1stAgile Serbia Conference

AGILE means SURVIVAL!

23rd April 2016

Madlenianum, Belgrade, Serbia

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AGILE SERBIA CONFERENCE

Time to overcome Traditional and master Agile! Listen to worldwide renowned Agile & Start-up experts. Find out why Agile means Survival and how your business or startup can benefit from using Agile methodologies.

Major Agile companies in Serbia will present how to implement Scrum and have positive results from it.

Feel the real Agile atmosphere through the workshops moderated by the Agile Coaches and Scrum Trainers.

Agilize your business or startup!

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Paying the registration fee provides you attendance on any of three stages: Main Program, Interactive discussions or Workshops, depending on available seats at that moment.


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Main Program Timeline

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0830

Foreword by Marko Brankovic
@ Puzzle Software and Agile Serbia

 

0920 – 0930

Speaker I - Key note: Jurgen Appelo
Be the change you wish to see

The research is clear: happy employees are more engaged to the company they work for. And it is much better when managers enjoy their jobs as well. "Be the change you wish to see" is about practical things and concrete management advice for all employees. This is not only relevant for managers or other leading roles (team leaders, Scrum Masters, etc.), but for everyone who is concerned about the organization. We create a happier environment by managing ourselves, and leading by example, in an Agile environment focused on experiments and learning.

0930 – 1015

Speaker II: Branislav Vujovic
Digital Revolution – an opportunity for Agile startups

Branislav is a founder and president of New Frontier Group, which operates in 17 countries of the World. NFG is the leader in providing IT services in Central and Eastern Europe, and the fastest growing IT company in Europe. Considering the fact he ran NFG as a startup project, this will be the story about growth, challenges and success. Branislav will share the secret how to earn billion dollars and which projects are good for investing. He is also going to speak on Digital revolution, and opportunities and threats it brings to different types of companies. He believes that digital revolution must be an opportunity for Agile startups and that information is a valuable resource nowadays.

1015 – 1100

Coffee break

 

1100 – 1120

Speaker III: Zoran Vujkov
Additional practices accepted by successful Scrum teams

Over last many years, successful Scrum teams have been trying different additional practices/ideas throughout self-organization which helped them being better in delivering great software. These practices/ideas are worth considering, although these are not rules. Things like Continuous integration/delivery, Backlog grooming meeting, Definition of ready, User stories, Sprint burndown, etc. are something that a Scrum team should be familiar with, and then evaluate whether it is worth practicing. This speech is a guidance on embracing each of these new practices to help you with successful implementation of Scrum.

1120 – 1205

Speaker IV: Ran Nyman
Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS)

How to scale Agile development and especially Scrum for large organizations is a puzzle that several scaling frameworks try to solve. This presentation focuses on cases when Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework was used to build a new product from scratch. It highlights several aspects that one encounters when uses LeSS in large organizations. First, we look organizational challenges connected to self-managing cross-functional teams that are fundamental building blocks of LeSS framework. Then, we analyze how LeSS was used and how it worked in a concrete situation (using particular example as a reference). Finally, we look at the business impact of using LeSS to build a product, and how people involved in LeSS adoption felt about it.

1205 – 1250

Networking lunch break

 

1250 – 1350

Speaker V: Petri Heiramo
The way to real Аgile teams

What are real teams, and most importantly, how can we help them form consistently? Recent studies have shown that real teams are really rare. Only exceptional circumstances give rise to real-team-behaviour and "jellying". We seek to make every product or project team shines. Yet, unless we know how to make teams "jell" on a consistent basis, we can lose our chance to form into a high-performance agile team. So, the question is - how can we guide the team through the process? At this session, Petri will share his knowledge and experience about the models of forming and assessing your team in order to help it to progress further, into real Agile team.

1400 – 1445

Speaker VI: Drytools and SC-Ventures
How we achieved a EUR 300,000 investment in Serbia

If you are interested to hear first-hand story about how it feels like to quit a secure job, run a startup and search for an investment for its growth, you should not miss this session. Marko Gaćeša from Drytools will tell his story about running startup in Serbia and achieving the investment. The same story you will hear from the investor point of view. Vuk Đukić from SC-Ventures will talk about funding startups.

1445 – 1530

Coffee break II

 

1530 – 1550

Speaker VII: Maaret Pyhäjärvi & Llewellyn Falco
Tales of Developer and Tester Agile approach

There seem to be a large divide among developers and testers. Developers sometimes see the tester's role as trivial and tester may see the developer's role as narrow and dull. There may occur a misunderstanding when you have them paired together. At the stage, Maaret and Llewellyn will show how it would look alike if a developer and a tester could not find a common ground, and what it would mean if there were no collaboration between them. They will act both roles and show different points of view.

