2021 Theme | Agile Transformation; how to spark, drive and communicate change.
And this change may vary from a small local (team) change, to a large company wide transformation.
Detailing the entire agile transformation upfront when transitioning from a plan-driven to a value-driven organization neither makes sense, nor does it carry the right message between executives and the rest of the organization during an agile transformation. Because of that, bottom-up or top-down agile transformations may cause friction between the different players in the organization. In addition, the large number of agile processes in the industry and home-grown internal processes can leave employees confused about the strategy of an agile transformation. New leadership topics such as crowd-sourcing, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), self-organization and holacracy are adding to disorientation and often delay the call to action and defer real change. In some instances the agile transformation comes to a standstill and may even fail.
In this conference, we are going to challenge us how to spark, drive and communicate change. Which approach do we take? Is it measurable? Visionairs and companies will share their stories. High quality Workshops and an Open Space complements our learning.
2021 Sub-theme | The role of Management & Product Owners/Managers in any Agile Transformation.
We believe that Management and Product Owners/Managers play a crucial role during any Agile transformation. There are so many opportunities for the take! Let's explore them.
Management and Product Owners/Managers especially have a broad reach throughout the organization. Their role in sparking, driving and communicating change is therefore crucial. Therefore we decided that in this year's conference, we are also going to zoom in on the opportunities of Management and Product Owners/Managers in any Change, in any Agile Transformation.
Why should you attend?
Better than any formal training. Get tomorrow's training from today's leading voices.
Connect with expert speakers and companies in the field of Agile Change
Meet your peers. This year especially with focus on Management and Product Owners/Managers
Have some fun! Finally we can meet again in person. Get a drink and create new friends.
Walk away with hands-on techniques that you can apply immediately in your team and company
Massive learnings are shared from agile companies such as Raiffaisenbank and Creamfinance
Obtain a thorough understanding of the Agile mindset and how to drive this throughout your organization.
Join a unique sense of community within the field of Agility
Who do we expect?
Agile Vienna 2021 is all about change. And anyone is a change agent. So join us, learn, share and have some fun!
11:30 - 12:15 | Room 2 | Anita Rutkowska (PO - Team Perspective)
12:15 - 13:15 | LUNCH
13:15 - 14:15 | Room 1 | Workshop
13:15 - 14:15 | Room 2 | Workshop
14:30 - 15:15 | Room 1 | Keynote Speaker
14:30 - 15:15 | Room 2 | Company Speaker
15:30 - 17:00 | OPEN SPACE
10:00 - 15:00 | Including Lunch
Option 1: Agile Transformation Kata by Nils Oud
Option 2: Liberating Structures by Milan Krivokuca
Option 3: Design workshop by
Please choose your preferred masterclass and your second and third choice.
More speakers will be added as we get closer to the event
Leadership philosopher, author, BetaCodex founder
Work the System. Ignite & produce thrust for enterprise-wide, next-level agility
The history of the agile movement has been a story of unquestionable success. Or so it seems. The reality of agile practice is rather bleak, if you look closer - in software development and beyond.
We should ask ourselves now what has been missing in The Great Game of Agile. The good news is: The answers to that question are already here. Niels Pflaeging offers and discusses insights into what we need to do to get to next-level agility. Enterprise-wide. Everywhere.
Expect your current level of thinking to be challenged!
IT-Director (CTO) at Creamfinance
Finding the balance between maximizing value for the customer and the company, while driving an Agile transformation within the IT organization. It is a long journey.
Long-time leading developer and architect in Creamfinance with a BSc in Software Engineering from the University of Applied Science of Wiener Neustadt. Professional in IT field since his early years supporting Austrian startups utilizing heavily on IT.
Markus' talk is largely about the Agile Transformation within Creamfinance, through the lens of the IT Leader.
Product Owner at Creamfinance
I took the lead in building up the Product Owner profession at Creamfinance. I strongly believe in taking a practical approach next to sound theory. Especially in a period that a company is going through it's Agile transformation, where an agile IT function works with a business that still has to grasp the agile way of being and doing.
Anita is also one of the driving forces within the Product Owners Connected platform. A world wide platform by and for Product Owners (https://www.productowners.org/).
Anita's talk is about the Agile Transformation within Creamfinance, through the lens of the Product Owner.
SAFe Scrum Master @ÖBB, Owner & Managing Director at ScrumZ LLC
Kristina started her agile journey a few years ago and found her purpose in enabling and empowering teams and individuals. She coachsults companies and clients of all sizes on how to get Scrum right.
In her talk, Kristina, will walk out us through how the digitalization project at the Austrian Federal Railway with 14 Scrum Teams, counting 105 people has been scaled according to SAFe.
Managing Director at Raiffeisen Analytik
TO BE EDITED | Markus has a good understanding of go-to-market/customer acquisition strategies for startups using technology to leverage efforts.
Lean-Agile Enterprise Transformation Leader
TO BE EDITED | How do you spark and communicate change in highly visible and regulated manufacturing companies such as automotive?
Alena discusses this topic: overcoming the challenges of Agile Transformation in Automotive Industry. How to create a strong Foundation for your Transformation Journey
Founder Co-Founder, Ich Will Mehr UG, Initiator Executive-Revolution
How the use of Personality Models may kickstart your Agile Transformation.
We have all heard from the latest surge of personality models, from Myers Briggs, Five Factor Model (BIG Five) to Reiss Motivational Profiling there are many approaches to grasp the human personality. Agile is fundamentally a Philosophy of change, but not every individual embraces change in the same way. How can we learn about (or actually measure) our individual, teams, departments and also company’s personality and how can we use this data to create a more agile environment? And the main question, can personality be changed, and if yes, how?
