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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations08:10:41

I am ridiculously excited for the start of DOES tomorrow! Iโ€™m all caught up on the Idealcast, will finish reading Team of Teams today, just recorded a podcast with @ds that will go up Wednesday on From Taylor to Toyota that talks about the dynamics that come from learning at the edges of an organization (inspired by @steve773โ€™s Donโ€™t Be a Zombie Organization). I remember meeting @bryan.finster and others in the bar last Las Vegas on Monday night. Iโ€™ll miss that in person experience, and at the same time looking forward to hanging out in #happy-hour and chatting with others of the DOES tribe!

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Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit10:10:16

I'm reading Team of Teams as well at the moment. I like it, but at the same team I'm asking myself whether I or my colleagues are as determined / qualified as the SEALS ;) What do you think?

Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations10:10:18

Only you can answer that question for yourself @roman! ๐Ÿ˜† I will say the book does a brilliant job in Chapter 5 From Command to Team of making the point that what makes the SEALs what they are is that the are a super team, not super soldiers: The people who leave could meet the challenges; they just realize they donโ€™t wanโ€™t to. Since youโ€™re here, Iโ€™m guessing you want to. What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜„

Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations11:10:02

Just had the thought that @david627 and @jessica.reif probably encounter that question a lotโ€ฆ

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:32

So there's a self-selection bias of people that really want to. Not sure that's the case everywhere looking at average engagement scores :)

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:16

Well, that's why employee engagement is one of the most important metrics I guess...

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:09

I guess someone will post the NUMMI case study soon ;)

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations11:10:13

Now youโ€™re up to Chapter 9 Beating the Prisonerโ€™s Dilemma : โ€œThe two major determinants of idea flow โ€ฆ are โ€˜engagementโ€™ within a small group like a team, a department, or a neighborhood, and โ€˜explorationโ€™โ€”frequent contact with other units.โ€

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations11:10:06

Selection bias is huge. The people who show up for DOES are people who have above average engagement.

Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations11:10:20

The good news is that engagement can be cultivated, it is a dynamic that is impacted by the structures we put in place. cc / @genek101

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:26

I'm in chapter 5 now. So I guess I'll try to find some time today and come back

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:35

Oh.. the structures .. yeah that's a huge part. Good or bad

Roman Pickl - technical pm - Elektrobit11:10:11

Now watching your "frustrated? It is probably your fault" talk thankyou

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Bryan Finster - Walmart (Speaker)12:10:59

We'll definitely do happy hour.

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Chris Gallivan, FCA, Builder of JOY13:10:16

Is there a happy hour today?

Bryan Finster - Walmart (Speaker)13:10:40

Not today. Everything starts tomorrow.

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Jack Vinson - flow14:10:28

For those that don't know what podcast @jtf is talking about, it his and @ds "Troubleshooting Agile" show.

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations15:10:35

@chris.gallivan: not officiallyโ€ฆ however there are some of us in #happy-hour . ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist17:10:53

Isn't there some old adage about it always being #happy-hour somewhere? ๐Ÿ˜…

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Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist17:10:59

And @jtf - "Last Las Vegas" would make a great tag for this event.

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations17:10:52

We can add that to our bingo card in progress! (see thread in #happy-hour )

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Brett Hinton18:10:04

I'm looking forward to my first DOES tomorrow. I've heard lots of great things about the conference and am excited to attend!

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Hello, everyone! Holy cow, Iโ€™m so much looking forward to the start of the conference tomorrow! As of now, Iโ€™ve watched all the plenary sessions (I.e., keynote sessions, general sessions) at least twice โ€”ย some of them, many more times! The talks are all SO, SO, SO GOOD!!! Canโ€™t wait to have yโ€™all see what weโ€™ve put together for you! In the meantime, can you do me a favor? Change your profile so that your affiliation, role, etc. is in your display name โ€”ย it will help everyone connect quicker/faster with each other, ideally enabling those awesome, mutually exothermic interactions! THANK YOU!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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Blake (Community at DZone; Gene Kim Fan Club Member 2,000,005)11:10:21

Done. All those 40 hour days and endless months to get here. Congratulations! Can't wait for us to all be back at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas. Until then onto another successful virtual conference. If London was any indication, we have a lot to look forward to.

