Registration

Registration for ACC CZ 2019 is now open: register here

We ask each participant to write a position paper, since doing this before coming to an un-conference leads to better discussions because you, and other participants, have thought about what you want from the conference, and what topics you wish to explore during the conference, or how you plan to contribute.

This year we ask the following questions:

  1. What is your experience with agility or coaching?
  2. What would you like to explore at the camp?
  3. How may you contribute?
  4. How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Participants:

Silvana Wasitova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

13 yrs of Agility, 9 yrs of Coaching

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

What helps people/groups/companies transition/transform

How may you contribute?

Share my experiences

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

That I still enjoy coaching agile transformation after all these years 🙂

Radovan Kačín

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Introducing agility to own and clients projects since about 2010. Currently coaching the new generation of agilists.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Currently I am focusing on providing better feedback to teams, the right balance between telling and coaching. Good agile games and practices are always welcome.

How may you contribute?

Bringing Yes, and mindset to the sessions. Bringing inputs from other coachcamps (Barcelona and Helsinki 2018, new ones this year).

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

By discovering this coach camp. I got hooked, the CCs are a great way to learn.

Edyta Ryszkiewicz-Tum

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Software Developer for 14 years, converted to Agile 6 years ago, currently, for over 2 years, Agile Coach at ING Tech Poland.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

For me agile is about different perspectives. I have the opportunity to explore them not only in my organization, but also in Polish agile community, for example during agile coach camps in Poland. I am very curious about any new topics, discussions and most of all – people I hope to meet there! In particular, I’m interested if there any cultural differences and.. if they are really cultural.

How may you contribute?

Working in such a big organization as ING, and taking part in a change such tremendous as agile transformation (or rather – evolution) here is the experience that I would love to share with others.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Interesting question 🙂 And hard to answer. Let’s say that for such an introvertic person as myself it is always a surprise when I volunteer to speak in public.

Bruno Veronesi

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I work for an Agile company that has just adopted Less

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Facilitation and Motivation

How may you contribute?

Being open

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

The quality of the discussion is stellar, every single of them

Daniel Hejl

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I am a CTO and a co-founder of 60 people large company – coaching is a big part of my daily work.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

All of them.

How may you contribute?

I can share my experiences with building the engineering team at my company.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

That I have missed the agile coach camp.

Lucie Nová

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I work with/in agile teams. Usually in testing.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile for external clients.

How may you contribute?

Workshop for team work and leadership. With cards 🙂

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I have improved my French 🙂

Tatiana Solovjova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Worked as a SM, agile coach, transformation lead

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Scaled agile, agile project management, agile portfolio

How may you contribute?

SAFe, LeSS, agile structures case studies

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Changed my job

Markéta Čonka

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I’m currently working as a tester in a scrum team (2 years). I believe in agile, run some of scrum meetings and help with scrum ceremonies. I help others to understand scrum, mentor newcomers and juniors.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

How to: listening; new books about agile; Lean development

How may you contribute?

I may share my experience, lessons learnt

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I surprised myself when I realised that if I prioritise I have so much time. I believe I can do anything I want 🙂

Petr Smejkal

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

SM for 4 years

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Change Management, Scaled frameworks

How may you contribute?

Sharing my experience

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I went to a calligraphy class hoping it would help my graphic facilitation skills, but it was actually really calming and nice 😉

Jaroslav Klech

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I am part of community of Scrum Masters in Y Soft. We are currently undergoing agile transformation. We are starting to use LeSS and we had Flip activity lately and started working in LeSS bubble on RnD. Daily work with Teams where I am more and more focusing on organization on last half year.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Topic 1: Close cooperation with customer in B2B. Tips, hints, how to think about it, how to achieve it. Topic 2: Ideas for new facilitation techniques, what worked in some situations, recommendations. Topic 3: How to push forward frozen in time people and company. How to initiate change, how to get buy-in, how to tackle fear from change.

How may you contribute?

We are in middle of Agile transformation so I can help with experience from preparations, execution, what it is for us how are we doing. Also I have experience with LeSS framework and can help others with unanswered questions.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

The most significant change for me was to try to cast away fear of not being liked by others. I realized that as Scum Master I need to do things people not always like at first try (like be transparent). After this realization I started to focus on this and That’s how I have surprised myself, I had the courage to do it. Yes!

Roman Kohoutek

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Scrum Master for about 1 year. Participated in LeSS adoption in currenct company.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

System thinking, Responsibility process, Facilitation techniques, Team decisions and consents

How may you contribute?

Personal Productivity topic, Support with organization

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Did 3 week road trip in USA sleeping under the tent.

