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Geoff Watts

@geoffcwatts
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As well as being an author, speaker, podcaster and trainer from the UK, Geoff Watts is an agile leadership coach and the co-creator of ORGANIC agility.

Keynote—Standardised Autonomy: Balancing self-organisation with organisational alignment

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Janet Gregory

@janetgregoryca
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Janet Gregory is an agile testing coach and process consultant with DragonFire Inc. She specializes in showing agile teams how testing activities are necessary for the whole team to develop good quality products.

Keynote—Building quality into your process and your product

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Jeff Liker

Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering at The University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Toyota Way, Second Edition, and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including The Toyota Way to Service Excellence, Designing the Future, and The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership.

Keynote—The Toyota Way and Software Development

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Roman Pichler

@romanpichler
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Roman Pichler is an internationally acclaimed product management expert. He has played a leading role over the past 10 years in advancing product management and developing new practices that help agile organisations and teams create successful products.

Keynote—Tips for Effectively Applying the Product Owner Role

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Speakers

Arek Benedykt

@abenedykt
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Arek Benedykt is a software developer by heart and by profession. Currently works as an Engineering Manager at Pitney Bowes where he focuses on developing people. Enabling them to do their best at supporting the business of package delivery at the scale of millions per day.

Why developers do not need your Agile

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Arne Åhlander

@ArneAhl
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Arne Åhlander is a principal consultant, coach and trainer at Aqqurite. Agile, Lean,  Leadership practices and Process Improvement are key elements in his collaboration with the management teams of his customers.

Building Blocks for Self-Organization

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Bogdan Onyshchenko

Scrum.org

Bogdan Onyshchenko brings 10 years of experience as a Developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Trainer. Over the years he designed and managed IT products in telecommunications, logistics, retail and online gambling domains in Ukraine, Poland and Germany.

Why adopt Lean UX? Since literally everyone else already did

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Daniel Terhorst-North

Dan North & Associates Ltd
@tastapod
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Daniel Terhorst-North uses his deep technical and operational knowledge to help business and technology leaders to optimise digital product organisations. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques.

CUPID—for joyful coding

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David Anaya

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David Anaya has been a software engineer for almost 20 years, working in consultancy and product, from backend to frontend to mobile, as a software developer in waterfall teams to tech lead in agile ones.

Should you go from individual contributor to manager?

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Deepak Dhananjaya

AgileSattva
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Deepak Dhananjaya is a versatile and experienced professional with over a decade in Agile space as a developer, technical expert, manager, process consultant and now as co-creator of AgileSattva. Having worked for many years on Agile transformations, he firmly believes that goal of Agile is to create self-sustained, self-organised and self-reliable systems.

Do you talk about ’The Elephant in the room’?

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Edyta Ryszkiewicz–Tum

DNA Technology

Edyta Ryszkiewicz–Tum has worked as a Scrum Master for 4 years, currently at Digital New Agency in Łódź, Poland. She used to be a Software Developer for 12 years.

Try it yourself! Back to development

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J. B. Rainsberger

@jbrains
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J. B. Rainsberger works as a trainer and mentor to software development professionals. He spends much of his professional time helping programmers do better work with less stress, but he also consults with, mentors, coaches, and provides training to companies.

Unlocking the Awesome Power of Refactoring

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Jason Yip

Spotify
@jchyip
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Jason Yip is a Senior Agile Coach at Spotify in NYC. Previously he was a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, mostly in Australia. He first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999. He was formerly a committer on the first Open Source Continuous Integration server, CruiseControl.

Using BAPO to apply "structure follows strategy" to your organisation

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Johan Wallin

Spotify

Johan Wallin is a Staff Engineer at Spotify with many years of experience working with architecture and leadership of systems and organisations at a large scale. His current focus is on enabling Spotify on a variety of devices, platforms and experiences.

Balancing autonomy and alignment in the environment of loosely controlled chaos—a fireside chat between two grumpy engineering leads from Spotify

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Karaleise

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Karaleise has worked as a business analyst for over 10 years, she has spent most of that time working with agile teams to build best in class software for different industries to solve complex business problems such as loan application processing, revenue optimization, customer success and customer support among many others.

Writing good user stories

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Karolina Hałaszkiewicz

u2i LLC & Ocado Technology
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Karolina Hałaszkiewicz is Agile Lead & Teams Coach at u2i LLC—Cracow-based teal software house, a full-service digital boutique with an innovative approach to both its clients and its employees.

Find your freedom in the structure and un-busy your teams

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Kiro Harada

Attractor Inc.
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Kiro Harada is an Agile Coach, Domain Modeler, SCM Consultant. He started his career as a chemical engineer in cosmetics R&D. He’s been practising Scrum since 2004. He is working to make your business and development easier and safer. Certified Scrum Trainer-Regional.

