Mindset meets action

October 5, 2017 Hotel Lev, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Speakers lineup:
Jenni Jepsen
Steve Hayes
Riina Hellström
Ralf Jeffery
Fred Henry Williams
Peter Stevens
Agnieszka Kłobus
Dominika Brzezińska
Agile Slovenia is an annual conference which brings together international and local agile speakers and participants for a day filled with learning, sharing and networking. It was first organized in 2012 and since then has grown into a biggest agile event in the region but still with a cozy atmosphere encouraging speakers and attendees to mingle.

Speakers

Keynote speaker
Talk
Empowering people is impossible: the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation
Jenni Jepsen Partner at goAgile
Talk
Lessons and Experiences from 15 years of Agile Coaching
Steve Hayes Agile Coach and Change Agent
Talk
Agile HR is not a walk in the park for rookies
Riina Hellström Partner at People Geeks Ltd Oy
Talk
Building an MVP sounds simple, so why do so many organisations struggle and what are the common factors of excellent MVP design?
Ralf Jeffery Associate, Equal Experts
Talk
Telling your technical story
Fred Henry Williams Agile Communicator, Trainer, and Enthusiastic Skeptic
Talk
How to do more that matters
Peter Stevens Principal at Saat Network GmbH
Talk
Do we need Scrum Rituals?
Agnieszka Kłobus Senior Product Owner, STX next
Talk
Do we need Scrum Rituals?
Dominika Brzezińska Scrum Master at STX Next

Agile Slovenia 2017 kick off

Event Schedule

08:00 - 09:00
60min
Registration
09:00 - 10:00
60min
Jenni Jepsen Partner at goAgile
Keynote speaker
Empowering people is impossible: the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation
Agile leaders don’t empower people - they create spaces where people thrive and deliver value faster. It’s up to individuals to feel empowered, not for leaders to empower the individual. How can we create this environment and break old habits that get in the way?
10:00 - 10:45
45min
Ralf Jeffery Associate, Equal Experts
Building an MVP sounds simple, so why do so many organisations struggle and what are the common factors of excellent MVP design?
The goal of an MVP is to build just enough of something to quantifiably test a business assumption or hypothesis. Traditionally, businesses approach new product development by spending substantial time and money researching, developing and building the final product. Even more time and effort is then spent marketing it to their target market. It’s go big or go home! Lean Startup principles advocate a different approach; build the simplest version of the product or service that you can and get in front of your target market group as fast as possible. Watch them use it. Listen to their feedback. Then improve or change. Most organisations when confronted with this approach understand the logic and benefits of an MVP.
10:45 - 11:15
30min
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00
45min
Riina Hellström Partner at People Geeks Ltd Oy
Agile HR is not a walk in the park for rookies
Designing people practices for the contemporary organization requires creativity, and HR will need plenty of redesign going towards agile and lean enterprises and digital business models. When speaking about reinventing HR, we need to know and understand the boundaries of the creative space. It is useless to design a flying object without appreciating the boundary of gravity.
12:00 - 12:45
45min
Steve Hayes Agile Coach and Change Agent
Lessons and Experiences from 15 years of Agile Coaching
Effective agile coaches need to learn how to balance many conflicting demands and impulses. Among many other things they need to choose when to be directive and when to sit back, when to emphasize technical skills and when to focus on social concerns, and how to distinguish between the things that need immediate attention and the things that should simply be ignored. And of course they need to do all this without inserting their own (probably substantial) ego, so that the team members remain the rightful owners of their process and their outcomes.
12:45 - 14:00
75min
Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45
45min
Agnieszka Kłobus Senior Product Owner, STX next
Dominika Brzezińska Scrum Master at STX Next
Do we need Scrum Rituals?

In our everyday work we tend to repeat phrases and actions as habits. Daily Scrum, Refinement, Retrospective or estimation tend to follow the same pattern in many, many teams. But from time to time it is good to stop and think them through instead of treating them as rituals.

During this presentation we are going to discuss the examples of the teams who decided to ask themselves the fundamental questions: ‘Why are we doing something?’, ‘Why do we need this?’ and most of all: ‘Why do we want to be Agile?’.

14:45 - 15:30
45min
Fred Henry Williams Agile Communicator, Trainer, and Enthusiastic Skeptic
Telling your technical story
Your best ideas will be ignored if you cannot communicate. You want to deliver strong stories about your work, sticking in everyone's mind. You can learn the techniques of the star speakers and writers for understanding your audience, structuring your message, and becoming memorable. From the ancient philosophers to today's cognitive scientists, we know what works.
15:30 - 16:00
30min
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45
45min
Peter Stevens Principal at Saat Network GmbH
How to do more that matters

My Personal Agility is a simple framework for doing more that matters. It connects who you are and what you do, so you can become who you want to be.

Most Agile frameworks focus exclusively on teams at work. How can you apply Agile to your own life? By reducing Scrum to its essential principles, you can apply them to yourself, to traditional teams and even to organizations! Let me show you how!

16:45 -
Wrap Up

Registration

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