Announcement of Agile focused 121th


As summer winds down, we’re excited to invite you to our final event before fall. Join us for an insightful session focused on Agile.

You are welcome to Agile focused event on Thursday – August 24th 18:30, at Microsoft office – Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor.

Agenda for Agile focused 121th

  • Renārs Ronka from Cognizant will give a talk: “Agile experience in changing environments and the challenges faced. From ways of working and personalities to changes in agile teams.
    A story of personal experience from projects in Great Brittan and Sweden, as well as the problems faced, when teams changed, expanded or were reshuffled.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Agile, Changes, Personal Experience

    Renārs is a Senior Business Analyst with an experience in various roles within software development and agile teams. He started his career as a web developer, followed by a role of a project manager until finally landing into the role of a business analyst. He studied Computer Science in Latvia, which was followed by a Master’s degree in Informatics from a university in Sweden. Renārs has worked in various industries with the most time spent in Financial sector. He does not position himself as an expert in Agile, but will be happy to share his own experience.
  • Dmitrijs Lebedevs from EPAM will give a talk on “Cognitive biases and failure of Agile.”
    Let’s explore how those old biases still affect our ability to finish projects on time and within budget, regardless of the methodology. Dmitrijs will explain the technical side of development and how our cognitive skills help us predict upcoming challenges. Drawing from personal experience and the ideas of visionaries like Fred Brooks and others who’ve made a big impact on our field well before our time, let’s see how we can learn from the wisdom of software pioneers.
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Agile, Engineering, Cognitive Bias

    Dmitrijs is a Software Engineer who walked a mile in almost everybody’s shoes in the industry. For the past 26 years, he rebooted from a developer and test engineer to team lead, architect, engineering manager and you-name-it. Today, as an explorer of entangled pathways of Software Development, he invites you to walk along with him during his talk.
  • Hanno Jarvet from Jarvet Consulting will give a talk: “Going Beyond Agile: Influencing Business and Driving Change”
    You have experience in Agile methodologies and corporate change initiatives and find yourself in a position where you have more responsibility. You could expand Agile further and involve more of the business. Perhaps even make the whole organization Agile. How should you go about it in a non-naive way? How can you find some contextually appropriate ways to move your organization forward? Depending on your context and environment, different parts of the Agile methodology are appropriate (but insufficient).
    This talk will help you choose a contextually appropriate approach to drive change. We will look at Wardley Mapping, Strategic Sales and Business Model Canvases to understand how to look at systems and environments and act contextually appropriately to avoid running fool’s errands and pick the battles that can be won with the right tools.

    Hanno has helped organizations improve performance with Agile and other methods since 2009.

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We – Nine Brains offer different Agile courses (Scrum, Lean, Extreme programming, and others). Several of the Scrum course options you can see on our webpage. Courses on other themes we provide on-demand, and we can tailor-make them just for your needs.
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