Petra Sebkova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I have attended last year agile conference. I am attending agile sessions/talks with our scrum masters. I quite regularly attend agile scrum beers. I am trying to adopt agile in the way I work as an implementation project manager.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

How to motivate others to adopt agile mindset. How to spread agile even though the rest of the company is not agile. Agile HR & finance. One of the other topics could be continues delivery & release management in agile set up. I would be great to share some good reading tips. It would be great to also explore how is agile spread in other countries than the Czech Republic.

How may you contribute?

I may share my so far experience where we are changing/have changed our waterfall project implementation methodology into agile implementation methodology. How we are trying to use the best of both methods. How these two methods could coexist.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I was particularly proud to help with organization of sticky note challenge. Where we were able to use dot voting method and define smart goals for topics that matter for us as a team.

Milan Schwarz

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Newbie Scrum Master

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Scaling scrum, Team dynamics, New facilitation techniques, etc.

How may you contribute?

Fresh LeSS adoption experience

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I switched my position from Tech Lead to Scrum master.

Hana Jadavan

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I work as a Scrum Master almost 5 years and I am quite active in agile community. Also, I passed 120h of coaching training, so I have some experience with both 🙂

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Mainly topics from company level point of view focused on change management (slow evolution towards agility)

How may you contribute?

I can share my knowledge and experience from these fields: Agile, Scrum, Product management, Leadership, self-development and work with group.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Nice question! I reached my long term dream: to have presentation on agile conference. Even though I looked very unreachable for me and I had huge respect from it, I was able to make it and it open my mind to have even more crazy dreams 🙂

Robert Batůšek

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

See description at https://less.works/profiles/robert-batusek

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Working with large backlog (hundreds of items), vertical slicing, technical excellence

How may you contribute?

I can offer 2-4 h User Story Mapping workshop. I can repeat some topics from previous years like NoEstimates

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I realized I cannot play golf

Denniz Dönmez

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

That’s my job. Fulltime since 2016.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Organizational structures and agile governance; Training trainers to multiply myself in the organization; peer-to-peer coaching

How may you contribute?

I’ve lots of experience, read about almost every book out there, and written a PhD thesis on agile teams. I know that I have much, much more to learn. Together, this learning will happen in a more effective way.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I’ve discovered that sometimes applying less force will lead to faster, better results. I’ve understood what it means that the grass doesn’t grow faster if you pull it 😉

Krzysztof Gałda

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

i was developer in scrum team, scrum master and agile coach. all together around 5 years

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

how to approach to managers in agile-rising company

How may you contribute?

i can share my experiences, my toughts, second thoughts, scares, failures and success

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

it seems im pretty good in iceskating

Petr Novotný

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Scrum Master and Coach in ING NL, Transformation Coach at Wemanity – transformations at OHRA (insurance company) and Post NL (more observation than coaching), Transformation coach and Head of 45 agile coaches at Česká Spořitelna

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Demand management – both, finance and cross-teams/divisions dependencies in dual-company – Agile and non-agile

How may you contribute?

Building agile coaches role and community in the organization from the scratch, comparison of different cultures – Dutch and Czech, importance of good contract when it comes for the expectations from the AC role

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I became leader of 40+ Agile coaches without that being planned 🙂

Yuriy Koziy

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Agile coach for top-executive teams, organizational coach

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Self-care, working with organization as a whole, executive coaching

How may you contribute?

run workshops, facilitate sessions, participate as bumblebee/butterfly 🙂

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Surprisingly discovered the exciting path to my adult self. Whatever this might mean to you 🙂

Petra Vlasinova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I work as a coach of people in my team in Decathlon. I’m also professional coach of Emotional Equations which is my passion.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Discover more information about agility and development of the teams. Compare other methods of coaching which are used in these days.

How may you contribute?

Personnal developent and increasing of the quality of the life in 4 segments (work, health, money and relationships).

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I found my talent in coachig. Even I’ve worked on the personnal development of the people in the 4 previous years the last year was the best for me. The reason is that I finished a school for coaches of Emotional Equations and I’ve started to coach people as my second job.

Luboslav Gerliczy

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

As a Scrum Master and trainer

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

People management

How may you contribute?

Scrum Master experience

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

With a son

Peter Benkovič

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

20 years business and leadership coaching, 3 years of agility in general

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile Mindset Developmen, Part One: How cognitive styles of problem solving influece an agile mindset development Agile Mindset Developmen, Part Two: How experiential learning styles influece an agile mindset development

How may you contribute?

Two workshops

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I delivered two workshops. I was pleased by participants´ interest to attend and by very positive responses.

Tamás Hajdu

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Some 🙂 Worked as a scrum master for some time and worked in a pretty agile small software house at the beginning of my career.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

1) Managing the system – in practice: how should the management of a modern organization look like to deal with complexity – practical and contextual examples, not high level theory of course 🙂 ; 2) Demand management and creating teams around products

How may you contribute?

