Agile Tour Kaunas 2012
2012 September 19 th
12.00 - 17.00
turas @ agile.lt
20 Lt (+ 3Lt Tiketa fee)
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Agile Tour Kaunas is going to introduce Agile methodologies and processes, as well as benefits of using them and also underline possible threats. Local and abroad presenters will share experience which encourages You to start using Agile in Your company successfully. Presentations are more oriented to users who don’t have a deep knowledge for daily use.
„Before and After Agile in Eyes of Company Director“ Video Augustas Alešiūnas
Vaidas Adomauskas, Adform, Agile Lithuania
Augustas Alešiūnas, ART21
Before and After Agile in Eyes of Company Director (Language: )
Coffee break and networking
David Weir and Graham Fisher, Callcredit Information Group
Scaling Agility Across the Enterprise (Language: )
Audrys Kažukauskas, Technopark
Introduction into Extreme Programming (Language: )
Clossing session, prizes
Product Manager and Scrum Coach at Adform; President of Agile Lithuania. Vaidas was a part of the Scrum implementation team in his current workplace. Now he is responsible for one of the company key product as well as every day review and improvements of Scrum in Adform. Before returning to Lithuania he helped to implement Scrum in Lavasoft (Sweden).
Vaidas is sharing his experiences in http://scrum.agile.lt blog, gives presentations in international and Lithuanian IT/Agile conferences, as well as consults/runs trainings for companies implementing Agile methods. He is initiator and now president of Agile Lithuania community, which organizes Agile and Scrum user group meetings, and Agile conferences in Lithuania. He is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), and member of Lithuanian Project Management Association (LPVA). Vaidas is teaching “Agile Project Management with Scrum” course at Vilnius University.
Agile in Lithuania – Innovation or a Well Going Train? What is Waiting For the Ones That are Late For It?
When we introduced Scrum (one of Agile project management methods) in Lavasoft (Sweden), it allowed to put order to chaotic development process. The released version was with much better quality and more features compared to previous ones. When I was describing this project management method to my cousin, IT project manager in Lithuania, he was smiling. “It will never work in Lithuania, with our people” – was his conclusion. I never believed this. I came back to Lithuania. In 2009 we implemented and we are successfully using Scrum in Adform since. It was clear evidence – employees in Lithuania do not differ from the rest of the world. Project management methods that work abroad are well applicable in Lithuania as well.
In 2010, while organizing first Agile conference in Lithuania – Agile Tour Vilnius 2010 (http://2010.agileturas.lt) – we had trouble finding Lithuanian speakers who would have Agile experience in Lithuania. Nevertheless, we found few, and this conference became the birth for community of Agile practitioners. This community actively promotes Agile in Lithuania by sharing their experiences in different events.
So what is Agile project management? Why some project managers, managers or CEOs still think that these methods are not applicable in Lithuania, in their projects, companies? Which companies are using Agile and what benefits they claim to get (or not to get)? In this presentation I will share my experience implementing and using Scrum. I will also share my insights how, where, and why Agile project management methods are spreading in Lithuania.
CEO at ART21. “ART21” is the only IT company in Lithuania which develops software exclusively for the agricultural sector. Company director, board member and a major shareholder Augustas Alešiūnas will share his experience on the company management. You will hear about key differences between how the company operated before and after discovering Agile.
Before and After Agile in Eyes of Company Director
The real benefits of Agile. Looking at the company horizontally, not only limiting yourself to the manufacturing processes, department organization, but touching the marketing, financial flows and the market attractiveness.
Head of Software Engineering at Callcredit Information Group. David Weir has worked over 15 years with Software Development and more than 10 years with agile techniques as Head of Development/Quality/Delivery/Architecture in different companies across the financial, utilities and regulated markets. One of his main passions has been to use agile methodologies and agile engineering practices to create high productive delivery teams. An early adopter of DSDM becoming certified in 2001, progressing into other methodologies Scrum (master/coach), Lean, Kanban, XP and PrinceLite. David is keen to ensure Methodologies/Frameworks are supported by equally important engineering practices, such as TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, planning poker and refactoring. Currently David is responsible for several development teams across the UK and Lithuania, promoting tried and tested agile delivery for Callcredit Information Group.
Head of Department for The PMO (Programme Management Office) at
Callcredit Information Group. Graham has an extensive background in
project management and service delivery stretching over 15 years. His experience covers both public and private sectors, managing
large/complex projects including the recent development of Media City
for the BBC & Salford University in Manchester, the delivery of the
NHS's main website - one of the largest SharePoint deployments in the
world, and involved with the start up of the Blueyonder ISP, which now
forms part of Virgin Media internet service. Graham's initial exposure
to Agile was back in 2005, when the NHS decided to move away from
traditional project management and have a more flexible approach to
delivery. Since then, Graham has been an advocate for using Agile
techniques at various organisations.
He is now the Head of the PMO at Callcredit Information Group, managing the group's strategic project priorities, and has been one of the key leaders in the implementation and embedding of Agile DSDM across the group since 2011.
Scaling Agility Across the Enterprise
Whilst agile frameworks are excellent at encouraging and tracking velocity for individual projects, when you are running 20+ projects at the same time these can sometimes be at the consequence of the bigger picture. Our discussion, presents a number of techniques that can be used to observe trends and ensure both technical & project strategies are achieved across the enterprise, which complement projects remaining agile. You can study any number of Agile practices. Scrum, DSDM, XP, Kanban, Lean, TDD, Pair Programming, Continuous Delivery..... we'll let you know what's worked in the enterprise, what hasn't and why so hopefully you can avoid some of the many pitfalls along the path to sustained Agility, with some humble suggestions in tow.
Director of Engineering at Technopark. Audrys Kazukauskas has been actively practicing Extreme Programming (XP) as a developer and a team lead, from going fully "by the book" to customizing the process to fit the given environment, within small and large scale software projects. Audrys is currently running a constantly expanding development team which works for KAYAK.com, one of the largest travel sites in the world.
Introduction into Extreme Programming
Extreme Programming might not be a silver bullet, but in software development it is almost that. Managers get all the bells and whistles you would expect from an agile process, whilst developers are equipped with a set of principles and practices, which almost inevitably improve the codebase and enable frequent delivery of quality software. In fact, many teams, which use other software development processes (Scrum, for instance) eventually end up adopting quite a few XP practices. I'll give you an introduction into XP, share my experiences and provide references to XP material for learning more about XP.