Meet The Speakers – Daryl Seager

Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Daryl Seager (Estonia), Rush Street Interactive, with a talk “Giving and receiving effective feedback.“

Topic: Giving and receiving effective feedback.

About the talk:
Why are we so bad at feedback? Feedback is an important part of what we do and how we do it, yet most people struggle to give and receive feedback effectively. During this session we will look at ways we develop our skills in this area, which will enable us to have more productive conversations and improve our results.

About Daryl:
Daryl is a certified ICF Leadership and Communication Coach, Strengthscope practitioner, and Scrum Master. He is especially passionate about supporting new leaders in tech and empowering them with the tools to lead and grow their teams sustainably. He has over 10 years of international experience coaching and consulting a wide range of clients both in the public and private sectors. Industries he has worked with include: Pharma, Banking, Finance, Education, Government, Retail, Manufacturing, Media and Tech.

Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI will take place 15th of April 2023 and you can register through Eventbrite.
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Meet The Speakers – Vasco Duarte

Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Vasco Duarte (Finland), the host of famous Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast, with a talk “What are you missing to be a world class Scrum Master or Agile Coach?“

Topic: What are you missing to be a world class Scrum Master or Agile Coach?

About the talk:
Have you thought about this question before?
In this session we will cover 3 ideas that may make you a world-class Agile Coach, and we will discuss what we can do in our own personal learning journeys to achieve that goal.
But first, we will discuss what makes us world-class Scrum Masters/Agile Coaches! Bring your thinking hats, and let’s explore success for Scrum Masters/Agile Coaches together!

About Vasco:
Vasco Duarte is a leading voice in the agile community, known for his contributions to the development of agile methodologies and practices. He is the co-founder of Agile Finland and the host of Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast, the most popular Agile podcast in the world, which has more than 8 000 000 unique downloads. He is also the author of “NoEstimates: A novel look at how Agile can transform software development, making it both more sustainable, as well as incredibly profitable.” Vasco is a keynote speaker at many conferences and events, sharing his knowledge and experience with the agile community. With his passion and expertise in agile, Vasco has made a significant impact on the way software development is done today, helping organizations to become more efficient, flexible, and responsive to changing requirements.

Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI will take place 15th of April 2023 and you can register through Eventbrite.
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Meet The Speakers – Heldin Rikk

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.

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Meet The Speakers – Giuseppe De Simone

Meet our first keynote speaker, Giuseppe De Simone (Sweden), with a talk “Leadership in today’s world”!

Topic: Leadership in today’s world

About the talk:
In an era of global challenges, volatile markets and exponentially faster changes, it is impossible to rely on the ability of a few people to be able to take all the necessary decisions at a time suitable for the business needs. Therefore, leadership can not be seen just as a skill or trait of a limited number of roles: it must be seen as an organizational capability to grow. 
The empirical evidence agile42 got from multiple client engagements, supports the model that there are no leadership behaviors that are inherently positive or negative. Rather, there are leadership behaviors which are more or less appropriate within a certain context and a given group of people.
Therefore building agility into leadership is key: the ability to make sense of the circumstances and flexibly adopt behaviors which are coherent with what coworkers feel comfortable with. Instead incoherent behaviors are those that are not helpful within a specific situation and might be perceived negatively in the given context. 
In this talk we will explore how an effective leader in today’s world can adopt a multi-dimensional adaptable leadership approach and use the appropriate leadership behavior which fits the specific situation as well as creates the least “motivational debt”. We will also introduce some practical tools for self-reflection and improvement of personal leadership behaviors and skills.

About Giuseppe:
Giuseppe De Simone is an engineer, leader, coach and trainer, passionate about helping leaders, teams and organizations become more productive and resilient. Being a Certified Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach and Leadership Educator, Giuseppe is one of the very few in the world holding all the guide level certifications from Scrum Alliance. Currently he leads the agile42 branch in Sweden. He has been working for almost 25 years in product development with different roles and in the last 12 years he has helped companies in various industries to create more human and skillful work environments. He has embarked on a mission to democratize leadership skills for everyone. Giuseppe has spoken at several conferences, regularly writes articles and holds webinars about agility, change management, culture, leadership and coaching.

Previous sessions:

  • Building agility into an international bank, while making employees happier. UniCredit Bank Agile Gathering 2022, Milan, December 2022
  • The ideal company culture: is there one?. HR Dagen 2022, Stockholm, November 2022
  • Sustainable solutions for learning organizations. Personal & Chef 2022, Stockholm, September 2022
  • How (and why) your Agile transition will fail. Global Scrum Gathering, Vienna, October 2019
  • Training young agile minds. XP 2018, Porto, May 2018
  • Managing in the Century of Networked Society. Agile Greece Summit, Athens, September 2016
  • Amplify Agile. XP 2016, Edinburgh, May 2016
  • Managing in the Century of Networked Society. agile42 Connect Conference Berlin, November 2015
  • The Mango Tree – How to make your company Agile, Agile Tour Vilnius, October 2015
  • How to make your company Agile. Lean Tribe Gathering Stockholm, December 2013
  • The 12 ingredients of a successful Agile transformation. Agile Prague 2013 Conference, Prague September 2013
  • Learning to be a manager in the age of Agile. LESS 2012 Conference, Tallinn November 2012
  • Behavior Driven Development…from the trenches. Ericsson Agile Conference China, Shanghai June 2012
  • Learning to be a manager in the age of Agile. Agile Croatia Conference, Zadar May 2012
  • Driving Agile Transformation by encouraging right behaviors. Ericsson Agile Conference, Helsinki October 2011

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