Events

This is a list of my conference talks, keynotes, workshops, tutorials, and panel sessions, including those that are coming up soon.

2019

  • An Exploratory Study of Naturalistic Decision Making in Complex Software Architecture Environments (presented with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock). 13th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2019, September 9–13, 2019, Paris, France
  • Being Agile with Architecture Decisions: A Short Workshop on Architecture Decision Records, Agile 2019, August 5-9, 2019, Washington D.C., USA
  • Sensemaking in organizations: How to create a practical Cynefin and sensemaking process (presented with Tony Quinlan), Agile 2019, August 5-9, 2019, Washington D.C., USA
  • Being Agile with Architecture Decisions: A Short Workshop on Architecture Decision Records, 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2019), May 21-25, 2019, Montreal, Canada
  • Sensemaking in organizations: How to create a practical Cynefin and sensemaking process (presented with Tony Quinlan), 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2019), May 21-25, 2019, Montreal, Canada
  • Agile: the Next 20 Years (Panel with Steven Fraser (panel moderator), Deepti Jain, Philippe Kruchten, Nils Brede Moe, Ken Power, Helen Sharp), 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2019), May 21-25, 2019, Montreal, Canada
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network Conference (SATURN 2019), May 6-9 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Architecture Decision Records: A Short Workshop on Creating, Reviewing, and Succeeding with ADRs, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network Conference (SATURN 2019), May 6-9 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Sense of Place within the Virtuous Circle of Architecture Decision-Making: A tutorial on practical approaches to understanding the current state of an architecture in the context of its history, in order to make decisions about its future evolution (presented with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA 2019), March 25-29 2019, Hamburg, Germany
  • Leadership in Software Architecture is Facilitating a System of Relationships (presented with Olaf Lewitz), OOP Conference: The Software Architecture Conference, January 21-25 2019, Munich, Germany

2018

  • Leadership is Facilitating a System of Relationships (presented with Olaf Lewitz), Agile in the City, November 7-9, 2018, Bristol, UK
  • Understanding Architecture Decisions in Context: An industry case study of architects’ decision-making context (presented with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), 12th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2018), September 24-28 2018, Madrid, Spain
  • Chair, Practice in Industry, 1st International Conference on Technical Debt (TechDebt2018), May 27-29, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Shepherd for the paper that won Best Experience Report, International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2018), May 27-29, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

2017

  • Sensemaking and Complexity in Agile Transformation, Agile Lean Europe (ALE 2017), August 28-30 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Designing Sensemaking Frameworks, Agile Lean Europe (ALE 2017), August 28-30 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Agile: Cult or Culture? (Panel with Steve Fraser, Diana Larsen, Sal Freudenberg, Pat Kua), 18th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2017), May 24-27 2017, Cologne, Germany
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network Conference (SATURN 2017), May 1-4 2017, Denver, CO, USA
  • Defining the Product Owner role in a Complex and Changing Environment (presented with Olaf Lewitz), Global Scrum Gathering 2017, April 10-12 2017, San Diego, CA, USA
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, Domain Driven Design Europe, Feb1-2 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, OOP Conference for Software Architecture, Jan 29-31 2017, Munich, Germany

2016

  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, Nov 13-15 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, Global Scrum Gathering 2016, Oct 17-19 2016, Munich, Germany
  • Problem Solving Teams, European Agile Alliance Conference (Agile Europe 2016), May 30-June 2 2016, Gdansk, Poland
  • An Agile Architect’s Framework for Navigating Complexity, European Agile Alliance Conference (Agile Europe 2016), May 30-June 2 2016, Gdansk, Poland
  • Pair facilitation: co-leading large groups (presented with Diana Larsen), 17th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2016), May 24-27 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sense-making and complexity in agile organizations (experiment with Tony Quinlan), 17th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2016), May 24-27 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Leading Organizations through Navigating Complexity (presented with Diana Larsen, Tony Quinlan, and Karl Scotland), Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network (SVALN), April 12 2016, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Sensemaking and Complexity in Large-Scale Lean-Agile Transformation, 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-49, Jan 5-8 2016, Hawaii, USA

