Ramada Hotel, 7-8 April 2017, Kiev, UkraineRegistration
This year we overstepped an important point — 10 years of Agile community in Ukraine. Ten years of mental shifts, deep learning, knowledge acquisition, gaining experience, transforming the way of work, from personal to organizational level.
A lot of efforts, but much more needs to be paid. We have to admit that breakthrough is possible only if we honestly rethink who we are and where we’re now.
From following rules to understanding their meaning.
From glamor certifications to everyday practicing.
From mission statements to doing what you state.
From trendy frameworks to essence values.
From using tools to mastering skills.
From doing to being Agile.
Let’s make this shift together with fearless honesty and joyful efforts. Toward being true Agile, not only doing some Agile, we are running our Season 8 Agile Eastern Europe Conference. Welcome aboard!More
All the conferences were held in Kyiv (a.k.a. Kiev), Ukraine, which is nicely placed and easily reached to be a hub for Eastern European agilists
Business analyst, coach, executive, developer, first-timer, IT engineer, practitioner, product owner, manager, team lead, tester
Speakers from all over the world, а well-known industry professionals from U.S, Canada and Western Europe
195 speakers from all over the world, а well-known industry professionals from U.S, Canada and Western Europe
Matteo is a tech consultant and design thinking practitioner. He spent more than 12 years helping companies to meet the needs of 21st-century business. Coming from a liberal art background, he has a wide experience on leading high-performance teams across the research/design/development spectrum. Matteo combines engineering expertise with the ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. He uses his insight and experience to help organizations challenge assumptions and discover new solutions. His interests focus on researching better way of foster internal communication and creating effective, rapid feedback loops with users. He’s currently working as senior consultant at ThoughtWorks, helping multidisciplinary teams to grow and practicing agile fluency.
Marco is a senior software engineer for Bluefin Payment Systems. He cares deeply about good design and keeping things simple. As a public speaker at many meetups and conferences in Ireland, where he lives, and as a writer for his own blog and other online publications, Marco’s main areas of focus are software development/architecture and productivity.
My technical background in development and infrastructure spans a period of more than 20 years, but more relevant are the 7 years I am working as a scrum master and agile coach.
I worked on numerous projects in various international companies, mainly in the banking industry. All of the projects I contributed to, near/and offshoring was involved. Currently I am working as an independent consultant in the role of Agile coach for the CX-tribe of Backbase R&D (Amsterdam). Backbase has 3 near-shore teams in Kiev at Levi-9.
I have build up a reputation for a “non-compromise Agility” approach. I was very fortunate to work closely in projects with renowned Dutch agilists like Cesario Ramos and Adrie Dolman.
Experienced Agile Manager and Consultant with more than 10 years in software development and for over 5 years in creating and managing productive teams for a number of well-respected enterprises in financial, online gaming, and telecommunication domains.
Help software development businesses to align their people, processes and technology with strategy and vision for future success.
Good communication, presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills.
Strong leader with results-oriented attitude and solution-oriented mindset.
Experience in working in large multi-national companies, including distributed setup.
Sales and pre-sales experience.
Vadim started his professional career 14 years ago as a software developer, worked on the complex products in image optimization, video surveillance, video editing areas. Over the years his focus and passion moved to what helps engineers to make great products: teamwork and collaboration, processes and tools, alignment and business orientation.
Eventually, Lean and Agile has become part of his DNA (well, kind of :).
6 years ago Vadim started his consulting career within the unit which most know as Ciklum Consulting, helping clients to build and start efficient teams, to adjust and improve processes and tools. He led several major Agile Transformations, helping businesses to improve efficiency, transparency, TTM and people engagement.
Last 3 years Vadim works mostly with Playtech, being responsible for operations efficiency and Agile adoption of this big multi-national enterprise.
I have been a Lean and Agile mentor, trainer, coach and focal point for Agile and Lean knowledge and processes at SAP Labs Israel for the past 8 years.
I Bring deep understanding of agile and organizational processes, and finding the right path for the organization to implement these principles in the day to day practices.
Artem Bykovets — CEO at «StartIT»; CSM, CSPO, CSP, CAL-I by ScrumAlliance, Certified KMP I by LKU. Agile Coach at Levi9. Active speaker on several conferences and independent Agile Coach for several companies.
Artem started his career in IT in 2007 from the position of «content manager», then moved to QA, where has worked on various projects for a few years gaining experience and has grown to the position of QA Lead. After served as ScrumMaster for 3 development teams at BetLab, takes an active part in the transition to SAFe within the company. Starting from 2015 worked as Agile Consultant at Competera and consulting for few other outsourcing and product software companies. Now is an Agile Coach at Levi9 for big enterprise client from Netherlands.
In addition, almost 3 years engaged in coaching and teach his own course for those wishing to start a career as a software test engineer. About 300 graduates, around 50% of them were successfully employed. Developing new courses and partnerships directions for StartIT as CEO.
Artem delivers lectures on «Quality of software and software testing» discipline for Faculty of Information Computer Engineering in National Technical University of Ukraine «KPI»
Chris is currently working as a Technical Architect/Agile Coach for a Tier-1 Investment Bank in London, UK. He is an active agnostic technologist of complex Enterprise Solutions with over 10 years of IT experience, with a focus on Agile development practices and methodologies. Chris is really passionate about DevOps and team dynamics. Through coaching he has embarked in a journey of personal development by assisting organizations through their Agile Transformations.
Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto and an Agile Coach/Trainer but he is also an International Conference speaker. He has never presented the same talk twice. Every talk has been a unique experience!
