Speakers

Ken Schwaber
Opening and keynote session "Agility Path"
Gunther Verheyen
Opening and keynote session "Agility Path"
Henk Richmond
SCRUM @ PGGM: How my life as a manager changed
Maarten Hoppen
Dr W. Edwards Deming’s Red Bead Experiment
Mirjam de Jong
How to Scrum in a package based World?
Lando Steenbergen
How to Scrum in a package based World?
Paul Weghorst
Management without a whip
Wim Heemskerk
Scrum Games facilitator
Michiel Arts
Scrum Games facilitator
Yves Vervloesem
Scrum Games facilitator
Dajo Breddels
Scrum Games facilitator
Rob van Lanen
Agile Metrics
Jeroen van Menen
Agile Metrics
Ron Eringa
Facilitator Open Space
Jurr Radema
Agile adoption
Marcel van de Lustgraaf
Agile adoption, CxO Panel
Diego Lo Giudice
Agile Quality and Testing
Edgar van Zoelen
Agile transformation within Philips, CxO Panel
Svenja de Vos
CxO Panel
Mike Toma
CxO Panel


Ken Schwaber
Summary Agility Path
Are You Agile? Congratulations, you’re using Scrum! Productivity is up, quality is getting better, customer relations are improving and staff is happier. But are you agile? The excellence that Scrum brings does not make you Agile. It is one of the prerequisites to Agility, but not sufficient in and of itself. The Economist magazine reports that 84% of all organizations consider Agility critical or highly important to their success. How Agile is your organization? Ken and Gunther will speak about a Agility Path that builds upon Scrum and through which you can gain a lasting competitive advantage through improved enterprise flexibility and resilience.

About Ken Schwaber
Ken Schwaber co-developed the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s to help organizations struggling with complex development projects. One of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He recently founded Scrum.org. Ken is a 30-year veteran of the software development industry (from bottle washer to boss), he has written three books about Scrum: Agile Software Development with Scrum, Agile Project Management with Scrum, The Enterprise and Scrum, and his recent book (co-authored with Jeff Sutherland) Software in 30 days. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. You can read more about Ken Schwaber at www.controlchaos.com / LinkedIn.


Gunther Verheyen
About Gunther Verheyen
Gunther has been working in IT and s/w development since 1992. He's been applying extreme Programming with Scrum since 2004 at various consulting companies and in various circumstances. He is Professional Scrum Trainer since 2011 and was the driving force of some large-scale enterprise transformations. In 2013 he joined Scrum.org as Director of Professional Scrum programs. Find more of his writings on Scrum on his personal blog, ullizee.wordpress.com


Henk Richmond
Summary SCRUM @ PGGM: How my life as a manager changed
Henk Richmond talks about the Scrum implementation at PGGM. Where did it all begin, what myths did he encounter, where are they now, and what are the plans for Enterprise Scrum? Henk tells you all the stories from the other side of the Matrix. From ICT to Business... Inspiration Guaranteed!

About Henk Richmond
Henk Richmond is manager Application Development & Project Management at PGGM. PGGM is a leading pension administrator with its roots in the health care & social work sector. We work with money but focus on people.Henk has worked with PGGM since 2008, before that he worked as senior manager IT Strategy & Program Management at Deloitte Consulting. He studied Business Information Technology at the University of Twente.


Maarten Hoppen
Summary Dr W. Edwards Deming’s Red Bead Experiment
In this session Maarten Hoppen will conduct Dr W. Edwards Deming's famous Red Bead Experiment. This classic learning tool helps illustrate the impact that an organizational "system", and traditional management approaches, can have on individuals in a software team. The experiment introduces many of Deming's ideas about management, including some of his 14 Points for Management and deadly management diseases. It also introduces the Statistical Process Control Chart and the principles of variation.

Kind: Experiment
Level: Intermediate

About Maarten Hoppen
Maarten Hoppen works at VX Company as an Agile Coach. He has its roots in Software development as Java Developer, Team Lead and Architect. He also fulfilled the role of Technical Manager of the Java Unit at VX Company. He got interested in Agile methods in 2003 when he fulfilled the role as Team Lead / Scrum Master in an big Agile project for the Dutch Police. The last couple of years Maarten is evangelizing Agile Principles, coaching teams inside VX Company and at Customers and helping organizations adopting Agile methods. At this moment he is coaching at several customers (Banking, Insurance and Government) Besides Scrum Maarten also has a big interest in Software Craftsmanship and Lean.


Mirjam de Jong
Summary Why would you Scrum in a Package Based World?
Scrum in a Package based world is an exciting challenge. Why would you Scrum in a Package based world and where would you start? Looking at the large implementations like for example SAP ECC implementations, the questions are large and manifold. Traditional project methodologies are especially prevalent in these kinds of projects. However also in this area, Scrum is gaining territory in project management fast. As the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland would say: I just have a different view on reality than yours. So join in and be amazed!

