Call for papers CAS 2019
(deadline 2019, August the 15th)
The first central value of the Agile Manifesto is to value the individuals and their interactions over processes and tools they have to use. We must work to demonstrate that if organizations facilitate and truly empower each person to provide value, beyond processes, procedures and roles limits, the results can be something incredible, valuable, motivating and dazzling.
We believe that we must focus CAS this year around the Agile community, and the way it facilitates us to contribute to the construction of a world thought for and by people.
We want to show that product development and work is more than a pause of eight hours per day in people’s lives. In fact, we think that work can be a rewarding and meaningful experience that is worth living.
And furthermore, considering that this is the CAS 10th anniversary, we’d want this edition help us to make a retrospective of what has happened in the last 10 years, and what we expect to happen in the next decade.
Because all of this, we want to focus this CAS 2019 on people and on what the Agile Community represents for each one of us.
Inspiration and motivation: In the agile community, always there is someone doing something amazing, and many times this has the effect of inspiring us and helping us to achieve more challenging goals. Motivated people can do incredible things
Opportunities: many successful people and teams are doing great things and, through the agile community, you can often accompany them on their trip. Whether it is a social activity, a unique experience in life or a business opportunity, there are always opportunities for those who know how to share.
Shared learning: Better than always having to learn from our own mistakes or successes, the agile community allows us to know other people & organization experiences, and this gives us an additional knowledge that can help us to succeed in what we set out to do.
Contacts: in life and in business, we often need a specific service or we would like to meet a particular person. When you are in a strong community like ours, it is very likely that someone can help you to connect with fascinating people.
Fun: we are social and being part of the agile community, you will always find events such as CAS in which you can have a good time.
Innovation: best solutions emerge from self-organized and autonomous teams. We think that the most disruptive and valuable innovation comes from collective work and intelligence and from the ability to collaborate. CAS this year is going to be a collaborative space where we can share ideas of innovation among the people who live agile in our day to day, from different roles, positions and backgrounds. We are all the agile community.
Gratitude: perhaps one of the greatest benefits of being part of the agile community is the opportunity to return what you receive. The personal fulfillment you feel when you give more than what you receive is priceless. Helping and supporting others can be an incredibly rewarding experience and, in this edition, 10th anniversary of the CAS, we consider it is very important to express thanks in retrospective to all the agile people who have helped us, year after year, to convert people work in more significant and, in many cases, happier experiences. In honor and recognition of the first members of the Agile Spain community, we want this CAS to be, among other things, a celebration.
Share your agile experience!
(deadline for proposals is next 2019, August the 15th)
Product / Business/ UX
What are the advantages that Agile has offered us from a product development perspective? How has it helped us to minimize risks and find the market fit that we were looking for? How has our portfolio been improved? We seek talks based on real experiences. Examples lived first-hand. Lessons learned, mistakes made and, well, okay, also successes.
Leadership and culture
Organizational culture is undoubtedly one of the factors that have the greatest impact in the adoption of Agile and in the transition of organizations towards new ways of working. The leaders of these organizations play a vital role that can facilitate or hinder the understanding of the cultural change necessary in all layers of the organization, something that is also essential to take Agile to the next level of maturity.
We seek talks that explain experiences and provide knowledge about the function of leadership in cultural change, the impact of the culture on the organizational change, and management-oriented coaching and management teams in companies, always from a people perspective as protagonists of the change.
From Agile for All we want to offer the greatest diversity in workshops or games. If you think that it can be useful for the community and it does not fit in other tracks, or you would like to put into practice that workshop in which you always wanted to participate. Propose and share it!
The origin of Agility is in software development and in the search for a better way to do it. No methodology, framework, meeting or metric will save you from doing one 💩if you do not control the technique.
On the one hand, the Agile community has focused more on management than on the action of development itself. On the contrary, we think that the action is the ❤️ of agilism.
Therefore, we look for sessions on topics such as: Technical communities, Mentoring and learning resources, Quality of life for development teams, Best practices in software development, Testing and software quality, Technologies, paradigms, languages, libraries and frameworks , Professionalism and ethics, Accessibility, Teleworking and Computer Security
For all of them, we’d like to focus on the debate and on the reflection regarding the value they bring.
Agile for non IT
Although it grew and matured within the world of software development, we understand that agility is something that should not stay exclusively in this area that saw it born, but that all professional environments can benefit from Agile. Adaptation to change, the prioritization of relationships between individuals and their interactions, the importance of conducting experiments, solutions that work, close collaboration with customers and whichever of the 12 agile principles are concepts that are fully applicable to any area, professional speciality or organization.
Unfortunately, in these «new» environments the mindset is not so widespread, and it is more difficult to have references or find people with experience on it that can help us to improve and take the next step, or to enter in this unexplored jungle for many of us.
For this reason, we look for professionals who can transfer experiences and cases of success or failure by applying Agile in these other areas or environments, something different from its more «traditional» application.
Teams and coaching
One of the great challenges we have in working with teams is to understand where they are in their evolution, to help them to find the best path to growth. Our activity is always focused on improvement, trying to ask the right questions, providing mental models according to Agile values, challenging the different people perspectives, so that they can create excellent products and happy workplaces.
We look for tools that help us to understand better the complexity behind a team of people, and that enable us to strengthen the sense of community in the teams, as well as its effectiveness.
Each company is unique, has its own context, needs and objectives. When an organization decides to perform an Agile transformation we do not only talk about implementing agile methodologies, we are talking about a cultural change that should not be confused with the simple adoption of fashion tools.
How is an Agile transformation performed holistically? What challenges are the most difficult to address? How do people and teams respond to the new way of interacting and communicating?
In this track, speakers who have performed or are performing Agile transformations will share space to reflect what is and how a real organizational transformation is tackled, what successes and obstacles can be found along the way, how can we achieve a change that can be maintained and that can position the company as a leader in its sector. Therefore, we look for organizations that want to expose their experience and can inspire others as references and real Agile examples.