BONUS ONLINE EVENT
Online 2-part meetup with Tom Gilb!
Practical Methods to Help You Deliver Stakeholder Values Rapidly and Predictably.
1st part from 10:00 till 14:00 and 2nd part from 15:00 till 18:00
You can register and find more information in the link:
12th of May, 2021
Regarding the concerns about Agile Day Kaunas conference and COVID-19 situation.
With the second wave of COVID-19 increasingly threatening Kaunas, in our pursuit to deliver a highly interactive and SAFE experience without compromising on quality, we must announce that our Agile Day Kaunas 2020 conference is being POSTPONED.
However, September is a month of knowledge and learning and Tom Gilb has a generous gift for our Agile community - a 2-day learning opportunity:
Workshop "Quantifying IT System Qualities: ‘Value Agile as it should be’" , September 16th, 11:30- 13:30 http://bit.ly/Gilb_workshop
Webinar "Agile Tools: Practical Methods to Help You Deliver Stakeholder Values Rapidly and Predictably", September 19th, 10:00 - 18:00 http://bit.ly/TomGilbWorkshop
We sincerely hope we can make this event memorable together at a later date. For those who already have a ticket to Agile Day Kaunas 2020, our team will shortly contact you personally with options of refund. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Agile Day Kaunas is a unique interactive conference where experienced Agile practitioners gather from all around Lithuania and elsewhere to discuss the best project management practices derived from Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, LeSS, SAFe, Management 3.0 skills and other approaches that are in alignment with Agile.
We encourage interaction between participants. Expect workshops, open-space marketplace, coaching clinics and similar activities.
The event is tailored for seasoned Agile practitioners. At least three years of experience working in an Agile setup is recommended.
Get to Know Them
Navigating through conflict: using conflicts to build bridges, not to burn them
We are talking about greater and greater importance of the competence of being able to manage conflicts, being able to have crucial conversations, deal with different opinions. Most of the great scientists and authors agree that through conflicts we build stronger teams and we should welcome disagreements. However, when conflicts actually happen we often feel emotional, lost, frustrated, hurt, unappreciated, unheard. And then we hear feedback "You should overreact less, be less frustrated, less defensive, less aggressive" But I rarely hear someone telling how, or explaining what is really happening during the conflict in people brains and how to help yourself and others to have a nice conflict that connects, not puts us apart.
During the workshop, I would like to talk about the nature of a conflict, different conflict stages and personal reactions, how to find agreements that would suit both parties and make them feel heard, increase their buy-in and understanding of each other.
the strengths and put them to together through constructive conflicts and unite by common purpose, you have a team where 2+2 can equal 16.
Quantifying IT System Qualities: ‘Value Agile as it should be’.
Agile should be about delivering measurable ‘values’ to our stakeholders. Agile’s central idea is to measure if we are really delivering value, and to ‘be agile’ if we are NOT, and to then change our designs and strategies, so as to deliver values and qualities: which are always the ONLY point with our projects. Can you quantify qualities like security, usability, and Technical Debt ? The first critical action, is to define the stakeholder critical values, quantitatively. The definition (Scale of measure and Targets) should not only be quantified and measurable. The definition needs to be structured to include who, what, why, when aspects of the problem. These enable us to selected critical slices of stakeholder reality for early delivery steps. This workshop will challenge you to define your own critical value objectives more clearly, and then demonstrate a method for doing so. If you want to go deeper we can offer the free booklet tinyurl.com/ValueAgile.
"Mastering Change" - did you experience a change that was critical and never happened? Let's practice together how to approach such real life examples from Agile Teams. Using a simple framework we will learn from each other how to change things when change is hard. Feel free to bring your situations.
Break the ice!
Break the ice!
Ice-breakers are a powerful tool. They energise, they lighten up the mood and get us going, they help us switch contexts and foster creativity, they allow us to better understand ourselves and people around us. They are critical in building strong teams and relationships.
However, it’s not the easiest task to find the right activity fitting your particular context and audience. If you don’t want to bore people with the out-dated team activities and don’t want to spend hours searching for the right one, let us help you! We’ll talk a little about the science behind them, will expand your toolkit with various exciting and never-seen (hopefully) activities and, of course, you’ll get the chance to experience the best ones! So join us and let’s break the ice!
‘Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right answers’ V. Redgrave
If I had to explain Question storming in a sentence, I’d say that it’s a way to start if you don’t know where to start. It’s a simple yet powerful technique that helps you get unstuck, get started or simply get more out of your regular brainstorming sessions.
Instead of focusing only on what is known, Q-storming helps you discover the realm of unknowns. It helps you to understand the problem you’re facing, uncover paths and perspectives you didn’t even know existed. All of that helps you better prepare to solve the challenge you have in front of you.
However, trying it once is better than a thousand words, so join us and learn to Q-storm.
I’ve been practicing Agile for over 5 years now and only scratched the surface. The idea of evergoing learning and improvement fascinates me. I enjoy gathering new ideas and techniques, discussing them with fellow practitioners and spending long hours talking about Agile, however I truly believe that the best way to learn is to practice.
Over those years working with multiple teams I’ve learned a thing or two and am glad to share it with other Agilists.
Open Space facilitator
People are not "resources". This belief led me on a 15 years journey of being a Developer, then Scrum Master and later Head of Department. As of today I'm helping companies to reach their goals as a professional Agile Coach. My aim is to impact businesses and individuals to adopt leadership practices that are both profitable and work well with human beings i.e. people - you and me.
Agile Latvia Team
One team, one computer: get your own mob programming experience
Have you heard about Mob programming? Have you tried it? We - Agile Latvia enthusiasts are inviting you to join us and explore this approach on working together with: zero meetings, rapid learning and knowledge build-up. During this workshop we will create a useful working product together as one team and put it to production - to use by real people that need it.
Mob programming is an approach where all the brilliant minds working on the same thing at the same time in the same space (definition by Woody Zuill - creator of Mob programming).
How 5 people can be productive working on one computer you may ask?
How 5 people working separately can be productive working on one product?
Mob programming creates special flow and synergy collaborating with your colleagues.
Get your own experience on Mob programming! Come to our workshop!
Curious if this is for you? Take a look here to see from a side how Mob programming works: https://youtu.be/dVqUcNKVbYg
Leonid is working with individuals and their interactions over processes and tools since 2014. His passion is working with teams and organizations to help them uncover their full potential, to deliver more value to the world.
Certified professional coach, facilitator, workshop organizer, agile enthusiast. Helps individuals and teams to uncover their potential, gain clarity and focus on what is meaningful, find new solutions for challenges, grow professionally and personally.
Fond of facilitation, working with group dynamics, supporting group of people on the way to become a team. Active Agile Latvia team member, Facilitator and Organizer of monthly Agile meet ups and yearly Agile Day Riga conference.