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Craig Larman

@lesscraiglarman
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Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.

Although one of the very first LeSS trainers and CSTs, he practices and encourages a focus on doing over teaching.

Talks to be announced.

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Jutta Eckstein

Independent
@JuttaEckstein
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Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book entitled Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (dubbed BOSSA nova). Besides that, she has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.

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Steve Denning

@stevedenning
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Steve Denning is the author of the eight business books, including The Age of Agile: (HarperCollins, 2018), which was selected by the Financial Times as one the “best business books of 2018.” His forthcoming book is Reinventing Capitalism In The Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2022).

He is the former Program Director, Knowledge Management at the World Bank. He now works with organizations in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia on leadership, innovation, business agility and organizational storytelling. Steve’s innovative work has been recognized world-wide. His clients have included many Fortune 500 companies.

Steve has a column on Forbes.com that has had 10 million visitors since 2011. In 2021, in partnership with Araceli De Leon, Steve produced a feature movie that has won more than 20 international awards: Age of Agile.

Keynote—Reinventing Capitalism In The Digital Age

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Andrii Gluschchenko

@aglushchenko8
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Andrii is a very energetic and ambitious Agile Coach and Professional Scrum Trainer @Scrum.org, who always finds creative solutions and never stops improving himself.
Andrii Glushchenko gained his experience as a Scrum Master and an Agile Coach in a wide range of Organizations in Poland and abroad. Andrii is able to inspire with his passion and enthusiasm for building high-value products, building high-performing teams and transforming organizations. Andrii worked in startups as well as leading large-scale transformations in the banking area. Andrii was a Scrum Master for Organizations, which were able to effectively compete with giants as Spotify and was facilitating large-scale Agile Transformations. Andrii participated in Agile Transformation at Raiffeisen Polbank and was an Agile Transformation Leader at BNP Paribas Poland. During his career, Andrii conducted numerous coaching sessions, conducted numerous classes and workshops, and facilitated events even with up to 200 participants. In the year 2021, Andrii trained more than 400 students. Depending on a situation, Andrii is able to choose the most fitting solution from a wide range of facilitation techniques, professional coaching, consulting or conflict resolution.

Why Does Culture Matter? Recent Examples from Ukraine

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Andy Brandt

@codesprinters
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Andy Brandt is one of Poland's most experienced experts on Agile.

What is the state of Scrum?

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Artem Bykovets

@abykovets
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Artem Bykovets - Organizational & Agile Coach at Simplesense / Co-Founder at AgileWithUkraine

Artem helps many companies as an Organizational & Agility Coach, working on different levels (from individual and team level up to executive coaching) using a mix of coach, trainer, facilitator, mentor and consultant stances to support clients better ways of developing products :) In Software Development since 2007 acting as a QA and ScrumMaster. Winner of IT Awards Ukraine 2015 (Best QA of Ukraine).
He actively shares his experience by speaking at conferences, providing workshops and individual coaching. Founder and producer of Simplicity Day conferences (one of the biggest in Ukraine, focused on "hot" topics from Agile world presented by top practitioners in a simple way).

Artem is CSM, CSPO, CSP, CAL-I certified by ScrumAlliance, Certified LeSS Practitioner, Candidate LeSS Trainer & Certified LeSS Coach by LeSS (learned from Craig Larman & Bas Vodde), PSM I, PSM II by Scrum.org & certified KMP-I by Kanban University.

Why Does Culture Matter? Recent Examples from Ukraine

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Ceren Yildirim

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Ceren is a passionate and experienced CSM® Certified Agile Coach, helping organizations and teams transforming their work processes. She is a visual learner and a visual thinker. She loves to help people to visualize their communication so that they can derive transparency. She has more than 15 years of banking and insurance industry experience within information technologies, including business analysis, usability and business solutions. Ceren has also been practicing pencil drawing, charcoal and collage work and oil painting for nearly 20 years. She is now working as an Agile Coach at Ericsson.

A Day in the Life of a Scrum Master

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Jakub Bażela

BEC Poland
@jbazela
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Jakub Bażela is Agile Coach, consultant, licensed Management 3.0 trainer, co-author of the book "How to tame Agile. A guide practically agile ", a Scrum Master with scaling experience in banking industry, and a happy husband-to-be and a paw-rent of a dog.

How have we dismantled SAFe in favor of different approaches?

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Jonathan Ward

Beneficial Consulting
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Jon believes in contextual agile. Rather than using one framework or set techniques, Jon introduces appropriate ways of agile working enabling organisations to achieve their strategic goals. This contextual focus may involve tailoring agile approaches and blending them with traditional techniques. For example, recently, Jon combined Benefits Management approaches from Managing Successful Programmes with SAFe and Disciplined Agile components. Consequently, Jon has a reputation for pragmatism and for implementing new ways of working, which make a difference.

