OKRs for alignment and transparency and Stories in Carpaccio style

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Dear Members,
After a long pause, we're happy to invite you to our upcoming meetup where we have guests, Manuele, and Karin from UK. They will present to us very interesting topics about OKRs and how to cook stories.
Thanks to VMware team for providing the place, food & drinks.

19:00 - 19:10 - Welcome Note
19:10 - 19:55 - OKRs, a tool for alignment and transparency - Karin Elsner
20:00 - 20:40 - User Stories, how to serve them Carpaccio style - Manuele Piastra
20:40 - Q&A, networking, and beer

About Speakers:
Manuele Piastra is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Kanban Practitioner (CKP) and Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP). Motivated by helping teams & organizations to make an impact, through training, mentoring and one-on-one coaching in the Agile mindset, methodologies & continuous improvement. Passionate about technology, have a solid technical background as a Java & Android developer. I use a data-driven and systemic approach to support the shift of culture & process that allows software companies to be competitive in the market while scaling up.

Karin Elsner is Agile & Organisational coach – helping product and development teams work effectively by using Lean and Agile practices. Looking at the bigger picture and cultivating an outcome-focused mindset is at the core of my work. I bring more than 12 years of experience in Product, Lean Six Sigma and Agile Coaching roles and enthusiasm for strategic thinking to what I do. Creating a team environment that allows diverse perspectives is part of my values when it comes to how to use methodology.

Additional Details:
OKRs, a tool for alignment and transparency - Manuele Piastra

OKRs are the perfect framework to bring agile ways of working to an organisational level: inspiring Objectives and number-based key results help companies align their teams to the vision bottom-up and top-down.

User Story, how to serve them Carpaccio style

User stories are simple in concept, but it's hard to break them down in small chunks so to that frequent, incremental value can be delivered. In this session, we will discuss practical ways of splitting stories and some tips on how to make refinement sessions more effective.


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