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Sydney (Australia)

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Vivid Sydney

Agile Tour in Sydney!

December, 9th Fri & 10th Sat


University of Technology, Sydney

Agile Tour Sydney is a 2 day non-profit conference run by practitioners for practitioners who are directly involved in Agile delivery and who are prepared to actively participate and share experiences.
This conference is NOT about self-congratulation and happy ending fairy tales but rather the sharing of warts-and-all failures, hard-fought successes, and practical activities to help you address your real-world challenges.
The concept is to have a very interactive gathering run by practitioners, for practitioners where most sessions are practical, interactive workshops and (war) stories of real-world experiences. We want to see a lot of sharing practical skills and experience in agile adoption, project delivery, agile teamwork and agile development practices.


Date: December 9th (Friday) and/or 10th (Saturday)

Venue: UTS, Building 10, Level 6, 235 Jones Street ULTIMO NSW 2007


Participation fee: $50

Questions: sydney.agiletour@gmail.com

December 9th


Doors will be open from 8:00am

9:00 - 9:30am  



Get to know Agile Tour and Sydney Practitioners


Presentation & Demonstration Stream


Facilitation & Collaboration Stream


Discussion Stream

9:30 - 10:30am  

Completing the circle

Automated Acceptance Tests as a team communication tool

Facilitated by John Ferguson Smart


Are counterproductive games hindering your Agile adoption?

Recognise Anti-patterns (smells) that are limiting effective organisational change and leading to project failures.



War Stories

Share our Agile experiences

Contact sydney.agiletour@gmail.com if you would like to facilitate or reserve a slot.

Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:30pm  

Evolution of Agile

Facilitated by Juan Barberis

Heritable characteristics of experiences giving rise to diversity of a System organisation.


Collaboration Games

Explore the nature of collaboration through Game


Make an Agile Game

Not to be missed. An opportunity to design a game, driving home Agile learnings that fit your environments context.

Focilitated by Sarah Brown

1:30 - 2:30pm  


Business Value Modeling

An interactive tutorial introducing and applying techniques to model business value.


Fishbowl Panel

Five chairs are arranged in an inner circle. Spectators are all around and are not allowed to speak. Speakers sit in four chairs, one chair is empty. If you want to talk, sit down in the empty chair and someone else must leave. A panel format that combines intimate discussion with participation.


Think Like an Agilist

How would you respond, how would you think, if you found yourself in the most difficult, challenging Agile scenarios?  A deliberate practice session on the Agile mindset.

Facilitated by Jason Yip

2:30 - 3:30pm  


Lightning Talks


5 - 10 minute talks

Determined on the day or contact sydney.agiletour@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot


Coaching Dojo

A safe environment for agile coaches to practice and be exposed to different coaching styles.


Dev. Tools / Tech Demos

Contact sydney.agiletour@gmail.com if you would like to do a technical / tool demo

Afternoon Tea
4:00 - 5:00pm  

Agile Approach to Fixed Cost



Fixed Priced contracts don’t make a great deal of sense in an Agile world. There are different types of contract that work better than others [in an Agile environment].


Mob Consulting

Bring your problems and let the wisdom of the crowd help you out. Many-to-one consulting leveraging the combined knowledge of the entire Sydney Agile community.


Agile Doctor


Bring your problems and let the doctors help you out.  One-on-ones with more experienced Agile practitioners.

Contact sydney.agiletour@gmail.com if you would like to sit in as a "doctor" or reserve a slot.


Sydney Tour Celebration

    Open Space
December 10th

 Open Space with opportunity to combine time slots for longer discussions / workshops

Open Space Technology is one way to enable all kinds of people, in any kind of organization, to create inspired meetings and events. Over the last 20+ years, it has also become clear that opening space, as an intentional leadership practice, can create inspired organizations, where ordinary people work together to create extraordinary results with regularity.

In Open Space meetings, events and organizations, participants create and manage their own agenda of parallel working sessions around a central theme of strategic importance, such as: What is the strategy, group, organization or community that all stakeholders can support and work together to create?

With groups of 5 to 2000+ people -- working in one-day workshops, three-day conferences, or the regular weekly staff meeting -- the common result is a powerful, effective connecting and strengthening of what's already happening in the organization: planning and action, learning and doing, passion and responsibility, participation and performance.