Past Meetup

"Agile Carnival" - Meetup (February)

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We organize this together with the IT NOW Meetup ( at the LINKIT ( office at Utrecht!
IT NOW is a young and promising Meetup with a different theme every month. January is about Artificial Intelligence implementations, February will be about Agile and so they will move on.

So, pack your carnival enthusiasm and join us on this amazing experience!

18:00 - Doors open. Food & drink provided
19:00 - "PRINCE2 is dead! Long live Agile!" - Andy
19:45 - Break
20:00 - "Trust( )in(g) Teams" - Marjan Venema
20:45 - Networking and drinks till we're kindly asked to leave


Andy's talk is "Why Still Work With PRINCE2? "PRINCE2 is dead! Long live Agile!":
These and similar statements are all over the business social media channels at the moment. As companies strive to remain relevant and competitive in the wild corporate jungle, new ways of working have been developed, and new methodologies for project management created.
It is true that companies must have better agility in responding to customer needs, either internal or external.But what's the truth behind the so-called "death" of PRINCE2? Is it a thing of the past and from now on should project and change initiatives only ever follow an Agile approach?
This session will help to answer those questions and more as we look at the history of these methodologies, look at best-practise examples of both and decide as a group the actual answer to whether projects should still work according to PRINCE2 or not.

[Andy is a Brit living in Holland and working across Europe on international projects. With over 10 years experience working in project management environments Andy eventually qualified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner and for the past four years has been a full-time Project Manager at Iron Mountain; the global leader in Information Management. He also runs a Side Hustle at KER and KER for troubleshooting and advice on the subjects of Projects, Change and Processes.]

Marjan Venema started in software way back when, when Cobol was still hip. She has worked on all aspects of software development at many companies. A dev engineer avant la lettre so to speak. She is keenly interested in many subjects besides software development. Psychology, cognition and influencing behavior amongst them. Her life long teaching virus infection has recently mutated into a coaching virus and she is now working towards breaking into agile coaching.
She will discuss"Trust( )in(g) Teams":
Ever worked in a team where people seemed to play ball, but you could feel undercurrents pointing in the opposite direction? Lack of trust between team members or between the team and “the outside” is corrosive to motivation and detrimental to team-moral and productivity.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of trust issues and get a handle on how to start addressing them. Even if you are “just a grunt”.