Riina Hellstrom

Riina Hellstrom

Riina Hellstrom is recommended internationally by peers and strangers as a brilliant Agile & People leader. She is a misfit of “old-school” organizations, where she worked for 10 years and became Agile HR pioneer in Europe. Then, she jumped off the corporate ladder to drive the Agile organization development scene forward. She is a co-founder of the boutique network business consultancy, People Geeks. Overall mostly helping large and mid-sized organizations’ executives, units, HR teams and transformation teams across a broad spectrum of change and transformation. Also supporting people, HR, people analytics and management initiatives.

Therefore, together with Natal Dank, she founded the global AgileHR Community in 2017, running trainings and licensing the Agile HR concept globally. She holds an M. Sc. in Technology, a degree in applied Neuroscience, is a Certified Professional Coach and possesses a growing number of Agile certificates and licenses. Also the list includes CSM, CSPO, SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum Professional.

She is the first HR Leader and a Licensed Scrum at Scale Trainer who works with Enterprise level transformations. Specialist in Executive and Management level work, organizational design and structures, Agile Performance management and redesign of organizational processes to support Agile.


Agile HR – Redesigning the performance management in tech organizations


Agile HR aims to build a shared value between your customer, business and people


Succeeding with Agile is a people question. Period. The four biggest challenges for adopting agile (State of Agile ’18) are all people & culture issues. Unfortunately, in many organizations, the Human Resources practices and management processes are not up to date for supporting Agile. There is no better time than yesterday for setting up AgileHR in your organization! The time for redesigning practically everything HR does is now. But where to start? How to do it? Who should do it?

In this talk, Riina will introduce parts of AgileHR and take you through a practical case examples about redesigning a gaming company’s Performance Management model through using agile methods and thinking in the project.

Also, you will walk out with great tips, a lot of insight and many questions, too. This talk is suitable both for Agile practitioners and HR professionals.

Riina Hellstrom quickly creates a welcoming atmosphere engaging the audience’s thinking process and you will enjoy in her performance at EPIC stage.

After her Agile HR talk at the EPIC stage, another opportunity to speak with Riina will be at the EXE stage. She is going to moderate a discussion there right after her speaking session. You will get an opportunity to ask her everything you would like to know about Agile HR, about cases studies or about challenges from practice.

Riina will discuss with you about hot topics from the Agile HR.  Join her and enjoy!


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