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Nov

16

Minneapolis, MN
The University of Minnesota's ACM-W chapter is hosting our second annual Women+ In Technology Showcase (WITS) on November 16st, 2019. WITS will highlight work in tech by diverse U of M students, explore how we can improve gender diversity in tech, and connect tech professionals and students from across the Twin Cities.
Our Powers Combined: Coaching Through Both Agile and Engineering Lenses

  • Ashley Godbold Software Engineering Coach

  • Carrie Simi Lead Agile Coach

Oct

28

Boston, MA
The ISG Agile Enterprise Summit will explore topics on scaling agile, the risks of agile, the role of business agility in digital transformation, building a culture of continuous improvement and more. This summit is built specifically with performance management, employee engagement and development executives in mind.
PANEL: Creating an Agile Product Team

October 28, 2019  |  1:25pm - 1:55pm

Product-aligned delivery promotes agility – and the core of this ability is the Product Team. This panel will provide advice on how to structure multifunctional teams along the product life cycle.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Sep

11

Atlanta, GA
This exclusive event is designed for senior leaders and directors navigating their Enterprise Business Agility journey and enabling company-wide transformations.
The Target Dojo Experience

September 12, 2019  |  2:00pm - 2:30pm  

In this presentation, we’ll share with you why Target pursued creating a Dojo for learning, how it evolved over its 3.5 years, the outcomes and success that teams take back with them, and the behavior changes this learning style has impressed on the culture of our organization. We will also talk through the mechanics, physical environment, coaching investment, process, and other tactics of implementing a Dojo in your company.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Aug

5

Washington, DC
Our annual North American conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. This is where the Agile tribes meet!
May I Help You Find Something - A Journey of Enterprise Business Agility

August 5, 2019  |  3:45pm - 5:00pm

Are you ready for your Enterprise Agility journey? Let’s take a look! Becoming Agile and getting to Enterprise Agility is a journey of incremental progress where, as with other journeys, you’ll explore, discover, experiment, and learn - at your own pace and in a way that's right for your Enterprise.

  • Tom Diedrich Lead Agile Coach

Save the World, Save Your Team - Shifting Mindsets through Cooperative Board Gaming

August 6, 2019  |  2:00pm - 3:15pm

Chris shares a cooperative board game he uses to drive mindset shifts within teams.

  • Chris Diller Senior Agile Coach

Jun

20

Minneapolis, MN

productDNA started in 2016 to promote Product Thinking at Target, and while still primarily an internal conference, a select few organizations will be invited to participate.

The intent of the day is multi-faceted. The day aspires to:

  • Provide inspiration
  • Continue to foster a Product Culture
  • Enable learning from experienced Product Professionals
  • Challenge attendees to think outside of existing boxes

May

9

The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI
Panel Participant: What everyone ought to know about Dojos and how your IT Agile teams can benefit

Jeremy will be on the panel to answer questions about Target's immersive learning environment, The Dojo. Come hear about what the Dojo is, what the Dojo offers to Agile teams and the organization, and the benefits that come from an immersive learning environment.

  • Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

May

2

Des Moines, Iowa
Last year the conference sold out. As a result of the demand, we have expanded to accommodate more attendees. We still expect to sell out this year, so do not delay getting your ticket.
Help us spread the word: We would love your help in making this a successful event. If you enjoyed the conference last year and are willing to recommend it to others, please share this with your teammates and colleagues. Follow us on twitter and linkedin for updates on the event including program and speaker announcements.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference this year!
Crowdsourcing Technology Governance

May 2, 2019  |  10:15am  

In the past, architecture choices, ensuring quality, and security and compliance technologies were the ways to enforce governance through tollgates, centralized approvals, and silos. Three years ago we started recommend_tech, which uses crowdsourcing to make technology choices at Target.

  • Bobby Stockstead Software Engineering Coach

  • Robert 'Bob' Whalen Software Engineering Coach

Apr

27

Minneapolis, MN
Since 2006, Minnebar has been an annual technology and software conference held in the Twin Cities. Like other BarCamps, Minnebar is a user-generated conference that is participant-led. There are no keynote speakers or formal workshops, and all sessions are led by people from the tech and business communities. This event is free and open to anyone with a passion for technology!
Panel - Let's Talk About Product Management at Different Local Companies
9:25am - 10:10am

There are lots of questions about the role and how it differs between companies. Let's talk about what's the same and what's different in how we do Product Management where we work.

  • Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

What is Technical Coaching? The Art, Science, and Culture Of Engineering Enablement
10:20am - 11:05am  

Software engineering may be difficult, but fostering a working environment that enables skilled engineers to perform their best can sometimes seem downright impossible. will discuss tips, tricks, and techniques that technical leaders and managers alike can utilize to better coach engineering teams, including concepts like the definition of empathy (and, more importantly, what doesn't count), the trust-influence relationship model, introducing new technologies in a meaningful and consumable way, and a 5-step process to provide teams confidence to own their new solutions moving forward.