1600 – 1645

Final word by Marko Brankovic
@ Puzzle Software and Agile Serbia

 

1645 – 1700

Networking Cocktail Party

 

1700 – 1830

Interactive Discussions Timeline

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0830

Discussion 1: Microsoft
Agile Projects with TFS online

During this demo rich session, you will learn how to apply agile practices using Visual Studio Team Foundation Service (everything applies to the Team Foundation Server as well). You will see how to groom and prioritize your backlogs. Backlogs are great, but how do you monitor the flow and visualize all that work? You will learn how the built-in Kanban board can help you with that. Besides mentioned, you will see how task boards would help having efficient daily stand-ups, how to link code changes to the story, bug or task to achieve visibility and traceability, how to be ready for change by using simple forecasting and more.

1015 – 1100

Coffee break

 

1100 – 1120

Discussion 2: Startit.rs
How to validate your idea quickly? - Lean Startup Methodology

You developed a great product, took care of every detail and dedicated a lot of time and resources into making it perfect. You even have a nice budget for marketing and a great marketing plan. But, there is only one problem — nobody uses your product. Believe it or not, this is one of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs and startups make. They build something they think everybody wants. Good news is that this mistake can easily be avoided. This lecture will show you how to test your idea fast, and get the real feedback from your potential customers even before you build the product.

1120 – 1205

Discussion 3: Telenor
Example of succesful Scrum implementation in Big company

Telenor is one of the biggest companies in Serbia. Scrum Implementation was the real challenge, but that brought even more satisfaction when it was implemented successfully. Predrag Rajković and Veljko Manojović will tell the story of their teams, problems, challenges and good things they did to transform into real Agile teams. In this discussion following aspects will be covered: Evolution of Agile approach in Telenor Serbia, Major deliveries through Agile approach, How we persuaded the organization to start using agile, How we synchronize waterfall project with agile approach.

1205 – 1250

Networking lunch break

 

1250 – 1350

Discussion 4: Ran Nyman
Descaling organizations using LeSS

Over time, organizations are becoming more and more complex. They introduce more roles, more hierarchies and then suddenly die. Joseph A. Tainter has studied the collapse of societies trough the history, and has come to the conclusion that societies collapse because of mentioned complexity. The same phenomenon happens to organizations. The discussion at the Conference will be on use of Large-Scale Scrum framework for descaling large organizations and reducing their complexity.

1400 – 1445

Discussion 5: Jurgen Appelo
Be the change you wish to see Part 2

In the moderated discussion Jurgen will cover following topics:
- Metrics Ecosystem and Scoreboard Index – Measure Performance the Right Way
- Value Stories and Culture Books – Define the Culture by Sharing Stories
- Moving Motivators – Discover Real Engagement of Employees
Participants will be able to ask questions and to discuss with Jurgen on these topics and any other topic they are interested in.

1445 – 1530

Coffee break

 

1530 – 1550

Discussion 6: Zoran Vujkov
Going back to basic principles of Scrum Framework

The most common challenges Scrum teams are facing are: real self-organizing teams (without micromanagement), definition of ready (business must know and articulate what needs to be done), definition of done (the team must know when something is really done, and it deffinitely cannot be the moment when the code is done), changes in the organization (how to change something that should be changed). So, through this discussion the moderator will try to bring you back to the origins of Scrum, to address challenges and provide solutions.

1600 – 1645

Networking Cocktail Party

 

1700 – 1830

Workshops

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0830

Workshop 1: Maaret Pyhäjärvi
Exploratory Testing Explained and Experiences

This workshop is about skilled testing - breaking illusions about your product, providing information founded on empirical evidence and learning while performing testing. There's a lot of misconceptions on what it means to do exploratory testing, and this session clarifies what it is and how it has to be done. It aims to show why you should care if testing in your projects is done with the right mindset. At the workshop, you will peek into nature of testing with a couple of exercises and discussion on common misconception of its role and purpose in Agile.

1120 – 1250

Networking lunch break

 

1250 – 1350

Workshop 2: Llewellyn Falco
Hands on Test Driven Development

Practice makes it better. Join us for a powerful learning experience where you will participate in helping to solve a sample programming problem. A Coding Dojo is a get-together where programmers follow a pattern similar to the martial arts Dojo to practice their skills. In this Coding Dojo you will get an opportunity to practice the extreme programming techniques of Test Driven Development, Mobile Programming, Refactoring, User Stories, and Simple Design. We will be using the Randori format, to let as many participants as it is possible to do actual coding.

1400 – 1530

Networking Cocktail Party

 

1700 – 1830

Registration fee is 6 000 RSD + VAT for early birds,
and 8 000 + VAT after the 15th April 2016.

- Conference Attendance
- Welcome Pack
- Lunch Break Networking
- Cocktail Party Networking
is included in the price.

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Contact Info

Jelena Brankovic
Operations Manager
Puzzle Software

+381 (0) 11 / 39-11-245
jelena.brankovic@puzzlesoftware.rs
www.puzzlesoftware.rs

Jelena Bogdanic
Marketing Manager
Puzzle Software

+381 (0) 11 / 24 -74-234
jelena.bogdanic@puzzlesoftware.rs
www.puzzlesoftware.rs