Marc Löffler

Marc Löffler

He is a truly fancier of Scrum Retrospective.
He is Marc Löffler.


“I’m not sure if the hardware will be available on time to integrate this story but we could use an emulator instead.” – Marc Löffler


The retrospective is his passion. Marc Löffler is a master in this Scrum field. His expertise is colored with his capability to convince people of the benefits of Agile. That’s why he’s a professional. By Marc’s name, you’ll read that he’s an honored speaker, author, and Agile Coach. Previous experience as a traditional Project Manager for international companies (Siemens AG, Volkswagen AG) helps Marc to deeply understand what is mandatory for one company transformation. But, his real devotion is the implementation of Agile frameworks. Especially when teams have doubts and are struggling with agile transitions.

Improving Agile Retrospectives is Marc’s book published in the Mike Cohn signature series by Addison-Wesley Professional. Also, he trained hundreds of people across the world and held lectures at around 50 worldwide conferences. Bosch, Audi, and Daimler are companies that gave trust to Marc in order to advise them about the Agile approach.


Why scaling frameworks do more harm than help?


Switch on your brain, then scale! Do you agree with this?

Agile scaling frameworks are the new hype: Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, and more. More and more consultants jump on this bandwagon because they want to stay in business and earn even more money. Apparently, scaling frameworks seem like the next suitable step in an Agile transformation. But what if scaling frameworks just hide inefficient work practices and cover old habits in new clothes?

Marc’s lecture is also based on hidden traps and pitfalls when it comes to scaling Agile. Because scaling often does more harm than any good. You’ll learn about various scaling anti-patterns and how to overcome them. Additionally, he’ll talk about why the complete opposite of scaling might be a better way to go. At the end of the presentation, you are aware of the typical problems of the common scaling frameworks and what to do about them.

So, imagine, that your company wants to implement Scrum. Although they implemented Scrum by the book, after about half a year, they realize, that none of the promises came true. Step by step the team is falling back into their old habits.

Marc’s lecture on the All-Stars Stage as well as on the Panel are something that you can’t skip. Don’t miss the chance to find out what’s crucial in nowadays Agile practices, especially in scaling frameworks!