About Mirjam de Jong
Mirjam works at Capgemini and is a real Scrum Passionista. She believes in the key values of Scrum, working in teams in close collaboration, focusing on people and business value as well as adapting and learning to deliver the best product in the best working environment. In 2010 she started as Product Owner at one of the clients of CapGemini. Since that time she has also gained experience as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach and is currently exploring a new frontier as a Scrum Master in a large ECC SAP implementation at one of CapGemini's clients.


Lando Steenbergen
About Lando Steenbergen
Lando works for more than 15 years at Capgemini and has a very broad technology knowledge especially around SAP and SAP innovation. He is a SAP Solution Architect who adopted Scrum in his work. He is in strong favor of the use of Scrum in packaged based environments. He believes that the best results will be reached when people work in close collaboration as a self-learning team. He has been involved in multiple packaged based implementations where Agile/Scrum is used as implementation method. He currently is involved in a global ECC SAP implementation where Agile/Scrum is used as implementation method.


Paul Weghorst
Summary Management without a whip
Self organization is one of the fundamentals in Agile working. Command & Control is old school, but how do you pass organizational objectives and challenges onto teams, in order to align their strategies with the strategy of the organization? The whip is no longer a management tool, what is a successful Agile replacement? After a brief introduction, we will discuss this with the visitors in an open fishbowl setting.

About Paul Weghorst
Before joining Prowareness as Managing Director for two regions in the Netherlands, Paul held several director's positions within Ordina, a large ICT service provider in the Netherlands. He has a MSc degree in Information Technology.


Wim Heemskerk
Scrum Games facilitator

About Wim Heemskerk
Wim Heemskerk is a Software Craftsman, Agilist and Stoosian working for Capgemini in the Netherlands. Wim helps teams to be Agile in their practices. He has a solid background in development and Scrum. Wim is actively involved in Agile on the border between process and engineering, with a special interest in testing in Agile. Currently he helps railway teams with their transition to Scrum, with matching engineering practices and much improved business – IT integration. He has also become a Scrum.org Trainer recently.


Michiel Arts
Scrum Games facilitator

About Michiel Arts
Michiel Arts has vast experience as a team lead for software development teams. He started his career as a Java software developer in the financial world and soon became a respected lead and coach for teams in executing short cycled incremental development. He led teams atlarge organizations in Dutch finance, assurance and energy. With the Agile Manifesto and Scrum as guides, he makes teams refocus on what is really important and makes them step up to their full potential, sprint by sprint. The keywords of his approach are: practical, down to earth and fit for purpose.


Yves Vervloesem
Scrum Games facilitator

About Yves Vervloesem
Yves has been in Project Portfolio Management for almost 15 years, and has been following Scrum.org since its inception. In recent years, he has been helping his customers to make their project organizations less rigid and more Agile: By applying the Scrum principles of transparency-inspection-adaptation to project portfolios, we clearly see an improvement of the delivered value of organizations' total project portfolio budgets.


Dajo Breddels
Scrum Games facilitator

About Dajo Breddels
Dajo is the Head Designer of Scrum the Board Game. He's an experienced Agile and Scrum Coach. His mission is to help organizations and teams to transform from the traditional way of working to Scrum and Agile. Dajo is also a speaker on international Agile and Scrum conferences on the topic of cultural change to become thoroughly Agile.


Rob van Lanen
Summary Agile Metrics
Whether we realize it or not, we all use metrics on a daily basis. When we get into our cars in the morning we keep an eye on our speedometer to make sure we are not going too fast, we weight ourselves on a scale every now and then to keep the weight in check, this list is somewhat endless. So why do we measure? How do we measure our Agility? What problem do we solve by measuring? After our session you know what to measure and what not to measure in your Agile transition. Moreover, we will challenge you by questioning the standard metrics, introducing the QCM approach and you will walk away with a set of metrics that we have selected based on years of experience coaching and working with Agile Teams.

About Rob van Lanen
Having spent over ten years in software development, Rob has seen many different organizations and teams. When he started reading about Agile, he got hooked. After several years of experience as a Developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Development Manager, Rob wanted to share his lessons with the community. It is his passion to teach the Agile mindset and help teams to build great products that end-users love. Guiding dedicated professionals to reach this goal is what makes him get up in the morning. Rob currently works at Prowareness as Agile Coach and Trainer.


Jeroen van Menen
About Jeroen van Menen
Jeroen works at Prowareness as an Agile Coach. Since his studies Jeroen works on involving users in the development of software. First with methods such as RAD and DSDM and increasingly since 2003 with XP and Scrum. Jeroen is familiar with all aspects of software development. Before his job as Agile Coach he worked as Developer, Tester, Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team Leader for multiple companies.


Ron Eringa
Facilitator Open Space

About Ron Eringa
Ron worked about 10 years as a Software Engineer/Designer. Although he always enjoyed, the technique he found his passion in helping people and organizations to deliver better work. And that's were Agile came in. Nowadays Ron has over 7 years of experience with all kinds of Agile practices like Scrum, Lean, Kanban, TDD and Continuous Integration. He operated in roles such as coach, trainer, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile project manager.In addition, Ron also speaks regularly at various Agile conferences and seminars. He now works as an Agile Coach at Prowareness.


