The Valiantys Enterprise Days are a free 5-day conference focused on leveraging Atlassian technology to meet the challenge of digital teamwork. As agility is a key component of digital teamwork we have lined up industry experts to help you get answers on :
- Aligning strategy and execution
- Staying agile whilst working from home or with dispersed teams
- Scaling agile, from team level all the way to the enterprise level?
- Best Agile practices
- The best framework and tools for your needs
- Where to start
This week, we want to share with you what you can expect from our Agile talks at the Valiantys Enterprise Days, how they can help with your challenges, and why you should sign up for the event. Remember, it’s free! Even if you’re not available for a conference, if you sign up you will get the recording and live Q&A. 0% risk, 100% reward!
Agile delivery is key to digital transformation: it’s not magic but hard work!
Diego Lo Guidice, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester
🗓️ 1pm GMT/ 2pm CET/ 6am CST, 30th November 2020
Covid-19 is the worst thing to happen in the world since World War 2. There is no argument to be made, it’s a bad thing and we all need to recover from it quickly. Interestingly, however, Covid-19 has also pushed organizations to innovate faster. Many have begun doing what they have not been able to do for years: speed digital transformation programs, adopt automation, make distributed teams work effectively, move to microservices, containers, and cloud. As we try to get to grips with the pandemic, the lessons learned are there to see. So how can you scale the “agility” you’ve just experienced in a more organized, future-fit, and sustainable way? Find out more below:
Diego, with Forrester in July 2005, primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester’s offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester’s global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement.
- Research on industry trends on scaling agility
- Best practices to achieve enterprise agility at scale
- Improving vast swatches of team collaboration with a mindset to match from top-to-bottom
Jira Align: the value of end-to-end visibility in an Agile world
Steve Elliott, Head of Jira Align, Atlassian
🗓️ 2pm GMT/ 3pm CET/ 9am CST, 30th November 2020.
Steve’s brainchild, Jira Align, makes all work visible across an enterprise in real-time, finds consensus on roadmaps, scope, and dependencies across teams and portfolios, and uses value engineering to rapidly drive value and lean thinking to accelerate digital strategies. Steve will explain how he’s helping executives have an all-encompassing view of their organizations that connects strategy, work, and outcomes.
Steve, a co-founder of AgileCraft (now Jira Align) has a proven track record of leading successful teams and transforming large scale organizations to agility. His passion lies in designing tools and finding ways to help organizations scale all aspects of business operations. He enables leaders to excel in their management duties through the use of agile to transform the way they do business.
- Understanding how a tool helps give you an all-encompassing view of your organization
- Linking strategy, work, and your outcomes in one seamless place.
- Driving value and lean thinking in digital strategies in a post-covid world
You can’t teach a kid to ride a bike through PowerPoint
Jim Damato, Senior Technology Leader, Eliassen
🗓️ 4pm GMT/ 5pm CET/ 9am CST, 30th November 2020
From children listening to parents, hot shots listening to mentors, and clients listening to Agile coaches, the best wisdom in the world will often be ignored until someone realizes they need it. Sometimes, people just need to learn for themselves. Agile coaches do try to dispense the wisdom upfront. Slide after slide, we share the things we’ve learned. But all too often wisdom is only gained from having gone through an experience. You can’t gain wisdom or experience through PowerPoint.
Jim Damato, senior technology leader at Eliassen, has 25 years of responsibility and accountability for taking enterprise initiatives from vision and strategy thru rollout and operations. He has been successful in environments like publicly traded companies, quick-growing startups, and federal agencies, starting as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in the heyday of the Internet where he was first exposed to early Agile techniques.
- Frontline examples of agile transformations
- Achieve buy-in from the very beginning
- Get answers on small or large-scale transformation from Jim during the live Q&A
Demystify Agility at Scale
Didier Bezille, Agile At Scale Practice Director, Inspearit
🗓️ 1pm GMT/ 2pm CET/ 7am CST, 3rd December 2020
Everything you always wanted to know about agility at scale but were afraid to ask! This talk will clarify the concepts of agility at scale, explain what business challenges these modes of operation respond to, what are the main frameworks used, and how to launch and guide this type of transformation by addressing key success factors and pitfalls. It will also be an opportunity to get answers to all your questions.
Didier joined Inspearit 12 years ago and has become an expert consultant. He has participated in several ambitious transformation programs in France and Belgium for clients such as BNP Paribas, AXA, Fortis, Banque de France, Renault, EDF.
- A better understanding of the concepts of agile at scale
- Examples of the ROI of an agile transformation
- How agile at scale can solve business challenges
Get started with Jira Align to solve your scaling challenges
Dean MacNeil, Agile Practice Lead, Valiantys
🗓️ 4pm GMT/ 5pm CET/ 9am CST, 3rd December 2020.
Scaling Agile at the enterprise level is vital for companies looking to stay ahead in the “digital disruption” race. Closing the gap between strategy and execution has never been more vital for success, and companies need the right tools to ensure teams are aligned on their Agile journey. To confront these challenges in scaling agility, Atlassian has recently added a new tool to its tool stack: Jira Align. But how can Jira Align help you meet your digital transformation and scaled Agile needs?
Dean has been passionate about agile practices and tools since before they were called “agile,” having pioneered a form of iterative and incremental product delivery at the world’s leading music company in the mid-1990s. As an Atlassian Certified Consultant and Enterprise Agile Coach, MacNeil has helped companies of diverse sizes and verticals, including some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, to improve business agility and outcomes.
- Understanding your deployment options
- Is Jira Align the right tool for your enterprise?
- How can Jira Align meet your digital transformation and agile at scale needs
From Spotify to SAFe, which framework and tools are the best for your Agile transformation
Edouard Dorcier, Senior Consultant, Valiantys
🗓️ 2pm GMT/ 3pm CET/ 8am CST, 4th December 2020
The Agile Manifesto has been around for nearly 20 years, but it faced the increasing complexity of the systems developed and the number of teams involved. Effective collaboration between tens or even hundreds of teams requires a more global framework, such as SAFe®, Spotify, or others. This is an important choice that should not be taken lightly. Each company has its own needs to consider in order to successfully deploy Agility at Scale. Let’s take a look at the main frameworks and find out what works best for your organization!
- Main frameworks available to scale agility
- Tools that work best for your situation to take your organization to the next level
- How agile at scale can improve your current business challenges
So there you have it, a wide range of Agile talks at our Valiantys Enterprise Days. Why not register for our talks and see what else we have for you. From agile principles to the adoption of Cloud – you will not be disappointed. We also have conferences about ITSM and Cloud with Atlassian. View the full agenda.