Events

This page is a record of the events at which I have given talks, run workshops, helped organize, or otherwise participated in.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

XP 2016, May 25-29 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Program Chair for Industry Experience Reports

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-49, Jan 5-8 2016, Hawaii, USA

  • Reviewer for the Agile-Lean Product Development track

DARE Festival, Oct 26-28 2015, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Complexity and Sense Making in Organization Change

Lean Innovation Summit, September 15 2015 Dublin, Ireland

  • What prevents work from flowing smoothly? Making sense of organization impediments
  • Lean Product Development: How to implement Lean in a dynamic and uncertain Innovation environment (Panel with Don Reinertsen, Ken Power, Declan Slemon, Bread Moore)

Past Conferences and Events

Agile 2015, August 3-7 2015, Washington DC, USA

  • Organisation and Business Agility: Managing the Portfolio Backlog in Large Organisations
  • Detox your team: A low-convict language for discussing and managing toxic behavior

XP 2015, May 25-29 2015, Helsinki, Finland

  • Program Chair for Industry Experience Reports

Lean Summit – Driving Competitiveness, May 2015, Dublin, Ireland

  • Lean Product Development

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2015) May 16-24 2015, Firenze, Italy

  • A Metric-Based Approach to Managing Architecture-Related Impediments in Product Development Flow

OOP Conference, January 26-30 2015, Munich, Germany

  • Designing an Impediment Removal Process for your Organization
  • Principles and Dynamics of Agile Coaching: A Practical Framework for Coaches and Clients

Lean Kanban UK 2014,November 3-4 2014, London, UK

  • Designing an Impediment Removal Process for your Organization

Global Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014, September 22-24 2014, Berlin, Germany

  • 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

Agile 2014, July 28-August 1 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • Program Committee Member for Research Track
  • Metrics for Understanding Flow
  • Impediment Impact Diagrams: Understanding the impact of impediments in agile teams and organisations
  • Dancing with Dinosaurs: Lessons for agile change artists in very large organizations

15th International Conference on Agile Software development (XP 2014), May 26-30 2014, Rome, Italy

  • Impediments to Flow: Rethinking the Lean Concept of ‘Waste’ in Modern Software Development
  • Definition of Ready: An Experience Report from Teams at Cisco
  • Social Contracts, Simple Rules and Self-Organization: A Perspective on Agile Development
  • Program Committee Member for Workshop on Principles of Large-Scale Agile Development
  • Workshop on Principles of Large-Scale Agile Development:  Understand When Scaling Agile is Appropriate
  • Doctoral Symposium: Research in Impediments to Flow
  • XP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban: Popular Roads to Systems Engineering through Co-Creation and Iteration (Panel with Jutta Eckstein, Diana Larson, Ken Power, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock)

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2013), December 1-4 2013, Galway, Ireland

  • Program Chair for LESS 2013
  • Panel: David L Parnas, Jan Bosch, Martin Curley, Ken Power. “How can we connect research to practice? How can we make software research more relevant, and software practitioners more open to research ideas”

Lero Industry Research Day, October 14 2013, Limerick, Ireland

RallyON Europe, September 17-19 2013, London, England

DARE2013,  June 14-15 2013, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Metrics That Tell a Story: Enablers, Influencers and Impediments of Organization Flow

14th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2013), June 3-7 2013, Vienna, Austria

  • Agility and Flow: Enablers, Influencers and Impediments of Organization Flow
  • Panel: The Impact of Agile on Technical Debt
  • Panel: Collaboration Tools for Agile: Learning and Practice
  • Panel: Where is XP Today?
  • 1st International Workshop on Research Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Development

International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013) May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA

Lean Kanban North America 2013: April 28-May 2 2013, Chicago, USA

  • Ignite talk on Organisation Flow: Examples of Cycle Time, Lead Time, Flow and Throughput

Problem Solving Leadership (PSL) Workshop 2013, April 21-26 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Agile-Lean Software Development: Metrics Workshop, April 12 2013, National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Hosted a workshop on Agile and Lean Software Development Metrics.

Agile@Cisco 2013: 3rd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, April 3-4 2013, San Jose, California, USA

  • Program Chair, organizing the conference
  • Panelist on Opening Panel: Lessons Learned in Agile Software Development at Cisco
  • Talks on
    • Organization Flow
    • Portfolio Management
    • The CMBU Agile Office: Story so Far

Lean Startup Dublin, February 28 2013, Dublin, Ireland

  • Lean at Cisco: Applying Lean Product Development and Lean Startup Principles in Large Organizations

Open Forum on Agile-Lean Software Development, December 7 2012, National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Co-hosted an open half-day event on Agile and Lean Software Development. We played a Portfolio Management game and also ran a Lean Coffee event.