Sharing experience and annoying people as usual. 🙂

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I am not sure i remember how i surprised myself. 🙂

Martin Jarcik

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I coached organisations ranging from 30 to multiple hundreds of people, internationally distributed development, hands-on engineering teams as well as executive leadership.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Always open to anything, I’d not mind to talk to someone who has experience with leading the “agile transformation” of hundreds of people.

How may you contribute?

By participating in OST. 🙂

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I bought myself a Kinder Surprise.

Kristina Melsova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Agility – it’s a common sense for me – since I was born Coaching – 1,5 year at MallGroup as a Scrum Master/ Agile Coach

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Everything! New people, ideas, experience.

How may you contribute?

My experience from MallGroup – coaching and change management from dev teams to C-level, self organization of SMs team, knowledge sharing concepts and much more

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I surprise myself every day while solving problems I have never faced before and learning something new every day. The more I know, the less I know I don’t know.

Lukáš Heinz

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I have been scrum master and product owner for several years and I introduced agile and Scrum to our company.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Compensation in agile team, motivation in distributed teams

How may you contribute?

I have introduced agile methods into top management and I lead as product owner long term project with lots of uncertainty

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I failed a lot…

Jiří Zavadil

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

zero on paper, but improvising all the time, which should be the same thing

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

agile best practices for SMB

How may you contribute?

i can be tall

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

finally realized i have been doing everything wrong for the past 8 years

Jan Šimonek

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I am a software engineer who learns how to be a scrum master for 2 years for my team. Recently, I picked another challenge – being an agile coach for a second team. I am learning a lot, not much experience yet.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Ways how to encourage a team to collaborate closely and not be a collection of individual contributors.

How may you contribute?

I can share our story of learning Scrum as a team and creating a team identity. Also I can share how I try to move move forward as a Scrum master.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I turned down in all ways exciting opportunity, except I wouldn’t have a chance to be a scrum master.

Lucia Podobova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Used to work as Agile Coach in IBM and I am currently working as Scrum Master in DXC Technology in Cloud and Platform Services

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

How to effectively transform the mindset of the organization into agile mindset

How may you contribute?

can share experience with coaching the teams during transformation, share the biggest pain points and successes…

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

becoming an agile coach training multiple teams and leading them to mindset change

Silvia Klincekova

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

working in agile environment since 2014, currently working as an agile coach

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

couching, mentoring, hints & tips, games, how to work with audience

How may you contribute?

willing to help with participating etc

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

travel

Iulia Davydchenko

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

About 1,5 year as Scrum master and organizational coach

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

any connected to agile, team work and personal awareness

How may you contribute?

Be open to new experience and share my experience with others

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Went to Spain on my own 🙂

Lena Kryzhanovska

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

scrum master and not yet completed education at an international coaching union

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

creative team management techniques (agile)

How may you contribute?

I have an experience to implement changes creative agency with the most unstructured people, so I Can share with everybody whom it may concern real examples “How to how to clean up creative disorder without breaking creativity”. if say by Other words – what is OK for creative people what is NO

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I changed my well-known HR position to a new and unknown to me Scrum master, went through the process of changing the company with the launch of six teams, went to study coaching and survived

Kateřina Blahová

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I’m starting with Agile and coaching. My privious profesional experiencies come from the sale and the management in the distribution network in the bank.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile marketing – what does it mean and what are principles; How can I differentiate EPIC, US – right granularity;

How may you contribute?

I want to listen and learn at first, but I can share my experiencies from the sale and how important is to speak and listen clients and customers. If somebody would like to speak about it.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Komerční banka started with the change into agile organization and I wanted to cooperate on the changes and somebody asked me to became agile coach. Although I didn’t know anything about agile or project management I accepted this huge challenge and started with new phase of professional life.

Ondra Sochor

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Positive

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile adoption challenges in corporate environments

How may you contribute?

Sharing experience from Moneta and Ceska sporitelna

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Becoming a transformation agile coach in CS

Domagoj Ćuk

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Spearheaded an agile transformation in a development company and for the last few years act as an SM/Agile Coach in the financial industry for Erste Group

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Dealing with upper managament

How may you contribute?

Share my experience with tackling mindset impediments and dealing with skeptical stakeholders

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I surprise myself every year.

Petr Mašek

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Discovering and Implementing Agile and Agile at Scale level for last three years.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile coaching craft, career path for agile coaches

How may you contribute?

Sharign experience with change mngt and communication in Agile at Scale transformation

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I missed it last year :-/

Tomasz Bartkowiak

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I’ve opportunity to work in various setups for almost a decade.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

I’m looking for inspiration for my work 🙂

How may you contribute?

If any help is needed just let my know ! and I really mean it 🙂

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Yes I did – move to Czech Republic

Irena Buršová

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I work as a Scrum Master since 2015.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

I am open to discuss any Agile topic 🙂

How may you contribute?

I could share my experience with distributed teams.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

My attitude to life changed a lot.

