Speakers at AgileByExample 2014

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Name Krzysztof Czajka
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Scrum Master, ex-project manager and ex-programmer. Advocate of lean process in organizations. Fascinated by human behaviour in thinking organizations. Loving husband and father of couple of kids.

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Name Michał Trzaskowski
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Michał is Team Leader and Software Architect with web-based interfaces specialization. More than 8 years of experience in web-like technologies and cross-browser interface design (including solutions for CSS and Javascript browser incompatibilities). Advocate of all that is linked with good UX (User Experience). Since 2011 regular workshop and conference speaker. Currently working as Project Manager at TouK.

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Name Paweł Wrzeszcz
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I'm bridging the gap between human and technical sides of the IT business.

My passion is helping teams and individuals to discover and stay focused on what really matters for them.

Over the last 9 years I have been a software developer, manager, Scrum Master, Product Manager and UX guy. I've spent last 5 years building a unique, self-organizing company (softwaremill.com). 

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Name Dominik Borowiec
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Developer having much interest in process aspects of software engineering. At 9LivesData Ltd.does some pure development (in C++),some organizational improvements (in the team) and some side-activities (to help 9ld flourish) – an energizing mixture of every-day adventures.

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Name Olli-Pekka Mäkirintala
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Olli-Pekka Mäkirintala (male) (Licentiate of Technology in software engineering, MSc in Economics). Olli-Pekka has a long business and software background including Nokia. He is also professional coach. He started lean experiments already 20 years ago. He has headed the EU Commission IPP pilot programme. He has appeared as key speaker e.g. in conferences organized by the University of Surrey, University of Lund, OECD and the EU Commission. He applied lean methods in different industries being front runner in Finland. Now he is continuing his research in agile and lean methods in Tampere University of Technology after long business background and is another key developer of a completly new and unique virtual learning game.

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Web site www.altogame.com
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Name Radek Lont
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Just started with new challenges as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach @ Seamless.

Last 4 years as a Scrum Master and co-coordinator of development teams @ Ericpol, in huge international environment using Agile practices to work on a software of mobile core networks.

Linkedin profile with publications list

Zwinna Lodz, co-founded local agile community

 

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Name Dariusz Wylon
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Dariusz is an innovative and creative manager, facilitator and coach with more than 10 years of experience. He is fond of personal and organizational development, fostering change and supporting multinational clients in financial services, FMG, and IT industries.

 

He works as a Service Designer / Business Consultant at Selleo - web and mobile software development house and as a Senior Consultant / Executive Coach at Simitri Group International a globally recognised executive training and development company. He also collaborates with Mikstura.IT Foundation conducting workshops and coaching with different IT teams.

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Web site http://selleo.com/people/dariusz-wylon
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Name Michał Ślizak
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Software architect and application developer, interested in peer-to-peer networking, data storage networks, high-performance computing, and multi-agent systems.

Specialties:

  • Project management techniques: SCRUM, XP, Kanban
  • Programming languages: C++, Python
  • Operating systems: Unix/Linux
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Name Paweł Feliński
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Agile-Lean trainer and coach with strong background in project management. Crazy about aviation, mountain trekking and creme brulee. Interested in making organizations lean, people agile and training fun. He will show you how to make money with Scrum.

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Web site http://www.LeanLeaders.pl
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Name Karol Traczykowski
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Agile practitioner & lean movement enthusiast passionate about product & personal development.

CEO @ GoldenLine.pl

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Name Tomek Pająk
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Software Engineering Team Lead @ Seamless Payments / IT Coach @ Sages / Professional Scrum Master + Product Owner / 'MBA for IT' student @ Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego

On daily basis I try to bridge the gap between technology and business worlds being convinced and convincing others that it's actually one world because of a common goal. If I were to put tags next to my name it would be: agile, scrum, lean, devops, bossless organizations.

