Track A

Track A (9)

17:15 - 18:15

Keynote 1 — Linda Rising: About Trees, Agility and Me

Speaker: Linda Rising
Langguage: English
Format: Keynote

Description:
During the most severe lockdown Linda spent a lot of time outdoors, walking with her husband. Being already aware of the benefits of being outside and enjoying nature, during this challenging time she also discovered several books, articles, and podcasts about how amazing trees are. Even though they are rooted in place and seem to have no control over their environment, trees are agile. They communicate, cooperate and look after one another. Linda sees this as a great metaphor for how agile works and in her talk she will explain how her year-long journey to learn more about trees simultaneously led to learning about the secret of agility and her role in the agile space.

Speaker Bio:

Linda Rising
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has authored four books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda's background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.

Venue:
Europasaal A
16:15 - 17:00

Agile behind the scenes oder Konflikte und Spannungsfelder in der agilen Organisationsentwicklung

Speaker: Thomas Pisar
Sprache: Deutsch
Format: Vortrag

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Speaker Bio:
Thomas Pisar
Thomas Pisar In den heutigen Transformationen ist Digitalisierung das große „Was“, Agilisierung das große „Wie“, das „Warum“ muss jeder für sich klären. Mensch – Methode – Maschine, die drei Aspekte müssen zusammenkommen, aber zu aller erst geht es um die Menschen. Der Rest … ist primär.
Venue:
Europasaal A
15:00 - 15:45

Does Agile Transformation Impact Our Mental Health?

Speaker: Tjasa Mesko
Language: English
Format: Talk

Description:
My most memorable experience as a scrum master was with the team where we also spontaneously played badminton every Monday. We were spending our free time together: first an hour in the public transport, then badminton and many times we had a dinner with a drink after that also. Week after week. We were looking forward to Monday on a Sunday evening. Even now, I keep contact with some team members from that time and I get a message now and then when something important happens in their lives. We are still connected. We went through the agile transformation together, transformed from a very waterfall project management style to scrum. While doing that, we adapted the team composition somewhat, scrum made the skill needs visible and we were able to get the funding to recruit the missing skills. 6 months down the line of the transformation, we were playing badminton.

Speaker Bio:
Tjasa_Mesko
Tjasa Mesko has built her experience developing and designing business analytics applications for different multi-naturals over the last 25 years. Currently she is focusing on helping teams grow in a role of a scrum master. Through the last 5 years she has been a scrum master for 11 IT teams, system engineering as well as data warehousing. Privately, Tjasa is a yoga teacher and she tries to link her work with the experience from teaching and practicing yoga.
Venue:
Europasaal A
14:00 - 14:45

Full Metal Agile - Redux

Speaker: Robert Finan
Language: English
Format: Talk

Description: The Agile Drill Sergeant webcomic originally started out as a challenge to actually finish 12 cartoon strips - as my success rate before that had been zero. I applied agile thinking to getting minimal viable comics finished and - lo and behold - it has since become a hobby resulting in over 100 comics. And they're all about my experiences (and those of my friends) with Agile Transformations!

In my presentation I'll use the cartoons to take a few pot-shots at some of my favourite targets: managers vs. leaders, pilot projects, agile-washing, hybrid working, groups vs. teams, and the beauty of physical Kanban boards. So there should be something for everyone

For all the agile coaches, scrum masters and teams that have laughed and cried about their agile journey - you're not alone! Hopefully as you recognise similar situations and experiences, you'll leave with a smile on your face ;-)

Speaker Bio:
Robert Finan, always liked drawing, but his father made clear there wasn’t much of a career to be had in it. Having accepted that his talent would only have proven his father right, Robert studied engineering in Dublin before acquiring a master’s and a doctorate in Dundee. Despite this overdose of academia, he still managed to find a proper job.

Having tried most jobs in the IT industry, Robert finally came to rest as an agile coach. It was then that he decided to apply to his drawing the same lessons that he taught his customers: iterations, time-boxing, inspect and adapt, strive to get something done rather than striving for perfection. After 4 decades of starting comics and never finishing them, this agile approach led to the Agile Drill Sergeant webcomic.

When not drawing comics (or drinking Guinness), he can be found plying his trade as an agile coach with TechTalk in Vienna."
Venue:
Europasaal A
13:00 - 13:45

Parkinson's Law revisited (… and it’s impacts on Home Office Work)

Speaker: Robert Herzig & David Kolb-Zgaga
Language: English
Format: Talk

Description:
In this talk we will have a look at the well-known Parkinson’s Law and its corollaries. Does work really expand or shrink to the time we give it? How does it correlate with estimations and how does this play out with new ways of working? Several agile paradigms have been altered out of necessity during the pandemic. Some things are being viewed differently now, given with all that we learnt during this time.

So how do old theories now fare given the new knowledge. Were they ever valid and are they valid now?
We want to inspect what we have learnt in the last years and share those findings with you.

Learning objectives:
- Is Parkinsons Law really applicable? (and is it a law indeed?) - How does Homeoffice change work in regards to time? - Why is there less conflict when working distributed? - Is absence of conflict desirable."

Speaker Bio:

Robert Herzig
Robert Herzig Robert - Jack of all Trades - Master of None.
From developer to software architect to the classical project manager. From startup & freelancer to consultant in a corporation. Then product owner, scrum master and finally agile coach. The possibilities for change have always been welcome. Lately his focus has shifted back from coaching to experimentation with gamification within product development.


David Kolb-Zgaga, comes from a development background. After working as technical consultant, service agent and product owner, he decided to switch the sides and became a scrum master out of passion. He is also very much into computer games and reviewer of ""Beyond Pixels"". If you can beat him in Mario Kart, your place in the hall of fame is ensured.

Venue:
Europasaal A
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