AgileWorks Romania
22Jul/19Off

Agile Talks #

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: TBA

Second Talk: TBA

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:30 TBA
19:30 - 20:00 TBA
20:00 - 20:10 Break
20:10 - 21:00 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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24Jun/19Off

Agile Talks #

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: TBA

Second Talk: TBA

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:30 TBA
19:30 - 20:00 TBA
20:00 - 20:10 Break
20:10 - 21:00 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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4Jun/19Off

Agile Talks #37: Business Agility & Dedicated or Shared Scrum Master

Let's meet one more time before the summer holidays. This time Metro Systems is hosting the event. Check out bellow the full agenda.

1. "Business Agility" with Eugen Coanda

"Agile was created to deliver software focusing on managing deliverables, as an alternative to waterfall development. Often, companies adopt Agile merely replacing the operational layer way of working and leaving untouched the rest of the organizational stacks. Hence, it’s benefits are smaller and a waterfall legacy is in direct conflict with organizational agility. When used correctly, OKR and Agile are a powerful combination to create value-driven teams and transform how organizations work."

About Eugen:
He is the Agile Transformation Program Manager and Lead Agile Coach of Metro Systems Romania. He has great experience in changing Culture, Strategy, Tactics and Operations layers of an organization by implementing OKRs and Lean-Agile way of working.

2. "Scrum Master: shared or dedicated" with Andreea Gheorghiu.
"In an ever increasing temptation for multitasking, the people who should protect the teams against it need also to chose for themselves: Should Scrum Masters put all their focus in developing one team, with the risk of loosing the bigger picture? Should they work with 2 teams in order to evolve faster and also make a bigger impact, with the risk of overlapping priorities? Is the answer an even higher number of teams, what would be the upsides and downsides of that? In this session we will analyse real word examples and determine the optimal solution."

About Andreea:
She is an Agile Coach across the German and Romanian headquarters of the IT jewel in the retail titan METRO. She focuses on starting teams and projects, high perfomance and distributed teams. In this role Andreea has worked with 30+ teams and hundreds of individuals.

Agenda:
18.30 - 19:00 Welcome
19:00 - 19:30 Business Agility with Eugen Coanda
19:30 - 20:00 Scrum Master: shared or dedicated with Andreea Gheorghiu
20.00 - 20.30 Finger Food, Open Space & Networking

See you there!

How to get there: a MetroSystems bus will wait for you at Pipera metro station until 18:15.
At the end of the event the bus will get you back to the metro station.

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27May/19Off

Agile Talks #

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: TBA

Second Talk: TBA

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:30 TBA
19:30 - 20:00 TBA
20:00 - 20:10 Break
20:10 - 21:00 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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25Apr/19Off

Agile Talks #36: Cultural Change & Digital Transformation

In May we'll be part of Bucharest Technology Week, one-week festival across the city to celebrate the power of technology. Our event comes with the following talks:

1. "Cultural Change in Product Development Studios. What now, what next?" by James Murphy

"From what used to drive people (creatives & devs) to studios/agencies to what drives them now. What are the main cultural trends that studios and agencies need to adapt and build on in Romania and globally? How we can attract and engage the best people in development, design and product innovation?
The world of talent is very different from what used to be 10 years ago, even 5 years ago. What attracts generation Y and X, the new breed of remote digital nomads and super creative millennials to roles and brands has changed.
Fact - if the companies of the 21st century don't consider this mindset and they don't understand what employer brand is and how important is to a business of any size, then they will more than likely fail through a trail of mediocrity and lack of opportunity.
We'll find out more together!"

About James:
James went from senior-level executive search in financial services to scaling and building tech-based startups globally over the last 15 years. With a people-centric career that has spanned through innovation in recruitment, personal funded startups and consultant for some of the fastest scaling platform businesses in London and beyond, James is now the Co-Founder/CEO of Squid40 and is focusing on a challenge culture based on uniting collaboration and empathetic minded professionals that have amazing startup ideas with inspiring founding teams.

2. "Digital Transformation from the Trenches" by Alexandru Bolboaca.
"In the past two years, we've been involved with digital transformation of European banks, working with all the levels in the organizations, from C-level and executive board, middle management, to product and development teams. We will share in this talk a few strategies that were successful and a few surprises we had."

About Alexandru:
"Being deeply passionate about technology creation I am a continuous learner in the field. Between reading, trying out technologies and multiple programming languages, presenting and participating to developer communities and conferences, I have learned enough to write two books and teach hundreds of developers.

I love working with smart people who want to get better at what they do, whether it’s team work, communication, management or technical skills. I offer you my passion, my experience and my capacity to adapt to your needs."

Agenda:
19:00 - Intro
19:10 - 19:40 Cultural Change in Product Development Studios. What now, what next? by James Murphy
19:40 - 20:10 Digital Transformation from the Trenches
20:10 - Break
20:25 - Open space
21:00 - Closing

See you there!

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23Apr/19Off

Agile Talks #20 – Chill and Lean Meetup

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

In order to fill the void during the Summer months, we invite you to a chill an lean meetup where we can socialize and freely discuss about topics you are interested in. Of course related to software development and agile methods.

Agenda:

18:30 - 19:00 Arriving, socializing
19:00 - 21:00 Open Space
21:00 - 21:30 Closing

We hope to see you there.

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16Apr/19Off

Code and beer

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

Why would you come and join us

Meet other programmers
Work on your own project
Help others with their projects
Find someone who might help you with a specific topic
Pair with someone and learn new things
Just hang around and talk to people

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you'll be working on. If you don't have code then think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet and work on whatever we feel like.

