17-18 April  2024

 

LEADER – a modern-day superhero

Thank you for being with us this year !

MEET OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jurgen Appelo

As an author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Jurgen Appelo helps innovative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He gladly shares stories, games, tools, and practices, so you can create your own way of working as a network organization. Most importantly, he offers the unFIX model for organization designcontinuous innovation, and a better human experience.

Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, designer, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, runner, freethinker, or … Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert and a Top 100 Leadership Speaker.
From 2008, Jurgen wrote a popular blog at NOOP.NL with ideas on agile management and organizational change. He is the author of the best-selling book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations; How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management; Managing for Happiness, which offers you practical ideas to engage workers, improve work, and delight clients; and Startup, Scaleup, Screwup, which dives into the major topics that business leaders and entrepreneurs are confronted with throughout the business lifecycle. And the fifth book he is working will be Glitches of Gods … a sci-fi novel!
Jurgen can help you upgrade your organizational structure with more engagement and faster results; He can show you how to increase your business agility with faster product development; He shows you how to creatively manage your company; And he can inspire creative professionals with a purpose, helping them integrate work and more joyful living.
Jurgen is CEO of The unFIX Company and Happy Melly and co-founder of the Agile Lean Europe network.
Luxshan Ratnaravi

Luxshan Ratnaravi, writer of the popular Comic Agilé, holds an M.Sc. in Software Engineering and is an independent Agile Coach. He’s constantly on a mission of using humor to expose what happens when the good intentions of agile meet the harsh reality of organizational contexts–and making it work.

Luxshan Ratnaravi

Luxshan’s mission is to help more people use humor to address what really happens when the good intentions of agile meet the harsh reality of organizational contexts–and making it work.

Through his world famous comic strip, Comic Agilé, Luxshan depicts relatable agile antipatterns, and through his talks, workshops, courses and consultancy, he teaches others to be world-class Agile Coaches by using humor actively to articulate pains and improve their organizations.

Having held jobs as Sales Engineer, IT Business Analyst, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Agile Coach the last 13 years, Luxshan has a proven track record of helping organizations by balancing being pragmatic and idealistic based on what the context calls for. If there’s something Luxshan tries to avoid being, it’s yet another agile BS consultant.

Meet our

SPEAKERS

Maria

Babkiewicz

Maria Babkiewicz

Maria is a Software Engineering Manager for a cloud camera project in Motorola Solutions. Throughout her engineering career she has been working with C++, Python and Java and later on acted as a QA. Always happy to organize some workshops, tech conferences or meetups. Her daily work focuses on building teams that are self-aware, open-minded and full of trust. She currently lives in Krakow, where, if not in the office, you can find her in a climbing gym, running outdoors or checking out some newly opened restaurants. She also finds writing about herself in third-person hilarious.

Unconventional Wisdom: The random advice that helped me be a better leader

Have you ever attended numerous managerial trainings only to come across an obvious tip that makes no real difference? Let’s take the next 15 minutes to disregard all that you’ve learned thus far. Instead, join me as I share the most effective tips I’ve gathered from my relatively short career in management, as well as the unexpected outcomes I’ve encountered through trial and error.

Marta

Borkowska

Marta Borkowska

Marta Borkowska founded Mangrove to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses. With a PhD in psychology and experience in agile coaching and training, she believes in making businesses both effective and ethical. By using her knowledge of psychology and behavior, she guides founders, managers, and teams to success.

Dopamine diaries – figuring out your team’s behavior through neuroscience
Running a team well means figuring out why people act the way they do. Why? Because their actions are what keeps the business on track.In this talk, we’ll focus on:
  • What stops and triggers people’s behavior?
  • Where specific ones come from and how to change them if it’s needed?
  • What to do to induce desirable behaviors, extinguish undesirable ones, and replace one with another?

We’re going to look at solid neuropsychology insights to explain all this. Get ready for a story about dopamine, motivational loops, amygdala, serotonin and oxytocin. More than just theories, this is about comprehending how our brains work in straightforward, relatable terms. We’ll talk about things like why we feel motivated, what causes stress, and how our emotions play into our work life. Ever wonder why it’s hard for some people to start new tasks? We’ll cover that. Plus, we’ll give you practical tips on keeping your team working well together, and how to give feedback that actually helps.

Fernando

Colleone

Fernando Colleone

Fernando Colleone is an experienced Project Manager and Agile Coach helping teams and organizations start and progress their Continuous Improvement Journeys. Fernando has a passion for training, that is why he became a TBR Certified Trainer. He always wants to deliver the best possible learning experience to participants. He is also a very experienced Drummer, a good table tennis player and a not so good darts player

Leading from a distance: Building High-Performing Remote Teams

Moving to remote work has completely changed how leaders operate, forcing them to rethink how they lead when physical distance isn’t a barrier to working together. “Leading from a distance: Building High-Performing Remote Teams” dives into the practical tips and strategies needed to be a great leader in this new remote landscape.