I work at Seamless Payments and take part in development of our own product which is a mobile payment system called SEQR. In the meantime I'm also a coach at Sages helping organizations to adopt certain technologies (eg. Spring, Hibernate, REST, JBoss Drools) or methodologies/mindsets (eg. Agile Development Day - http://www.agiledevelopmentday.pl/).

Lately, I've had a presentation entitled 'SAFe @ Seamless' at Agile Łódź. Soon, I'll be talking about DevOps at http://ludzkieinspiracje.pl/ .

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Name Kamil Szymański
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software developer, JVM & open-source enthusiast, DevOps advocate, Warsaw JUG leader, Warsjawa board member

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Name Dawid Pytel
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Dawid Pytel - software development manager and Agile coach at Kroll Ontrack with extensive experience in the IT industry and in the knowledge workers environment. Servant leader and lifelong learner dealing with complexity and uncertainty. Founder and organizer of Software Craftsmanship Silesia, AWS UG Poland and Cloudyna.org. 

 

Rafał Wywioł, PSM II - mastered defined, waterfall-like processes for years only to end up with a conclusion that they won’t work for software development. Experienced a beautifully broken implementation of Scrum first-hand to spark an intrinsic motivation to make things work like they should. Leading software development with attention to culture, healthy environment and idle work, not idle workers. Practitioning Scrum Master.

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Name Andriy Mudryy
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Andriy Mudryy - R&D Director Europe at GroupSystems, PMO Officer at Remit.

  • CSM, CSP, CSPO, PMP
  • Over 5 years of experience in managing teams, projects, products, development centers
  • Profesional interests: PMO competence development, Soft Skills trainings, strategic planning, tuning Agile processes
  • Has done a long way from Software development, thru leading BA, QC and QA teams to Project/Product/Startegic Management
  • Development Facilitation та Servant Leadership believer

 

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Name Grzegorz Gubiński
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Grzegorz is Agile & Lean trainer, coach and consultant with over 15 years of experience in software industry and over 900 hours in training room. He’s interested in every area of software development including engineering practises, agile and lean project management, team building process and system thinking. 

His personal goal is to help others to find their own way to become proud of what they are delivering and how they are doing so. Fascinated by cultures of human groups and its development he wants to introduce models, tools, techniques from other disciplines to Agile world.

Privately he’s dog lover and fan of his wife and her magical ability to create top-notch, 5 star dishes from almost nothing.

 

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Name Kate Terlecka
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Kate Terlecka is one of the easily-recognizable faces of polish Agile. She teaches Scrum as a Professional Scrum Trainer almost since scrum.org's founding. She works with multiple companies with different levels of size, dispersion, culture and income. Fascinated by foreign cultures, she studies them during multiple projects held thousands of kilometers away. In Poland she works with Brass Willow, her company and project which brings together people wanting to make a change in the way polish companies do business. Privately a dog lover (with a weakness towards the smaller ones), board gamer and a cook discovering culinarily places far, far away.

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Web site controlyourchaos.wordpress.com
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Name Fredrik Wendt
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Fredrik is a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org, that supports organizations with their product development and projects. This typically comes in the form as a technical coach, communicator but also as instructor, trainer and Development Team member.

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Name Paweł Rzymkiewicz
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Paweł is an agile enthusiast helping teams build better products by bringing out the best in people. Currently a Scrum Master at Allegro Group previously Quality Engineer at Xing. Vivid member of AgileWarsaw community, big fan of lean, startups, process improvement and ATDD. Quality advocate and a kitesurfer.

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Name Marek Kirejczyk
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Marek is agile activist. He is cofounder and CTO of software house El Passion, agile coach at Procognita, founder and animator of biggest and most active agile community in Poland - AgileWarsaw. He started his Agile journey in 2006 and struggles on his way to Agile perfection ever since. 

 

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Name Sławomir Bryk
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I'm a quality fan, pragmatist and optimist. Istarted his career as a developer, and in time, evolved into a Scrum Master.

I'm a specialist in BDD, test automation, regression and optimization of testing processes. I've been working in Future Processing, Gliwice, for over six years. At that time, I participated in, and then conducted, numerous interesting projects in agile methodologies.