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "What would you like to practice?" when registering.

Also, as soon as you know you can no longer attend the meeting please change your RSVP to NO immediately. Consider this gesture a sign of respect towards other members of this group who might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

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2Apr/19Off

Code and beer

What

The code and beer idea is simple enough: we gather in the evening after work, in a pub, have a beer and write some code. It is a social coding event where you can share ideas with other developers. You can come and leave whenever you want.

Why would you come and join us

Meet other programmers
Work on your own project
Help others with their projects
Find someone who might help you with a specific topic
Pair with someone and learn new things
Just hang around and talk to people

How

Bring your laptop and some code that you'll be working on. If you don't have code then think about what you would like to practice during the evening.

There is no predefined agenda. We just meet and work on whatever we feel like.

Important

Please specify what you would like to do during the evening by answering the question "What would you like to practice?" when registering.

Also, as soon as you know you can no longer attend the meeting please change your RSVP to NO immediately. Consider this gesture a sign of respect towards other members of this group who might want to attend in your place.

The number of attendees is limited because of the difficulties of finding a big pub and making reservations for a big group.

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25Mar/19Off

Agile Talks #35: Constructive conflict through NVC & Study of Agility in Romania

Let's meet again in April and learn from each other. Here is the agenda:

1. Silvia Pavalache will talk about
Constructive Conflict Through Nonviolent Communication

"Why should I attend, I'm not violent, I have no reason to go to this class!"
Nonviolent Communication is not a language intended only for those who express anger, frustration, irritation through aggressive gestures, offending and raising the voice.
It is more than that, it is about the deep observation and understanding of how we have been raised to see reality, is about the way we talk to ourselves and those around us.
Being stuck in a mentality in which we always seek the culprit, the one who didn't do the right thing, we put ourselves in a position of struggle with the other and therefore someone will always lose.
NVC involves both communication skills and awareness to work together to meet the needs of all concerned. It is about helping create a quality of interaction that builds collaboration based on mutual respect and understanding and not fear, shame, blame or coercion.

We will explore through the ‘four chairs’ two of the main skills developed in this approach:
•self connection when we receive a message that triggers us;
• expressing honestly and assertively without attacking."

About Silvia:
She has been learning NVC since 2010. She has a vision to bring connection in each relationship, either with herself or with others. In 2016 she began offering one on one sessions, introductory courses and developed an NVC programme for women. She is an active member of the Romanian Asscociation for NVC and has been a trainer on Extraordinary Relationships since 2017.

2. Cristina Pana will present us the results of the Study of Agility in Romanian Software Community.

"In this study we aim to evaluate the development of practices in the Romanian Software Community by observing how it evolved in the past years and what are the opportunities that lay ahead. The study is looking in the following dimensions to address agility:
(1) Companies, employees and productivity,
(2) Agile Practices Survey,
(3) Interests, knowledge sharing and tech events,
(4) Education and learning. "

About Cristina, Learning Facilitator - Co-Founder DOvelopers:
"I enjoy working with teams to help them improve their interactions and way of working as . At DOvelopers I experience different roles , from facilitator, Scrum Master, trainer to being an entrepreneur.
I am continuously learning and improving as a professional in order to bring value to the teams and organisations we cater to.
Looking forward to share the study about Agile in Romania and start a great conversation about it with you."

Agenda:
19:00 - Intro
19:10 - 19:40 Silvia Pavalache - Constructive Conflict Through Nonviolent Communication
19:40 - 20:10 Cristina Pana - Study of Agility in Romanian Software Community
20:10 - Break
20:25 - Open space
21:00 - Closing

See you there!

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25Mar/19Off

Agile Talks #19

Hi,

Agile Talks wants to bring together people who are passionate about software development and agile methods.

We will have two talks of maximum 30 minutes and after that two Open Space slots for around one hours.

The event ends with a group retrospective and with some conclusions from the participants.

Agile Talks is a great opportunity to both learn from other people's experiences and discuss your own topics during the Open Space.

First Talk: "Doing Agile vs Being Agile" - Karina Herman & Loredana Sabau. Did you know that doing Agile and being agile are not the same thing? We will lead you through a journey of how you don’t become agile overnight and how to train the right muscles for this.

Loredana Sabau : (when not working, I’m Usually excited about intelligent conversations, carbs, bikes and coffee): My favorite cliché is that saying: with the right team you can build the right things. What matters for me most is the right mindset, at least from the people I work with. It doesn’t matter on what side of the street the grass gets greener. Yes, there are lots of red traffic lights along the way but the real challenge would be to not let them on too long.

Karina Herman: I am a computer science graduate with a great passion for people and their potential, having fun as a scrum master during the day and as a baker and cake decorator as often as needed. I have come to appreciate the diversity of cultures and points of view and to believe in the necessity for it. I love good music and stories of any kind, especially when shared with good friends.

If you want to sponsor Agile Talks, please get in touch. Participants love having some drinks and some food in the evening so that can discuss the current burning matters with more energy.

Agenda:

18:30 - 18:45 Arriving, socializing
18:45 - 19:00 Introduction
19:00 - 19:40 "Doing Agile vs Being Agile" - Karina Herman & Loredana Sabau
19:40 - 19:50 Break
19:50 - 20:50 Open Space - ask the speakers for more details or propose interesting topics
21:00 - 21:15 Retrospective, Closing

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