In this talk, we’ll explore the art of creating a culture that boosts productivity, teamwork, and innovation even when your team is spread out. We’ll look at the important parts of remote team dynamics like how you communicate, build trust, set clear goals, and use technology to work together smoothly.

Using real-life examples, this session will give leaders the tools they need to make remote teams work at their best. You’ll walk away understanding different leadership styles that fit this flexible environment, why emotions matter when your team isn’t in the same place, and how to solve the usual problems that come up when people work apart.

Come join me as we uncover the secrets of leading remote teams and learn the powerful strategies that’ll help you lead amazing teams no matter where they are.

 

Błażej

Drobniuch

Błażej Drobniuch

Błażej Drobniuch
Agile Coach / Scrum Master / Programmer / Trainer
www.linkedin.com/in/drobniuch
www.FesLe.eu

Author of original training projects in areas of Product Management, Agile Transformation, Extreme Programming (XP) and Agile HR.

Speaker at numerous conferences: Runroom Barcelona, 2023 LeSS Conference Berlin, AgileByExample ABE2022, 2022 LeSS Conference Warsaw, Motorola Agile Swarming 2022, IT Academic Days, AgileByExample ABE2021, Motorola Agile Swarming 2019, MeetUp ALE Krakow, MeetUp NovoTalks; Web Academy webinar, Piwo Między Projektami. Lecturer at AGH University of Science and Technology. Author of articles on Agile.

Certified LeSS practitioner, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Leader, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator and C++ programmer (CLP, PSM II, PSM I, PSPO II, PSPO I, PAL I, CEB03 Expert, LSPF). A graduate of the School of Trainers at the Wszechnica UJ Krakow. An enthusiast of Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Impact Mapping, and #NoEstimate movement.

Ideas that cripple organizations in 2024

We’ll dive into some ideas that have been recently trending in top management circles, that actually hinder organizational agility.

We’ll explore in a thought provoking way why those ideas might not be as great as they seem and how to challange them with solid arguments.

Let’s explore topics like:
-Conway’s Law
-Cognitive Load
-Code ownership
-”Having to fix someone else’s shitty code at 2am!”

Paweł

Feliński

Paweł Feliński

Paweł Feliński is a management consultant in strategy execution, new product development, and business transformation. He brings focus on purpose, attention to detail, and a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.

Paweł has obtained consulting, coaching, facilitating and training experience in numerous industries, including oil & gas, pharma, education, health, finance, IT, retail, and telecom.

Paweł is willing to share his know-how acquired in over 15 countries on four continents while supporting companies of various sizes – from large established corporations to dynamically developing companies to start-ups. His expertise spans many Agile-Lean methods and beyond.

Acts of Leadership

Have you noticed how many leaders we have in organisations nowadays? The more modern the company, the more often “manager” is relabeled to “leader”. But is there anything behind this change? After all, there are still companies in which, as a matter of fact, there is not a single leader in the senior leadership team.

On the other hand, the axis of the increasingly popular Agile methods is self-organised or even self-managed teams. Following this path, it will soon turn out that we have ended up in a company where everyone is a leader, but we lack leadership.

Agile ways of working encourage acts of leadership at all levels. During my talk, I’d like to explain what it actually means. What does build a leader? How does it relate to the autonomy of teams? Using several examples and anecdotes from my practice, we will discover what it means to be a leader when everyone is one.

Marcin Aks

Grochowina

Marcin Aks Grochowina

Bullshit-free Team Building Consultant @A83

Jestem Agile Coachem, facylitatorem, konsultantem, szkoleniowcem i wykładowcą.
Żyję w zgodzie ze zwinnymi wartościami. Ostatnich piętnaście lat spędziłem budując samoorganizujące się zespoły. Wspieram organizacje w budowaniu zrozumienia wartości i filarów zwinnej kultury.
Jestem przede wszystkim praktykiem. Pełniłem role Project Managera, team leadera zespołu developerów, Product Ownera, Scrum Mastera i Agile Coacha. Na co dzień mierzyłem się z wyzwaniami w realizowaniu projektów w software house’ach, agencjach z branży kreatywnej oraz rozwijając produkty.
Wierzę w kulturę eksperymentu. Wyznaję zasadę “Collaborate & Listen”. Prywatnie: dużo jem, chodzę w czapkach i kolekcjonuję płyty, głównie winylowe. Nadużywam słowa „uszanowanko”.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcingrochowina/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/konsultantagile/

Co to w ogóle znaczy “efektywny zespół”?

“Scrum Master ponosi odpowiedzialność za efektywność Scrum Teamu”. Ale co to w ogóle znaczy “efektywny zespół”?

Taki, który dostarcza dwa razy więcej, dwa razy szybciej? Taki, gdzie “współpraca” oznacza dzielenie się memami, a spotkania to wspólne narzekanie na otaczającą rzeczywistość? Czy może taki, który dowozi zawsz, niezależnie od tego jak bardzo nierealne były oczekiwania?

