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Regarding to COVID-19 global pandemic situation, Agile Tour Vilnius is changing its conception: we are transferring the whole conference online and adjusting this year’s conference theme to New Normal, its purpose – to reflect the massive changes that happened during this year.
As we are going with online solution, you can join conference wherever you are: from home, office or even from park!
To keep focus high, we will have two sessions:
Agile Tour conference is the biggest event about Agile Project Management and information systems development in Lithuania.
Highly experienced speakers, practitioners will be sharing deep expertise and experience in project management, product management, organizational management, leadership, team management and development field.
Director of Collaboration Superpowers
Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:
Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and Meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain. In January 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless. Lisette is also the office manager for the 100 percent remote company Happy Melly, a global professional happiness association dedicated to helping people be happier at work.
Mary Poppendieck’s first job was programming the #2 Electronic Switching System at Bell Labs in 1967. She programmed minicomputers to control high energy physics experiments at the University of Wisconsin during the 1970’s. Moving to 3M, Mary developed digital systems to control roll-goods processes, spearheaded one of the first Just-in-Time production systems in the company, and led new product development teams which commercialized products ranging from digital controllers to lighting systems. Upon retiring from 3M in 1998, Mary was surprised to discover that the typical software development process was quite different than the engineering-inspired approach she had found effective with control systems. So she wrote the now-classic book: Lean Software Development: an Agile Toolkit, proposing an approach which focuses on consumers, respects software engineers, concentrates on learning, and leverages flow.
Mary is a popular writer and speaker. Sequels of her first book include Implementing Lean Software Development: from Concept to Cash, Leading Lean Software Development: Results are Not the Point and The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right.
Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. He has done this from his very early days in the healthcare and the military forces up to where he is today.
This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, Agile techniques and user involvement.
Over the years Arie has become an expert in international Agile transformations. He has developed models for organizational competencies, the transformation process, coaching types and other topics which facilitate an Agile transformation, a not so easy job. He has created a team around him of highly skilled Agilists with various profiles from technical development coaches to psychologists to support the human and organizational aspects of the transformation.
Believe in his team, facilitating them to reach for their best combined with client and end user involvement has his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about Agile as thought leader of Wemanity, as chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at Universities and presents at conferences.
Professor Trost has since many years been regarded as one of the best-known and leading thought leaders in human resources management. He has been teaching and researching at the Business School of Furtwangen University in Germany since 2005. For many years, he has successfully advised companies of all sizes and industries on strategic human resource management issues. Dr. Armin Trost is not only known as an author of numerous articles and books, but also as an internationally sought-after speaker at renowned congresses. He recently published the game changing book “Human Resources Strategies. Balancing Stability and Agility in Times of Digitization”.
Jenni Jepsen works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She helps people transform organizations to create lasting change. Jenni is recognized for her work in change leadership and Agile ways of working. She integrates neuroscience concepts into her coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level. She's also an author of the new book: TOGETHER - how leaders involve & engage people to get great things done (out Fall 2020).
Thomas is a passionate agile practitioner from the Netherlands with years of experience in distributed teamwork. He works as a professional Scrum Master at Hiper, and as an independent workshop facilitator. A former front-end developer and occasional quiz master, Thomas divides his time between Amsterdam and Kaunas. He is the co-founder of Agile Camp NL and his weekly Scrum/facilitation newsletter is called The Backlog.
Enterprise Agile Coach
Bob is an Enterprise Agile coach with over 30 years global IT experience. Expert at guiding organisations through the Agile journey to deliver complex, high value projects, and develop high performing teams. Promotes continuous learning, creating an environment focused on transparency, mastery and innovation.
Bob Willis has held most roles in the IT industry over the past 30 years, from development, testing and training, to solution architecture and database administration. In the last 15 years he shifted his focus to Agile delivery. Since then he has worked with DSDM, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Scrum@Scale, DAD and LeSS and developed Agile and Scaled Agile training.
Bob is part if the IBM European Agile Centre of Competence and provides enterprise coaching at all levels within an organisation. He is part of the first cohort of 30 Licensed Scrum Trainers selected by Jeff Sutherland.
Was speaker at DevDays conference in Azerbaijan and speaker at Liberty Global Agile conference in Amsterdam.
Kavi Guppta has been writing and speaking about the Future of Work for the past six years. His thoughts can be found in Forbes, The Harvard Business Review, TEDx, and more. Kavi also drives Culture & Growth for Strategyzer, a fully remote organization with team members across 11 countries.
Rethinking an organization in an Agile manner is a challenge that affects every organizational aspects and is surrounded by risks that must be appropriately managed. Beyond the used methodologies and frameworks, the goal is always to develop a mindset that allows the organization to " stand on their own feet" and embrace antifragility. In this talk we will describe a concrete transformation experience in a company working on the medical sector, with the operational office in Italy, and how it has been completely revolutionized. We will talk about successful changes and the less fortunate experiments, how the company developed its Way of Working (WoW) in agile manner, even going so far as to reorganize of the internal physical spaces. We will also take a look at how the aspects of the Program were developed: from the Portfolio to the Risk Management System, up to the revision of the Quality procedures.
Explorer at Exploration Labs
Charles-Louis loves bringing people together and see what happens when they “tune in” together. He has started his journey towards agility (or sense-making) around 2009, and worked in different contexts and companies which provided him with perspectives to make sense of the work we do. He learned Scrum by doing, as a Scrum Master together with his team. They started from the guide and discovered the beauty of Inspect and Adapt.
As a visual facilitator, Charles-Louis loves making the hidden things visible, using pictural language to uncover our understanding of things. Stories are another option for bringing sensitive topics to the surface, and he has recently started to explore this topic through his self-development practice.
Kati about herself:
I love to say that I help people to fulfill their dreams and reach goals. For that, I teach them how to bring structure to their ideas and plans by using simple pictures, frames, and keywords. I am a graphic facilitator with all my heart and soul ( and head and hand). One great mission in my life is to promote visual thinking as an approach to simplification of strategic thinking and project management, and also to help people to find the courage to doodle. I believe that creating the right conditions, asking the right questions, and using supportive tools can help people to discover creativity and the potential to make a change. I am also a researcher, focusing on education and thinking with a pen as a learning tool. I believe that a new era and new normal need bold and creative approaches. The ability to draw is equally necessary for thinking alone and in communicating with others. You can read more about me and my mission: https://creativitycatcher.com/en/
Frederik has wide knowledge and experience in several agile, lean, collaboration approaches and techniques (Scrum, Kanban, Lean UX, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development, Lean Startup, Sociocracy 3.0, Liberating Structures, …) and human interaction (facilitation, coaching, teaching, mentoring, conversation). Frederik also likes to organise events (conferences, meetups, trainings) and he’s a public speaker & workshop facilitator. Frederik has obtained certifications of several certification bodies (Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, ICAgile). At the end of the day, our customers don’t care whether I practice Agile, Lean or anything else. They care about great products and services that solve meaningful problems in effective ways. I focus with them on satisfying customer needs, collaborating, reflecting and improving, making all people (teams, stakeholders, users) involved motivated and happy - no matter which methodology they practice.
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