Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Hanno Jarvet (Estonia), with a talk “Going Beyond Agile: Influencing Business and Driving Change“
Topic: Going Beyond Agile: Influencing Business and Driving Change
About the talk: You have experience in Agile methodologies and corporate change initiatives and find yourself in a position where you have more responsibility. You could expand Agile further and involve more of the business. Perhaps even make the whole organization Agile. How should you go about it in a non-naive way? How can you find some contextually appropriate ways to move your organization forward? Depending on your context and environment, different parts of the Agile methodology are appropriate (but insufficient).
This talk will help you choose a contextually appropriate approach to drive change. We will look at Wardley Mapping, Strategic Sales and Business Model Canvases to understand how to look at systems and environments and act contextually appropriately to avoid running fool’s errands and pick the battles that can be won with the right tools.
About Hanno: I have helped organizations improve performance with Agile and other methods since 2009.
Meet our third keynote speaker, Cliff Hazell (Sweden), with a talk “Beyond Copy Paste Agile”!
Topic: Beyond Copy Paste Agile
About the talk: Today it’s common for company leaders to express a desire to be more agile, and many embark on expensive change journeys, to make their teams more agile.
After years on this journey fraught with “resistance” and lots of change, and yet seldom able to show results that are meaningful to customers or the business.
Part of the problem is the core assumption that the problems, and therefore solutions exist at the team level.
My experience is that to delight customers, collaboration is required between teams and departments. This focusing on the parts (individuals and teams) rarely improves the whole, in ways customers will appreciate or pay for.
We’ll explore this through three lenses.
Sapiens – How creating a healthy environment unlocked our potential.
Science – How to Improve our understanding of what works and what doesn’t.
Systems – How building effective interaction between teams produces more effective results.
About Cliff: Cliff has made a career out of breaking down the obstacles that stand in the way of great work. He is often challenging the status quo in his quest to develop the right culture and systems for creation of excellent Companies and Products.
After a tour of addresses across South Africa, Cliff moved to Stockholm where he led a team of Coaches at Spotify for 4 years.
Now he Helps tech Scale-ups remove their Growth pains.
Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Heldin Rikk (Estonia), with a talk “Strategy dipped in Agile”!
Topic: Strategy dipped in Agile
About the talk:
Too often I have seen leaders who focus mostly on operational tasks, micromanaging, firefighting and, if we are lucky, they talk about Strategy once a year. But sometimes, when fortune is particularly kind to us, we might be lucky enough to get leaders who are different 😊
In this talk I am going to take you on the journey that our Leadership team embarked on together to improve our Strategy ways of working. The objective was to become more responsive to change whilst continuously focusing on our strategy, and to capitalize on the full potential of all our 2000 employees with the help of relatable and tangible strategic objectives.
We will explore how buy-in was created, how we set up a participative approach and how the outcome looks in practice today. I will share our challenges, our vision for the future and what you can learn from our journey.
Sounds interesting? I am looking forward to seeing you there
About Heldin: Country girl who became part of big city agile mafia since 2009. Now she is a high flier, has necessary mindset and fitting lifestyle too – in the summer she drag raced in Haapsalu, today she spearheads Strategy ways of working at Ericsson.
Meet our second keynote speaker, Angel Diaz-Maroto (Spain), with a talk “Building business resilience and disruptive innovation in practice”!
Topic: Building business resilience and disruptive innovation in practice
About the talk: Many organizations around the world are learning that in order to ensure the continuity of a business, Agility is mandatory but not sufficient. Building Resilience must be a key factor in the organizational strategy.
In this session you will learn a simple and effective framework to develop business resilience in your organization. As part of this framework, I will explain how to run crisis simulations and how those simulations help organizations not only to be prepared to overcome extreme changes in the market and adapt more quickly to new conditions, but also to become the disruptive change within the market.
What will a new crisis bring to your business? Is your company ready for the next disruption? Did you decide to build resilience and get ready, or to accept the cost of not being ready? Do you have a proactive strategy to boost disruptive innovation within your organization?
About Angel: Angel is an energetic and forward-thinking Agile coach specializing in leadership development and organizational agility. His pragmatism and experience in organizational coaching and Business Agility are the driving forces behind his methods. Throughout his 15+ years of hands-on experience as a coach, trainer, and mentor, Angel has provided expert guidance to organizations and Agile leaders in North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Angel’s leadership has been particularly notorious at the ING Group, where he has performed as the first Agile Champion at ING Spain and chairman of the first Global ING Agile Experts Group since 2010. He has also supported companies from more than 40 countries, contributing to the Agile journeys of King, Toyota, Falabella, Banco de Chile, Roche, BBVA, Sunhotels, DEWA, FAB, PZU Group, El Palacio de Hierro and the Catalan Institute of Oncology.
Angel holds the Scrum Alliance’s highest-level certifications in the field. Being the first Spanish CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), the first Spanish CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach), and the first European CALE (Certified Agile Leadership Educator).
Angel is also a PCC (Certified Professional Coach) by the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified specialist in team coaching and systemic leadership, Management 3.0 facilitator, Certified Kanban Management Professional (KMP), Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), Licensed NLP Practitioner and TTI-certified Behaviour and Motivation Analyst.
In addition, Angel has participated as a speaker and keynote at more than 60 international conferences and Agile events worldwide and has been a significant contributor to the international Agile community since 2009.
Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker, Ricco Nourzad (Austria), who will run a workshop “Unlock the Key to Success with Effective OKRs”!
Topic: Unlock the Key to Success with Effective OKRs!
About the workshop: Do you struggle with setting and achieving your
organizational goals? It’s time to take control with Objectives and Key Results
(OKRs). In this high-energy workshop, we’ll demystify the process of creating
successful OKRs that drive business growth. You’ll learn how to set clear and
measurable objectives, align your OKRs with company strategy, and engage all
stakeholders in the process.
We’ll also cover techniques for setting attainable key
results, tracking progress, and regularly adjusting goals as needed. Say
goodbye to guesswork and hello to accountability and transparency. I’ll share
best practices for creating a culture that supports and celebrates the
achievement of OKRs. By the end of this session, you’ll have the tools to
create and implement effective OKRs that drive results and take your
organization to new heights. Don’t miss this opportunity to turbocharge your
OKR game! Join me to learn how to unlock the key to success with effective
Ricco about himself: Climbing to the top of Austria’s highest peaks, I discovered a diverse and ever-changing landscape – much like my career journey as an Agilist, Consultant, and Founder. With over 10 years of Agile experience and a global consulting practice, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table with the clear goal of creating environments, where people work best together. Here, one of many possible ingredients is the best possible rollout of OKRs – that’s where I come in.