W oparciu o model efektywności grupy wg. Rogera Schwarza przybliżę kryteria i czynniki, które determinują skuteczność pracy zespołowej. Pokażę również, jak Scrum Master na co dzień może wspierać Scrum Team w stwarzaniu odpowiednich warunków, by zespół nie tylko realizował cele, ale był również zdolny do ciągłego rozwoju i adaptacji w dynamicznym środowisku pracy.

Event language: polish

Wojciech

Gurgul

Wojciech Gurgul

In his daily work as a Product Manager and in his private life, he is not superstitious, but he is a healthy-amount-of-stitious…
He is a follower of science transfered in a funny way, like gamification or guides written in the form of interesting novels and is always open to confronting knowledge in fierce discussions.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wojciechgurgul/

I think, therefore I am… an agile leader! Is leadership really a big philosophy?

Which philosopher first mentioned leading by example? Why is empiricism better, and than what exactly? When life is soup, why do we sometimes feel like a fork?

In this short lecture, I will try to answer some of these questions and more with… some extra questions!
With the quote “The unexamined life is not worth living” in heart, I would like to inspire you to dig deep and tirelessly into topics that seem simple (like in 5 Whys method), occasionally sharing stories about strange places of logic where people have dug into.

In the context of the Agile approach, modern psychology and incomparable COMMON SENSE, I will talk about the philosophy of leaders who motivated people to do great things, not always ethical ones.

Paulina

Kamińska

Paulina Kamińska

I have been building products for many years because it is my way of changing the world. As a Product Owner and Agile trainer, I focus every day on maximizing the value delivered.
I have been using method 5 why since I was a child.
I have almost 10 years of experience as a Project Manager.
7 years ago I entered the Agile world as a Product Owner in the insurance domain, and 1.5 years later I joined one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies to take part in the war against cancer.
I currently work as a Product Owner on Federated Learning and Federated Analytics to accelerate research into rare disease therapies while ensuring the security of patient data.
As an Agile Trainer, I conduct workshops and training, mentor and support teams on the path to mature agility. In 2022, I had the great pleasure of being a speaker at Agile Swarming. Since then, I have developed as a presenter and presented in this role at several agile conferences.
I believe in the values of SCRUM and the power of the Deming cycle.

I’m holding out for at hero ’till the end of the sprint – how to use the user stories format to determine your super powers

Have you ever asked a question or had someone from your Scrum Team ask a Scrum Master “what do you really do?”. I was in such a situation and unfortunately it wasn’t just a one-time event.
I encountered several reactions, but most often the Scrum Master answered this question enigmatically, without providing hard evidence of his/her influence on the team’s operation. It’s sad…
As an Agile Coach, I often talk to Team Managers about how they evaluate the work of their Scrum Masters, and here’s another surprise – the evaluation is not simple and is often not based on outcomes but outputs.
At the same time, the same Scrum Masters taught Scrum Teams how to use user stories. But none of them have ever used user stories to present the value they plan to deliver to the Team.
During the lecture, I want to show how user stories can help Scrum Masters define, share and verify the impact of their goals on the Team. How a Scrum Master can strengthen his/her leadership and become an everyday hero thanks to this simple tool.

Jakub

Karolak

Jakub Karolak

My whole professional life, I was working Agile. I don’t know how to do it differently. I truly love what I do, I thrive in an environment that enables self organization. I like banding the rules, working with the teams to create conditions that fit them and them only. I bring my whole self to work and encourage people around me to do the same.
I’m a Scrum Master at Ørsted, enabling the world to run entirely on green energy.
Career heroes


Hey, what’s up? Do you want to be a mentor who helps people rock their careers? Then please join me, because I’ve got a story to tell. A story of how I became a mentor, the screw-ups I made, and the wisdom I gained from them. You’ll also find out how being a mentee myself made me a better person and a better professional. Join me for this fun and informative talk, where you’ll learn how to be a career superhero for yourself and others. Or at least, how to look like one.

Karol

Krupnik

Karol Krupnik

Agile coach, who over 3 years ago decided to become a leader and is continuously working to improve. Strong advocate for authenticity and transparency (even if sometimes it bites you in the butt). From the beginning of his career connected to banking industry, performing various roles. Experience in big scale transformations and working with top management. Die hard petrol head and snowboarder

Is empathy really a b****?

Some people say that a manager need to be devoid of emotions in order to be successful. Is that really so? Let’s do a little deep dive into a subject of empathy & emotions in a role of a leader. Are they helpful or not? What are the benefits and costs related to them? How to work with them consciously? All based on real life, personal examples – because that is how I like it

PS. In a way it is a follow up to my speech during agile by example 2023 – so feel free to check it out before you join 😉

Beata

Matras

Beata Matras

As a professional in project and product management, I bring over five years of rich experience in the dynamic sectors of IT and FinTech. My expertise lies in bridging the gap between technical capabilities and business objectives to deliver solutions that not only meet but exceed user expectations. I’m incredibly excited about merging tools from the product and project areas, as well as exploring the fascinating realms of communication and personal branding. I also host my podcast, “doing it my way by beata matras,” where I engage in insightful dialogues with a diverse array of business professionals. And when I’m not busy being a creative genius, you can find me indulging in activities like running, traveling and cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and expressing myself through writing. Life is just too short to limit ourselves to one passion and being pigeonholed.

