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This year, CA World '17 is packed with content focused on achieving business agility. Listen and learn from case studies and stories from notable companies like NBC Universal, GE Transportation, Datacom and more.

 

This year’s four-day event offers something for everyone. Check out our list of exciting offerings below, where you will get valuable learnings you need to inspire and advance your agile transformation.

 

Join us this year for the following:

  • 13 customer & CA-led case studies and presentations
  • An exciting half-day pre-conference education workshop
  • 4 product demo areas
  • Smart bar - we're here to answer your questions!
  • 6 Agile Academy certifications and courses
  • Agility Zone engagement areas and tech talks

 

Download the CA Agile Central session catalog.

Thank you for following our journey at Agile 2017 on social media @CA_Agile, and in this community blog series this past week. Here is a recap of our last 2 days at the Agile 2017 conference.

 

 

Skip Angel (Sr. Director, Enterprise Agility) hosted a workshop on "Designing your Transformation Roadmap" that was highly attended and interactive. Attendees learned the importance of creating a roadmap to guide their transformational journey, and utilized transformation planning cards and other techniques to help them develop this roadmap. View PPT slides and the transformation roadmap planning cards.

 

Natalie Warnert (Principal Agile Consultant) gave a fascinating presentation on the topic of customer feedback, and its effect on developing a Minimum Viable Product.

 

She showed real world examples of how she has seen MVP feedback used and abused across multiple large retail products and features. She also describes key strategies to shift the traditional way of thinking to a leaner model while preserving options for delivery through “just enough” user feedback. View PPT slides.

 

The Project Management Tree Swing Cartoon was seen in a couple presentations at Agile 2017. This cartoon is a humorous metaphor has been used to illustrate the waterfall model of software development.

 

Agile 2017 Conference Party

Live entertainment at the Agile 2017 Conference Party at the Pointe Orlando.

 

Denise Jacobs (Speaker + Creativity Evangelist, The Creative Dose) ended Agile 2017 with a relatable and inspiring session, called "Banish Your Inner Critic", where she addressed the natural fears we have about our ability to produce and thrive in our personal and professional lives, and offered some creative methods to help confront and deal with these fears.

 

Some great quotes from Denise Jacobs' presentation:

  • "Impostor syndrome and the inner critic keeps us from fully contributing in the workplace."
  • "In order to banish your inner critic, you must first recognize your inner critical voice."
  • "We have mental power tools to help deal with the inner critic, such as focus, mindfulness and self-compassion."
  • "Know your uniqueness advantage, and capitalize on it."

 

Thank you for following our journey at Agile 2017!

 

Check out our full week recap from the Agile 2017 Conference:

Agile 2017: Day 1

Agile 2017: Day 2

Agile 2017: Day 3

The team had a blast at day 3 of the Agile 2017 conference, starting off the morning with a keynote session by Jez Humble, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, Lean Enterprise, who spoke on the topic of Continuous Delivery in Agile.

Quotes from Jez Humble:

  • "Give people the tools they need and the authority to change the process to build quality in."
  • "If we didn't alienate 80% of the workforce, we could have the talent we need in engineering."

 

Jez highlights womens' contributions to key technological advancements, including the female mathematicians (or human computers) who worked behind the scenes at NASA Langley and were instrumental in making major advances to America's aeronautics and space programs

 

A screenshot from a session by Dominica DeGrandis "Time Theft - How Hidden and Unplanned Work Commit the Perfect Crime". Some noteworthy quotes:

  • Identify the 5 "thieves": Unplanned Work, Conflicting Priorities, Unknown Dependencies, Neglected Work, Too Much WIP
  • Tip for taking charge of WIP: "Consider setting WIP limits that reflect current reality"
  • (On WIP overload) "We would rather take on something new/shiny rather than do grunt work needed to finish an unglamorous project"

 

Tom Perry (Agile Transformation Consultant) shares with Caitlin Lam (Product Marketing Manager) his findings from the conference sessions so far.

Christine Hudson and Ronica Roth discuss important Agile Transformation themes in a recording of AgiltiyCast, for Business.

 

Wednesday concluded with Agile Alliance Members' Meeting, and the Agile 2017 Extravagan-ZOO in the expo hall. The CA booth was buzzing with activity as our team provided product demos, networking, answering questions, and handing out treats at our ice cream stand!

 

Fully embracing the zoo theme in front of the CA booth.

 

Continue following us on social media @CA_Agile, and stay tuned on the community throughout the week for day-to-day recaps, pictures and tweet-worthy insights that are echoing the "latest and greatest" in the world of business agility and agile software.

