AgileByExample 2017

Marta Borkowska-Bierć

For 8 years she was a consultant and a trainer at AON Hewitt and Grupa ODiTK. She has been advising various companies on systems on the verge of HR and business e.g. performance assessment, bonus systems, organizational structure etc. She proudly completed PhD in psychology. And then…. She came to FRU.PL. And realize that the thing that engages her most is designing and implementing change. Now, she works as an HR manager and together with managerial team she is responsible for organizational transformation. She is most skilled in building teams and engaging people, her favorite activity is….facilitation. There is one question which you can expect whenever you approach her with some “people situation”: Did you give feedback on that? She believes that self-awareness and courage are those behaviors that shape excellent teams. She is a licensed trainer of FRIS® and licensed facilitator of NEWS®Model.

1 year of transformation—our story

There was a great product, fast growing and award-winning startup, but there was also chaos, late deliveries and a lot of pressure. Paweł joined Fru.pl as CTO just 12 months ago and started adopting agile practices with a help from Marta (HR and business consultant) and Piotrek (Agile Coach). Together, three of us would like to tell you a story, how adopting Scrum and Kanban changed the way company operates and what we learned in our journey - especially when it comes to managing backlog, strategic management and company financials - something that is very often missed in Agile transformations. We will also talk about culture changes, working with the board, some crisis that arised and what helped us to get through.