Are Mentors Our Career’s Red Bull?

Join me not for a lecture, but for a journey. I’ll show you how mentorship can help in shaping our careers and enriching our personal lives. Let’s uncover together the impact of having the right mentors at our side, offering not just advice but the inspiration and tools to excel beyond our goals. This story is about us – real people showing up to work just as we are in life, open and true. It shows how having a mentor can spark the bravery and boldness inside us all.

Igor

Mróz

Igor Mróz

I’m an experienced manager – it’s been over 20 years since I ran my first big project. I’ve worked for corporations, SMEs, startups, and Venture Capital in Poland (my home country) and abroad. The name of the company I started in 2017 perfectly describes my approach: Zero BS Management. I’m not a fan of long biographical notes. Whenever I see an impressive list of awards, courses, and certificates of some expert, I always think of all those crappy managers I’ve worked with similarly remarkable resumes.

What gives leaders the most headache?

Zero BS Management has surveyed more than 600 managers, asking them about their challenges while trying to deliver their projects. You will learn:

  • What gives people in different leadership positions (scrum masters, project managers, team leaders, top management) the most headache? Is it the same thing, or do these groups differ?
  • What are their most and least favorite management tools?
  • The most interesting (and juicy) comments from the open-ended questions.
  • Our take on what we’ve read, suggestions, and advice to people with similar challenges.

It will be educational but also fun.

Wojciech

Pacułt

Wojciech Pacułt

I began my journey as an Agilist in 2019, and since then, I’ve navigated through various industries and roles. Throughout this adventure, I enthusiastically experimented to pursue a better way of working, exploring, mixing, and modifying different frameworks. However, my experience as a chemist laid a proper foundation for all my experiments—I believe in understanding the background of what I’m doing, acknowledging that I won’t fully know until I engage in the process.

Modeling teams’ reality with DISC

Quantum mechanics principles forbid us from predicting the future, and even as we scale up from elemental particles to projects and products, we remain bound by these principles. However, like the brightest minds of the previous century, we can model our reality to make it more manageable. In this talk, I will draw on the DISC personality model to demonstrate how awareness of different personalities can support leaders at various product stages. Additionally, I will explore how fine-tuning and strategically focusing on particular elements of the Scrum framework can help us thrive amidst the challenges of managing more demanding teams.

Justyna

Rędzikowska

Justyna Rędzikowska

Buduję zespoły, społeczności, wspieram organizacje, pracuję z wartościami, ludźmi, danymi i procesami. Uwielbiam się uczyć oraz dzielić wiedzą. Od 2003 rozwijam się jako liderka, a od 2006 jako trenerka, facylitatorka i mentorka. Lubię zadawać pytania, ogromnie ciekawi mnie świat, człowiek i procesy jakie zachodzą pomiędzy. W 2018 odkryłam Scrum i Agile, a od 2019 jestem pełnoetatową Scrum Masterką i uwielbiam swoją pracę. Aktualnie działam jako Agile Coachka w Danonie wspierając kolejny etap Agileowej transformacji. Prywatnie żyję w mojej ukochanej Łodzi, a poza pracą kocham podróże, ruch i ludzi 🙂

 

People, not numbers: A humanistic approach to performance management.

When a crisis occurs, bosses respond by increasing control. When the problem is money, they start looking at every penny they spend. Therefore, leaders, managers, and sometimes also Product Owners or Scrum Masters are often faced with the task of checking the effectiveness of individual employees to see if they are working efficiently.

Then the search begins for what and how to extract from the jira, what and how to track, where to look to find those responsible for inefficiencies. We are looking for the best methods to control individuals.

For every leader, a simple and obvious remedy for the above crazy ideas in a world where creativity, teamwork and the value we provide to users are important is to manage the system, waste, downtime, etc., not people. “Manage the system, not the people”, right?

But how do you get the green light to change your approach? Where to redirect the bosses’ attention and in what steps? How to support building awareness of the consequences of different approaches? How not to demotivate people, not hurt them, and at the same time support the management’s needs?

And it is the answers to the above questions, based on last year’s experiences, that I would like to share in my talk.

Event language: polish

Denis

Salnikov

Denis Salnikov

Denis Salnikov is a Consultant, certified Scrum Master, Kanban Coach & LeSS Practitioner working with development teams and company leaders since 2014. He has taken an active part in multiple Agile transformations and organised Product development Scaling at various startups and enterprises in Europe, North Africa and the US, including “unicorn” startups N26 (Germany) and PandaDoc (USA).