Jan Koula

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I have merely a brief experience, undergoing Agile transformation in a large corporation, being scrum master for 6 months.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

I would like to learn more about coaching people, gather valuable insights from other people’s experiences and get ideas on improving already established ceremonies.

How may you contribute?

I have been a team member and briefly a scrum master, seeing things from several perspectives. I also experienced first-hand some of the pitfalls of not entirely successful agile transformation. I will overcome my natural shyness and share whatever I have learned that others may deem useful.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

By quitting my previous job and finding a new one.

Lívia Chmelová

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I’m at the start of my agile journey, recently becoming a scrum master for a large company.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

I would like to get inspired by other experienced people, learn how to encourage the team on the path to Agile and how to be the best possible scrum master for them.

How may you contribute?

As my experience is very brief, perhaps I could contribute by sharing the perspectives from the outside (looking in).

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I became a Scrum master

Joachim Boonaert

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I have been a Scrum Master for almost 2 years now

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Scrum Master’s contribution to the team’s success

How may you contribute?

By actively participating in the discussions

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

By moving out of Prague

Alexander Averboukh

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I’m acting as Scrum Master and Product Owner on 2 different teams.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Does Agile really work?

How may you contribute?

Participate in games, activities, discussions, share my experience with others.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Changed my role completely from a Developer to Product Owner.

Geoffrey Etwein

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Current agile and Lean IT coach in Switzerland. In the agile world since 2009

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Coaching tips /coaching teams / coaching organisation / Freedom INC / Lean and many more

How may you contribute?

Lean IT / as former comedian, I can help with Communication topic / some Agile & Lean practices such as Kanban (ScrumBan), VSM, Story Mapping and perhaps some UX practices as well

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I still don’t understand how did I get there

Marija Maijere

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I help other people to learn about agile and have taken product owner and scrum master roles in previous job positions.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Scrum teams

How may you contribute?

Organise workshops about liberating structures

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Started a lecturer carier 😉 even with public singing elements 😀

Vlafimirs Ivanovs

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Runing agile transformation in several companies e.g. British Petrolium

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Agile transformation best practices in a large organisations + tips&tricks that can make anyone more agile (tips for individual use)

How may you contribute?

Insights from agile transformation in the large enterprise, visual thinking and can share “How to find out that you can perfectly work in a tandem with your wife”

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Find out that I could perfectly work in tandem with my wife.

Ivo Peksens

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I started working as a Scrum Master in 2013. As an Agile Coach I work for about 2 years.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

1. Group Coaching & Facilitation – differences and commonalities. 2. Coaching frameworks – what are those?

How may you contribute?

Be active. I can bring the Teaming Poker – game to explore Psychological Safety in a team/group.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I have surprised myself by seeing how I surprise others 🙂

Tomáš Rosůlek

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

managing the Scrum teams as the Product owner

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

lessons learned from Agile, best practices, how to set the acceptance criteria and others

How may you contribute?

share the experiences, discussion and brainstorming

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

by improving my Agile mindset

Marta Banjac

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

active participation in Agile implementation in my company – helding trainings, coaching, working as Scrum master

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

overcoming Agile implementation challenges, how to implement Agile in operations team & showcase it’s value, Agile working environments in CZ

How may you contribute?

I will bring my enthusiasm for organisational & personal development, experience in leading Agile team in operations sector and implementing Agile in huge corporation; experience in facilitating and co-organizing events

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I’ve joined NGO Society of Women Engineers (as person without technical education)

Gabrijela

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Responsible for implementing initial Agile transformation within my team with focus on Kanban and collaborative tools

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Scrum related topics, practical experiences of other people related to agile methodologies

How may you contribute?

I’m familiar with collaborative tools that we used during the Agile transformation (Mural, Trello, Slack).

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Signed up for Yoga teacher in Czech language

Martin Pekarovič

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Transformation to agile in IBM and small companies. Practicing scrum

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

All of them. Nothing selected

How may you contribute?

By sharing of ideas, knowledge and experience

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

Went out of the comfort zone. Took a risk, decided to change the job and city I live in.

Pavel Gloss

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

I live agile values, being enthusiastic Agile practitioner since 2013. 1 yr+ of coaching.

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Grow more in coaching, improve in asking questions.

How may you contribute?

Share my experiences, why to not build a house in agile way.

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

I survived working in hostile environment, with lots of demotivated people. I won small successes where several coaches failed.

Pavel Sidžina

What is your experience with agility or coaching?

Currently working as junior scrum master in agile teams, before worked as a front end developer as a agile team member

What topics would you like to explore at this camp?

Mainly scrum master and his position, also agile experiences from other companies – tips and tricks, ideas etc

How may you contribute?

I think i will be observer, maybe i can give some experiences from company, where i work

How have you surprised yourself in the last year?

That I compleetly changed my type of work, from working as a developer to working with people