About Agile Greece
Agile Greece is a community for agile practitioners and for those interested in learning about the agile philosophy in software development.
Our purpose is to educate our members about Agile, Lean and SCRUM as well as building our community to serve as a networking platform.

Launched in October of 2013, we’ ve grown to nearly 400 members. We have regular meetups once a month to discuss and share knowledge about SCRUM, Lean, Kanban, Test Driven Development, Extreme Programming, Agile Product Ownership and about any other aspect of agile practices that make the software development process more effective and more fun.

We strongly believe that by promoting the application of agile principles and practices in Greece we help local businesses to maximize their return on IT investments.

The Agile Greece Team

Yiannis Mavraganis

Yiannis Mavraganis

Founder and Event Organizer at Agile Greece - Athens

Yiannis has over fifteen years of experience in software development. Graduated from Technical University of Crete as software engineer he has worked as developer, software architect and SCRUM Master in large corporations and software startups. He is applying SCRUM in large scale projects since 2008.
Passionate with agile principles and practices he founded in 2013 Agile Greece, the most active and largest Agile/SCRUM community in Greece. Currently he acts as Agile/SCRUM coach helping companies and teams to improve their software development process.


Vaggelis Antoniadis

Vaggelis Antoniadis

Co-founder of Cytech Ltd - Scrum Master

Vagelis Antoniadis is co-founder of Cytech and is responsible for driving the company’s sales and building strategic business relationships worldwide. He has more than 10 year experience in software engineering, business strategy and solution design. Vagelis is a certified Scrum Master and during the last 5 years he keeps working with scrum and introducing other agile methods to Cytech’s processes. His job is to apply new technologies in the mobile field and to turn them into successful products. He enjoys playing video games, drinking red wine and smoking cigars all of them with good company.

Giorgos Saslis

Giorgos Saslis

Customer Solutions Design & Product Manager at Cytech Mobile - Founder of #AgileCrete

Giorgos is a programmer at heart, who escaped becoming a project manager by discovering Agile. He works for Cytech, where his latest toys include Continuous Integration servers, automating tests and he is also very much into clouds (virtual, as well as real) ! He is also organizer of the #AgileCrete unconference. He lives in Heraklion, Crete and will drink a Raki/Tsikoudia with you if you contact him at g d.o.t. saslis at gmail d.o.t. com when you’re next on the island.

Nikos Raptis

Nikos Raptis

Scrum Master and Senior Software Engineer at Scytl

I love Scrum and I always try to implement the principles of Agile. I work as a Scrum Master and Senior Software Engineer. Also I’m certified Scrum Master from scrum.org (PSM I) and Java Certified Programmer. My goal is to improve the way of creating software by removing impediments and create high performance teams.

Nikos Batsios

Nikos Batsios

Agile Coach/Scrum Master - Event Organizer at Agile Greece - Thessaloniki

I am helping teams and organisations to grow strong in understanding the agile values and principles and applying various practices in their working context. Believing that great teams can achieve astonishing results, I am keeping my focus in creating an environment of quality-humane-relationships, that will further unleash the potential of individuals, enable teams to high perform and cooperate towards the same and shared organisation purpose.


Nasos Gavalas

Nasos Gavalas

Product Owner

Product guy, entrepreneur and intrapreneur, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) and serial agilean with a profound love for exceptional products that create a high value proposition for the end-user.

Myrto Kamenopoulou

Myrto Kamenopoulou

Agile Coach, tripsta.com

With hands on experience in software development and traditional product management, proudly shifted to agile methodologies and practices. Always eager to learn and passionate about continuous improvement. If Agile is not present, then I will find the way to create the proper environment to foster it. My ultimate goal is to get the agility out of everyone, to grow agile teams, to help organizations towards their flexible cultural change.
George Psistakis

George Psistakis

Co-founder of Blendo.co, Scrum Master, Organizer of Agile Greece - Athens, API Athens meetups

George is a lousy singer and painter. He is co-founder of Blendo.co, a data remix platform, allowing companies to remix data from multiple sources.He is also co-founder Apirise and Agile Greece. He is a certified Scrum Master, co-organizer of the local Agile and API Athens meetups and a bit of coder. He blogs a bit and contributes at the Developer Economics Blog. He is juggling his two kids, runner, is a boardgamer and a huge Tyrion fan.


Dimitris Dimitrelos

Dimitris Dimitrelos

Founder of AgileForValue.com - Certified PSM I and PSPO I

Dimitris has been practicing, teaching and preaching Agile and Scrum since 2011. He holds a degree in Computer Science, a PhD in High Performance Computing and a MBA. He has considerable experience in the Software Industry as a Project Manager and a PMO head. He is a certified PSM I and PSPO I. In 2016, Dimitris founded AgileForValue.com.

Dimitris Baltas

Dimitris Baltas

Agility Evangelist, Software Engineer, tripsta.com

Dimitris is PSM I, PSPO I certified and holds a certificate in Business Project Management from New York University.
Currently, he is a Scrum Master in tripsta.com and is coaching on Scrum and Software Engineering practices.
His research interests include Team Performance and Application Performance.

Our guest Agile experts


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Giuseppe De Simone is a Lean and Agile coach (now lent to being a manager) with 15 years’ experience in SW development, half spent also in driving/supporting complex organizational changes.
He is one of 60+ Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Coaches in the world.
Having served several teams and organizations, he has first-hand experience about how Agile practices and Scrum in particular can work with success.
Giuseppe has been dedicating a big portion of his 8000+ hours experience as Lean and Agile coach to develop professional 21st century managers, by supporting Leadership Teams and managers in different sites within Ericsson. As a trainer, he organized and taught several classes about Agile and Scrum all over Europe and in 2011 he designed his own Lean and Agile Leadership program, he has been teaching and continuously improving since then.
You can read about his thoughts on his blog (R)Evolutionary Agility or on his Linkedin profile.


BenLinders-Square-150x150 Ben Linders is an independent consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement.
Co-author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives


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Tolga Kombak is a Scrum trainer, Agile coach and speaker with 14 years of hands-on software development experience in the finance sector, specializing in payment systems. Currently training, coaching and consulting Agile teams in various companies. Along with team coaching Tolga is also consulting in the Agile transformation of companies, from the organizational restructuring to building internal coaching and Agile excellency centers.

presenter-chucky-150x150 Jason Little helps organizations discover more effective practices for managing work and people. Sometimes that means plucking tools from the Agile world and sometimes that
means using more traditional management practices, such as The Rockefeller Habits.

He is the author of the Lean Change Management: Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change


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Ahmet Akdağ is a consultant and trainer helping organisations through their Agile transformations. He helps organisations adapt Scrum and other Agile processes in the right way by teaching the fundamentals to all levels in the organisations, coaching teams and designing the organisational principles-practices-tools for enterprise Agility.
Contributing to and leading over 20 organisational Agile transformation projects in small to large scale enterprises and coaching over 200 Agile Teams, Ahmet’s expertise on management and framework design directed him to create high quality solutions and best practices within the fundamental principles of Agile processes. He has been coaching and consulting companies with a combination of extensive know-how and experience on both the process and practices side of Agile. Ahmet is also the Co-founder of the Agile association in his local market and in Middle East.


gunther  Gunther Verheyen is a seasoned Scrum professional. He works for Scrum.org, the home of
Scrum, where he shepherds the Professional series. He represents Scrum.org and Scrum
co-creator Ken Schwaber in Europe.

In 2013 Gunther published the much acclaimed book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion)”.
Learn more about Scrum from Gunther’s blog