Deep Reflections on Leadership in Agile

Join Denis as he shares the results of his deep reflections on nine years of supporting Leaders navigating organizational changes. Drawing on real-world experiences, he will delve into the evolving role of leaders and leadership traits that play a crucial role in the success or failure of both the business and the change. With his presentation, weaved of practical examples, theoretical tools and even philosophical concepts, Denis aims to empower participants with actionable insights for enhancing leadership styles in Agile and beyond.

Seemin

Suleri

Seemin Suleri

Seemin is an agent for change in a competitive digital world. Specialising in building and leading high performance autonomous teams, she has enabled businesses to transform their cultural and technological landscape. She has a real passion for Agile and continuous improvement while building an innovative culture.

She is a mum of two energetic young children, and is passionate about flexibility and inclusion to allow people from all backgrounds to succeed. She has led a number of initiatives to increase the representation of women in the software industry, and has a particular focus on the human element in organisational success.

Triumphs Beyond Trials: Lessons in Leadership from the Forge of Failure

Are you ready to unlock your full potential as a tech leader?

Join me for a talk where I share my journey from a graduate software engineer in a team of 15 to VP Engineering at one of Europe’s most successful startups. In this talk, I will unveil the transformative power of a winning mindset, revealing how mastering the art of failing well in leadership can be our ultimate superpower.

Through a series of personal anecdotes and hard-earned lessons, I will guide you on how to transform trials into triumphs, showcasing the unparalleled significance of embracing failure as a steppingstone toward leadership success. Whether you are a seasoned industry veteran or an aspiring leader eager to embark on your professional odyssey, I understand the moments of self-doubt that can plague even the most accomplished individuals.
During our time together, I will empower you to embrace your failures as catalysts for growth and innovation, and I will equip you with the tools to cultivate a unique leadership style tailored to your individual journey. Your path to success may not mirror those of others, but isn’t that what makes your story truly remarkable?

So, seize this opportunity to script your own narrative and become the visionary leader you were destined to be. By charting your distinct course, you will not only redefine your own trajectory but also inspire and uplift others to embark on their own transformative journeys.

Przemysław

Witka

Przemysław Witka

Przemek is fascinated by self-organization and human systems. He has MBA grade and experience with large companies and startups, including his own one. For many years he had been working in a complex R&D environment for Intel. Currently, he is supporting Agile transformation at Dynatrace. He has a unique opportunity to verify Agile in practice in a very demanding environment and on a large scale. He is also a trainer in AgileBrains.pl and the author of the best Agile simulation – Scrumtale.

The biggest problem with the traditional approach to defining roles in organizations

Roles, role descriptions, and responsibilities are a permanent element of the company’s structure. Roles create a structure and give a sense of certainty and stability. However, in today’s changing business environment, traditionally rigid roles can be a significant constraint and negatively affect the innovation and flexibility of the organisation. In complex systems, the quality of interaction between roles is far more important than the roles themselves. This is especially important in an agile environment that promotes teamwork. I’ll present some ideas that go beyond traditional role definitions to create a flexible and adaptable ecosystem of roles and responsibilities.

Wiesław

Zagól

Wiesław Zagól

Przez ponad 20 lat zdobywałem doświadczenie w różnych rolach w IT, jako developer java i baz danych, IT Project Manager, Team Leader. Obecnie jako Technical Tribe Leadera, odpowiadam za zwinną transformację obszaru CRM w mojej organizacji.

Poza pracą zawodową, moją pasją są literatura science fiction i komiksy, które inspirują mnie do myślenia poza utartymi szlakami i poszukiwania nowych perspektyw. Jestem również aktywnym rowerzystą oraz żeglarzem, co pomaga mi zachować równowagę między pracą a życiem prywatnym oraz czerpać inspirację z otaczającej mnie natury.

Kres Superbohaterów: Narodziny Liderów Nowej Generacji

Superbohaterowie umarli. I nie stało się to za sprawą pstryknięcia Thanosa. Lider superbohater odszedł do lamusa. I na szczęście. Lider jako część zmieniającego się świata nie tyle że musi, ale chce i powinien odpowiadać na nieustanne wyzwania. Odkryj, dlaczego liderzy transformacyjni są dzisiejszymi rzeczywistymi bohaterami, przewodzącym organizacjom przez burzliwe fale zmian. Przekrocz granice współczesnego przywództwa, analizując zarówno historię, jak i nowoczesność, w świetle MCU.

