Piotr Pelcer

I started my career as a Java developer, following my Computer Science & Software Engineering double major aquired in the USA. However, I have been a natural leader to any group of people ever since the kindergarten and I have quickly commited to working with people on quite a large variety of positions and levels over time. I currently have over 15 years of experience working in IT and 7 of those in Scrum Master / Agile Coach / Leadership roles.

I am not a big fan of giving people labels and titles. Your email footer doesn’t make you who you are and is quite irrelevant. If I had to give myself a tag, I’d say I’m “an enhancer”. A guy who makes a difference with the help of his agile mindset. I try to live by the rule: “Today I will change the world. A little bit.”

Piotr will lead his Dojo workshop with Grzegorz Iwanek.

Workshop—Lego workshops—Maximizing Product Value and Why is communication so hard?

There will be two simulations included in this workshop. Firstly, Piotr's original "Lego Scrum Hotel" workshop will take place where participants will construct a hotel using LEGO blocks in a series of Sprints. This simulation is purposefully designed to illustrate the importance of maximizing product value and the crucial role that a Product Owner plays in the process. Following a brief introduction, the workshop will conclude with a debriefing session where participants are encouraged to share their experience and relate it back to their real job. This highly successful simulation has been conducted over 20 times and has consistently received exceptional (with an average rating of 9.8 out of 10) from participants.

In the second part of the workshop, participants will be divided into small groups and asked to communicate with one another under different restrictions and rules to construct an extremely simple LEGO construction. This simulation is designed to challenge participants to communicate efficiently and effectively even when working under pressure and restriction. The simulation will again include a short theory introduction followed by a debriefing session where the facilitators will work with the participants to identify key takeaways and build on the experience.

By participating in these simulations, attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the importance of product value maximization and the role of strong communication protocols in project management. Each simulation will be followed by debriefing sessions that allow participants to reflect on their experience and gain practical insights that can be applied in their everyday work. The simulations are intentionally designed to be engaging, hands-on, and effective, providing attendees with a uniquely valuable workshop experience.