Serbian ICT Network Conference, November 22 2012, Belgrade, Serbia

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2012), Tallinn, Estonia

AYE Conference 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Open Forum on Agile-Lean Software Development, September 21 2012, National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Co-hosted an open half-day event on Agile and Lean Software Development. We played the Marshmallow Challenge and ran an Open Space.

Agile 2012, Dallas, Texas, USA

Lean Startup Event, June 21 2012, Clayton Hotel, Galway, Ireland

Lean Startup Event organized by Enterprise Ireland and ITAG.

13th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2012), Malmö, Sweden

  • A Shock to the System – Key Learnings for Successful Large-Scale Organizational Agile Transitions. Workshop co-hosted with Steven Fraser and Olve Maudal.
  • Using Silent Grouping to Size User Stories.
  • Identifying and Eliminating Waste in Complex Product Development Organizations.
  • A Shock to the System. Panel Session with Steven Fraser (Moderator), Todd Little, Andrea Heck, Jaana Nyfjord.
  • Industry/Academic Research Partnerships. Panel Session with Steven Fraser (Moderator), Torgeir Dingsøyr, Kai Petersen, Maria Paasivaara, & Helen Sharp.
  • Challenges with Large-Scale Agile Adoption at Cisco: A Series of Stories from Different Perspectives. Experience Report co-presented with Ramya Ravichandar.
  • Part of the XP2012 Industry Reference Group.

Agile@Cisco 2012: 2nd Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, California, USA

  • Identifying and Managing Waste in Product Development Teams and Organizations
  • Panelist at main Panel Session.
  • Part of conference core team.

Shanghai Agile User Group Meetup, Feb 22, 2012, Shanghai, China

Agile India 2012, Bengaluru, India

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS 2011), Stockholm, Sweden

  • Product Ownership Challenges in Large Organizations.
  • Track Chair for the ‘Organization Transformation’ Track.

Lean Kanban Benelux 2011, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Applying Telecommunications and Network Design Principles to Lean Product Development.
  • Different Scenarios for using Kanban in Product Development Organizations.

Project Management Institute (PMI) Ireland Chapter, September 2011, Dublin, Ireland

Agile Lean Europe (ALE) 2011, Berlin, Germany

Agile 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Agile@Cisco 2011: 1st Internal Cisco Agile Conference, San Jose, California, USA

12th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2011), Madrid, Spain

Lean Software Systems Consortium (LSSC) 2011, Long Beach, California, USA

  • Applying Telecommunications and Network Design Principles to Lean Product Development.

Play4Agile 2011, Ruckersbach, Germany

  • The Unconference for Games for Agile Teams. This is an event for Agile and Lean coaches, experienced facilitators and game experts to exchange questions, ideas and experiences on using games in teams and organizations.

Agile Coaches Camp 2011, Oslo, Norway

  • Open Space: Coaching Communities.
  • Open Space: Coaching Organizations vs Coaching Teams.

Lean Enterprise Software and Systems (LESS) 2010, Helsinki, Finland

  • Why Agile? Why Lean? (Panel Session with David J. Anderson, Kati Vilkki, Alan Shalloway, David Joyce, David F. Rico.)
  • Refactoring the Organization.

Agile Coaches Gathering 2010, Bletchley Park, UK

  • Open Space: Internal Coaches and External Coaches: Effective Models for Working Together.

Agile 2010, Orlando, Forida, USA

  • Stakeholder Identification in Agile Software Product Development Organizations.
  • Improving Decision Making in Your Agile Team for Successful Sprint Delivery
  • Open Jam: Understanding who our stakeholders really are, and how their stake changes over time.
  • Open Jam: Refactoring the Design of the Organization.

11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement (Profes) 2010, Limerick, Ireland

  • Stakeholder Theory and Agile Software Development.
  • I was also Tutorial Chair for the conference.

11th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2010), Trondheim, Norway

  • Stakeholder Engagement in the Evolutionary Design of an API.
  • Software Development: A Stakeholder Approach.
  • Metaphors for (Agile) Software Development.
  • Open Innovation through Agile Development.

Others, before 2010:

  • Power, Ken., Anthony Marconi, Sebastian Lambla, Hannah Greene. 2009. Panel Session: Agile Myths and Misconceptions. 1st ITAG Agile Conference. Galway, Ireland.
  • Power, Ken. Web Services and the Travel Industry. Keynote talk at 8th European Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technologies and Research (CollECTeR 2003).
  • Power, Ken (Traventec) and Jason Dear (Aveon). Contrasting J2EE and .NET for Enterprise Development. ITAG, September 2002.
  • Power, Ken. Agile Software Development. ITAG, March 2002.

Related activities

  • Committee member and organizer for ITAG Agile Forum.
  • Various ITAG presentations and workshops.
  • Helped coordinate and define content for ITAG Agile Conference 2009 in Galway, Ireland, as Part of ITAG Agile Forum Steering Committee.
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