Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Julia Västrik (Estonia), with a talk “The Whole Team Approach to Innovation.“
About the talk:
responsible for innovation? People with a word “Innovation” in their job title,
like Innovation managers in Corporate Innovation Hubs? Well, definitely they
might be great catalysts of innovation.
same time, the vast potential of very intelligent, creative, and educated
people, who could contribute to the company’s innovations on an everyday basis,
stays mostly unused. Usually, these people have a Software Engineer job title.
last two decades agile way of working became prevailing within many cross-functional
teams in the software development industry. Still, most of those teams can be
called cross-functional just so far, as what they are mostly doing is just
transforming a set of requirements, received from outside, usually from
stakeholders, into working software.
progressive product companies decision-making regarding product has moved from
stakeholders to product managers and eventually it is moving to the whole
cross-functional teams, still this mindset shift is not that common.
this session we will explore what are the benefits of placing product discovery
inside the cross-functional team using the great potential of all its members,
including Software Engineers, and how to start in practice with embracing the
whole team innovation mindset.
Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Petri Heiramo (Finland), with a talk “The World’s Most Expensive ‘Hello World!’ “
Topic: The World’s Most Expensive “Hello World!”
About the talk: In an Agile project in 2008, at the Sprint Review of the first Sprint, the Team demoed their first increment – the text “Hello World!” in the top left corder of an otherwise empty browser window – and everybody celebrated.
Why did this apparently simple result elicit such a powerful response? What was the point of spending two weeks of time, and the effort 8 people working on the project, for this apparently trivial outcome?
This story takes us to an exploration of “learning value”, and how it can affect the planning in an Agile project. In fact, learning value often trumps business value in the very first Sprints. We will look at some exercises that allow us to explore our Backlog in a few different ways, and then use that knowledge to sort it collaboratively into a meaningful release plan, seeking to optimise our chances of success.
Petri about himself: I’ve been an Agilist since 2005 when the “lights turned on”. Since late 2008, I’ve done over 400 certified Scrum course as a Certified Scrum Trainer by Scrum Alliance. I’ve worked quite internationally and with both small and big organisations.
In Agile, I’m most excited about the human element – team formation, motivation, self-fulfilment – and I see them as platforms for everything else. Sure, we need also good ways of working, but if we can get the people to really work together and want to do a good job, everything else becomes possible.
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.