2015

  • Making sense of organization impediments: managing complexity for organization effectiveness , Lean Kanban Central Europe (Strategy Track), November 16-17 2015, Munich, Germany
  • Complexity and Sense Making in Organization Change, DARE 2015, Oct 26-28 2015, Antwerp, Belgium
  • What prevents work from flowing smoothly? Making sense of organization impediments, Lean Innovation Summit, September 15, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
  • Lean Product Development: How to implement Lean in a dynamic and uncertain Innovation environment (panel with Don Reinertsen, Declan Slemon, Brendan Moore), Lean Innovation Summit, September 15, 2015, Dublin, Ireland
  • Organisation and Business Agility: Managing the Portfolio Backlog in Large Organisations, Agile 2015, August 3-7, 2015, Washington DC, USA
  • Detox your team: A low-conflict language for discussing and managing toxic behavior, Agile 2015, August 3-7, 2015, Washington DC, USA
  • Learning from Disaster and Experience: Evolving Software Professionalism (panel with Steven Fraser, Janne Järvinen, Erik Lundh, Linda Rising, Werner Wild, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), 16th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2015), MAY 25-29, 2015, Helsinki, Finland
  • Continuous Delivery – From Concept to Product: Trade-offs in Effectiveness and Efficiency? (panel with Steven Fraser, Ismo Aro, Henri Kivioja, Erik Lundh, Linda Rising, Werner Wild, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), 16th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2015), MAY 25-29, 2015, Helsinki, Finland
  • Lean Product Development, Lean Innovation Summit, May-15, Dublin, Ireland
  • A Metric-Based Approach to Managing Architecture-Related Impediments in Product Development Flow, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015), May 16-24, 2015, Firenze, Italy
  • Designing an Impediment Removal Process for your Organization, OOP Conference for Software Architecture, January 26-30 2015, Munich, Germany
  • Principles and Dynamics of Agile Coaching: A Practical Framework for Coaches and Clients, OOP Conference for Software Architecture, January 26-30 2015, Munich, Germany

2014

  • Designing an Impediment Removal Process for your Organization, Lean Kanban UK, November 3-4 2014, London, UK
  • Principles and Dynamics of Scrum Coaching: A practical framework to help coaches and clients get the most from the coaching relationship, and understand how it changes over time, Global Scrum Gathering 2014, September 22-24 2014, Berlin, Germany
  • Metrics for Understanding Flow, Agile 2014, July 28 – August 1 2014, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Impediment Impact Diagrams: Understanding the impact of impediments in agile teams and organisations, Agile 2014, July 28 – August 1 2014, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Dancing with Dinosaurs: Lessons for agile change artists in very large organizations, Agile 2014, July 28 – August 1 2014, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Impediments to Flow: Rethinking the Lean Concept of ‘Waste’ in Modern Software Development, 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Definition of Ready: An Experience Report from Teams at Cisco, 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Social Contracts, Simple Rules and Self-Organization: A Perspective on Agile Development, 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Understand When Scaling Agile is Appropriate, 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Research in Impediments to Flow, 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy
  • XP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban: Popular Roads to Systems Engineering through Co-Creation and Iteration (panel with Steve Fraser, Jutta Eckstein, Diana Larsen, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock), 15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy

2013

  • How can we connect research to practice? How can we make software research more relevant, and software practitioners more open to research ideas? (panel with David L Parnas, Jan Bosch, Martin Curley), Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2013), December 1-4 2013, Galway, Ireland
  • Software Engineering Research in Product Development Flow, Lero Industry Research Day, October 14 2013, Limerick, Ireland
  • Portfolio Management and Organization Flow (presented with Tom Lambert), RallyON Europe, September 17-19 2013, London, UK
  • Making Agile Work in the Real World (panel moderated by Karl Scotland), RallyON Europe, September 17-19 2013, London, UK
  • Metrics That Tell a Story: Enablers, Influencers and Impediments of Organization Flow, DARE 2013, June 14-15 2013, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Agility and Flow: Enablers, Influencers and Impediments of Organization Flow, 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013), June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • The Impact of Agile on Technical Debt (panel moderated by Steve Fraser), 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013), June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • Collaboration Tools for Agile: Learning and Practice (panel moderated by Steve Fraser), 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013), June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • Where is XP Today? (panel moderated by Steve Fraser), 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013), June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • When Scaling is Appropriate, 1st International Workshop on Research Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Development, June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • Understanding the Impact of Technical Debt on the Capacity and Velocity of Teams and Organizations, International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013) , May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Organisation Flow: Examples of Cycle Time, Lead Time, Flow and Throughput, Lean Kanban North America 2013, April 28 – May 2 2013, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Agile and Lean Software Development Metrics, Lero Industry Research Day, April 12 2013, Galway, Ireland
  • Lessons Learned in Agile Software Development at Cisco, Agile@Cisco 2013: 3rd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, April 3-4 2013, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Organization Flow, Agile@Cisco 2013: 3rd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, April 3-4 2013, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Portfolio Management(presented with Tom Lambert), Agile@Cisco 2013: 3rd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, April 3-4 2013, San Jose, CA, USA
  • The CMBU Agile Office: Story so Far (presented with Tom Lambert and Todd Weber), Agile@Cisco 2013: 3rd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, April 3-4 2013, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Applying Lean Product Development and Lean Startup Principles in Large Organizations, Lean Startup Dublin, February 28, 2013, Dublin, Ireland