Event language: polish

Maria

Babkiewicz

Marta

Borkowska

Fernando

Colleone

Błażej

Drobniuch

Paweł

Feliński

Marcin Aks

Grochowina

Wojciech

Gurgul

Paulina

Kamińska

Jakub

Karolak

Karol

Krupnik

Beata

Matras

Igor

Mróz

Wojciech

Pacułt

Justyna

Rędzikowska

Denis

Salnikov

Seemin

Suleri

Przemysław

Witka

Wiesław

Zagól

Meet our

WORKSHOPS

Katarzyna

Banaś

Katarzyna Banaś

Kim jestem? Wyobraź sobie osobę tak kolorową, jakby była chodzącą tęczą – to ja, Kasia, rozświetlam pomieszczenie pełnym spektrum kolorów DISC. Z odrobiną ekscentryczności, niekończącą się ciekawością i ciągłym przypływem energii, jestem jak skoncentrowana burza mózgów w ludzkiej postaci!
Moje życie kręci się wokół dwóch wielkich miłości: IT i liderstwa. Często znajdziesz mnie zainspirowaną najnowszymi sagami z Netflixa, wpisami na blogach czy magią pisanej literatury, przekuwając pomysły w cyfrowe cuda. Obecnie wspieram grono inżynierskie oraz liderskie w roli Engineering Manager’a, a tym razem zapraszam Was do słuchania 🙂

BLOG -> https://katebanas.substack.com/

Empatyczne słuchanie dla Liderów

Poznaj sekrety empatycznego słuchania w naszym nowoczesnym, szybkim świecie, gdzie non-stop bombardują nas powiadomienia z mediów społecznościowych, e-maili i telefonów. Ten warsztat to połączenie moich doświadczeń jako lidera i coach’a, a jego temat jest mi szczególnie bliski. Odkryłam na własnej skórze, jak kluczową rolę odgrywa słuchanie w byciu efektywnym liderem.
Empatyczne słuchanie to nie tylko narzędzie komunikacji, ale fundamentalna umiejętność dla liderów. W trakcie warsztatu zajrzymy do psychologicznych i neurobiologicznych podstaw słuchania, podkreślając jego znaczenie dla skutecznego bycia liderem oraz roli coachingu. Zbadamy, jak słuchanie wpływa na odpowiedzi naszego mózgu, rozwija empatię i prowadzi do lepszego podejmowania decyzji.

Event language: polish

Katerina

Leonchikova

Katerina Leonchikova

I am driven by the mission of bringing authentic leadership to teams and organizations and passionate about bringing order to chaotic environments.  Successfully led multiple cross-functional teams in the role of project manager (we all start somewhere🙂 ) and Scrum Master, contributing to the continuous improvement of the software development processes, practices, as well as teams’ collaboration, communication and performance in delivering high-quality products that meet customer needs and business goals. Experienced with Scrum and LeSS Huge frameworks, I still believe it is the potential of people and their true collaboration that bring most fascinating results.

Cognitive Biases and the Leader’s Path to Minimize Them

In a struggle to make more weighed and inclusive decisions, leaders often face the challenge of hearing all the voices and having them not overpowered by our own unconscious bias; of making the choices that are based on facts and are not influenced by the ways our subconsciousness tampers with the reality.

This workshop aims at raising awareness of cognitive biases existence & self awareness that we are all influenced by them.

At the end of the workshop participants will be acquainted with the cognitive biases and their influence on people’s decisions, choices and perceptions. And will have an understanding of the strategies on how to work with the biases both personally and with their teams/organisations. The activities we are going to have at the workshop will also increase leadership empathy in understanding how people think and act.

Luiza

Lipień

Luiza Lipień

Owner of Agile Studio

With over 17 years of experience in IT, Luiza has held a variety of roles from PMO Manager,
Scrum Master, Engineering Manager to Head of Agile Transformation. Thanks to this, she
has gained knowledge in both traditional and Agile approaches, as well as firsthand
experience in setting up environments in which individuals and teams can succeed.

Luiza is a certified ICF coach, Design Thinking moderator, OKRs coach and licensed
Management 3.0 trainer. She shares her experiences and knowledge across Agile
communities, speaking at various conferences and events. Additionally, she is a University
Lecturer at AGH University of Krakow, teaching business management and digital
transformation. She has also served as a mentor in LeadIT Lady, ScrumDzielnia, and
Women in Agile mentoring programs, as well as being a facilitator in the #Iamremarkable
initiative.

As an experienced consultant and trainer in modern leadership and management
practices, Luiza owns Agile Studio – a consulting company whose mission is to help
business professionals adopt Lean, Agile, HR, and personal development best practices.

Leader – superhero’s faces
As an IT manager, Scrum Master, or Product Owner, you are acting as a leader. However, according to Daniel Goleman, there are six different leadership styles! Which one should you choose? Should it be the same for all those roles? Being in one of those roles, should you stick to one style only?
In a complex domain, things are intricate, so there is no single answer; you will need to adapt and find your own way. You will need to wear many faces. During the workshop, we will discuss what those faces are and when to apply them.
Throughout the workshops, we will:
  • Try to build leaders’ Tower of Power,
  • Discover what it means to be a leader in a complex domain,
  • Discuss what it means to manage the system, not the people,
  • Explore different leadership styles and their applications,
  • Identify which leadership style to apply in different situations,
  • Explore how to be a modern-day superhero leader,
  • Have the opportunity to reflect and discover what kind of superhero leader you want to become!