I was a speaker at the 2nd Silesian Code Camp, Quality Excites 2014 and at the training series of DPTO (transl. from Polish: Good Practices in Software Development). I run a company blog on Scrum.

I am the owner of the  Professional Scrum Master I certificate.

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Name Michal Vallo
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Michal has managed first Scrum project in Czech Republic. He has more than 18 years of experience in management of technology based companies and in project management. He specializes in supporting organization while undergoing agile transformations. He founded competence and certification center for agile techniques Aguarra and develop Czech and Slovak community of agile enthusiasts Agilia. He loves to travel and visits innovative companies worldwide. For his passion he has visited almost 60 countries. Michal holds master degree in Electrical Engineering by University of Zilina and gained his MBA at Open University Business School in Milton Keynes, UK.

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Web site http://www.aguarra.com
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Name Daniel Skowroński
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He is the trainer and coach of Agile Management Practices, and also specialist in design, development and management of complex IT projects. Daniel for many years was involved in the development of software products. He experienced the development process from many sides: developer, architect, analyst, project and product manager. He is technical expert in Microsoft .NET Framework also being MCT. Going even further Daniel dived deep into Agile, Kanban and also Management 3.0 oceans, using and sharing these ideas, values and practices.

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Name Andrzej Winnicki
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Software Engineer with 7 years’ experience building code, architecture and technical solutions. In Allegro Group since 2013. Big fan of Agile movement, Scrum framework, Lean Startup and customer-oriented development. Focused on improving processes, interactions inside teams and applications’ user experience. In spare time - co-founder of strategy and goals management startup - CayenneApps. Personally: travel enthusiast (last stop: Cuba, next stop: Patagonia).  

 

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Name Michał Nowostawski
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At work scrum master and change propagator at Allegro Group in Poznań. At home husband, dad for two year old son, mtb biker, marathon runner.

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Name Krzysztof Kosacki
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Agile coach, speaker, trainer

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Name Michał Parkoła
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Michał is a Product Owner at 4FINANCE, guiding development of payment systems for businesses in 12 countries.

He also helps companies use adaptive and collaborative methods as a trainer and consultant for Fluid Circle and Bottega IT Solutions.

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Name Jakub Jurkiewicz
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In my career I have been playing different roles, which allows me for looking at software development from different perspectives. First, I was an Eclipse support engineer working for IBM. This allowed me to learn about internals of Eclipse SDK and see how software development looks from a support line point of view. Later, I was a Scrum Master and a developer of image recognition technology in a startup company. This taught me how to form a team which works with Scrum and how to deal with rapidly changing requirements. After that, for couple months I was solely a Scrum Master working with several (often distributed) Scrum teams. This allowed me to validate in practice many agile concepts and learn a lot about traps and good practices concerning Scrum and agile in general. Currently, I'm a Java Technical Lead in Rule Financial where we develop Java-based systems for investment banks from all over the world. Here I code in Java and lead the agile team. After my regular working hours I was doing research in the area of software engineering, focused on requirements analysis, agile methodologies and software quality. This led to publishing some research papers, participation and speaking at many conferences and lately obtaining a PhD degree. In terms of conferences I had a chance to speak at GeeCon 2014 and 2010, EmpiRE 2012 (International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering),Javarsovia 2008, Business Information Systems 2007 and some local meetings.. Moreover, I taught Software Engineering at Poznan University of Technology and did several trainings in the area of software engineering.

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Name Ilmari Kontulainen
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Ilmari Kontulainen is the CEO of software production platform Deveo, a lean thinker and continuous improvement fanatic. During spare time he organizes Agile Finland's coaching circles at Helsinki, reads and does variety of sports.

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Name Paweł Słowikowski
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Scrum Master, Trainer, human being. Interested in agile methodologies and leaning towards Lean. Hands-on experience in Scrum, Kanban, FDD and corporate Scrum-BUT hybrids. More than 6 years of experience in a multi-cultural corporation, including 4 years as a Scrum Master and 1 year as an Agile Coach.

