AgileByExample 2019

Paweł Słowikowski

My life’s mission is to create environment for people to grow and use their talents to their fullest extent. I do this by promoting agility, extreme self-organization, knowledge creation and sharing — as a facilitator, trainer, scrum master and agile coach. I am inspired by big ideas and motivated by working with people who are willing to influence the reality around them in a positive way. I have 12 years of experience in multicultural IT environment — from international corporations to small software development companies.

Self-organization with Holacracy. Be careful what you wish for.

As agilists, we all pursue the Holy Grail of self-organizing teams. But what if you could just snap your fingers and turn the whole company in to self-organization mode? Let me tell you - It’s not as pretty as you might think. I will share with you my experience on how transforming a 150+ software development company to Holacracy actually looks like. What are the pros and cons. What we struggle with and how we dealt with some of the problems so far. And last but not least - how to still be useful as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach when everyone is self-organizing around you :)