Jakub

Perlak

Jakub Perlak

Agile Coach and Design Thinking Coach trying to humanize workspace. Supporting people in creating a learning organization where value is fouled by empathy and supported by inspection and adaptation taking advantage of an iterative approach. Certified trainer and facilitator. Lifelong learner, scientific researcher and hobbyist. Active participant of agile communities.

Anti-Agile Tetris – How To Make Systemic Change

At organizations, we are sometimes too busy to think or we feel helpless. Changes in larger multi-team setups seem to be slow and we are observing that not bringing much value yet we believe the next attempt will be different. It doesn’t have to be dismal as described here. Organizations can be perceived as systems. Sometimes despite our efforts system pushes back our attempts or bounces back after a while to the status quo. In this highly interactive workshop, we are going to address the systemic changes. Collaboratively, we can experience improvements that will change the system.
Warning! The game is designed to simulate a specific artificial environment any similarity to actual persons, projects, products, living or dead, is purely coincidental

Takeaways

  •  Experience the highly engaging simulation of the delivery process
  • Get a systemic perspective on the change
  • Get familiar with tools for understanding the system
  • Practice the change in a collaborative way
  •  Transfer the experience to your organizational context
Design Thinking vs Design Sprint – Unfair Sparing 🙂

Design Thinking and Design Sprint; both are not really about design but both have “design” in name.
Both are really for product people but these people do not appreciate these methods.
One is the way of working or rather “philosophy” of work. The other is a framework.
Philosophy is complete freedom. The framework is strictly organised.
Both give you great insights and benefits.

Let’s reinvent Design Thinking and Design Sprint again.
Let’s compare these methods, find cons and pros.
Let’s organise The Ultimate Design Sparing 🙂

Aleksandra

Próchniewicz

Aleksandra Próchniewicz

Test Lead w Motorola Solutions Kraków, absolwentka AGH w Krakowie z 10 letnim doświadczeniem w pracy w metodologii Agile i Scrum.
Jej pasją jest improwizacja sceniczna. Przez 8 lat występowała na wielu scenach – od klubów studenckich po sceny największych festiwali w Polsce (ImproFest, Improdrom, Festiwal JO!). Swój warsztat doskonaliła u trenerów z Polski i zagranicy. Umiejętności sceniczne przekłada na codzienne życie – bo życie to Wielka Improwizacja. Od 3 lat mama rozkosznych bliźniaków, którzy udowadniają jej, że nie wszystko jest kwestią organizacji, a raczej szybkim reagowaniem na zmiany (rodzice małych dzieci na pewno rozumieją 😉 ) w czym umiejętność improwizacji jej ogromnie pomaga.

Nie wiesz co robić? Improwizuj!

Nie zawsze jesteśmy w stanie wszystko zaplanować. Improwizacja, to coś więcej niż wymyślanie rozwiązań ad hoc. Improwizacja, to cały wachlarz umiejętności miękkich, takich jak:

  • szybkie reagowanie na zmianę
  • lepsza komunikacja poprzez lepsze słuchanie i uważność
  • kreatywne podchodzenie do problemów
  • większa pewność siebie i dawanie sobie prawa do popełniania błędów

Podczas warsztatów podzielę się z Wami technikami, które wykorzystywane są przez improwizatorów scenicznych do tworzenia występów bez scenariusza, a które spokojnie można wykorzystać w pracy, a nawet życiu

Event language: polish

Mateusz

Rączka

Mateusz Rączka

Doświadczony trener umiejętności interpersonalnych w szkoleniach in-person oraz
prowadzonych zdalnie. Absolwent Szkoły Trenerów Biznesu Grupy SET.
Przedsiębiorca i konsultant biznesu. Trener i mentor przedsiębiorców oraz specjalistów w
zakresie wystąpień publicznych, profesjonalnej prezentacji i wystąpień przed kamerą.
Doświadczony w sprzedaży, marketingu oraz w roli konferansjera wydarzeń.
Facylitator warsztatów w językach polskim i angielskim, mentor w projektach grupowych i
indywidualnych. Aktor bielskiego teatru Pappeteria.

How can you be an agile storyteller

Historie są z nami od tysiącleci. Jeśli jesteśmy zaprogramowani do ich opowiadania i słuchania… dlaczego nie wykorzystujemy ich w naszych miejscach pracy i w zespołach? Być może nikt nas tego nie nauczył, albo boimy się opowiadać własne historie w świecie Hollywodzkich hitów i influencerów. Na szczęście – jest na to proste rozwiązanie.

Podczas tych krótkich warsztatów będziemy pracować nad umiejętnościami opowiadania historii – jak znaleźć pomysł na historię, która spełni konkretne cele biznesowe, jak stworzyć historię przy użyciu sprawdzonych składników i przepisów i wreszcie – jak przedstawić dobrą historię.

