Agile Arizona 2018

Arizona's regional Agile Conference

The Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

Nov 16, Fri - Full day Conference
Nov 15, Thu - Pre-conference Workshops
Nov 14 & 15 - 2-Day Certification Classes (CSM, CSPO, CAL)

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At a glance

The conference distilled into the six essentials TL;DRs

Location

The Desert Willow Conference Center,
Phoenix, AZ
 

Dates

Nov 16 - Full day Conference
Nov 15 - Pre-conference Workshops
Nov 14–15 - 2-day Certification Classes

Tickets

Affordable Tickets
incl. breakfast, lunch & snacks
 

Speakers

35+ national and local Experts,
Coaches & Trainers
 

Workshops & Certifications

Select from several half-day
Pre-conference Workshops or
2-day Certification Classes

Attendees

You and 350+ fellow Practitioners
& Enthusiasts
 

Meet Your Speakers

Check back frequently for more updates on the latest keynote, session and workshop speakers.

Allow us introduce you to your keynote, session and workshop speakers.
Click on the speaker or talk title to find out more.

Keynote

Marty Cagan - Speaking at Agile Arizona

Marty Cagan

Founder, Silicon Valley Product Group (SVPG)

I'm a partner at Silicon Valley Product Group, specializing in product teams and product strategy - former exec at eBay, Netscape and HP

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results

Certification Coaches

We're proud to announce Agile for All as our training partner and sponsor, who are offering CSM, CSPO and CAL certifications at a 25% discount to Agile Arizona conference attendees!

Click on a coach or certification title to find out more about the 2-day certification courses.

Peter Green

Agile Coach and Trainer, Agile For All

Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL) Course

Richard Lawrence

Co-owner, Agile Trainer and Coach, Agile For All

Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Course

Steve Spearman

Trainer and Agile Coach, Agile For All

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Course

Workshop Speakers

Click on the speaker or workshop title to find out more.

Adam Weisbart

Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer, Weisbart Consulting

Build Your Own Scrum: Train the Trainer Workshop

Cat Swetel

Agile & Lean Consultant

Intro to Agile Workshop
 

Kalpesh Shah

Director of Agile Transformation, IntraEdge

Culture Hacker, Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach, Speaker, avid Sketchnoter & Design Thinker

Mastering Product Management: Great Discovery with Rapid Prototyping and User Interviews

Llewellyn Falco

Founder & Consultant, Spun Laboratories Inc.

Agile Coach, Creator of ApprovalTests, Co-Founder of TeachingKids Programming. Legacy Code Expert

Coding Challenges Workshop - In the end, it's all about working software

Nicole Bucher

Agile Coach and Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant

 

Lessons from the Dojo: Level-setting a Team Without Boring Them to Tears

Paige Watson

Lead Crafter, 8th Light

Father, Code Craftsman, XP practices evangelist, Certified Fast-Agile Trainer

FAST Agile: Tools for Teams with a Dynamic Work Backlog

Richard Kasperowski

High-Performance Teams

Great Teams and Results | Agile | Open Space Technology | Core Protocols | CoderDojo

Building Great Teams: Culture and Core Protocols

Ron Quartel

Consultant, Slalom

Unleashing the human spirit in the workplace

FAST Agile: Tools for Teams with a Dynamic Work Backlog
 

Sean McKeever

Vice President of Product Management, Integrate

Sean loves being an agent of change for software product teams!

Mastering Product Management: Great Discovery with Rapid Prototyping and User Interviews

Session Speakers

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Andy Lowe

Automation Engineering Portfolio Lead, Allstate

 

Deploy Early, Deploy Often, Deploy Safely
 

Bob Wen

Atlassian Support Engineer, Isos Technology

By day; husband, father, and expert on software design tools & Lean/Agile processes @isostech. By night; poker player and OK cook.

Common SAFe Pitfalls and How to Recover from Them

Dave Nicolette

Enterprise Transformation Consultant, LeadingAgile

Dave is a coach and consultant focusing on the technical aspects of software delivery improvement.

