 11:45AM - 12:45PM PT (2:45PM - 3:45PM ET)

Coaching Agile Teams Deep Dive – So What Did You Actually DO?

Learn ways to detect your value so that you can believe it, convey it to others, and help improve the measuring sticks for us all. When done well, Agile Coaching, or any 21st century leadership role, is impossible to see from a distance and can even be invisible to those who you work with up close.

How do you react when you hear this at performance management time: “Yes, I know the team is doing well, better than we could have imagined, and that’s great. But, what did you do? What was your specific contribution to their success?” If you’re like many Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches, you are hard pressed to answer this challenge.

In this session, which is a rebroadcast from AVS 2021, we will take a deep dive into the Coaching Agile Teams book to uncover the practices that help you become specific and solid in recognizing your contribution. We will also work through the ways common measuring sticks need to change so that we can start valuing the value of 21st century leadership skills, such as coaching and team capacity building.

Nicole Spence-Goon

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 12:45PM - 1:45PM PT (3:45PM - 4:45PM ET)

Build a Better Team: Create Psychological Safety

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

Monday June 5th, 2023 @ 2:00PM - 3:00PM PT (5:00PM - 6:00PM ET)

Cooking with the Wrong Ingredients: Why your educational design choices matter

In this session, you will learn about the different choices instructors, coaches, and facilitators make when building 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.

If you're an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Leader, or Team Member responsible for teaching others what you know, this session is for you.

DAY 2 - June 6th, 2023

Opening W/ Adam Weisbart

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 9:00AM - 9:20AM PT (12:00PM - 12:20PM ET)
Adam starts the day with a quick overview of Open Space, and shares why you should join us for Day 5 of the summit.

Marsha Acker

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM PT (12:30PM - 1:30PM ET)

How to Read the Room and Change the Outcome

The single greatest catalyst for change is the way we hold conversations with one another. But conversations can be tricky because they consist of both visible and invisible dynamics. Invisible group dynamics undermine relationships and performance. Being able to see and name the dynamics empowers teams to change the outcome.

In this session you will learn a language for how to ‘read the room’ and describe the structure of what’s happening in conversations, so that you can name the what’s happening in conversations and make the invisible more visible.

Heidi J. Musser

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 10:45AM - 11:45AM PT (1:45PM - 2:45PM ET)

Agile: Nothing But the Truth

This talk introduces the agile mindset and essential principles for people and organizations to master to thrive in the world of digital disruption. It also addresses the critical considerations for transforming cultures and designing new eco-systems to rapidly adapt to constant change, which may be the single greatest competitive advantage in the 21st century.

To thrive in a world of digital disruption and continuous change, we must become Agile.

Lightning Talks [ BONUS Rebroadcast ]

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 11:45AM - 12:45PM PT (2:45PM - 3:45PM ET)
Did you miss the Agile Virtual Summit Lightning Talks we hosted on April 20th?

Last month, 15 fantastic Agile Virtual Summit community members presented their original lightning talks. 

During the 59 minute session, they covered topics including: Why “Agile” Isn’t Working For You, How To Use Open Space To Dynamically Re-Team & Self-Select Work For Dozens Of People, and Why Resilience Requires Margin.

If you missed this fantastic event, this is your chance to watch the one and only replay!

Adam Weisbart

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 12:45PM - 1:45PM PT (3:45PM - 4:45PM ET)

The Inestimable Disaster of Estimation 

In this session we'll investigate:

If there's one thing Agilists seem to have STRONG opinions about, it's estimation. 

If you've experienced these strong opinions first hand, you know it can feel like a holy war... both sides "knowing" their side is the "right" side.

But what if this well-meaning attachment to specific estimation approaches is doing more harm than good for us all?

