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Agile Prague 2017 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2017 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech).

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Speakers Introduction

For AgilePrague 2015, we asked the speakers to answer the following four questions:

 

What is the hardest part of Agile?

What is the easiest part of Agile?

What is the most neglected part of Agile?

What is the most useful part of Agile?

 

David Hussman:

Hard:  Not knowing

Easy: Knowing

Neglected:  Product focus

Useful:  Learning faster

 

Joshua:

H: Thinking

E: Agile isn't easy

N: Thinking

U: Delivering awesome outcomes

 

Liz:

H: Overcoming cognitive bias

E: Recognizing patterns

N: Dealing with reality, existing cultures

U: Cynefin  (see her presentation)

 

Oded:

H: Changing people

E: Process

N: Culture and values

U: Focus on business and customer value

 

Pawel:

H: Bias toward recipes, too much focus on practice

E: Even shallow Agile implementation provides some value

N: Why we are doing what we do

U: Getting feedback

 

Jurgen:

H: Changing the organization and oneself

E: Going to conferences

N: Discipline

U: Systems thinking and recognizing complexity

 

Bas:

H: Doing Agile Right

E: Doing Agile Wrong

N: Good technical practices

U: Focus on people

 

Vasco:

H: Thinking for yourself

E: Trying it for yourself (no need to ask permission)

N: Chaos theory

U: It's about people

 

Jutta:

H: Agile is an enduring journey

E: Practices

N: It's not all about people...it's about delivery

U: Retrospectives

 

Louise:

H: Achieving a hive mind

E: Improving communication

N: Willingness to change and respond to circumstances

U: Making business part of delivery

 

Cliff:

H: Living the values

E: Saying you're "Agile"

N: Customers

U: Retrospection