Jurr Radema
Summary Agile adoption at SNS REAAL
In this session Jurr Radema and Marcel van de Lustgraaf get into a dialogue about the different aspects of Agile adoption at SNS REAAL. What went well and what could be better? They will talk about the improvements, the success, and the pitfalls.

Kind: Interactive Presentation
Level: Introduction

About Jurr Radema
Jurr Radema is an Agile Coach at SNS REAAL. When he started as a Scrum Master begin 2010 he got touched by the power of it. After some years of development in a traditional environment it was time to let the organization see the opportunities of Agile. With a small team of Agile & Lean Coaches he started a movement within the organization. At the moment a lot of teams are working with Scrum or Kanban to improve their way of working.


Marcel van de Lustgraaf
Summary Agile adoption at SNS REAAL, CxO Panel

About Marcel van de Lustgraaf
Marcel van de Lustgraaf is IT director Change and Development for the insurer of SNS REAAL. Some years ago his believe in Scrum was addressed by the IT people within SNS REAAL. They convinced him of the real value of Scrum (and Agile) way of working. After using Scrum in some projects and the believe of the people within the projects in Scrum, we adopted Scrum as a way of working in our organization. Using scrum is more than the adoption in projects it is also necessary to guide the management in thinking and applying the way of working of Scrum.


Diego Lo Giudice
Summary Agile Quality and Testing
As SCRUM becomes the first choice to speed development and delivery of your business systems of engagement, you have to increase and improve your Agile engineering practices. These changes, as you scale SCRUM to the enterprise, cannot happen at the expense of quality. If quality assurance testing, is not done right, it becomes the biggest impediment to successful delivery of better SW at a faster pace and at scale. Successful transformations to more agility, increase collaboration between testers-developers-BAs, implement continuous testing, increase automation and adopt practices and tools to deal with both functional and nonfunctional testing objectives early on. All this happens within the constraints of hybrid contexts where waterfall is still present. This speech will explore the challenges and share our research results of organizations that are scaling agile testing with SCRUM.

About Diego Lo Giudice
Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes andpractices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and Agile mobile development. Diego also covers requirements management, software quality, software metrics, and Open Source governance. His 26 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice in SOA change management programs, project and portfolio management, enterprise architecture programs, and IT management areas, such as BT strategies review and comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.


Edgar van Zoelen
Summary Agile transformation within Philips, CxO Panel
Through an Agile way of working Philips business was enabled to create more value for Philips customers. In this session, Edgar, as leader of the Philips Agile transformation, will share some of the insights of the transformational journey of Philips to become more a more Agile and Entrepreneurial company.

About Edgar van Zoelen
Edgar van Zoelen is an ambitious, goal oriented people manager. He has a diverse experience within the ICT industry and managed a wide range of activities such as (strategic) Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Project Management, System Architecture, Coaching program for young professionals and organizational optimization strategies. During the course of his career Edgar has been a leader in several cultural change programs combined with the associated reorganizations. Edgar's passion is changing, improving and motivating teams in order to grow the top and bottom line of their organization. As a change leader he is heading the Agile transformation workgroup and is accountable for the transformation towards a more entrepreneurial and Agile culture. From both a Business and an IT perspective. Together with the team we are inspiring and motivating people to adopt the Agile mindset. A true cultural change program supported with formal training, on the job coaching and global events are part and parcel of this assignment.


Svenja de Vos
CXO panel

About Svenja de Vos
Svenja de Vos is Director of IT at Tele2 Netherlands since 2011. Svenja de Vos has been working in various positions and countries within the Tele2 Group since 2002. She was Director of IT and Network at BBned, a 100% subsidiary of Tele2. Before that Svenja de Vos served as CIO of Tele2 Austria and as an advisor to the IT Merger & Acquisition department of the Tele2 Group.


Mike Toma
CxO Panel

About Mike Toma
Mike Toma is Senior Vice President and CIO for Employer Services International Division of ADP (Automatic Data Processing). In this role, he is responsible for R&D, IT Infrastructure and Data Center Operations across EMEA, LATAM and APAC regions and is charged with accelerating business growth in ADP’s global markets.Prior to his international role, he was CTO for ADP from 2007 to 2012.As the principle architect of ADP’s client experience, platform integration and innovation strategy, he brought new advances in user experience and mobile solutions, and created ADP’s Innovation Lab with dedicated teams incubating new solutions around Search, Mobile, Social, Big Data, and Analytics. An entrepreneur at heart, Mike is a firm believer in and strong advocate for development processes that are the hallmark of technology “start ups”. He sits on the executive steering committee directing the rollout of ADP’s Agile Methodologies across a 6,000+ IT & R&D organization. This initiative started 15 months ago and is sweeping across ADP’s North America and International teams with many interesting challenges and great success.



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