To idealny warsztat dla osób pracujących z ludźmi, chcących skuteczniej edukować i inspirować swoje zespoły oraz prezentować swoje pomysły i produkty publiczności.

Event language: polish

Luxshan

Ratnaravi

Luxshan Ratnaravi

Luxshan’s mission is to help more people use humor to address what really happens when the good intentions of agile meet the harsh reality of organizational contexts–and making it work.

Through his world famous comic strip, Comic Agilé, Luxshan depicts relatable agile antipatterns, and through his talks, workshops, courses and consultancy, he teaches others to be world-class Agile Coaches by using humor actively to articulate pains and improve their organizations.

Having held jobs as Sales Engineer, IT Business Analyst, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and Agile Coach the last 13 years, Luxshan has a proven track record of helping organizations by balancing being pragmatic and idealistic based on what the context calls for. If there’s something Luxshan tries to avoid being, it’s yet another agile BS consultant.

Learn to storytell your agile pains as humorous Comic Agilé strips

Many organizations can increase the return of their investments in going agile by articulating and removing their agile pains (i.e., misunderstandings, conflicts and antipatterns), as well as becoming aware of the consequences of having them. Agile antipatterns are sub-par solutions to challenges, and they occur when the intentions of working agile meet the limitations of the organizational reality. When the changes required to go agile are too big or difficult, organizations might take “pragmatic” shortcuts that, on the surface, seem appropriate and sensible, but in the long run can decrease the benefits of the investment—thus, the organization creates agile antipatterns (or “agile debt”). 

This workshop teaches the participants to identify, describe, communicate and remove  these agile pains by using the humorous format of Comic Agilé strips.

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Judyta

Wolak

Judyta Wolak

A flesh and blood Agile Leader, with over 10 years of experience in project management, I navigate between the realms of project and product worlds to build and develop platforms for trading and investment services, with main focus on delivering value for clients, IT  and businesses.

Having a way with people management and an experience across various industries including fintech, cloud, electronics, lighting, and automotive, I’ve crafted hardware and software products for clients worldwide. Additionally, I teach how to deliver projects, not how to manage them in Zero BS Management, and create the largest free monitoring program for women in Poland – Tech Leaders, earning recognition in the Strong Women in IT 2023 global edition report

My interests span agile project management and product delivery methods, multicultural and digital communication, and building project teams based on data and values. I also nurture my Instagram account, sharing insights from the world of IT project

Data-driven decision-making – exploring the project data that matters for making effective business and technical decisions.

Data Driven project management is a new approach to delivering more comprehensive hybrid projects. In this workshop we will immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of project data and discover the treasures hidden in their analysis. Together, we will delve into the topic of Data-Informed Decision-Making, exploring the specific project data that is worth delving into to make informed decisions in both the business and technical realms.

Without unnecessary numerical complexity, we will focus on practical aspects that will make the data-driven approach natural for you. Get ready for case studies, concrete examples from project life, and a bit of data-driven fun.

Marcin

Ziółek

Marcin Ziółek

Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, licensed Management 3.0 facilitator, consultant and trainer. Co-creator of meetup group Management 3.0 in Warsaw. Co-organizer of Agile Coach Camp Poland unconference.
He has more than ten years of practical experience with Agile, 
gained by working on projects for, among others, Discovery (Sweden), Ergo Digital IT (Germany), Tandem Bank (London), KMD Logic (Warsaw/India/Australia)
 
Currently co-founder of the Rebelsi company, where, together with his friends, he develops the best Scrum Masters in Poland; Trains, advises and teaches professional Scrum, agility and management.
Privately, a connoisseur of dry jokes, a mixture of Laslie Nielsen and the Marx Brothers
Leaders – do we still need them in a self-organizing environment?
The Role of a Leader in Building Team Self-Organization
In a self-organizing environment, does the team still need a leader? What role does a leader play in fostering team self-organization? Is it enough for the leader to simply stay out of the way, or is it more like a balancing act – giving the team freedom while keeping a firm grip on the end of the rope so that no one falls?

Self-organization is not a wild jungle where everything happens in a magical, chaotic way. A team without a defined framework for collaboration is usually a group of people with a million ideas and zero synchronization. Without clear boundaries, self-organization can quickly turn into chaos, where instead of efficiency, we have effective confusion.

During the workshop, we will define the role of the leader in the environment of self-organizing teams.
This will not be just theory – we will use real-world examples, exercises, and group discussions to share experiences. Together we will define the principles of self-organization and, most importantly, test in practice how a leader can create an environment that supports teams in their daily work.

Katarzyna

Banaś

Katerina

Leonchikova

Luiza

Lipień

Jakub

Perlak

Aleksandra

Próchniewicz

Mateusz

Rączka

Luxshan

Ratnaravi

Judyta

Wolak

Marcin

Ziółek

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Park Inn by Radisson
ul. Monte Cassino 2
Krakow

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