39th Athens Agile/Scrum Meetup


Dear agileans,

our next meetup is going to take place at Tripsta's offices, on 8th of May.


6.30'- 6.45': Gathering, announcements

6.45'-7.15' : Socializing - Brainstorming activity about Scrum Master role to keep the energy levels high, organised by Tripsta members: Harris Spetzas, Yiannis Dimitriou, Kostis Alexandris and Yiannis Tsompos.

7.15'-7.45' Talk: "Three reasons, why your product development fails." Description:
“Far, far away…
Customer exactly knew what he needs…
Team exactly knew how to build it…
And nothing changed along the way.”

Life would be so simple if that fairy tale was true. However, if you don’t live in the magic kingdom, then you struggle with problems of lack of communication, requirements change, dependencies, delays and politic. I can’t promise you a simple cure for all these problems. What I can do, is to show you the three main reasons behind them and what you can to address them.

Presenter: Tomasz de Jastrzebiec Wykowski (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wykowski/) , Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer. Short Bio*

7.45'-8.00' Break

8.00' - 8.30' Talk: "Technical background: the extra mile on Scrum mastery"

Abstract: The scrum master role is so sought after because it constitutes a key to the success of Agile. Its qualifications and skills range in a broad spectrum. Where does the technical background stand in this picture? Scrum guide prescribes nothing and opinions are torn.

Presenters: Tripsta Team members, Nikos Voulgaris/Konstantinos Ztoupis ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikos-voulgaris-44455546/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantinos-ztoupis-270a70162/ )

8.30'-9.00' : Socializing

This time, location and pizzas/beers are offered by Tripsta (https://corporate.tripsta.com).

A big thank you to Tripsta and especially to Myrto Kamenopoulou (agile coach at Tripsta) for her support in organising this meetup!

See you there,

Agile Greece Org team (http://agilegreece.org/) | LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Agile-Greece-4651212) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/AgileGreeceOrg) | Facebook

* Tomasz's short bio:

“We learn thru all our life, therefore learning needs to be fun.”

As an Agile Coach and Trainer, Tomasz supports individuals and organizations all over Europe and in Asia in their quest for Agility, better results and amazing workplace. He's the first Polish Certified Scrum Trainer and LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainer.

Tomasz holds Master Degree in Automatic and Robotic and has a broad experience in software from different perspectives, including development, quality assurance, project management and Agile coaching. In 2010 he started ProCognita, training and consulting company. His customers vary from small start-ups to large international corporations. Their businesses vary as well, spreading from financial services, through insurances, games to telecommunication.

Tomasz loves to learn and share his knowledge. You can often meet him at Agile conferences and local meetups. Any free time he spends with his family, traveling and photographing.