Last week was the Regional Scrum Gathering in South Africa, which was organised by SUGSA. So some of my colleagues and I from IQ Business took a trip down to Cape Town, what an awesome experience!
I was fortunate to be selected as a speaker. My colleague, Angie Doyle, and I facilitated a workshop on Visual Thinking for Agile Teams which was extremely well received – it’s exciting to see the interest and enthusiasm that people have for thinking visually! You can follow this link to view our “slides” from the workshop – all were created using flip charts.
I also used this opportunity to sketchnote the presentations and workshops I attended, there were lots of interesting topics. It’s always uplifting to get together with other Agile Practitioners and talk about what’s going on in the industry.
There was a lot of conversation and other sketchnoters (some new ones after the Visual Thinking workshop) who also posted sketches during the conference, to have a look at these you can check out the #SGZA and #SGZA2016 tags on Twitter.
Here are mine:
Goldilocks at work – Danie Roux
Taming the Beast – Continuous Evolution keeps products and teams alive – Nigel Basel
DevOps… Avoid Stupid… Unleash Awesome – Renesh Moodley
Standup Poker: How We Hacked Our Daily Stand-Up & Our Teams Mindset! – Kalpesh Shah
It’s time to speak, it’s time to act – Biase De Gregorio
Facing challenging conversations with ease – Alison Gitelson
Last Thursday I attended a DevOps conference – Africa DevOps Day 2016 – which was hosted by FNB. The day was themed around “DevOps Skills for the Future - The Next Generation“.
It was a great demonstration of collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Banking Industry and other industries to pioneer DevOps practices in South Africa.
You can have a look at the conversation on Twitter #AfricaDevOpsDay, there are some amazing quotes and conversations that were shared on Twitter.
Here are the sketches I did on the day:
The Lean Factor – David Preece
Culture of Discovering Freedom – Dan Acton
DevOps KungFu – Reneshan Moodley
- Johan Burger – First Rand
- Josef Langerman – Standard Bank
- Jerome Passmore – Capitec Bank
- Peter Rix – ABSA
Coding DevSecOps – Jason Suttie
The Death of DevOps – Paul Muller
You can download the full booklet of all of the sketchnotes above, here.
Africa DevOps Day – Visual Recording
Thanks to Peter Alkema and the organising team, we also all had plenty of space available to record our Light bulb Moments and suggestions from the day.
This conference was organised by our company, IQ Business, and was one of the most inspirational conferences I have been to – it truly makes me proud to be South African.
Although it’s a contentious issue, there is a lot we can do to stimulate growth in our economy and create opportunity for ourselves and others in South Africa.
It was quite a line-up with the top political, radio, research, technology and business personalities. Here are my notes…
Bruce Whitfield – The Upside of Down
Ann Bernstein – The Growth Agenda
Adam Craker – Smart Growth.co.za
Brett St Clair – Digital Transformation Story
Lindiwe Mazibuko – South Africa from the Outside – In
Justice Malala – Green Shoots, Anyone?
You can download all the sketchnotes from the conference here: sketchnoters-guide-to-smart-growth
I attended the Agile Africa Conference with my company, IQ Business, on Monday and Tuesday this week. It’s always great to meet others in the field and listen to some amazing thinking from South Africa, Africa and abroad.
As you may have guessed, I spent every talk sketching live (my fingers are a bit sore) and it was so worth it! I managed to get most of the talks down on paper and I’ll use them to refer back to concepts and ideas that were shared. I’m going to share them here and I hope that you find value in them…
To view the whole programme and speakers, you can visit the Agile Africa website, it’s also worth having a look at all the Tweets which encapsulate a lot of the quotes from the talks – here is the tag and the handle for the conference.
There were also some other amazing sketches from the conference:
These are the keynotes that were at the conference:
Neal Ford – Why does Yesterday’s Best Practice Become Tomorrow’s Anti-pattern?
Here are most of the sketches from the other presentations that I attended:
A Learning Continent – unlocking African opportunities – CodeX
UX by Wire: Designing the Most Loved product – Job Mashapa and Farai Madzima
Is anyone there? Dealing with distributed teams – Samantha Laing and Karen Greaves
Leader transformation: a side effect of an agile transition –
Subash Sharma and Felicity Brady
Unlocking ScrumMastery through the ScrumMaster Academy – Biase De Gregorio
Requirements Engineering for Agile Product Owners: Hunting Value with Structured Conversations – Pavel Dabrytski
Active Agile: The story of a rewarding scaled agile implementation – Justin Doyle