Kaizen in Action

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Łukasz Skotarek

Łukasz Skotarek is a tech lead @BlockFi, software monk, drummer. He loves software engineering and music and this is what he spends most of his free time. He's seen terrifying code and he's not afraid to talk about it.

Don't be afraid to get wet: Why DRY is not always the best idea

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Marcin Tatarski

SoftwareONE
@marcin_tatarski
www

Marcin Tatarski is an Agile practitioner & Lean thinker, involved in the enterprise IT world for more than 15 years. Using the advantages of Scrum, Kanban, XP or Lean, he always tries to improve the product, find the right goals, reduce waste and support people and the organization in continuous learning.

Efficient Product Backlog refinement in practice

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Michael Kacprzak

Booste.com
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Michael Kacprzak is a tech product expert and entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience developing products and technologies to make people’s life easier.

The art of launching successful products based on Booste.com case study – 12 months from launch and 12 M € funding raised

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Michał Parkoła

Michał Parkoła is an Engineering Manager at Appsilon as well as the founder and operator of Grow Together Academy. You can find his writings about collaboration and leadership at fluidcircle.net.

An Agile Approach to Forging Talent—a Case Study from Appsilon

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Nana Fifield

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Nana Fifield is VP of Engineering at Depop, and the author of an upcoming book on Digital Transformation. As a seasoned agile transformation leader, she has led agile teams through change at large-scale global enterprises, mid-sized and fast-growing scale-up businesses.

Working with globally distributed agile teams

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Paweł Lipiński

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Having travelled a path from being a software developer, systems architect, agile coach to a founder and a CEO of two very diverse companies: Pragmatists and Talkie.ai, Paweł Lipiński applies his rare blend of experiences and technological know-how to build highly effective teams and processes at companies that people love being a part of.

The balancing act of building the right thing and building it right

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Paweł Rzymkiewicz

Paweł Rzymkiewicz has been a developer, quality assurance engineer, agile coach, product and technology manager for over 15 years. He is an Engineering Manager at Appsilon, overseeing commercial projects and building an environment for people to thrive. Formerly Paweł was a Vice President of Engineering at Codility and Head of Technology at Sotrender.

An Agile Approach to Forging Talent—a Case Study from Appsilon

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Piotr Gaczkowski

Piotr Gaczkowski is keen on automating boring activities. Coding since he was 10 years old. He loves creating simple solutions for everyday human problems. Author of several articles, courses, and a book. Passions include listening to music, reading books, exercising parkour, and doing cool things with others.

Microservices vs Monoliths

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Piotr Majkowski

Spotify
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Piotr Majkowski is often described as a passionate and empathetic leader focused on empowering teams and people to be the best version of themselves possible.

Balancing autonomy and alignment in the environment of loosely controlled chaos—a fireside chat between two grumpy engineering leads from Spotify

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Seb Rose

SmartBear
@sebrose
www

Seb Rose has been a consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 40 years. He has been involved in the full development lifecycle with experience that ranges from architecture to support, from BASIC to Ruby.

Example mapping: a structured, collaborative discovery technique

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Stephanie Gasche

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Stephanie Gasche guides, supports and leads her clients towards success using trend metrics, continuous improvement methods and the magic triangle of training—advising—coaching. Having worked as an intercultural trainer in the field of refugee integration and being the founder of the user-centric digital integration compass in Austria, Stephanie knows how to apply her skills in intercultural and international environments where it needs more than just tools to bridge the distance.

Measuring Performance—Quantifying the Work of a Scrum Master

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Tomasz Kornaś

u2i LLC & Ocado Technology
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Tomasz Kornaś is Head of Engineering at Ocado Technology, which builds the platform operated by Ocado Retail—the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer. He has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He started as a junior software developer and worked his way through the technology hierarchy, which helps him to understand organizational challenges from all sides.

Find your freedom in the structure and un-busy your teams

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Urszula Wawrzeniuk

10Clouds

Urszula Wawrzeniuk is an Agile Lead with over 6 years of experience in product delivery, change management, leadership, and coaching. She specializes in improving processes, facilitation, creating agile environments in organizations, and team management.

Workshop—Discovery workshops—tools&techniques

How to grow from Project Manager to Product Delivery Manager

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Viktor Cessan

@viktorcessan
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Viktor Cessan is a senior system and agile coach based in Stockholm, Sweden. He's coached organizations and teams for over a decade at companies such as Spotify, Slack, King Games, Viaplay, Avanza Bank, Ikea, and H&M. He does context-specific coaching and adopts a research-based approach to coaching.

