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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.

Alan Bustamante - Only the Agile Survive

Alan Bustamante /USA/

Alan Bustamante /USA/ currently leads the Agile Services practice at Seapine Software.  Over the past 11 years, his experience has included working on both domestic and international projects using multiple delivery approaches. He has worked extensively in the Project Management, Requirements Management, and Test disciplines for multiple verticals, including Energy, Environmental Services, Insurance, IT, Manufacturing, Non-Profit, and Telecom.

Since becoming involved with Agile projects in 2007, Alan has become convinced that Agile methods are, in most cases, the best way for organizations to get the most value from their software projects.  Alan co- founded Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) Houston in 2008, now a 600+ member organization, and his passion for giving back continues through his leadership role at Agile Cincinnati (www.agilecincinnati.org). Most recently Alan was on the question writing team for the upcoming PMI – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.

He is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional (PMP), IBM as a Solution Designer in Rational Unified Process (RUP), and Scrum Alliance as a Scrum Professional (CSP).  You can follow his musings on Twitter @alanbustamante

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LinkedIn profilehttp://www.linkedin.com/in/alanbustamante

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/alanbustamante/business-case-foragile

 

Only the Agile Survive: Understanding the Business Case for Agile

Why an organization should consider the transition to Agile methods.

As a result of the recent recession, many organizations were forced to reduce head count, salaries, and benefits to shore up their finances in an attempt to ride out the downturn. Now, as the economy slowly recovers, organizations are looking for ways to satisfy their customers within the boundaries of the “new normal,” which is a reduced cost structure and increased pressure to deliver more, faster.
Organizations also need a way to divert funding from one project to another when a higher priority initiative emerges. Agile methods have proven to be an effective way to address these challenges.

Agenda
1. New Normal
2. Naked Agile
3. Why Agile?
4. A Final Thought on Agility and Survival

Walk away points for each agenda item:

1. What is going on in the marketplace that necessitates a change in the way we currently do business
2. Agile stripped of the fluff. The bare essentials. What it is and what it isn't
3. Why is the market moving to towards Agile solutions
4. Personal observations of successful implementations including a personal experience with diverting almost $200,000 USD in project funds to another higher priority initiative, which was only possible with Agile methods.