The second Agile Coach Camp in Czech Republic is ready for your registration.
As part of your registration, we’ll ask you to write your brief Position paper to answer three questions to help you prepare and clarify your intentions.
Just visit the registration page and follow the instructions there to sign up.
Hope to see you there!
The second Agile Coach Camp is coming to Czech Republic and we now have a date and location set for this year’s camp.
The event will be held between 12th and 14th of May and
the location is Golf Konopiště in Central Bohemia (cca 50 km from Prague).
Cost is expected to be low: the entire weekend for each attendee’s food & lodging is estimated at less than 5000 Kc.
Registration will open on the 20th February, follow this website for more information.
Below are all ideas and suggestions that were proposed. Think about them, we will, when organizing the Camp in 2017. 🙂
Was Good / Keep
- Email communication
- Position paper
- Everything OK
- Active people require little info (I knew just time & location, nothing else)
- Kept us interested without requiring active participation
- More communication channels
- More heartbeat communication – mostly first messages came late
- Complex registration of accommodation
- Clarification of costs ( “General expenses (meeting rooms, material, etc.) are covered from sponsorship” – we collected costs for materials in the end, sponsorship was spent on food and accommodation
- Participants could send photos and we could match them with the position papers -> papers could also be printed and taken to the camp
- Organizers should initiate conversations on Slack channels
- Start discussions before the event
- I did not know to take swimsuit 😦
- Promote communication channels more
- Long waiting time for the website
Was Good / Keep
- Open Space
- Time slot arrangements
- Topics + games + format + variation + socialising
- Warm ups and exercises
- Just enough facilitation (official talks)
- Session length
- Open Space format
- Number of participants
- Perfect execution – everybody knew how to contribute
- Marketplace negotiations were not working well
- Later start on Friday (20:00?)
- Better summaries of sessions
- Voting for sessions
- before session
- before evening news
- Shorter coffee breaks
- Short breaks between sessions
- Saturday – one longer break for free time and relax
- No attendee moved to Prague < 3 years ago
- Use marketplace to guess the number of attendees (somehow)
- Improve marketplace and indicate if it’s:
- Improve marketplace:
- I offer to share my experience
- I’d like to learn from others
- Evening news were too chaotic and not helping
- 5 minutes breaks between sessions
- Shorter sessions
- Do more sessions
- Arrange some activities for the evening
- There were a lot: sauna, story cubes, throwing, other games, beer etc.
- Separate planning session for morning and afternoon
- More planned agile games
Learning and Contribution
- Setup of life priorities
- New games
- Mental / psy cleanup
- Tragedy of the commons
- “Sticks” game
- Learned that structural change will come
- People were engaged in the conversations
- Described the situation of my team
- Insight to the state of CZ Agile community and market
- Name game
- New, wonderful people
- Agile connection with self-development
- Variation of topics and different experiences
- Confirmation of our approach
- Met people with practical experience – no academics
- Broader point of view
- Less control can bring better results
- Better understanding of how deeply you need to change for adopting agile
- Our situation looks better in comparison with some others 🙂
- I can learn what I want
- Format of (non-)conference attracts active people
- GM testing
- Developers point of view
- Superb people
- Non-IT people attending
- Session titles unclear
- Only few practical tools/games
- Notes from sessions
- Summary of sessions
Our first post for retrospective is about numbers and statistics – we take a look at your votes and ratings. Here are the results:
Let’s start with the event itself:
It seems that those, who gave a rating, were quite satisfied. 🙂
Overall on a scale of 1 – 4, where 4 is awesome and 1 is poor, the event received an average rating of 3,21 from 19 votes – and all the votes were distributed between 4 and 3.
The organization of the event received the highest rating – the average is 3,6 from 20 votes.
The topics and content also seemed to meet the needs of the majority of the participants, the average of 20 votes is 3,4.
|event – overall
|event – organization
|event – topics & content
Now let’s take a look at the venue:
You were happy with the environment of the venue, but much less happy with the food and the accessibility of the hotel.
The average rating for the environment was 3,63 – we had 24 votes and all ratings were 4 and 3.
The accessibility got 2,48 in the end with most of the votes being 2 and 3 – from altogether 23 votes.
The food received the worst ratings, mostly due to the low quality and overpriced lunches.
The average of 24 votes is 2,38 where majority of the votes were 2.
And finally, but most importantly 17 of you would recommend the event to a friend and 12 of you expressed that you would come back next year.
Thanks for taking the time to give this feedback to us. 🙂