Informed Interventions

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Trainers

Adam Michalczyk

Agile Rebels
@zajonchek
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Adam Michalczyk from Agile Rebels. He helps organizations build lightweight management structures, deliver better and more often. Every day he trains, mentors, assists in designing and implementing changes in organizations.

Workshop—When was the last time you stole something? Is it possible to shave without looking in the mirror? Agile Coach Ethics.

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Bartosz Juszczak

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions
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Bartosz Juszczak values work not only on team level but also at organization level in order to promote awareness of agility as a way of thinking. Tireless propagator of the values and principles behind Agile, unfortunately so often being overlooked.

Workshop—Evidence-Based Management as practical way for improvements and agility

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Błażej Drobniuch

FesLe
www

Błażej Drobniuch is an Agile practitioner, since 2011 associated with the IT industry. Supporting organizations in achieving agility by building it around self-managing teams focused on delivering business value.

Workshop—How to recruit for Agile roles?

Workshop—XP Dojo for Dev-Teams

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Julia Shalet

Product Doctor
@jewl
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Julia Shalet, Product Doctor, award winning author of The Really Good Idea Test (published by Pearson), is a successful innovator, product consultant and qualitative researcher, with a ton of experience from a broad range of sectors and organisation types.

Workshop—Is your organisation innovation-ready?

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Krystyna Abraham-Walasiak

Allegro.pl

Krystyna Abraham-Walasiak is an agile coach, psychologist and experienced social skills trainer approved by Polish Psychologists` Association.

Workshop—Team reSTART—what to remember when changing the team composition

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Krzysztof Niewiński

ProCognita S.C.
@scrumurai
www

Krzysztof Niewiński has been working in the IT industry since 2005. He's a software engineer, trainer, consultant and promoter of the Agile and Lean approach. Krzysztof has been following his path to "agility" for 15 years in many roles—from a programmer, through analyst, manager, to Scrum Master/Agile Coach.

Workshop—LeSS Kick-off

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Marcin Ziółek

Zwinni inaczej
@mziolek
www

Marcin Ziółek for over 14 years has been associated with the IT industry and software development, connected with Agile and Scrum for more than eight years. Accredited Agile trainer by ICAgile, Management 3.0 Trainer, Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Master and Product Owner.

Workshop—When was the last time you stole something? Is it possible to shave without looking in the mirror? Agile Coach Ethics.

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Piotr Kuczyński

Bank Pekao
@innomadaPK
www

Piotr Kuczyński is a Programmer, Consultant, Product Owner.

Workshop—How do you change your organisation?

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Piotr Włodarczyk

Agile Rebels
www

Piotr Włodarczyk works with management to help shape processes, organizational culture and manage business risk, as well as with Scrum Teams to help them improve efficiency and understand the business perspective. He has worked with many brands including mBank, PKO BP, Pracuj.pl, Agora, Gemius, DPD, Polcomtel, Stepstone, Stopklatka.pl, and many others. 

Workshop—Specification by Example in practice

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Radosław Orszewski

LeanAgile.ninja
@orszewski
www

Radoslaw Orszewski is a Lean & Agile coach and practitioner. He has been practicing many methods and tools for over 15 years working in international organization across the Europe. He’s Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and he holds a prestigious title of Accredited Kanban Consultant.

Workshop—Dependencies and scale vs Slack and flow

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Rafał Markowicz

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Rafał Markowicz is an experienced Scrum Master and a software developer working for IT since 2001. Starting from 2007, he becomes an Agile practitioner using Scrum and other Agile methods.

Workshop—Let’s define the Definition of Done

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Tomasz Morański

FesLe
www

Tomasz Morański has been associated with the IT industry since 2015. Supporting organization with Facilitation, Recruiting, Coaching, Management, and Performance Management, Onboarding and Offboarding. He is fascinated by the use of questions in working with people. The training that he conducted focuses on recruitment, Onboarding, Offboarding and talent management inter alia: Agile HR, Meetup ALE, Educational Thursday,

Workshop—How to recruit for Agile roles?

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Urszula Wawrzeniuk

10Clouds

Urszula Wawrzeniuk is an Agile Lead with over 6 years of experience in product delivery, change management, leadership, and coaching. She specializes in improving processes, facilitation, creating agile environments in organizations, and team management.

Workshop—Discovery workshops—tools&techniques

How to grow from Project Manager to Product Delivery Manager

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Zuzanna Ilkiewicz

Scrum Master from Poznań with 5 years of experience. A big fan of working with people, creativity and experimentation. Self-development enthusiast, recently mostly interested in conflict resolution and human's emotions.

Workshop—Evidence-Based Management as practical way for improvements and agility

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