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2018 Keynote Speakers

"MVP: and Why We Confuse Building to Learn With Building to Earn"

Park City, Utah

Jeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster. Jeff blends a mixture of Agile thinking, Lean and Lean Startup Thinking, and UX Design and Design Thinking to end up with a holistic product-centric way of working.


Jeff is author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture.


You can learn more about Jeff at:

Join Jeff's CSPO training  earlier in the week:

Joanne Perold
Johannesburg, South Africa
Agile Coach at agile42
“Agile, Entropy and Human Systems”

Joanne is passionate about helping teams and people grow and improve, she really enjoys helping teams and organizations implement and improve their agile practices. Joanne is certified Scrum Trainer, Scrum Professional, Scrum Master and Product Owner. She has worked for more than a decade in the software industry in all areas of software development.


“Agile, Entropy and Human Systems” is the title of the keynote that will be presented by Joanne Perold for the Big Apple Scrum Day.

Joanne has been thinking a great deal about human systems, what makes them tick, what helps them be better and what gets in their way. In this talk, she will dig into human systems, entropy and agile. She will explore the things that she believes can help human systems to be better and share the things that she has seen yield results during her experience coaching.

Edinboro, PA

"Building Blocks of a Creative Culture"

Much of what we've learned about management and motivation isn't necessarily wrong, it's just inappropriate and ineffective for creative work. To make a truly impactful creative work environment, you need to use appropriate leadership styles and cultivate an environment that allows people to achieve their highest potential. Doc takes a look at types of work, the management styles that work best for them, and the qualities necessary to create a high-performing knowledge work culture.

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