Information Radiators and Information Vaults

Debbie Levitt

CEO, Ptype

Debbie Levitt, CEO of Ptype UX & Product Design Agency, has been a UX strategist, designer, & trainer since the 90s.

DevOps ICU: (Correctly) Integrating UX, Product Design, and Agile

Dimitri Ponomareff

Enterprise Coach, Torak Agile Coaching

Results oriented coach who always challenges clients and audiences to rethink their boundaries and achieve greater results.

Leveraging Kanban to create the Agile Organization

Dominica DeGrandis

Director of Digital Transformation, Tasktop

Dominica DeGrandis: Author of Making Work Visible. Teacher of Flow and Flow metrics to DevOps enthusiasts.

Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Workflow

Ellen Nielsen

Program Management Consultant, Positive Track

 

Teaching Our Culture New Tricks
 

Erika Flora

Principal Consultant, Beyond20

Agile / Scrum Speaker and Coach. Recovering introvert. Champion of fun learning & games. Reader. Problem Solver. Indie improv team member of Swoonface!

Using Improv to Improve Agile Teams

Jeremy Wood

Sr. Agile Coach and Delivery Manager, MATRIX

Coaching from a unique blend of experiential and academic backgrounds with a focus on the 'why', not blind process. #nosecondhandagile

BDD/TDD/ATDD/Shift-Left and Agile Teams. No Testing Team Members. What does it all mean?

Kalpesh Shah

Director of Agile Transformation, IntraEdge

Culture Hacker, Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach, Speaker, avid Sketchnoter & Design Thinker

Measuring Customer Success: I paid you to solve my problem, not give me features!

Larry Cummings

Senior Atlassian Consultant, Isos Technology

As an early adopter of Agile, I have helped teams optimize delivery through creative and effective collaboration strategies for a long time.

Practical Steps to Ensure a Successful Agile Transformation

Llewellyn Falco

Founder & Consultant, Spun Laboratories Inc.

Agile Coach, Creator of ApprovalTests, Co-Founder of TeachingKids Programming. Legacy Code Expert

On being an Agile Technical Coach

Madeline Grejda

Agile Coach

Awaken agility! I am curious about the possibility. Join me @mgrejda

Improve Your Customer Quotient
 

Michael Vizdos

Partner, The Hard Yards

Entrepreneur, Innovator, Author and Scrum Master In Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University

11 Tips for a Successful Scrum Implementation

Paige Watson

Lead Crafter, 8th Light

Father, Code Craftsman, XP practices evangelist, Certified Fast-Agile Trainer

Creating a Culture of Learning
 

Peter Green

Agile Coach and Trainer, Agile For All

Leadership Development Coach with Agile For All, Jazz Trumpeter

Mindful Group Facilitation & Coaching
 

Peter Green2

Agile Coach and Trainer, Agile For All

Leadership Development Coach with Agile For All, Jazz Trumpeter

The Surprising Links Between Jazz and Agile
 

Richard Kasperowski

High-Performance Teams

Great Teams and Results | Agile | Open Space Technology | Core Protocols | CoderDojo

High-Performance Teams are Masters of Mindfulness Meditation

Richard Lawrence

Co-owner, Agile Trainer and Coach, Agile For All

 

Mindful Group Facilitation & Coaching
 

Richard Lawrence2

Co-owner, Agile Trainer and Coach, Agile For All

 

Your Customer Doesn't Want Your Product (and that's ok)
 

Ron Quartel

Consultant, Slalom

Unleashing the human spirit in the workplace

FAST Agile - A Radical Disruption and New Method to Scale Agile

Sabra Mannan

VP Business & Vendor Management, American Express Technologies

 

Teaching Our Culture New Tricks
 

Sean McKeever

Vice President of Product Management, Integrate

Sean loves being an agent of change for software product teams!

Practical Product Tools to Facilitate the Journey of Ideas in your Organization

Zach Bonaker

Benevolent Trouble-Maker. Exploring work with agile, systems thinking, and human-friendly organizations.

Prosperous Metrics: Solving the Scenarios we Struggle to Measure

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