  • Michael 'Miggs' Migliacio Senior Engineer

Apr

9

Tokyo, Japan
DevOpsDays Tokyo is a local conference to share technology trends, case studies, and knowledge from IT professionals who have been working to improve their product and processes through DevOps practices, both in Japan and abroad.
Design an Enterprise Library for React Components

April 10, 2019  |  2:00pm - 2:45pm  

There are an increasing number of engineering teams adopting React to build their e-commerce solutions, or high performance single page applications for any business sectors.

As the adoption increases, there is also the need to create, and publish reusable react components to share across teams.

  • David Nguyen Software Engineering Coach

  • Michael 'Miggs' Migliacio Senior Engineer

Apr

8

Burlington, MA
The Agile Games Conference provides an immersive exploration of serious games at work. Agile games are activities focused on teaching, demonstrating, and improving organizational agility and effectiveness through games and simulations. Agile games are now a fundamental part of successful Agile transitions.
Save the World, Save Your Team - Using Cooperative Board Gaming to Drive Mindset Shifts in Your Team

April 9, 2019  |  10:45am - 12:15pm  

'Can you save humanity? You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands.' - description of 'Pandemic' from Z-Man Games

Game on! But can a game really teach me something about being Agile? How can a board game save my team?

  • Chris Diller Senior Agile Coach

Mar

13

New York City, New York
Is your business ready to thrive in an volatile and unpredictable market? Do you know what it means to be a customer and purpose-driven organisation? Join us in this unique event as we build a community to discuss and resolve these questions. Taking you from the “art of the possible” to “what are you going to do on Monday morning”!
Greasing the Gears – Calibrating for Enterprise Business Agility
3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Unleashing Enterprise Business Agility requires routine maintenance and long-term investments in areas such as architecture and product management; combined with ongoing investment in coaching and training of lean-agile principles to empowered teams.

We will share stories behind Target’s journey and what it takes to grease the gears for Enterprise Business Agility at a large corporation, such as tuning Team Agility, Product Agility, Strategic Agility, and Operational Agility.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Ross Libby Lead Agile Coach

Feb

26

Minneapolis, MN
Agile Twin Cities provides training, guidance, and community engagement opportunities within the Twin Cities area, including: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding region.
Unchartered Territory: Navigating A Path To Enterprise Business Agility

The road to Enterprise Business Agility is paved with tons of learning and long-term investments in areas such as architecture and product management; combined with ongoing investment in coaching and training of lean-agile principles to empowered teams. We will share stories behind Target’s journey and outline our path to Enterprise Business Agility at a large corporation, such as navigating through Team Agility, Product Agility, Strategic Agility, and Operational Agility.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Ross Libby Lead Agile Coach

Feb

19

Palm Springs, California
eTail brings together top minds at America's most successful retailers to plan retail strategies for growth in 2019 and beyond. No commercials or egos: just hundreds of strategic takeaways.
How Tarzay got its (Tech) Cachet Back

February 19, 2019  |  10:25am  
  • Andy Cerio Sr. Director of Product Management

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Nov

1

Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota IT Symposium the region’s premier single-day event designed for the IT executive community.
Digital Transformation
1:30pm  

Travis talks about Target's Digital Transformation and how coaching, immersive learning, and PLAD have had their impact on the organization.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

Oct

26

Target Northern Campus | Brooklyn Park, MN
OPStoberfest is a community gathering of the enterprise I.T. industry; collaborating and sharing ideas on the future of how to innovate and automate the operations, support, and resiliency of enterprise technologies.

Oct

22

Las Vegas, Nevada
Join the top technology and business leaders from around the world for 2 days of immersive learning.
Target - Crowdsourcing Technology Governance

October 23, 2018  |  9:40am  

A de-centralized approached to democratizing architecture, engineering, and technology choices with emphasis on more guidance and less governance.

  • Levi Geinert Director of Engineering

  • Dan Cuniff Principal Engineer

  • Lucas Rettig Principal Product Owner

Sep

24

Columbus, Ohio
It starts with an idea or a problem worth solving. It ignites a passion to create and solve. It's the conversion of that idea into a marketable Product that drives and inspires those that attend lift: Product Summit.
Letterman’s Guide to Product Transformation: Some Stories, a Top 10 List, & Some Stupid Human Tricks
 

Pete highlights of the lessons that Target have learned on the way to our current iteration of the Product Model.

  • Pete Anderson Principal Product Owner

Sep

14

Portland, Oregon
Join us for a day of discovery, learning new practices, networking with other professionals, and engaging in hands-on exercises. Learn, play and network at AgileCamp!
The Dojo - Implementing Immersive Learning Environment for Teams
11:10am  

Hear about the Dojo and how it has contributed to Target's journey so far.

  • Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

Sep

11

Minneapolis, MN
Agile Twin Cities provides training, guidance, and community engagement opportunities within the Twin Cities area, including: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding region.
Panel Participants

Travis and Jeremy will be on the panel to answer questions about Target's transformation with other organizations and will also be available for questions during the social hour.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

Aug

30

Bangalore, India

ProductDNA started in 2016 to promote Product Thinking at Target, and while still primarily an internal conference, a select few organizations will be invited to participate.