In this session, you'll discover:

  • Reasons to estimate work (and when to skip estimation entirely) 
  • The #1 reason your team fears estimation, and what it's costing your organization 
  • What professional horse handicappers can tell you about your estimates
  • Who should estimate work
  • The SINGLE thing that should guide which estimation method you use 
  • Exactly how a specific (and very common) agile "metric" hurts everyone it touches, and what to do instead

Join Adam for this session and discover values and principles you can use to help your team and organization deliver value together, instead of hyper focusing on "doing estimation right".

Linda Rising

Tuesday June 6th, 2023 @ 2:00PM - 3:00PM PT (5:00PM - 6:00PM ET)

It's a noisy world out there!

Most of us know how cognitive biases affect our decision making, thanks to the work of Daniel Kahneman and his important book Thinking Fast and Slow.  Fewer of us know how noise affects our thinking. 

Noise here means the variability in inputs and cognitive processing we contend with when making individual and collective judgments. Noise comes from a variety of sources. We are affected by the time of day, the weather, if our favorite sports team just won or lost. Everyone is now focused on reducing bias, but in many cases, noise is a greater source of error than bias. 

Linda will introduce you to some surprising research about noise and decision making and offer suggestions for reducing noise. Note: if you reduce noise, you will also reduce bias. As Kahneman has said, "Wherever there is judgment, there is noise and more of it than you think."

DAY 3 - June 7th, 2023

Opening W/ Adam Weisbart

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 9:00AM - 9:20AM PT (12:00PM - 12:20PM ET)

Title

Roman Pichler

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM PT (12:30PM - 1:30PM ET)

Agile Product Roadmaps

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

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 10:45AM - 11:45AM PT (1:45PM - 2:45PM ET)

Enablement first, empowerment second

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.

Cozy Juicy Real

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 11:45AM - 12:45PM PT (2:45PM - 3:45PM ET)

Deeper Connections Disguised as a Board Game

Connect with the AVS community – play Cozy Juicy Real – the online board game with a very un-game-like purpose…

To kindle fun and connecting interactions.

You’ll get to know others in the community and - who knows - you might meet your next client, collaborator or cofounder in the process. 😉

Cozy Juicy Real has been played in 71 countries to create stronger teams at companies like Adobe, Hubspot, Zendesk, Miro and more…

“I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but this is the best 'getting to know you' game I’ve ever played.” - Katharine H.

Aino Vonge Corry, Ph.D

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 12:45PM - 1:45PM PT (3:45PM - 4:45PM ET)

Why retrospectives work, and sometimes don't work

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

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 @ 2:00PM - 3PM PT (5:00PM - 6PM ET)

IDDQD: How to Battle Imposter Syndrome and Level Up Your Confidence.

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!

DAY 4 - June 8th, 2023

Opening W/ Adam Weisbart

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 9:00AM - 9:20AM PT (12:00PM - 12:20PM ET)

Title

Body

Jim Benson

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM PT (12:30PM - 1:30PM ET)

Three Collaborative Foes and How to Stop Them

Every collaboration requires coordination, which feels like extra work no matter how important the collaboration is. Political, psychological, and operational barriers we often see when trying to bring change or just work together. 

Jim Benson, author of the Collaboration Equation, will describe these common enemies of collaboration and three quick fixes so everyone can get up and running. This is taken from a section that didn't make it into the final draft of the book, so if you already have read The Collaboration Equation, this will be an excellent extension.

Samuel Wakefield & Amy Burtaine

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 10:45AM - 11:45AM PT (1:45PM - 2:45PM ET)

Managing Equitably

Management practices play a huge role in employee success, advancement, and their willingness to stay in an organization. However, decades of research shows that, despite our best intentions, status-quo management practices continue to generate race/gender inequities in promotion rates, retention rates, performance ratings distributions, pay, and representation. The good news is it’s possible to shift these conditions.

Join us to learn about creating optimal workplace conditions where all can belong, meaningfully contribute, and thrive.

Key Takeaways from this session:

Addressing the shortcomings of traditional manager training: Understand why these trainings often fail to improve workplace conditions and promote equity.

Introducing Managing Equitably: Learn about this transformative approach that empowers managers to recognize and address inequities in workplace outcomes, leading to optimal workplace conditions for all.

