Participants (2016)

Below see a list of position papers of other participants already registered to Agile Coach Camp, so that you can learn in advance what are other people motivations and planned contributions:

Silvana Wasitová

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
6 years as Agile Coach plus previously 5 years as Scrum Master.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
Explore collective knowledge and maturity of Agile practices in CZ.

How do you plan to contribute?
Share my experiences in Enterprise Agile Adoption across US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and Czech Republic.


Karel Smutný

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
6 years experience of agile coaching of teams in companies from startups to large organizations, working usually full-time on a project. Whenever needed I also actively code to teach teams agile engineering practices.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I want to meet new people from the agile community, learn about their experience, make new friends.

How do you plan to contribute?
My “hot topics”: Self-managing teams (and how utterly underestimated this aspect usually is), the appalling state of engineering practices among software teams, scaling frameworks and real life.


Tamás Hajdu

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
4 years of experience as a Scrum Master and a couple of more years working in a small company where customer-focused attitude with fast deliveries and close connection between clients and developers were part of the company culture

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?

I’m focusing on learning and doing more on organizational transformation,so I am hoping to gain some insights, hearing about experiences from others, tips and tricks for scaling, expanding my reading list with some more books (although i’m just getting further and further from the end of it already) and of course to get to meet new people.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can share my experience about various topics, e.g. recent ones about how we are currently mixing scrum and Kanban and how we managed to get predictable velocity, what challenges bad architecture and poor product quality bring to a company etc. I also have non-success stories to share about protecting teams or introducing some engineering practices to a team.


Jan Palenčár

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I had opportunities in the past to be a catalyst for change (agile/scrum introduction, implementation of engineering best practices) in three different types of environment: small company, SME and corporate organization.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I would like to hear experience of others with agile/scrum introduction and transition in an corporate environment. What steps have they done and how it went, what have they learned? And I would gladly meet new like-minded people.

How do you plan to contribute?
I’d be happy to share my views how agile philosophy getting implemented helps to create environment where anybody participating has the opportunity: to take responsibility for the results of their work, practice leadership in their workplace & life, contrary to the reliance on a boss that will ‘always’ show the right way thus limiting positive initiative and growth of people.


Lukáš Heinz

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I was implementing agile metodology Scrum in my team as a firest in my company. Then I transfer my knowledge to other teams which wanted to start implementing agile.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
Find out what are best sources to best learn agile (blogs, courses etc.). What are best practises for long term agile planing, agile contracting and how to handle backlog as product owner.

How do you plan to contribute?
Share my best practises for sprint review meeting and experience in using agile in long term project. And what are problems with introducing agile into organisation


Václav Macíček

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?

I am trying introduce agile methodology in my team.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?

I would like to find out how to resolve situations where the scrum isn’t applicable.

How do you plan to contribute?

I am beginner in this discipline, so i dont have any experiences to share


Jan Tauwinkl

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
During last 2 years I was part of a group of people who helped our company to adopt Scrum process. I acted as a Scrum Master and an internal agile coach for few teams during this time.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I would like to find out more about how the agile works in other companies. Especially what the pitfalls are and how to prevent them.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can contribute with my experiences from our agile transformation and also with my observations and best practices from the daily work of our teams.


Lukas Simandl

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I’m focusing myself to change working environment in big corporate companies. Currently working as ScrumMaster in CA Technologies in Prague which brings an opportunity to work in Scrum and Kanban teams in large company.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I’d like to meet some new people. Also I’d like to explore topics which I’m interested in – such as motivation, distributed teams, work environment, LESS etc. And of course I’d like to know something I don’t know yet.

How do you plan to contribute?
I’d like to share my experience with being ScrumMaster in Scrum team, implementing Kanban, working with distributed teams in different time zones and any other things I can help to somebody.


Jaroslav Charvát

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I am SCRUM master of 3 teams having experience of about 8 teams.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I would like to focus on corporate problems with adopting Agile and next steps once you reach certain point in the transformation. The more you are Agile the more hard you move forward, at least from my experience.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can offer my experience. What we do in the company, how we work on company culture, how we are trying to influence others within our sphere of influence, etc.


Mariana Dachova

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I started to lead a big HR team in 2012 in Prague. I had no idea about agile way of working in teams, however I promoted some aspects and attributes of group dynamic and I later learned they could be classified as agile.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
How HR can contribute to the change and support the transition of teams to being more Agile.

How do you plan to contribute?
I plan to offer constellations, an experiential learning method in systemic (holistic) approach to work and life.


Michal Gabris

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I work in an organization with Agile environment and I started as an software engineer in a Scrum team, and I have become a scrum master of that team since the start of this year. I am still learning about Agile from my more senior colleagues and also from visiting conferences and agile events.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I want to find out other peoples ideas about agile and scrum, and I want to learn from them ideas and techniques regarding working with people in agile way.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can tell about working in agile way in my company, and I can tell about the problems I am working on in my team and I can propose solutions to other peoples problems.