 

Check out our full week recap from the Agile 2017 Conference:

Agile 2017: Day 1

Agile 2017: Day 2

Agile 2017: Days 4 & 5

The CA Agile Central team made the most of day 2 of Agile 2017 by hosting many well-attended sessions, engaging in great discussions with customers and even ending the day with an "Agile on the Rocks" networking session at the Sugar Factory Orlando.

 

Continue following us on social media @CA_Agile, and stay tuned on the community throughout the week for day-to-day recaps, pictures and tweet-worthy insights that are echoing the "latest and greatest" in the world of business agility and agile software.

 

 

CA Agile Central team members: Laureen Knudsen, Marla Schimke and Elizabeth Schultheisz excited for Day 2 of the Agile 2017 conference.

Deema Dajani (Agile Enterprise Consultant, CA) in front of a full audience presenting her session on building a Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) and how to make agile transformations sustainable by budgeting for LACE.

 

"When building and evolving an agile transformation, use the same tools as your software teams for backlog and roadmaps" -Deema Dajani

 

Steve Wolfe (Enterprise Agility Director, CA) and Yuval Yeret (Agile Coach, Agile Sparks) presenting a session on how CA Technologies created customer focused collaboration by forming cross-functional feature teams across marketing silos.

 

"We decided the Marketing Value Stream *is* the customer journey." -Steve Wolfe

 

Heather Spring (Product Marketing Manager) and Deema Dajani (Agile Enterprise Consultant) recording an episode of AgilityCast, for Business.

 

CA hosted an "Agile on the Rocks" networking event at the Sugar Factory Orlando, complete with a DJ and photo booth.

 

Some great ideas written on our idea board:

"Create separate product backlog and sprint backlog"

"If you have to say you're in charge, you're not."

"Enterprise COE should be cross-functional/organizational"

"Celebrate failures!"

"Be an accountability leader... help unfold others' potential"

"Bitcoin & ethereum app development -- change the world without permission!"

 

Check out our full week recap from the Agile 2017 Conference:

Agile 2017: Day 1

Agile 2017: Day 3

Agile 2017: Days 4 & 5

Today kicked off an exciting first day of the Agile 2017 Conference in sunny Orlando, FL, in which CA Technologies is proud to be a title sponsor. The CA Agile Central team is on-site and in action– providing product demos, giving guidance in the Coaches Corner, recording AgilityCast for Business discussions with industry leaders, and for some of our transformation consultants– even presenting sessions of their own.

 

Follow us on social media @CA_Agile, and stay tuned on the community throughout the week for day-to-day recaps, pictures and tweet-worthy insights that are echoing the "latest and greatest" in the world of business agility and agile software.

 

CA Agile Central rockstars working the demo stations at our booth in the expo hall.

 

Ronica Roth (Advisor & Lead, Agile Practice Development) and Christine Hudson (Advisor, Enterprise Agility) presenting on their Monday morning topic: Only Responsible Leaders Can Collaborate in a High-Functioning Team.

 

Tom Perry (Managing Consultant) shares tips for preparing for agile coaching engagements.

 

Marla Schimke (Dir. Product Marketing) interviews James Chan (Dir. Agile Management Technical Sales) in an episode of AgilityCast, for Business, a web and podcast series featuring discussions between industry thought leaders.

 

Would you like to share your thoughts on the current state, or future of business agility? We would like to feature you in an upcoming episode of Agilitycast, for Business. If you are at Agile 2017, stop by the CA Technologies booth for more information.

 

Quote-worthy insights of the day:

"Success in business today– in the face of constant and rapid change– means giving customers what they need."

"An awesome team happens only when the members are connected via vulnerability-based trust."

 

Check out our full week recap from the Agile 2017 Conference:

Agile 2017: Day 2

Agile 2017: Day 3

Agile 2017: Days 4 & 5

With the launch of the Community App Catalog doc, we want to highlight some of the awesome apps available for you to install and use right away. This week's highlight is the Work Item Throughput app which allows you to view throughput on past timeboxes so you can be use the information for retrospectives and future planning. You can find details on how to install the app as well as the full list of great appshere.

 

You can find all of the App Of The Week posts here

Work Item Throughput

GitHub Project | Source Code to Install

 

About

 

When planning future iterations for your team, you might be curious about the past throughput to see how you're doing. The Work Item Throughput app gives you the opportunity to see user story and defect throughput for past timeboxes to help make decisions for future planning.

 

Use Case

 

By choosing between Count, Plan Estimate, Task Actual Total and Task Estimate Total for the way of measuring weekly throughput, you can use this as in retrospectives to determine what impacting your team's throughput and help determine how much work to plan for in the future.