Agile & Beyond

Ypsilanti, Michigan
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May 16, 2018
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May 18, 2018
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

Has your standard classroom curriculum provided the improvements you're seeking for your teams?

Based on the philosophy of Japanese places of learning, a Dojo - which literally means "place of the way” - is a physical training facility for practitioners of martial arts. Throughout the centuries, these immersive learning environments have instilled the disciplines and skills for students to master their craft. The Target Dojo provides a similar immersive learning environment for teams to practice basic kata (actions) related to Product, Lean, Agile and DevOps practices and mindsets via Challenges, where Agile and Technical coaches work with teams to help them learn and refine their craft in a dedicated space.

In this presentation, we’ll share with you why Target pursued creating a Dojo for Product, Lean, Agile and DevOps 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.

Jeremy Moede Lead Agile Coach

Agile Coach at Target Corporation who has been through the full transformation thus far. Started as one of the first in a small volunteer group supporting Agile adoption as a grassroots effort that has grown into a full coaching team supporting the adoption of Product, Lean, Agile and DevOps model.