Interview with Matti Klasson

Interview with Matti Klasson

Matti works for a game company. Do you happen to know this? or this? Matti Klasson is people operations manager at King and  Management 3.0 facilitator. Let’s read his interview. We are really excited to have Matti in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to his speech. Did you get your ticket? Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Matti Klasson and I’m Development People Lead at King – which means it’s my responsibility to help our developers to grow so they can be great team members and create BIG games. Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic? My talk will be about – how to create a happy and productive work environment and that leadership has a key role in that. In a fast pace world where global mobility increase is crucial for companies to survive, that you have an environment where people feel they have a purpose and can make a difference. It’s not about extrinsic motivation like salaries and titles. It’s about being happy and productive at work! Q: What do you think could be the main gain for participants in your session? I hope my talk can be inspirational and give some new insights about leadership. It’s not about managing the people – it’s about creating an environment where people are happy and deliver value to their customers as fast as possible. Q: Can you give some advice to teams/organizations that are transitioning to agile? Find local needs, try small, scale out! Q: How do you see the evolution of Agile in the future? We live in a world where our social...
Interview with Özlem Yüce

Interview with Özlem Yüce

It is always an eye-opening experience when you hear real-life cases of successful Agile implementations. This is even more profound for cases of companies that were more legacy oriented. Enter Agile Transformation. Özlem has 12+ year of experience in e-commerce, software and product development, she is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world and an avid surfer.  Özlem will take us a trip into the waves with the real case of Agile transformation of Maersk Line.  Let’s read her interview. We are really excited to have Özlem in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to her speech. Did you get your ticket? Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself? I have been working in product management and software development teams for more than 14 years. Throughout my career, I worked with various companies from Fortune 500 behemoths to fast-growing Inc 5000 startups. I lived in 7 different countries including 5 years in Denmark working for Maersk. Along the way, I have lead and been part of many Agile transformations across multiple industries. I have engaged with all sorts of organizational cultures and have a passion for helping them learn and improve. I love building high-performance teams that deliver products that delight customers. When I am not traveling around the world consulting, teaching and speaking, I enjoy reading and going surfing. Most of all though, I love bringing people together and helping them change the way they work – so they love what they do. Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic? I will be talking about how a massive Fortune 500 company transformed the way they delivered products and...
Interview with Gil Zilberfeld

Interview with Gil Zilberfeld

Is Unit Testing worth the effort? What is Test Driven Development? Which are its benefits? Gil is a well-known speaker in the area of Agile. What is interesting is his expertise in unit testing and TDD and that is why I think his talk would be really interesting and relevant for us as developers. He is also running a workshop in Agile Greece Summit 2016 on Advanced Agile Programming Techniques. It is a full day workshop of coding, for developers who want to improve their design, coding, and testing practices. Let’s see his interview. We are really excited to have him in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to his speech. Did you get your ticket? Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Gil and I’m an agile coach. I’ve been in software for more than 20 years now and have done almost everything in many ways, some more successful than others :). In the last 10 years, I work with developers (on development practices, proper design techniques, unit testing, and TDD), testers (strategy, automation, and planning) and product managers (building MVPs, creating roadmaps and backlogs and living in peace with the development team). And of course, working with the entire teams and management to be more effective and productive. Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic? I’m giving two sessions as part of the summit. The first one is a full day tutorial called “Advanced Agile Programming Techniques”. This is a full day of coding, for developers who want to improve their design, coding, and testing practices. I’ve done this tutorial a couple of times,...
Interview with Bart Hufen

Interview with Bart Hufen

gamification /ˌɡeɪmɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. “gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun” Bart Hufen is author of several books on Applied Games and Gamification and CEO of BrandNewGame. Games can be this: -or- can be this: Bart creates ideas to help his clients to progress their business. He does that by changing the behavior of people using game mechanics. Enter the world of GamePlan. We are really excited to have him in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to his speech. Did you get your ticket? Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Bart, I create ideas to help our clients to progress their business. We do this by changing the behavior of people using game mechanics. I wrote two books about the potential and practical use of games and game mechanics and their effects in business. My first book ‘A Brand New Playground’ can be downloaded for free from our website BrandNewGame.com. Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic? My talk will be about my new book ‘Playing on the job’ (available in English in 2017). I explain briefly our Game Plan for organizational transformation and continuous progress. The most important model in that book is the ‘Progress-loop’, which is based on the game loop of FarmVille. It describes four processes (or actions) that you should manage as a company (or as...
Interview with Giuseppe De Simone

Interview with Giuseppe De Simone

Giuseppe is from Italy. He lives in Sweden and works as Lead Agile coach at one of the Ericsson Product Development Units. He is one of the prominent Agile influencers and we are really happy to have him with us this September. You may be interested to know that Giuseppe  started his Agile journey in Greece, in Patras more specifically. Read more about it in his interview. We are really excited to have him in Agile Greece Summit 2016 and looking forward to his speech. Did you get your ticket? Q: Could you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Giuseppe, I am Italian but I live in Stockholm with my wife and our two kids. I work as Lead Agile coach at one of the Ericsson Product Development Units and I am a member of the Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches community. I have been working in product development for 17 years and I have been helping organizations with Lean and Agile transformation since 2009. I am passionate about anything related to agility, primarily Agile leadership, Change management, Software craftsmanship and Coaching. Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic? The need (and even the urgency for me I would say) to propose my talk comes from the observation of a strident clash. On one side a new world is shaping up, where everything and everyone which benefits of being connected is being connected. Daily innovations, collaboration beyond boundaries, more interdependencies in the eco-systems are profoundly modifying the ability and the way people and enterprises create value. On the other side, many companies are still influenced by management practices invented in 19th century for achieving totally...