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Saturday, May 25 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Educators Symposium Session III - Agile Beyond Code

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FLeX your Agile teaching muscles! A journey to Facilitation and Learning to the eXtreme (using FleX techniques) (30 mins)
Presented by: Michael Delis and Bruno Bouchard
Participants attending this session will be taken on an experiential journey of learning innovative approaches to address common challenges in the teaching and facilitation of Agile concepts and practices by uniquely combining extreme training (XTr) techniques from athletic and sports domains along with established extreme programming (XP) practices, and leveraging an existing extreme teaching (XT) framework.

Session facilitators Delis and Bouchard will collaboratively ask attending participants for their experienced challenges in teaching and facilitating Agile concepts and practices that will interactively be referenced by the facilitators with their own experiences in over 30 years of combined education and training in academic, industry, and certification environments.

The presentation will then focus on the top 5 identified challenges, as interactively prioritized by audience participants, followed by the facilitators introducing FLeX (Facilitation and Learning to the eXtreme) techniques and providing specific examples to target and address each challenge.
Participants will take away a unique perspective on how to adapt their teaching techniques by applying FLeX techniques. If Learning and Facilitation is good… do it to the eXtreme by using FLeX techniques!

Multiple Intelligence in an Agile Environment (30 mins)
Presented by: Stuart Oakley

Agile teams are always working to discover how they can work best together. By exploring Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence, we can discover new ways of understanding our teams. With this understanding, we can better adjust how we work to improve teams. Dr. Gardner is a Developmental Psychologist at Harvard University. As part of his book "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences," published in 1983, he determined that people have different ways of processing information. As a result, Gardner identified 8 basic intelligences that each of us have a varying levels. In being aware of these intelligences and how we process information, we can expand Multiple Intelligence to support how we work with teams and the people on those teams.

We will be exploring what these intelligences are, how might we leverage them in an Agile team, and run through a simple MI assessment to help determine dominant intelligences.

Pyramid of Humble Mastery - A Toolkit to Mastery in Agility, DevOps and What not? (30 mins)
Presented by: Vivek Ganesan and Kiran Kashyap

Have you ever wondered about the mechanics of how human beings learn? Does your job involve teaching something to others? Or, do you want to teach a new skill to your child at home? If you are looking to add another tool to your teaching toolkit, particularly if you are an Agile Trainer, then the Pyramid of Humble Mastery is for you.

In this interactive workshop, we introduce the Pyramid of Humble Mastery, a model that we have used to teach concepts like Agility, DevOps, etc to audiences of various maturity. This workshop will take a conversational tone filled with hands-on activities and ample time for answering questions from the audience. The audience will leave this workshop with hands-on experience of how to teach any new field meaningfully using this model.

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Michael Delis

Executive VP / Director of Training and Methodology, PMC - Project Management Centre
I am an Executive VP and Director of Training & Methodologies at the Project Management Centre (PMC), author/instructor of the Agile Project Management program at McGill University, Coordinator of the Certification and Education Program at the PMI-Montreal chapter, and active member... Read More →
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Bruno Bouchard

Agile Coach, PMC
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Vivek Ganesan

Agile/DevOps Coach, Ampyard Private Limited
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Kiran Kashyap

A Proud Agile Practitioner
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Stuart Oakley

Agile Coach
I started my Agile journey more than 10 years ago. Now an Agile Coach that brings conversations and relationships to the teams I work with. I am new to the conference circuit, but looking to grow. I am a strong advocate of bringing Agile to Education. I believe that Agile can... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
E-2022 (2nd Floor)