Moderator Jonah Jenkins from Rosetta Stone
Jeremy Stark Agile Transformation Coach
Ryan Spilken from Adaptivist
Michelle Melancon from cPrime
Ankur Gupta from PTC
Shane Colledge from Akamai
Reena Reddy from Harvard Business School
Michael Nir from Sapir Consulting
When leadership communicates about organizational priorities, how does feedback from developers and QA get factored into the short term plan(s) or the long term Roadmap?
How does your organization engage leadership in managing epics and stories, from prioritization, through progress monitoring and completion?
What impact does a fixed date have on that communication process, vis a vis capacity and scope change?
Does your Definition Of Done evolve as a result of this communication?
In the context of your organization's communication methodologies, how do you coordinate with teams about deliverables? How do people in your organization use labels and components, and sprint names to identify features, and to communicate asynchronously about the work being done?
What kinds of challenges are present in an organization using non-integrated tools, ie: those other than the Atlassian suite? When communicating asynchronously, and aggregating organizational artifacts, what can be done to maximize efficiency when using tools such as SharePoint, various bug trackers (Bugzilla, HP ALM/Quality Center, etc), Microsoft Project, and Excel?
Virtual Reality sponsor prizes
Play the AUG Virtual Reality Game and the first winners will have their choice of many prizes. Also, the high scoring winners will receive $50 Atlassian SWAG cards and we have 5 of them! Enjoy ordering the new Atlassian rebranding! Here is the run-down of the software licenses available to win at the event. Win two Appfire licenses for an unlimited amount of users! Check out the fabulous Appfire products to pick from both their expansive Wittified and Bob Swift product lines. Also, ALM Works is giving away one unlimited Structure license. Check out what Structure can do by clicking the product link: Structure. Finally, Adaptavist is offering a one-year unlimited software license from the complete catalog here. All these giveaways will be offered to the first Virtual Reality winners to pick from, so everyone has an opportunity to pick a relevant prize for their environment and requirements.
Play the Boston AUG networking game and not only meet new people for opportunities or resources. Winner takes home a $100 bottle of wine!
Meat, vegan, and gluten-free meal options will be available. We will have several food options, so you will not be left hungry, but the main focus is fresh, organic sushi with a smoothie service as well! Also, we will not forget the pizza lovers.
Come enjoy 15-year-old red wine among other exceptional alcohol offerings.
Over two decades of experience, managing complex projects in large academic and corporate environments, with a focus on human interactions, and organizational communication.
Consistently improving on my abilities as a facilitator in the organization's delivery of quality software
Dedicated to establishing and improving efficient and people-focused processes through open communication and iteration across the organization
William is a managing consultant with a proven track record in all ALM areas. He is diversely skilled across business & software process design and modeling, agile and lean transformation, project and team management, solution architecture, business analysis and requirements management, technology implementations and software product development. He has coached numerous teams through the people/process/technology challenges inherent in business transformations aiming to achieve agile and lean practices. With over 30 years of experience he is a pragmatic and enthusiastic thought leader; ever at the ready when facing new challenges.
Sr. level Director with broad experience in building software solution across diverse industry segments and technologies. I have played various roles in my career to but have stayed closer to technology to deliver solutions using standard methodologies. I manage large teams of developers, analysts and consultants.
Whether developing communities or growing businesses I've never got over the thrill of helping people overcome impossible obstacles. I help hopeless causes by diving head first into complexity, making sense of it, and optimizing how people do things, whether in a refugee settlement, a factory floor, or a boardroom. I believe smarter systems can overcome barriers that keep organizations from flowing in their strengths.
Ryan Spilken is a Senior Account Manager at Adaptavist, who's been part of the Atlassian Ecosystem since 2013. Ryan began his career at Adaptavist in the training department, developing and delivering Atlassian training to clients all over the world (including Atlassian Summit) for the past three years. He's helped institutions large and small maximize their investment in the Atlassian suite through entertaining, thorough, and robust training to users of all levels. In his new role as Senior Account Manager, Ryan is excited to help solve problems for clients in a variety of ways. Outside of the Atlassian ecosystem, Ryan enjoys his human and feline family, making music, cooking, and eating.
Michael Nir is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author and Lean Agile Inspiration Expert; known for his passion, creativity and innovation.
His Masters in Engineering, certification in Project Management and training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. He inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.
The author of nine books on influence, consumer experience, and Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries such as: Intel, Philips Healthcare, United Healthcare, DnB, Volvo, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Unilever and many others. He is masterful at connecting the dots between human behavior, business systems and work environment to drive highly productive teams and lead individuals to communicate effectively.
Michael draws on unique personal experiences that provide him with valuable insight. During college in Israel, he led groups of adolescents on excursions through the desert, observing natural leadership behaviors in team settings. Later, on a hike to Alaska, he had to face down a 250 lb Grizzly Bear – giving him a dramatic taste of what it’s like to influence a powerful and threatening personality using wits alone.
Michael was born in Los Angeles and resides in Boston. He travels extensively to Europe and East Asia providing consulting and facilitating training. He understands people, organizations and cultures and is comfortable leading cross-functional and cross-cultural workshops.
A passionate guide and mentor for organizations undergoing change, he has also developed lean startup training and delivery programs as well as gestalt team-building and conflict management workshops.