Agile is not just for software engineers

Workshop—Use of Value Stream analysis in the design of agile teams and continuous improvement

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Justyna Rędzikowska

Binarapps
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I build teams and work with values, people, data, and processes. I love to learn and share knowledge. I have been developing myself as a leader since 2003, and since 2006 as a trainer, facilitator, and mentor. I like to ask questions, I am very interested in the world, humans, and the processes that take place in between. In 2018 I discovered Scrum and Agile, since 2019 I am a full-time Scrum Master and I love my job. Currently, I work as a Scrum Master at Binarapps, in my beloved Łódź.

What happens if we leave free space to set up process framework only by the Development team?

Workshop—How to translate the metrics theory into first and active use in a Scrum Team

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Michael Lloyd

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Michael is an Agile Coach, Trainer and Scrum Master From New Zealand. Currently working for AND digital in the UK, he's helped hundreds of people to get their Scrum and Scaled Agile certifications, and worked with dozens of teams to improve their ability to deliver value. Michael believes strongly in the power of motivated individuals, and works to help break down hierarchies and build trust so that management can be turned into leadership. Michael is PSM-III and SPC certified, but is framework agnostic, believing the best processes come from empowered teams.

A Tale of two teams: How team culture can make or break Scrum

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Nadja Macht

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Until recently, Nadja Macht has been working as VP of Engineering at Jimdo, a medium-sized software company in Germany. She started her career as an Agile and Systemic Coach in 2011. She accompanied the organization through times of crisis and evolution from being a startup to becoming a strategically thinking grownup. Nadja has coached and trained diverse international ICs, and tech and non-tech teams in applying agile and lean principles, continuous improvement, self-organization, leadership, feedback, and facilitation.
Since 2016, Nadja has educated Agile Coaches in cooperation with a local consultancy in Hamburg.
To share her experience in coaching, organizational development, and leadership, Nadja has just started her own business as an independent leadership coach.

Become an effective Agile Coach

Workshop—Group Coaching for Agile Coaches

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Nicolas Brown

ASOS.com
@nbrown02
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As Agile Coach at ASOS.com, Nick works with multiple teams across the organisation, supporting them in applying lean-agile principles to work in a framework agnostic 'ASOS way'.

How (agile) charts lie

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Thomas Byrdal Christensen

BEC Poland

Thomas is a Development Director with strong software engineering background, a former senior project manager and Agile Coach, and a proud father of two.

How have we dismantled SAFe in favor of different approaches?

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Tomasz Serafin

Neontri

Tomasz Serafin started as an iOS Developer, then was PM, PO, SM, TL and many other roles, but now he is again just a developer. This time with many different perspectives.

How software architecture increases Agility - by example

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Trainers

Jonathan Ward

Beneficial Consulting
www

Jon believes in contextual agile. Rather than using one framework or set techniques, Jon introduces appropriate ways of agile working enabling organisations to achieve their strategic goals. This contextual focus may involve tailoring agile approaches and blending them with traditional techniques. For example, recently, Jon combined Benefits Management approaches from Managing Successful Programmes with SAFe and Disciplined Agile components. Consequently, Jon has a reputation for pragmatism and for implementing new ways of working, which make a difference.

Agile is not just for software engineers

Workshop—Use of Value Stream analysis in the design of agile teams and continuous improvement

Read more

 

Justyna Rędzikowska

Binarapps
www

I build teams and work with values, people, data, and processes. I love to learn and share knowledge. I have been developing myself as a leader since 2003, and since 2006 as a trainer, facilitator, and mentor. I like to ask questions, I am very interested in the world, humans, and the processes that take place in between. In 2018 I discovered Scrum and Agile, since 2019 I am a full-time Scrum Master and I love my job. Currently, I work as a Scrum Master at Binarapps, in my beloved Łódź.

What happens if we leave free space to set up process framework only by the Development team?

Workshop—How to translate the metrics theory into first and active use in a Scrum Team

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Justyna Walkowska

DeepL
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Group Product Manager at DeepL. Over the past 15 years, I’ve explored many sides of IT: programming, R&D, academia, product mgmt, engineering mgmt. I’ve decided to settle for Product, as I enjoy the challenges brought by indirect leadership and the impact the role has.

Workshop—Core Protocols – workplace diplomacy that brings results

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Nadja Macht

www

Until recently, Nadja Macht has been working as VP of Engineering at Jimdo, a medium-sized software company in Germany. She started her career as an Agile and Systemic Coach in 2011. She accompanied the organization through times of crisis and evolution from being a startup to becoming a strategically thinking grownup. Nadja has coached and trained diverse international ICs, and tech and non-tech teams in applying agile and lean principles, continuous improvement, self-organization, leadership, feedback, and facilitation.
Since 2016, Nadja has educated Agile Coaches in cooperation with a local consultancy in Hamburg.
To share her experience in coaching, organizational development, and leadership, Nadja has just started her own business as an independent leadership coach.

Become an effective Agile Coach

Workshop—Group Coaching for Agile Coaches

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