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Lightning talks - your chance to share at Agile Prague Conference

This year we introduce a new format of lightning talks. Lightning talks are a great opportunity to offer a talk or vote for a talk you want to hear right at the conference. Be ready with 10min slot!
 

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Agile Prague conference is getting closer. Please come to the registration desk at 8:30 am so we allow the conference to start on time.

 

The conference is on September 10-11, 2018 at OK System Conference Center, Na Pankráci 125, 140 21 Prague 4 - Pankrac.

Agile Prague 2018 - Press release

We just published Agile Prague 2018 official press release. It's available in CTK news service (in Czech) [PDF version].

Agile Prague 2018 is sold out

Agile Prague 2018 Conference is sold out. You can still get your registration to the conference with one of our combo packages and join conference  + David Hussman Product Discovery or Delivery workshop, CSM, CSPO or CAL. 

Discovery workshop by David Hussman plus free 2-days registration.

 

Open Space

Wouldn’t it be great to go to a conference that included all of the topics that are most interesting to you? A conference that addressed your most pressing questions?
That’s what the Open Space sessions are for. It’s the part of the conference that you get to design.

Join the lunch Open Space and deepen your learning experience. 

 

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Discovery or Delivery

Angel Diaz-Maroto Alvarez is returning to Agile Prague with a workshop where you can be exploring interleaving discovery and delivery to your advantage

 

Join the Wednesday workshop Customer Centric Discovery and Delivery and learn more about your products. 

Andrea Provaglio - Overcoming Self-organization Blocks

Andrea Provaglio /Italy/

Andrea Provaglio /Italy/ is an independent professional with almost twenty years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He assists clients from many different domains, which can range from large organizations such as the European Commission in Brussels, or large multinational banks, to small and dynamic IT companies.

His mission is to help his clients to develop better software and to create better development teams; and to help the individuals to improve technically and relationally.

Andrea’s contribution to his clients is primarily in the areas of: Adoption of Agile methodologies, such as Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrum; Development of soft skills for teams and organizations; Coaching and training on software development for the Java/J2EE platform; Design Patterns (Integration and Distributed Applications); Design and development of Web/Enterprise applications; Architectural assessments; Skill assessments; Team building.

Andrea is frequently a speaker at international IT conferences and contributed to a few books and publications.

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Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/provaglio/overcoming-selforganization-blocks

Overcoming Self-organization Blocks


This talk is about the group dynamics that may hinder self-organization in Agile teams, seen from a behavioral perspective, and about the ways to counteract these issues.

The concept of self-organization is strictly related to empowering the technical teams, which in turn may alter both the "vertical" dynamics (managers/teams) and the "horizontal" dynamics (teammate/teammate).

Resistance to these changes may therefore arise both in managers and in team members alike. The actual source of this resistance may be rooted in the mental habits of the people involved and may come from a latent blaming culture, from confusing guidance with command, from the fear of taking responsibility (becoming visible) or losing status (becoming invisible) and finally from a misalignment of the team with the organization's business goals.

We'll see some of the most common sources of resistance to self-organization, as well as techniques to loosen the blocking dynamics.