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Agile Prague 2017 is almost sold out

Agile Prague 2017 is almost sold out - the last 20 registrations are available. Get your one now!

Preview of "Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions" talk

John Le Drew prepared a preview of his "Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions" talk.

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.

Pat Guariglia

Pat Guariglia

Pat is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner, and certified with the Project Management Institute as a PMP. He was instrumental in bringing Scrum into a New York State Government Agency, and helped that organization adopt agile methodologies. While piloting a critical agile project with that agency, his team won a New York State award for best practices in management. He has been leading information technology projects for over ten years. He started his IT project management career at General Electric Power Systems and is currently with Experis as a consultant and agile coach.

Pat continues to coach and mentor agile Scrum teams, individuals and management at all levels of maturity. He is the organizer of the Upstate New York Agile User Group, and is a member of the New York City Scrum User Group. Pat is a featured author of articles for the Scrum Alliance and other agile-related blogs such as the PM Boulevard Newsletter. He was a recent speaker at the Agile 2010 conference and participated as a stage reviewer for the Agile Project Management stage. Pat continues to co-train certified Scrum Master classes, hold agile workshops, and speak at local and regional events.

 

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I am the author of online articles:
"AgiLeaks: What Would WikiLeaks Say About Government IT Projects?" Scrum Alliance|March 18, 2011
Extract: I was doing research the other day and came across an interesting article on FederalTimes.com about an FBI information technology (IT) project that was estimated to cost approximately $451 million. When the article was written, in October 2010, the project was a year and a half behind schedule and $100 million over budget... What if WikiLeaks put out information about the government's knowledge of...

"Getting Dirty with Scrum" ScrumAlliance.org|October 29, 2010
Extract: Scrum teams just look different. From their faded whiteboards to their discarded post-it notes, Scrum teams make their mark just by doing their job.

"Managing Myopia with Release Burndowns" ScrumAlliance.org|May 25, 2010
Extract: The burndown chart is one of the staples of Scrum. Many of us use and love it... From time to time, however, project sponsors, functional managers, and others on the periphery misunderstand its purpose.

"Three Things I Wish I Knew Before Jumping" ScrumAlliance.org|January 12, 2010
Extract: Like many people trying to implement a Scrum/Agile project for the first time in an organization, I encountered a number of obstacles that were almost project killers.

 

First-Time Implementation of Agile & Scrum at a New York State Government Agency

Like many IT organizations in state government agencies, this New York State Government Agency primarily used Waterfall. I implemented the agency's first agile projects. I was challenged by the agency's unique environment, learned lessons, discovered systemic problems, overcame organizational obstacles and changed misconceptions. I will discuss what I've learned during this award-winning project and make recommendations for others in bureaucratic companies and government agencies. The agency’s projects are moving to agile/scrum and the institution's IT group is incorporating agile into its PM and SDLC methodologies.