Mateusz Ryba

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
Besides technical background, I have 2 years experience as a Scrum Master in one of the Software Houses in Poland. I was part of agile transformation in the organization from the very beginning. I’ve worked with teams across the organization on projects for clients from different parts of the world ensuring agile approach to software development. In the mean time I deliver workshops and trainings.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
Gain experience from different perspectives (Product Owners/Scrum Masters/Developers/other people involved). Hear about ideas, listen to examples. Have fruitful discussions.

How do you plan to contribute?
Share experience based on successes and failures. Be involved in discussions, exchange thoughts about different approaches. Give introductions to different methods that I’ve used.


Iwona Winiarska

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I’m a certified Srcum Master and as a team lead I need to coach/change teams.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I’d like to go one level deeper and learn more about Agile, share experience and thoughts with others.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can show how Agile looks in advertising however I’m rather a beginner.


Robert Batusek

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I have led agile transition in three different companies from one team projects to large multi site operations. I acted as Scrum master and agile coach for many teams during the transition.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
Share experience with similarly minded individuals, get advice on spreading agile transition outside engineering and obviously – scaling – my current challenge.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can offer experience, exercises, anecdotes and techniques from my daily work with teams.


Petr Martinásek

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
2 years as Scrum Master
3 years as agile and lean coach

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I will see 🙂 but basically sharing knowledge and experience with other SM and agile coach.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can share my success stories.


Georgiy Zhytar

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I have practical experience with facilitating transformation of engineering organization with 300+ ppl.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
case-studies of agile transformations (both successes and failures) from large software companies in CR and abroad

How do you plan to contribute?
share my own experiences and provide tips’n’tricks from what I’ve learned


Jan Krchňák

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
11 years in Agile, from a team member up to an Agile/Lean coach & mentor. I help companies to really adopt Agile ideas worldwide, from small teams to cross-country corporate products.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I want to learn the Agile awareness level in Czech, find friends in arms to cooperate and co-invent ideas, find useful tools & tips to work with.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can share experience, play Agile/Lean games, show our tools. If possible, I’ll help with the organisation and to facilitate events. And I’ll definitelly bring lots of positive energy. 🙂


Eldar Kurmakajev

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I worked as a Scrum Master for 9 months in two teams at Seznam.cz. Currently I work at AVG Technologies as a Associate Product Manager (Product Owner).

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I am interesting in learning about development phases of teams and individuals and how to move them to a next stage in Agile environment.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can provide pro bono coaching. Share my experience on transition between SM and PO roles and how it shaped my understanding of Agile.


Ondřej Chylík

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
Over 5 years on a QA manager position, recently moved to the Product Owner role, but all the time stepping into ScrumMastering (certified in 2011) as well as trying to influence in other ways how our organization works.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I’d like to meet people and learn a bit about their environments, practices and challenges – past or present. I would also like to power myself up and hopefully gain some new energy and learn some new tools for my current – and future – challenges 🙂

How do you plan to contribute?
I can offer insights and point of view also from the QA/PO roles. In general, I will be happy to share my experience, what I’ve seen working and what not in our particular environment.


Irena Buršová

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I am a scrum master for 2 international teams.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I want to meet new people, discuss agile topics and find some fresh ideas 🙂

How do you plan to contribute?
I am very open to discuss any agile topic.


Peter Benkovic

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I have been involved in coaching/influencing/changing of two agile teams so far.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I would like to explore how technically educated people see human side of agile. I would like to discover issues where I could contribute to agile teams effectiveness.

How do you plan to contribute?
A presentation about leadership, motivation and performance appraisal in agile teams.


Prokop Severýn

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I have just few experiences with formal agile development. Usually I’m just introducing small agile improvements, e.g. continuous integration etc.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
Efektivity and problems of real life using of formal agile methodologies.

How do you plan to contribute?
Due to my lack of experiences mainly by questioning.


Roman Valina

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
I am employed as software architect now but I still want to be the software developer. I am trying to run our project in agile way because I know it can help to deliver batter software in shorter time. It is it is pushed from the senior management but not adopted by middle management (they has to adopt it so they let us) and customer.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
How to convince the customer to be agile as well. How to convince my collogue adopt agile principles. How to deal with technical depth. How to accommodate agile principals to project not product driven environment. I am looking forward to meet new people and get inspiration from them.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can share my experience from big company abut also the small company where agile development style works well.


Monika Solarova

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?

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Pavel Cvetler

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?
For last 4 years, I am team leader of 3 teams where we are trying to implement scrum for last 3 and half years.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?
I want to hear stories from other companies and hope to find some inspiration.

How do you plan to contribute?
I can share my experiences and procedures that we are using.


Ondřej Kavula

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?

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Michael Rychna

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?

I have a major role in ongoing transformation of mid-size SW development company to full agile continuous delivery environment.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?

Learn, absorb and exchange any agile oriented experience. Mainly connected to large organizations and distributed teams.

How do you plan to contribute?

I will share my experience. Success stories as well as big and up to date painpoints.


Tomas Mouryc

What is your experience coaching/influencing teams or organizations towards being Agile?

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