My most recent areas of interest are:

- team building and growth

- team dynamics

- soft-skills

- how to 'sell' continuous improvement

- Disciplined Agile Delivery

- Agile Modeling

- Adaptation of Scrum to the customers' needs

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Name Sara Lerén
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Sara Lerén has over 10 years of experience from the UX field, and has worked with everything from truck displays and workshop systems to public computers and health care telephones. Currently a UX Strategist at inUse, she does speaking, teaching and consulting on how to create maximum value focusing on user experience in Agile and Lean development. 

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Name Antonello Nardini
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I am an aeronautical engineer, expert in project management since I have been working for more than 15 years as project coordinator for companies designing and producing aircraft interiors. Two years ago I had the first contact with Agile and, for me, it has been as if a new journey has been started. I studied some books I attended a lot of workshops in Italy and this year when I changed company I decided to start utilizing SCRUM methodology for the team in the design office. It has been a success. 

SCRUM is perfect even for companies not producing software. 

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Name Luis Goncalves
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My name is Luis Goncalves and I am a Co-Founder, Agile Coach, Co-Author, Speaker and a Blogger.

I have been working in the software industry since 2003, being an Agile practitioner since 2007. I have a lot of experience in integrating sequential projects phases like localization into an Agile Framework and pioneering Agile adoption at different companies and different contexts.

I´m a co-author of a book called: “Getting Value Out of Agile Retrospectives“. Currently writing another book: "Get rid of Performance Appraisals". 

I´m a co-founder of Oikosofy, agile consultancy company helping companies at all levels of the organization to develop and establish excellence in product development. 

I am also a co-founder of a MeetUp group in Munich, Germany called High Performing Teams. Me and my colleagues we created this group with the vision of “Define the future of Management and Leadership” . We  are aiming to collaboratively generate several ideas/theories and try them out in our professional life.

I love to write and share ideas with the world and this made me a passionate blogger. I get an nspiration from my professional life and from all books that I read frequently. You can see my blog here.

 

 

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Name Kasia Mrowca
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Kasia is an IT, management & agile passionate. For Kasia sky is the limit, so she moved to the clouds… and aviation business. Currently she works for a factory producing billions of lines of code which magically turn into working software.

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Name Michał Prządka
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I work in Millward Brown where I lead an internal software house providing services to the global Millward Brown network. I have a degree in computer science and sociology and my main areas of expertise are product development, project management and operations. I am an agile/lean enthusiast and active member of the Agile Warsaw community.

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Name Konrad Synoradzki
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A graduate in applied informatics appreciating good design, works of Dieter Rams, good food and Japanese knives. He has been working for Allegro Group since 2011. He manages a team of UX and graphic designers. Successful (!) at propagating A/B testing among Polish and foreign sites belonging to the Group.

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Name Krzysztof Daniel
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All my business life is about pursuing the true nature of things, building a model of it, removing inner friction, and getting everyone working at full speed.
Only the complexity of problems is growing together with the scale.
I want to reach mastery in the art of understanding, problem solving and strategic planning.

I have started my proffesionall career from digital television, then quickly moved to open source, and learned there agile and other light methodics. 5 years at IBM, followed by quality assurance consultancy job, then 2 years at Red Hat enabled me to meet a number of ultra smart people.

It feels good to feel the dumbest in the room :).

Right now, I am a process juggler, I do enjoy introducing large changes to the organization, one small step at a time.