Real-world results: Discover the benefits of Managing Equitably, including reductions in race/gender inequities, improved workplace conditions, and positive changes in manager beliefs and behaviors.

Implementation guidance: Receive practical advice on integrating Managing Equitably into your organization and what to expect during the process.

By the end of the session, you'll gain a deeper understanding of DEI's role in organizational success and actionable steps to begin implementing Managing Equitably.

Our team of experienced facilitators, designers, and program evaluation experts will be available to answer your questions. We can’t wait to connect!


BONUS: Community Choice!

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 11:45AM - 12:45PM PT (2:45PM - 3:45PM ET)
The Agile Virtual Summit has hosted 8 LIVE events since our first summit in June of 2020.

That's over 84 sessions (or 87 hours of content)!

Even if you're one of our most engaged community members, we'll bet you've missed a session or two over the years. Or maybe you'd really like to re-watch a session live with the AVS community (so you can hang out in chat while others watch the very same thing you're watching).

For this BONUS lunchtime session, we'll be replaying 1 of the 84 sessions we've hosted in the past.

Which one? Well, we're not sure... We're going to leave it up to you. We'll play the session that gets the most votes!

Tricia Broderick

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 12:45PM - 1:45PM PT (3:45PM - 4:45PM ET)

Navigating the Learning Journey

Agilists talk a good game about activating the growth mindset and embracing learning. But that’s get real and honest, learning can be incredibly challenging! Not only do our brains fight our intentions, but the journey is also packed full of low moments sprinkled with a moment of progress success. 

Join this session to examine several learning inhibitors that can sidetrack even the most dedicated learners. Expect to discover numerous tips to maintain momentum for learning. And walk away motivated to navigate your journey of learning.

Speaker Panel

Thursday June 8th, 2023 @ 2:00PM - 3:00PM PT (5:00PM - 6:00PM ET)

Speaker Panel Extravaganza!!

Come ask your AVS 2023 speakers questions during this free-form jazz odyssey panel EXTRAVAGANZA!

BONUS DAY 5 - June 9th, 2023

Agile Mastery Open Space

Friday June 9th, 2023 @ 9:00AM - 2PM PT (12:00PM - 5:00PM ET)

Come Collaborate With Other Agilists

While the first 4 days of the Agile Virtual Summit have tons of fantastic content from great speakers, this optional 5th day is your chance to work directly with your agile peers. 

During this Open Space event, you'll join the Agile Mastery Inner Circle to discuss topics you're passionate about, and get help from others.

If you've never attended an Open Space event before, you're in for a treat. No previous experience required. 

Note: While the 4-day Agile Virtual Summit is free for everyone, this 5th day requires an inexpensive paid ticket* (unless you're part of the Agile Mastery Inner Circle). Why? Because unlike the summit (that regularly gets 6,000 to 14,500 registrants), we need to keep this event small.

To get a ticket, sign up for the free event. Once you have, we'll send out information about how to purchase a ticket, or to apply for a scholarship ticket if you can't afford one.

*If the paid ticket is a financial hardship to you, please email us to inquire about one of the limited number of scholarship tickets we reserve.

Want Access To

16 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 2023?

Once-In-A-Lifetime Curated Speakers & Actionable Content

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
Connect with other agilists, no matter where you are! Learn from amazing speakers during our live talks, join us for an optional Open Space event on Friday, 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
Make new connections with other attendees during our optional Open Space event on the last day of 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
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 Agile Virtual Summit 2023.

Like you, I’m spread thin these days… but I’m setting aside 5 days for some valuable agile goodness on June 5th-9th.

Join us at the summit and have some fun.

Stay agile. Never change.

Want Access To

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

Get your FREE ticket!
(for a limited time only)

AVS Footer Opt-in
By signing up for Agile Virtual Summit you agree to our terms of service and consent to receiving regular emails from Weisbart Consulting Inc with updates and exclusive offers. Unsubscribe at any time.