AgileByExample 2018

Grzegorz Struś

IT Kontrakt

Grzegorz has been professionally active in the new technologies market since 2007. He started his work at IT Kontrakt in 2016, in a position where he was responsible for the management and operation of Warsaw branch. Currently, Grzegorz is in charge of the areas of innovation and digital transformation, where he designs and implements modern tools and takes care of streamlining processes and increasing the value of services that clients receive from the company. Before that, he worked for companies including Microtech International and Intive (formerly SMT Software). He completed a degree programme at the Faculty of Economics of Wrocław University of Science and Technology with distinction, specialising in Electronic and Computer Automation Systems, as well as the post-graduate programme “Team Manager” at Wroclaw’s University of Economics. Grzegorz is a holder of the certificates Prince2 Foundation, Customer Centric Selling, and IBM Corporate Readiness. In his private life, he’s interested in literature, mainly Scandinavian detective novels, the automotive industry, MTB biking, swimming, and basketball, which he used to play for many years in amateur leagues.

Grzegorz will give his talk with Dominik Sawicki.


Agile transformation in sales and recruitment teams

Agile is now in the mainstream of the IT world. Most of the IT companies are going through some kind of agile transformation and most of the agile specialists operate in this area. The huge popularity of agile approach and its positive effect on IT makes it natural to spread on other areas, like Sales and HR. The most popular agile framework – Scrum focuses on product, which may not be present in the Sales and HR sense, but if you replace product with the value that team delivers and focus on goals it takes on a new meaning. Besides, Scrum contains many useful practices, like empirical planning and verifying, continuous improvements, self-organization, cross-functional teams, which work in almost any environment. We will present to you a case study of agile transformation in Sales-HR teams in IT Kontrakt. We will explain the purpose - how it began, the transformation itself and the result we have so far. We will explain, which elements of Agile manifesto, Scrum and Kanban the teams found useful and adopted right away, and which require more time and effort. We will also present the challenges we have faced.

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