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Name Joy Kelsey
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I have over 30 year’s experience in the software industry from a developer  through IT/Agile trainer, consultant, Software Development manager and Senior Software Engineering manager. I have used different SDLC  methodologies the most recent in the last 10 - 15 years has been  Agile – although I used iterative development and minimum useable subset for many years as a software developer in the 80’s in IBM as this was the best way to ensure customer satisfaction was guaranteed.  As a Software Development Manager I have looked after teams of 4 – 30, from management downwards, looking after their professional and personal development as well as project managing the development of the products. I also have experience of managing virtual teams either 3rd parties – outsourcing, or team members in different timelines. In the last 10 years I have led, trained, mentored, coached and consulted Agile teams for many companies and at present am Scrum Master and coach/mentor to BCA staff

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Name Łukasz Szóstek
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I thought that over 10 years spent at R&D divisions of big corporations (Philips, NXP and Orange) would expose me a lot of cool stuff. Well, it did but it have also taught me how to deal with uncertainty in projects, living on the bleeding edge of technology and, most importantly, working with smart people.

In such environment agile methodologies were pretty much the only ones that worked and we have been adopting and adapting them since 2002. These days, when agile approach is required also outside R&D labs I'm sharing my experiences and getting new ones as an independent consultant as well as applying them in my own startups.

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Name Simon Colmer
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Simon is a Senior .NET developer working for TotalJobs Group in London. He started his professional career for a web based energy monitoring company working on their flagship product. Over the years he has embraced Test Driven Development and used this approach to practice and verbally encourage simple programming practices. For three months he helped teach/corrupt the TotalJobs Warsaw team into learning TDD which has improved the quality of their code, encouraged code pairing and also reduce bugs in the software they create.

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Name Piotr Maksimczyk
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Day by day, hour by hour, by being the Scrum process guard, I do my best to transform a group of professional individuals into a self-organizing, proactive and interdisciplinary Scrum team, which brings the real business value and develops thoroughly tested and working increments of software.

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Name Łukasz Krupa
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Łukasz has been working with IT leaders since 2005. Passionate on sustainable personal development and leading cross-functional and self-organizing teams. He teaches them how to create breakthrough products using Lean and Agile approaches, especially Scrum.

He holds international certifications such as: Certified Project Management Associate IPMA-D, PRINCE2®, Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Master I, PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner.

Co-founder of Lean Leaders - Let's change IT!

He will help you boost your self-awareness and self-effectiveness in the business.

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Name Wiktor Żołnowski
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Agile Coach, Mentor, Consultant and Trainer focused on process improvements and basic technical practices like TDD, BDD, Emergent Architecture and Pair Programming. Author of “Myths and Problems in Agile” and "Agile transformations" books (https://leanpub.com/problemywagile, https://leanpub.com/agile-transformacje) Blogger http://blog.testowka.pl. Initiator of “Bring Your Own Problem” community (http://byop.pl).

 During last few years he has been participating and leading couple Agile transitions in various IT organisations. Currently he is co-owner at Code Sprinters (http://agileszkolenia.pl) - Agile Consulting company from Poland.

 

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Name Sandro Mancuso
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Software craftsman, author, and founder of the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC). Sandro has been coding since a very young age but just started his professional career in 1996. He has worked for startups, software houses, product companies, international consultancy companies, and investment banks.

During his career Sandro had the opportunity to work in a good variety of projects, with different languages, technologies, and across many different industries. Sandro has a lot of experience in bringing the Software Craftsmanship ideology and Extreme Programming practices to organisations of all sizes. Sandro is internationally renowned by his work on evolving and spreading Software Craftsmanship and is a frequent speaker in many conferences around the world.

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Name Mariusz Sieraczkiewicz
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I have been a software professional for more than 10 years. Passionate about learning from experience especially when dealing with real-life software projects. As a trainer and consultant I work with top teams on technical leadership, process agility and clean code. Co-conducts in-depth researches on critical success factors in software development. At top of that I have published dozens of articles in Software Developer Journal and Polish “The Programist” magazine.
My motto is “In most cases it’s all about people” what drives his focus towards communication and team members cooperation. My top interest is human factor in software development.

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Name Michał Lipski
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Experienced Java and front-end developer. Practitioner of Test Driven Development. Enthusiast of light weight technologies and agile methodologies. Experience working in enterprise and startups projects. Scrum master in international and distributed teams. Occasionally Agile and XP practices trainer.

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Web site http://devyard.wordpress.com/