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Browse through PDFs of some of my past conference presentations.

It’s Time to Change How We Change, Keynote at Mile High Agile 2024
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This talk emphasizes a human-centric and relational approach to change management that addresses the delicate balance between people and systems. We explore the Elephant, Rider, Path model, highlighting its advantages in leading change in contemporary organizations compared to traditional frameworks like Kotter’s. We also introduce a vital fourth component to the Elephant, Rider, Path model, explaining its significance in fostering a collaborative culture of change. This talk offers valuable insights for attendees looking to adopt a more realistic and impactful approach to organizational change.

The Art & Science of Customer-centric Product Strategy, Workshop at Agile 2023
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This workshop offers insights into what is customer-centric product and business strategy using a vision-to-value framework. Participants will explore creating a compelling product vision that guides and inspires teams, rather than being a mere collection of fancy words. The approach emphasizes agility and flexibility with generative outcomes, using the Kano model to identify customer-centric opportunities. Whether you're a product manager, designer, or developer, this session equips you with the skills to drive product innovation and delight customers in a rapidly changing world.

Measuring What Matters. The Art of Measuring Business Agility, Keynote at Agile and Scrum 2023 
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Ahmed Sidky's keynote argues that business agility is not just about traditional metrics like time-to-market, but involves cultivating specific capabilities and behaviors. He introduces 18 key capabilities across five domains to measure and improve an organization's agility. Sidky emphasizes that effective measurement focuses on observable behaviors, not just end results, and calls for a mindset shift away from traditional change management methods. Attendees will leave with actionable strategies for enhancing their organization's agility.

Evolving Agile Leadership at Riot Games. A Story of Challenging Convention, Keynote at Agile New Zealand 2016
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Agile Leadership is a broadly-defined buzz-word today. Does it just mean servant leadership or is there more? How does Agile leadership fit with "Agile" Management. While the industry is figuring out all this, at Riot Games, we didn't really care about terminology and definitions, but rather our focus is on building strong human-centric leaders to lead our 2500-person agile organization. Through these efforts, I think we have created our own understanding of what Leadership in an Agile organization looks like that is worth sharing.

The Secret to Achieving Sustainable Agility at Scale, Keynote at Agile Turkey 2015
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Organizations want sustainable agile at scale. They want assurance that their agile efforts didn’t just create mini, more painful, waterfalls and that agile doesn’t turn into a set of empty rituals and checklists in a few years. In this keynote, Ahmed explains how the sustainability of agile at scale is tightly coupled to the subtleties in two areas: (1) the approach used by an organization during its agile transformation and (2) what the organization focuses on during its transformation. 

What is my definition of Agile
What is the role of change management in agile organizations?
Advice for aspiring agile coaches
What can agile coaches do regarding resistance to the agile mindset?
Shu Ha Ri: How to start the agile journey
Why (and how) I joined Riot Games
What is the Agile Mindset?
Is being customer centric about responding to customer needs?
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