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Agile Tour Beirut 2014 schedule

Saturday 8th November 2014

  • Registration

    At 8:30am to 9:00am, Saturday 8th November

  • Ice Breaker

    At 9:00am to 9:45am, Saturday 8th November

  • Opening Session

    by kimberly Samaha and Joanna khoury

    At 9:45am to 10:30am, Saturday 8th November

    In Grand Amphitheater, ESA Business School

  • "Buy" a game - Let's play seriously!

    by Simon Jaillais and Aurélien Morvant

    Type: Workshop
    Audience Max: 30
    "Buy" games you are going to play!
    Come and play as much as possible! Your participation will impact the choice of the game to be played... you will have to "buy" them with other participants!
    In this session, everything will be organized with innovative and serious games!
    Games are increasingly valuable to help teams, to train them and to think out of the box.
    Benefits
    Learn new games to improve communication, team building, and workshop facilitation. Participants will leave the session with a list of games and associated rules.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Yoda room, ESA Business School

  • Lean Startup Simulation using ... Snowflakes

    by Amr Noaman and Mohamed Amr

    Type: Workshop
    Audience Max: 30
    This session will introduce you to Lean startup ideas using a simulation game of making and selling snowflakes. Participants will have to discover how the make a snowflake and unlock what customers like and dislike. They will work in very small 3-minute iterations to verify assumptions and come up with better and more valuable products. They will also do innovation accounting by counting the number of validated learnings, their assets, and their net profit.
    This workshop is inspired from Eric Ries’s Lean Startup Book.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Obi Wan Kenobi, ESA Business School

  • Take the Win Win Wave

    by Pierre E. NEIS

    Type: Workshop
    Audience Max: 30

    It is a serious game made to discover what needs to be improved, what needs to be highlighted.
    I don’t want to give you to much information the game is too easy. But I promess to test with you how to: improve your service? improve your teams? improve your organization? create an offer? challenge and understand your competitors? in an agile way!

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Taiichi Ohno - Amphitheater, ESA Business School

  • Under Finalyzation

    by Jad HARB

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Saturday 8th November

    In Edward Deming Ampitheater, ESA Business School

  • Agility for Customer Delight

    by Mehmet Yitmen

    Agility or being Agile is not just about being more efficient, being more productive, being faster, being more qualified and etc. Yes, we may need these cool stuff in order to succeed but anyway, Agility or being Agile should be understood as a tool for enhancing customer experience. At the end, if you cannot satisfy your customer needs, it is no matter how efficient you are working in your office. So, the focus must be the customer first. Unfortunately, it is easy to forget about your customers and instead, focus on yourself and your processes. Thats how some of the Agile transformations have failed.

    In this session, You will disccover how, successful companies from different industries such as Zara, Ikea and SouthWest Airlines, benefit from being Agile. You will discover how Agile mindset that focuses on customer satisfaction contribute to the success in your industry no matter what it is.

    At 11:45am to 1:00pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Edward Deming Ampitheater, ESA Business School

  • Improve your public Speaker - Using Opera singer Techniques

    by Fady Jeanbart

    At 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Grand Amphitheater, ESA Business School

  • OpenAgile: Is Free And Open Source community Agile?

    by Pascal Fares

    After a brief reminder of Agile and open source values. You will see a return of experience of managing open source communities (Aimed to produce) by adapting a scrumban process to the community.
    The challenge is to find a king of "OpenAgile" business and production model that make the “Free” (Freedom for customers), Open and agile to make a better added value projects.

    At 1:30pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Taiichi Ohno - Amphitheater, ESA Business School

  • Shu Ha Ri

    by Christophe Addinquy

    Type: Talk
    Audience Max: 50

    Presentation of the different level of maturity of Scrum, from doing Agile to being Agile

    At 1:30pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Edward Deming Ampitheater, ESA Business School

  • The Agile Animal Farm

    by Pierre E. NEIS

    Type: Conference
    Audience Max: 100

    It is a special creation for Agile Beirut. This serious games use the metaphor of animals to explain and light up behavior and organizational dysfunctions. It will be a lot of fun, all together to make Agile Animal Farm into life.

    At 1:30pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Obi Wan Kenobi, ESA Business School

  • Carpaccio Game

    by Christophe Addinquy

    Format: Workshop
    Audience Max: 30
    Come with your Laptop!

    All agile approaches focus on working on small pieces of features. But development teams as well as business-oriented peoples (like Product Owners in Scrum) struggle to split functionalities into small chunks. They claim that it doesn’t make sense. On the other side, we met teams that split features from a technical perspectives, a strategy that matter only for the development team.
    Yet, the feature split is possible more often than not. It’s often a question of practice and discipline.
    During this workshop, we’ll train ourselves to split features to the extreme with a hard constraint on realization duration. Because, we will not only talk and imagine slicing, we will also argue about it and put it in practice through a programming episode led into very small slices.

    Learning objectives
    •How to slice large applications into 1-day to 1-week requests, from the business perspective
    •How to slice application requests into 15-30 minute work slices, from both the business and programming perspective
    •What Carpaccio is (have you already learned that while browsing this page?)

    At 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Taiichi Ohno - Amphitheater, ESA Business School

  • I want everything now! How overcome the prioritization challenge.

    Based on real examples we are going to introduce & play to the innovation game®
    And see how they can be used to achieve the prioritization challenges that we are facing at different level of the project (portfolio, features, and tasks)

    Benefits: get tools, and insights about way to prioritize by using the collective intelligence

    At 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Obi Wan Kenobi, ESA Business School

  • The facilitator toolbox

    by Simon Jaillais and Aurélien Morvant

    Type: Talk
    Audience Max: 50

    Please come and experience in this session, through various forms of workshops, practices and tools for use by any facilitators. ScrumMasters, facilitators or agile coaches can use such tools in many collaborative situations to be developed.
    Benefits
    Getting to know new practices and changing attitudes. Discussing and sharing views on this valuable position in today’s companies.

    At 2:30pm to 3:15pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Edward Deming Ampitheater, ESA Business School

  • Walk the Talk

    by Joumana Mattar and Lilian Abou Zeki

    Want to come up with innovative products? Know who you are developing for? Eager to exceed user expectations?

    In this hands-on workshop, participants learn to work with constraints and different users. The focus of the exercise is to identify the different needs of the user groups and develop product solutions that are acceptable to them while brainstorming in a new collaborative way.

    Benefices: How to interpret a brief from different user perspectives, new ways to brainstorm and collect insights.

    Prerequisites: Curious mind, willing to prototype and play!

    At 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Yoda room, ESA Business School

  • How to Fail with Agile

    by Amr Noaman

    Type: Talk
    Audience Max: None

    Are you failing with Agile? What exactly are you doing that failed? Was it set up to fail? Did others (who tried what you have failed to do) also fail? Are there any fundamental reasons behind such bad experiences while adopting Agile? All these are valid questions that every organization should answer before it funds the next Agile adoption/transformation initiative.
    In this session, you will learn about most important challenges that the teams and organizations face while transforming their way of work towards Agile. You will also discover some of the most famous reasons behind failure, and some other critical success factors.

    At 3:15pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Edward Deming Ampitheater, ESA Business School

  • Keynotes

    by Ken Schwaber

    We are working on a surprise.
    Hopping it will delight you

    At 4:00pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 8th November

    In Grand Amphitheater, ESA Business School