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  • Conferences – 11 mistakes or features? A view of organizer.

    Some time ago I came across an interesting article of Yegor Bugayenko, who present his opinion on mistakes, which conference organizers keep making. Full article you can find here. I would like to add perspective of conference organizer on mentioned mistakes and beyond, and occasionally have to disagree with Yegor. Being in conference organizing for about 8 […]

  • Did you know Agilia Conference launched video archive?

    Our conference video archive is now in full operation, after trials and tests we initiated in 2016. After 2nd Agilia Conference in 2012 I started to believe, that our conference is becoming something greater. New venue, expanded tracks, and auxiliary program, all that have had significant impact on event quality. I have also realized, we […]

  • The user story considered harmful

    Agile techniques have brought us many advantages and good ideas – unfortunately, the user story is not one of them. The user story is a “placeholder for a conversation”, or a “placeholder for requirements”, either definition is acceptable. However, if the story is a placeholder, then it must hold the right place, and must guide the […]

  • One Size Does Not Fit All, Context Matters – and interview with Scott Ambler at Agilia Conference

    What are the biggest struggles organizations face to adopt Agile? What are benefits of Disciplined Agile Delivery framework? What issues creates IT governance and what to do about it? During short interview at Agilia Conference in Olomouc Scott W. Ambler, author of Disciplined Agile Delivery framework (DAD), shares his view and opinions on agile software […]

  • Agile contracts: one brick of Agile company transformation

    Many companies start their Agile adoption in IT department without any connection to company business, its strategy, product vision or current goals. It is neither good, nor bad. There is only one visible and quite frequent implication I would like to emphasize. If such start of transformation was successful, IT teams face quite soon problems […]

  • 7th Agilia Conference 2017 is coming! Value tickets now on sale!

    With a glass of St. Martin’s wine in hand I have pleasure to invite you to Agilia Conference / Agile Management Congress – a leading Central European conference on agile methods. And let me share with you, what we have prepared for upcoming event. This time again to Olomouc, following your excellent feedback on the […]

  • 2. ročník Agilia Open Space je za dveřmi

    Loni v červnu jsme s kolegou Jaro Orságem hledali způsob, jak umožnit více lidem sdílet problémy s implementací Agile a zkušenosti s jejich řešením. A tak jsme uspořádali první ročník Agilia Open Space Session. S tímto formátem jsme se již oba setkali v zahraničí a tento koncept nás nadchnul. Z počátku jsme se setkávali s nedůvěrou a nebylo snadné přesvědčit lidi, aby tento […]

  • Agile Cambridge and Agilia Conference to partner for co-create new opportunities

      October 2015 – Kladno (Czech Republic), Cambridge (UK) Aguarra and Software Acumen, organizers of leading Agile conferences in Central & Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom respectively, today announces a partnership in promoting both events. Both Agilia Conference (www.agiliaconference.com) and Agile Cambridge (www.agilecambridge.net) have leading positions thanks to their focus on a practical, hands-on […]

  • I do not want to improve myself, I know enough!

    Many of you are familiar with McGregor theory X and Y. If I simplify it, theory X presumes people are by default passive, managers have to push them and direct them to achieve results. In theory Y managers believes people are by default active and can self-direct, willing to take the tasks and deliver outstanding […]