ProductDNA has now expanded to be global conference with the first conference held in Bangalore!

The intent of the day is multi-faceted. The day aspires to:

  • Provide inspiration
  • Help establish a Product Culture
  • Enable learning from experienced Product Professionals
  • Challenge attendees to think outside of existing boxes

Aug

28

Salt Lake City, UT
Our second annual user conference did not fail to impress. With inspiring speakers, exciting announcements and memorable experiences—Pluralsight LIVE was the ultimate gathering of the industry’s brightest minds.
Pluralsight Live Keynote talking with Nate Walkingshaw, Pluralsight CXO

August 28, 2018  

Joel talks about Target’s architecture and learning culture. (Starts at 14:45)

  • Joel Crabb VP of Architecture

Growing a Learning Culture at Target

August 29, 2018  |  11:00am
  • Joel Crabb VP of Architecture

Aug

6

San Diego, California
The annual North American conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish.
Experiment Gone Right! (TDD Mobbing Workshop)

August 7, 2018  |  3:45pm  

Ross and Travis share Target's continued adoption of Test Driven Development (TDD).

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Ross Libby Lead Agile Coach

The Dojo - where IT and Business teams unite. Target's journey to Business Agility

August 9, 2018  |  10:45am  

Amy and Travis talk about how the Dojo is growing beyond IT teams.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Amy Walters Lead Agile Coach

Jun

21

Minneapolis, MN

ProductDNA started a few years ago to promote Product Thinking at Target, and while still primarily an internal conference, a select few organizations will be invited to participate.

The intent of the day is multi-faceted. The day aspires to:

  • Provide inspiration
  • Help establish a Product Culture
  • Enable learning from experienced Product Professionals
  • Challenge attendees to think outside of existing boxes

This year's theme is Product United: Breaking Down Silos.

May

16

Minneapolis, MN
Cultivating Collaboration Between Academia & Industry Conference
Panel Discussion – Agile and Data Analytics Hiring Trends

May 16, 2018  |  2:45pm

Levi, Matt, and Brian participated on a panel to discuss ways Agile and DevOps topics can be brought into post-secondary education classrooms and challenges faculty face doing so.

  • Levi Geinert Director of Engineering

  • Matt Roscoe Lead Agile Coach

  • Brian Kirchhoff Director of Technology

May

16

Ypsilanti, Michigan
Grassroots, volunteer run conference that helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With pre-conference workshops and over 100 conference sessions, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way to the agile expert.
The Dojo Implementing Immersive Learning Environment for Teams

May 17, 2018  |  1:55pm  

Hear about the Dojo and how it has contributed to Target's journey so far.

  • Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

Apr

16

Minneapolis, MN
Expand your mindset, immerse yourself in Scrum and Agile knowledge, share your passion, and make a few new friends.
Dojo Booth and Dojo Tours

Visit our booth to get some swag, hear about the Dojo, sign up for a tour, and hear about our services.

Mar

14

New York City, New York
Is your business ready to thrive in an volatile and unpredictable market? Do you know what it means to be a customer and purpose-driven organisation? Join us in this unique event as we build a community to discuss and resolve these questions. Taking you from the “art of the possible” to “what are you going to do on Monday morning”!
Don’t crush the chips!

March 14, 2018  

Andy will tell a story about how he and a small team leveraged ruthless prioritization, a test and learn team culture, and partnered heavily to navigate a large organization.

  • Andy Cerio Sr. Director of Product Management

Aug

7

Orlando, Florida
Our annual North American conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. This is where the Agile tribes meet!
The Dojo – Implementing an Immersive Learning Environment for Teams

August 10, 2016  |  9:00 AM  

Chris and Travis talk about how the Dojo has changed over the last year, and how coaching continues to evolve as the needs of the organization change.

  • Travis Klinker Director, Agile & Engineering Enablement

  • Christopher Schwartz Lead Agile Coach

Nov

7

San Francisco, California
Real Stories. Real People. Real Enterprises.
DevOps At Target: Year 3

November 7, 2016  

Heather talks about some of the progress Target is making at adopting a DevOps Culture.

Jul

25

Atlanta, Georgia
Our annual North American conference is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. This is where the Agile tribes meet.
The Dojo – Implementing an Immersive Learning Environment for Teams

July 28, 2016  

Chris and Jon talk about the concept of a "Dojo", which means "place of the way".

  • Christopher Schwartz Lead Agile Coach

Oct

19

San Francisco, California
The inaugural DevOps Enterprise Summit.
(Re)building an Engineering Culture: DevOps at Target

October 20, 2015  

Heather and Ross continue to share Target's journey to DevOps.

May

27

Santa Clara, California
Build resilient systems at scale
(Re)building an engineering culture: DevOps at Target

May 28, 2015  |  11:50 AM  

This talk will largely be a reflection on the DevOps journey at Target and the focus on (re)building an engineering culture.

Oct

21

San Francisco, California
The inaugural DevOps Enterprise Summit.
DevOps at Target

October 22, 2014  

Heather and Ross talk how Target is starting to DevOps across the company.

 
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