Use other profile18:10:41

Follow the speakers on Twitter here!

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Ferrix Hovi - Principal Engineering Avocado - SOK (S Group)18:10:10

First happy hour done. Oh boy, this is gonna take all night every night and while I am not prepared, I am excited. There's some bread waiting for the oven and there's lots of conversations to be had and I hope I don't fall asleep before seeing at least the plenary sessions.

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Vaidik Kapoor (Speaker) - Technology Consultant03:10:12

alcohol stocked up to make up for all the missed drinking sessions

Ferrix Hovi - Principal Engineering Avocado - SOK (S Group)04:10:52

I started with tea and it may as well be the way I go on. We'll see

Vaidik Kapoor (Speaker) - Technology Consultant04:10:02

yesterday was a bummer. i started with beer and ran out after the first one. had to make do with soda by the end of it.

Patrick Gill, Product Owner - American Airlines18:10:01

๐Ÿ‘‹ The American Airlines team is pumped to make day 1 amazing. We promise 3 thingsโ€ฆ premium content from our leadership team, airline puns and to giveaway 100K AAdvantage miles. Your event boarding pass will be posted in our channel! #bof-american-airlines

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Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist22:10:52

I'm just glad that you aren't just winging it... #airlinepuns will you be giving out virtual snacks? Do platinum members get upgraded to secret slack channels? :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

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Chris Gallivan, FCA, Builder of JOY01:10:02

Iโ€™m full of airline puns.

Chris Gallivan, FCA, Builder of JOY01:10:12

Lots of great material there

Patrick Gill, Product Owner - American Airlines14:10:28

we're out here just trying to keep it business classy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Adam Hawkins, SRE at Skillshare, Host20:10:29

๐Ÿ‘‹ This is my first DOES and Iโ€™m stoked! Any advice on how to make the best out of this virtual format?

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Patrick Gill, Product Owner - American Airlines20:10:32

Ask a question at every event. The presenters are looking for a signal that their content is hitting home and you can turn up the energy of the whole room just by asking questions! Also, coffee.

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Bryan Finster - Walmart (Speaker)20:10:48

Find interesting people to talk to and talk to them. Start conversations. Happy hour.

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Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist22:10:54

Mention @genek101 in everything and... :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing: Seriously - engage as much as you can. Ask that question, offer that commentary, share that insight, encourage that conversation - we are all better when everyone does.

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Nick - developer at BNPP06:10:07

Hey @adam - thatโ€™s my first DOES too. Letโ€™s stick together as all freshmen do :)

Blake (Community at DZone; Gene Kim Fan Club Member 2,000,005)11:10:04

Divide and conquer. Schedule out the ones you most want to go. Spend time in the various channels, lots of fun networking and also speaker tracks to engage them while their sessions are going on are a must.

Sagan Zavelo Redgate13:10:48

Awesome information here! I'm a newbie to DOES and to virtual events. I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing all the feedback!

Blake (Community at DZone; Gene Kim Fan Club Member 2,000,005)13:10:41

And usually most important and easy to miss when you look at the program listing be sure to update it to your time zone on the right. The default setting is pacific. When it's the London event the default time is London time.

Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations14:10:43

Be ready to collect URLs from the chat for reading later.

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Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist22:10:59

Is anyone else seeing a message that keeps appearing and disappearing on this channel?

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Jeff Gallimore (CTIO - Excella)22:10:02

@robert.cuddy yes ๐Ÿ™‚ thatโ€™s me. iโ€™m setting the reminders for the next three days and slack is being helpful by telling everyone iโ€™m setting the reminders. just didnโ€™t want to clutter the channel up.

Tania Miller-Jones (Australia), Enterprise DevOps Lead22:10:49

Gโ€™Day! Super looking forward to the sleepless nights ๐Ÿฅณ

Rob Cuddy - DevSecOps Evangelist22:10:59

Thank you Jeff - no worries, just wanted to make sure it was valid. Going to be great.

Jedidiah Yueh, Delphix CEO, Data for DevOps and CI/CD23:10:43

@genek101 Excited to see the sessions. DevOps has never been more important to companies around the world.

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