Before becoming an Agile Coach/Trainer, he has been a Java Developer, Program Manager, Change Manager, Project Manager, Development Manager, Scrum Master, Infrastructure Manager, Transformation Lead and general dogs body 😉
Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, going on as many courses as possible to continue his journey of coaching, he believes nothing beats in the field experience.
Monica Georgieff is Head of Marketing at Kanbanize. She is one of the thought leaders in the Lean Marketing community, an author, and an international guest speaker. After completing her education in Toronto, Canada and London, UK, she had a brief stint in the Canadian independent publishing field but ran away to join the world of software in her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria. She brings her creative literary education to the SaaS digital marketing and content world. She believes the future of marketing is Lean and Agile methodology as well as a value-driven approach that brings real results and pivots successfully based on fluctuations in the market. She is a contributor on chiefmartec.com.
Berglind is a software developer at Kolibri, an Icelandic agency that assists companies with their digital transformation with organizational consulting and the deployment of cross-functional software development teams. She focuses on front-end development in React like all the cool kids these days. Berglind is one of Iceland’s most experienced Android programmer and used to work at Plain Vanilla, where she created and developed the Android client for QuizUp, one of the most popular trivia apps in the world.
Berglind is passionate about healthy work environment which gives room for personal development and shares her views via talks, blog posts and poetry.
Natalie is passionate about bringing together practical psychology and business to create a better world. A Business Solutions Architect with TargetProcess, an active software innovator in visual project management, is consulting more than 150 companies around the world on the questions of work with TargetProcess, process optimization, organisational changes and agile transformation. She focuses on using data visualization techniques to speed up understanding and further actions working with the large amount of information. A big fan of the wilderness, meditative practices and a good cup of coffee.
Philipp Engstler has been working over 15 years in leading positions in the Internet and e.commerce industry. He has degrees in Computer scientist specializing in business information management with multiple CAS.
He is an independent Agile Coach & Trainer and interim leader. He specializes in organizational development, culture development, management 3.0, Continuous Improvement & Innovation, Scrum & Kanban, portfolio management and agile transformations.
He is PO in his own start-up company, producing web based applications called 360 ° team feedback and Merit Money. These apps support teams in their feedback process to become better and better. 360° teamfeedback focuses on behavior of participants, MeritMoney on contribution of individuals.
2014-2016 he worked as Head of Engineering at localsearch.ch in an interim mandate. An agile culture spreads throughout the company to find acceptance via performance. Since 2016 he is active as an agile coach with multiple customers in the Telco, Web, Banking and Power Industry. Before, Philipp worked for 5 years as CTO / CIO of ricardo group in Zug, Switzerland. He-initiated and accompanied the transformation of ricardoGroup IT into an agile organizational. The IT unit comprised 80 employees at 3 pan-European locations. He is a convinced agilist and involved in the agile community. He is a moderator of the Agile Breakfast Lucerne, the Lean, Agile & Scrum community of Swiss ICT.
Philipp loves his summer office, a rebuilt 1976 Mercedes Van serving as an office, parked at the lake side of Zug with a great view to the Alps, Solar-Power and 4G.
Gil Zilberfeld has been in software since childhood, writing BASIC programs on his trusty Sinclair ZX81. With more than twenty years of developing commercial software, he has vast experience in software methodology and practices.
Gil is an agile consultant, applying agile principles over the last decade. From automated testing to exploratory testing, design practices to team collaboration, scrum to kanban, and lean startup methods – he’s done it all. He is still learning from his successes and failures.
Gil speaks frequently in international conferences about unit testing, TDD, agile practices and communication. He is the author of «Everyday Unit Testing«, blogs at http://www.gilzilberfeld.com and in his spare time he shoots zombies, for fun.
Nataliya Trenina — Agile coach, managing partner at SCRUMguides company, focused on leading organizational changes towards efficient processes and powerful teams. She is a main trainer of this course, being certified by Scrum Alliance.
EXPERIENCE:Having more than 15 years of experience in the technology field, she made a long way from a Developer to Head of Department. Nataliya was injected with Agile mindset in 2008, from then her work context changed substantially. From 2009, as a partner and co-owner of SCRUMguides company, she is changing organizational culture, bringing joy and meaning to workplaces of various companies.
KNOWLEDGE: Continuously learning from best world experts, Nataliya is certified as a CST, CSPO, CSM, CSP by Scrum Alliance, LEGO(c) SERIOUS PLAY © Facilitator, Agile-trainer by ICAgile, Team Coach by Ericson Coaching International.
PRACTICE: Working for last 5 years together with other “scrum guides” she has taught more than 1000 people and helped to change dozens of companies. You can see the feedback regarding her work in her Linkedin profile. She works both with product and offshore companies, takes part in startup competitions and works with entrepreneurs as a business coach.
ACTIVITY: As an ideologiest, organizer, chair and speaker of professional Agile Eastern Europe, Agile Base Camp и HOTCode conferences, Nataliya helps AgileUkraine community to evolve inner expertise and acquire experience from world-class experts.
MISSION: As an organizational coach, she helps various NGO and Volunteer teams to grow through application of LEAN and AGILE approaches. She helped run one of NGO Vostok-SOS (East-SOS).
Conference will take place at great halls of Ramada Hotel, 103, Stolichnoe Shosse, Kiev, Ukraine . We will organize transfer for all participants, all deatils will be in e-mails with conference ticket.
We have huge discounts for conference attendees 😉
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ALFAVITO is located next to the Palats Ukraina Underground Station. It is within 15 minutes’ walk from the central main street, Khreschatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
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