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Full Agile Prague Week 2017

The Agile Prague conference is the first event of our ‘Full Agile Prague Week 2017’. It’s followed by a workshop with great selection – Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky or Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young. It’s finished by new certification class CAL - Certified Agile Leadership (Scrum Alliance).

Conference workshop: Modern Agile by Joshua Kerievsky

Much has changed since the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Joshua Kerievsky is coming to explain his idea about Modern Agile.

Conference workshop: Creative Storyboarding for Business by Stuart Young

We organize one-day workshop from Stuart Young: Creative Storyboarding for Business as part of the Agile Prague conference.

The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out

It was really fast. The first 15 registrations for super early bird price are sold out in less than one day. Thank you for your support!


Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017. It’s still enough time to secure registration for early bird price.

List of the speakers is still increasing

The first version of the Agile Prague 2017 program is ready and online. But we are still working on it and we’ll be adding more speakers soon. Check the already confirmed names.

The already confirmed 3 keynote speakers are:

-    Linda Rising will help us to address conflicts,
-    Joshua Kerievsky (Agile Manifesto co-author) will introduce his Modern Agile concept,
-    Johanna Rothman will talk about Agile program management.

Registration for 7th season is open

Agile Prague 2017 registration is already open. If you want to get super early-bird discounted registration you have to be fast. We have only 15 limited seats for this price. And some of the are already gone… :-)

Early bird period ends on 30 June 2017.

Looking for Speakers 2017

Agile Prague 2017 is looking for speakers. Be fast to get the first program review round at the end of March. 

Submit your proposal here or see more details at speaker's section.

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Andrea Provaglio: Overcoming Self-organization Blocks

by Anna Kulakowska

One of the greatest advantages of Agile teams is the self-organization. Yes! But if we look at real-life situations, not only at the theory, we notice some issues associated with self-organization.
To understand it better, let’s concentrate first on the software industry. It is a fact that the creation of software differs greatly from industrial manufacture. Still, the software sector applies the same approaches as other industries. Our educational system supports industrialism, where clearly defined metrics determine the level of performance. In software engineering, there are no simple metrics.
Software engineers work in teams and need to possess not only strong technical skills, but people skills as well. Teams are systems that evolve and constantly change. Teams are the ground where self-awareness and team-awareness needs to grow and develop. Teams are the basic unit for self-organization. And the key responsibility of the leaders is to align self-organization with business objectives. Leaders' task is to enable self-organization in their teams.


There are several blocking factors that can impede self-organization: creating fences, blame, judgmental attitude, paddling against the water. The last one is my favorite. It is important to know where you belong. If you paddle against the water you are bound to loose a lot of energy and the river always wins…











The graphics were created by Richard Fridrich.