Johannes has 10 years experience in all Scrum roles, as Developer, Scrum Master and Product Owner - from big corporations with hierarchical organizations to startups with literally no structure.
Agile Transformation Lead (and certified trainer within Scrum.org, NEXUS, SAFe and IC Agile Institute)
How to Spark, Drive and Communicate Change in an Agile way, and not plan-driven.
Nils outlines a new, agile approach to change. And not just for the large, corporate transformations, but also for the smaller, local changes.
This approach is based upon over 10 years of experience, and combines elements from Lean (improvement kata), the agile manifesto, the liberating structures and evidence base management. It has grown into a structured practice for consistent improvement.
Each Master Class runs from 09:30 - 14:30 and includes lunch
Change! With the liberating structures
By Johannes Wieser & Milan Krivokuca
For anyone that wants to learn and apply new, hands-on techniques. We expect Scrum masters, Agile Coaches, Team members, Product Owners, and Leadership.
When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job? Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results? Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources? Do you want to work at the top of your intelligence and give the same opportunity to others?
If YES, we have found this is the kind of organization and community that people want to be part of. AND, Liberating Structures help make it happen.
Change! An agile approach to change (large and small)
By Nils Oud
For anyone who wants to learn and apply new, hands-on techniques. We expect Change Agents, from Scrum masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners to Leadership roles.
The Agile Transformation Kata (ATK) is a scientific approach to practice agile transformations. It is a structured training routine to learn something new or unfamiliar, until the practice becomes a new habit. This Kata is very different compared to other approaches, as it uses an agile mindset during the transformation process itself. This truly shapes the agile culture in all aspects of an organization and will lead to business agility.
Super Early Bird Rates: 25% discount when you register before April 30, 2021
Early Bird Rate: 15% discount when you register before June 30, 2021
Group discounts generally do not apply in combination with Early Bird discounts.
Contact us for more information.
Partners & Sponsors
Product Owners Connected
As a Product Owner you are always challenging yourself to do your utmost for your teams, your company, your customer.
Our platform connects the Product Owners, so that you can raise your profession to the next level. Expand your network, share and discover new approaches and techniques, and visit and learn from other companies.
We invite you to join our network of Product Owners. We are all inclusive: from starters to experienced Product Owners, and from small companies to large multinationals.
Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? We offer GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE partnership. Several companies have been our partners before you - contact us for references and possibilities. A partnership may include:
Exhibition space with your own banner
Your logo on our website and on the event physical banner
A case study in our newsletter (over 600 subscribers)
To be decided. But it will be in Vienna of course. And convenient to travel to.
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As an organizer, it is our commitment to attract as many students as possible for our offered classes so that learning is optimal. However, sometimes it is beyond our control that in a highly exceptional case a certain class may not attract enough participants for meaningful learning. When this happens, we are committed to informing our students at least 4 weeks ahead of the anticipated start date, offer the registered students an alternative discounted learning track, and when this is not feasible or accepted by the registered student, refund the ticket price entirely and immediately.
With the current Covid-19 virus, we will be flexible with refunds and vouchers. At all times you are able to transfer your registration to someone else. If you want to transfer your ticket, please contact us so that we can maintain our files.
As an organizer, we are committed to assigning a qualified Scrum.org, IC Agile Institute and SAFe licensed trainer to our classes.
As all our trainers are of the highest standards, we exercise the right to assign a specific trainer to a class as we deem most appropriate. This means that a last-minute change in trainer may be possible.
Code of Conduct
All Agile Vienna community members are expected to comply with our Agile Vienna Code of Conduct:
We drive toward equality and inclusion of diversity representation, expertise, and involvement. We value diverse idea representation to empower the Agile Vienna community and we believe everyone is better off when more ideas are shared.
In support of this mission, Agile Vienna 2021 ensures a respectful, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone. We encourage everyone to help in creating a welcoming and safe environment.
Hotel Special Offer
At this point, we have not decided yet on the venue. It will most likely be a Marriott hotel in Vienna. Normally, we negotiate a discount of 10%. Contact us for details.
At the event itself, there is no need to bring your ticket with you. We use a guest list.
When we get closer to the event, we will contact you to see if you are interested to join a theme lunch with us. We will organize different "theme" tables and this offers you a nice opportunity to meet some other attendees and to discuss your topic of interest.
Training Venue Directions
At this point, we have not decided yet on the venue. It will most likely be a Marriott hotel in Vienna.
Agile Vienna cultivates and nourishes the agile mindset
Affiliated Training | Agile Transformation Coach | (C-ATC I)
10% Agile Vienna Discount on the regular, certified training price of 1295 Euro (incl. IC Agile Institute certification)
An ICAgile accredited program for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, (Project) Managers, and Change Agents that are part of agile transformations and would like to introduce change and/or increase agility in general.
The Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 2-day hands-on workshop that uses a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises to help managers and other leaders who work directly with agile teams understand how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to improve their agile capabilities.
Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) is a 2-day course focused on teaching students how to maximize the value of products and systems. This cutting-edge course is for Product Owners, Agile product managers and others responsible for a product’s success in the market. In this course, students develop and solidify their knowledge of being a Product Owner through instruction and team-based exercises.
A passionate Agilist. Committed to deliver a meaningful and fun Agile Vienna 2021 experience!
I committed myself to make software development pleasant for everyone. The combination of my Developer and Product Owner skills represents the fundamental of my Scrum Master being. Delivering high quality while everyone is satisfied is my duty.
Sponsor to Agile Vienna
An Agilist at heart. With a passion to spread the Agile practice and mindset. Anywhere.