2012

  • Agile-Lean Software Development, Open Forum on Agile-Lean Software Development, December 7 2012, Galway, Ireland
  • Lean Startup: Its not just Technology, Lives are at Stake, Serbian ICT Network Conference, November 22 2012, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Applying the Value Stream Manager Concept to Software Development Organizations, Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2012), Tallinn, Estonia
  • Identifying and Managing Waste in Software Product Development, Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2012), Tallinn, Estonia
  • Agile-Lean Software Development, Open Forum on Agile-Lean Software Development, September 22 2012, Galway, Ireland
  • Working Effectively with User Stories: Silent Sizing and Definition of Ready, Agile 2012, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Lean at Cisco: Lessons Learned from Lean Product Development and Lean Startup, Lean Startup Event organized by Enterprise Ireland and ITAG, Galway, Ireland
  • A Shock to the System – Key Learnings for Successful Large-Scale Organizational Agile Transitions (presented with Steven Fraser, Olve Maudal), 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • Using Silent Grouping to Size User Stories, 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Complex Product Development Organizations, 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • A Shock to the System (panel with Steven Fraser (Moderator), Todd Little, Andrea Heck, Jaana Nyfjord), 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • Industry/Academic Research Partnerships (panel with Steven Fraser (Moderator), Torgeir Dingsøyr, Kai Petersen, Maria Paasivaara, & Helen Sharp), 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • Challenges with Large-Scale Agile Adoption at Cisco: A Series of Stories from Different Perspectives (presented with Ramya Ravichandar), 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmo, Sweden
  • Identifying and Managing Waste in Product Development Teams and Organizations, Agile@Cisco 2012: 2nd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Agile Development at Cisco, Agile@Cisco 2012: 2nd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Complex Product Development Organizations, Shanghai Agile User Group Meetup, Shanghai, China
  • Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Complex Product Development Organizations, Agile India 2012, Bangalore, India
  • Product Ownership Challenges in Large Organizations, Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2011), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Applying Telecommunications and Network Design Principles to Lean Product Development, Lean Kanban Benelux 2011, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Different Scenarios for using Kanban in Product Development Organizations, Lean Kanban Benelux 2011, Antwerp, Belgium

2011

  • Large-Scale Agile; The Agile Office: Experience Report from Cisco’s Unified Communications Business Unit, Project Management Institute (PMI) Ireland Chapter, Dublin, Ireland
  • Facilitated conference retrospective with 220+ people, Agile Lean Europe (ALE 2011), Berlin, Germany
  • Decision Making in Agile Development (presented with Kieran Conboy), Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • The Agile Office: Experience Report from Cisco’s Unified Communications Business Unit, Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Managers vs. Agile Teams: Who Makes the Decisions? (presented with Meghan Drury), Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • The Story of the Wall, Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Definition of Ready, Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Agile Development at Cisco, Agile@Cisco 2011: 1st Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
  • The Agile Office: Experience Report from Cisco’s Unified Communications Business Unit, Agile@Cisco 2011: 1st Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Using Silent Grouping to Size User Stories, 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2011), Madrid, Spain
  • Definition of Ready, 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2011), Madrid, Spain
  • The Story of the Wall, 12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2011), Madrid, Spain
  • Applying Telecommunications and Network Design Principles to Lean Product Development, Lean Software Systems Consortium (LSSC 2011), Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Open Space, Play4Agile 2011, Ruckersbach, Germany
  • Coaching Communities, Agile Coach Camp Norway 2011, Oslo, Norway
  • Coaching Organizations vs Coaching Teams, Agile Coach Camp Norway 2011, Oslo, Norway

2010

  • Why Agile? Why Lean? (panel with David J. Anderson, Kati Vilkki, Alan Shalloway, David Joyce, David F. Rico), Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2010), Helsinki, Finland
  • Refactoring the Organization, Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2010), Helsinki, Finland
  • Internal Coaches and External Coaches: Effective Models for Working Together, Agile Coach Camp UK 2010, Bletchley Park, UK
  • Stakeholder Identification in Agile Software Product Development Organizations, Agile 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Improving Decision Making in Your Agile Team for Successful Sprint Delivery (presented with Meghan Drury), Agile 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Understanding who our stakeholders really are, and how their stake changes over time, Agile 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Refactoring the Design of the Organization, Agile 2010, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Stakeholder Theory and Agile Software Development, 11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement (Profes 2010), Limerick, Ireland
  • Stakeholder Engagement in the Evolutionary Design of an API, 11th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2010), Trondheim, Norway
  • Software Development: A Stakeholder Approach, 11th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2010), Trondheim, Norway
  • Metaphors for (Agile) Software Development, 11th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2010), Trondheim, Norway
  • Open Innovation through Agile Development (presented with Kieran Conboy and Lorraine Morgan), 11th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2010), Trondheim, Norway

Before 2010

  • Agile Myths and Misconceptions (panel with Anthony Marconi, Sebastian Lambla, Hannah Greene), 1st ITAG Agile Conference, September 2009, Galway, Ireland
  • Web Services and the Travel Industry, 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research (CollECTeR 2003), Galway, Ireland
  • Contrasting J2EE and .NET for Enterprise Development (presented with Jason Dear), ITAG Speaker Series, June 2002, Galway, Ireland
  • Agile Software Development, ITAG Speaker Series, March 2002, Galway, Ireland