Enhancing Agility

Thursday 2 February 2023

This event has finished.

Started 18:00 PM

Finished 19:30 PM


Organized by Agile from the trenches


Venue: R. Andrade Corvo 42

Address: R. Andrade Corvo 42
1050-227 Lisboa

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About this event

The second event of the **Agile from the trenches** group will focus on **Enhancing Agility**.

Agility is about iteratively improving. In this meetup Luís Ribeiro and Cléon Fernandes will talk about two different cases of concrete improvements in their teams that led to more customer satisfaction, better team mood and performance, more transparency, and better communication in their environment.

In the first talk (Team split: the change that no one wanted, but everyone needed), Luís Ribeiro will share his experience and findings on Scrum Mastering a team with around 20 people and how it was split into several autonomous, flexible, and highly productive teams. How did it get there? What were the alternatives? How the team was split? How to prevent the creation of silos? How to keep complexity low in the new scaled environment? What were the mistakes made? How were they overcome? This talk will tell you the story of this scaling and how Nexus inspired it.

In the second talk (Scrum & Kanban: Embrace complexity by bringing Kanban’s flow metrics into Scrum as complementary practice) Cléon Fernandes will share his experience and findings when his Scrum Team brought Kanban’s flow metrics and abandoned the practices of “story pointing”, planning poker relative estimation and velocity based forecast. The reasons behind the change, how the team did it, how helpful it was, and the main challenges.

The agile world is full of experimentation and knowledge sharing, so this is a great opportunity to get together and learn together (by the way: we will have some snacks and pizza & beer at the end ;))!

**Agenda**:

18h00 – Welcome

18h15 – Diconium presentation

18h30 – Talk 1: Team split: the change that no one wanted, but everyone needed

19h00 – Talk 2: Scrum & Kanban: Embrace complexity by bringing Kanban’s flow metrics into Scrum as a complementary practice

19h30 – Networking

19h45 – Pizza & Beer

**Speakers’ bio**:

Luís works in the software development industry for around 20 years. In 2010, he embraced the agile frameworks, and, since then, he led several teams and agile implementations as Scrum Master or Agile Coach in several frameworks at multiple customers and business areas. Currently, he works as director of Project Excellence at Diconium Portugal where he leads and coaches a team of Scrum Masters and Product Owners.

Cleon works in the software development industry for around 20 years, he started as Software Engineer and was exposed to Agile framework in 2010. Since then helped several Teams in Scrum and Agile ways as Scrum Master. Currently, he works as a Scrum Master at Diconium Portugal serving two Teams in SAFe context.

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*Within the framework of the requirements of the GDPR, we would like to point out that photos and sound recordings will be made during the event. These recordings are used for diconium communication purposes (e.g. internal streaming, social media communication). By attending the event, you agree to the recording and use of the material. You can exercise your right of objection at any time and revoke your consent for the future. You may also request that your personal recording be deleted. For more information please take a look at [this link.](https://diconium.com/en/more/information-obligations)*


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