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Large-Scale Scrum: LEGO simulation!

Join Alexey Krivitsky for his Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS): LEGO simulation!

Pay 2 get 3 for Creative Storyboarding for Business workshop

The art of storytelling is an essential tool for business. 

If you are faced with a user experience problem or a potential issue with a current process you should consider creative storyboarding for a clear and captivating way to present a customer need.

Attend this unique one-day workshop to gain both visualisation skills and create a compelling storyboard bursting with business value.

See more details about the workshop here
 
Get special time limited offer pay 2 get 3 people registered at the workshop. Contact us for details.  

Scaling is still hot topic

Scaling Scrum is still a hot topic and we believe that the real Scrum Scaling is LeSS – Large Scale Scrum. We are happy that two top Certified LeSS Trainers are joining Agile Prague Conference - Jurgen De Smet and Wolfgang Richter. There’s one LeSS case study as well presented by Karel Smutny and workshop facilitated by Alexey Krivitsky.

If you are interested in scaling or you are from a big organization Agile Prague is definitely the place to come and get hands-on information about Scrum Scaling.

Jurgen De Smet will be delivering certified LeSS training in Prague on 11-13 October 2017 as well.

Great support from Certified Scrum Trainers & Coaches and Scrum Alliance

We are proud that Agile Prague gets so strong support from Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches community from Scrum Alliance.

We have among our speakers the following great Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Enterprise Coaches: Alexey Krivitsky, Angel Diaz-Maroto, James Schiel, Peter Stevens, Petri Heiramo, Steven G. Spearman, and Zuzana ‘Zuzi’ Sochova.

And even more Scrum Alliance is our gold sponsor.

Coaches Clinic at Agile Prague

This year we present the Coaches Clinic for the first time at Agile Prague. The experienced Agile Coaches will be ready to advice or answer your questions. Just come and sign up for the free coaching session. The Coaches Clinic will be available during both days at the conference lobby. The Coaches Clinic will be prepared and organized by Certified Enterprise Coaches, Certified Scrum Trainers and other experienced Agile coaches.

About Creative Storyboarding for Business workshop

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

Creative Storyboarding is a powerful business tool, which can be used to aid alignment and stakeholder engagement. Why settle for complex process maps and weighty project plans, when you can express your message in a visual way, that will resonate better with your stakeholders?

How to Use Creative Storyboarding for Business - read more in Stuart Young's blog post

Register here and join the workshop.

Registration for Agile Prague conference is possible via Eventbrite as well

You can register for our Agile Prague conference here on our webpage. In this case, we prefer payment via wire transfer. If you prefer for any reason payment via credit card, you can see our listing at Eventbrite and register there. We’ll provide you with the invoice after the payment.

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.

Danny (Danko) Kovatch

Danny (Danko) Kovatch

Danko is a seasoned veteran in the IT industry. His first steps began in 1997 when he completed 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program, where he was group manager in a computer unit. Afterwards, Danko joined a startup by the name of EagleEye, a subsidiary company of New Dimension where he was in charge of several development groups . In 2000, BMC purchased New Dimension and Eagle Eye became a business unit of BMC. In 2005, Danko was exposed to Scrum and, from that date, there was no looking back. Danko gained more and more knowledge and experience in Agile and specifically in Scrum and found himself lecturing and helping other companies to assimilate Scrum. After leaving BMC, he served as VP, R&D in several companies and, when the demand for Scrum was too much to handle in parallel, he resigned all posts and became an independent consultant. After an intensive year in which Danko lectured and assimilated Scrum for dozens of companies, he initiated AgileSparks. Danko is a well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting Scrum to newcomers. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (one of the only about a 100 international trainers in the world). Danko is best known for his great enthusiasm for Scrum and his Scrum spark.

 

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Author of the books:

 

Agile kids - "Who's the boss of me?"
Scrum - "It is not easy to be simple"
 

 

The motivation for a tester and a coder to work together as a team

As one of the roles in scrum is the scrum team, it is expected from both the coders and the testers to work together within the sprint and produce a PSP (Potentially Shippable Product) at the end of each sprint. 

One of the common basic behaviors, when shifting from a waterfall approach to an Agile approach, is to work in "mini-waterfall" in each sprint, i.e. the coders are working at the beginning of the sprint on the code while the testers are testing it at the end of it. This behavior (also known as "Scrumfall") is a common first step toward agility however it is not yet Agile and definitely not Scrum. 

In this session, I am going to describe not only HOW the coder and the tester should work together as a real team but also WHY the should work this way, i.e. what is the motivation of each type of a developer (coder or tester) to work together. 

 

If you are making your first steps in the Agile or Scrum world, already working in Scrum for a while but haven't figured it out how to work together, do not understand the benefits and motivation to work as a team or want to move to a higher level of Scrum and start working in a more mature Scrum level, where a team is in its Norming level, this session was created for you.

 

This session is aimed for tester, coders, any other team members as well as  team leaders, managers level I, Scrum masters, scrum coaches and any high level manager who wants to understand which kind of tools the teams needs

 

 

 

The role of a manager in the Agile world

According to Scrum there are three main roles: Scrum team, Product Owner and of course the Scrum master. However, there is an additional obvious role which is not only crucial to Scrum but plays a major play in every framework, namely the Manager. While in old ages, the role of the manager was consisted on the Taylorism/Fordism, using the stick and the carrot for motivation, to consider the people as "resources" doing routine tasks thus making sure they are fully utilized, in the Agile world, it the almost the opposite, the tasks are creative, the stick and the carrot as a motivation method is no longer working since we are dealing with knowledge workers dealing creative tasks. Therefore, the role of a manager in the agile world had to be reinvented focusing on a new motivation method (namely A.M.P) as well as on three types areas: Vision, HR and day2Day.

 

If you are a manager or you want to understand what is the role of the manager in the Agile world, this session was created for you. In this session we will cover the responsibilities of the manager, the things that a manger should do and more important what a manger must not do any more.

 

By attending this session you will gain understanding regarding the role of a manager as well as tools in order to start the this journey.