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infoShare 2017 Inspire Stage

Four days long Gdansk was under the influence of infoShare, with the main attention focused on the two days’ conference on the 17th and 18th of May 2017. Over 6.000 people attended the biggest tech conference in the CEE region. I had the honor to host the Inspire stage. I was thrilled by the quality of speakers we had on stage. Summarizing what all has been shared is close to impossible; below you will find some of the highlights

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Inspiration is a joined effort

infoShare stage view

Speakers, investors, jury members, journalists, bloggers, attendees, etc. have arrived to Gdansk for infoShare, the biggest Tech Conference in the CEE Region. This evening I met a few of them at the pre-event diner and Before Party, others are still traveling. Based on the amount of people I met today, it feels as if it is going to be the best attended infoShare ever. Combined with an amazing line-up of speakers we are going to have several inspiring days in Gdansk. What

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Fuel yourself with inspiration at infoShare

Michał Sadowski, CEO Brand24, fot. infoShare

Next week it is infoShare time in Gdansk, Poland! InfoShare is the biggest Tech conference in the CEE region. Over 5000 attendees will be inspired by more than 120 international speakers. The line-up is amazing. During the two conference days I will be hosting the Inspire stage. As part of the preparation I met online with some of the speakers. The first talk was with Michał Sadowski (@sadek), CEO of Brand24. I was curious what “Inspiration” means

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Overcoming hurdles when leading Agile transformations

Agile is a mindset, not a goal, that is the bottom line of this post. The previous post was about assessing how Agile you are. This one is about how to support the change process within your organisation. Although people often link Agile working to IT-projects, it can be applied to almost every situation. Therefore, this post is applicable to every change process that aims to introduce agility to an

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How Agile are we, really?

Around 2009 at Goyello we decided to implement Scrum. So, you could think we are really Agile by now. But how sure can you be without any external verification? And even if we would be really Agile, wouldn’t there be anything still to be improved? Assuming Agile is a never ending journey, there’s always something you can improve. Therefore, I decided to take up the challenge and let myself be inspired by experts and fellow users. I subscribed for the Masterclass

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The unstoppable train goes on

10 years ago our adventure began; our great leap into the unknown. Our luggage: our own ideas, motivation and energy, our hard work, trial and error, good luck and determination to overcome any setback. The outside world saw an unstoppable TGV passing by at speed. That train is not yet standing still, so let’s look back at an intermediate station.

This post has originally been published on Goyelloblog.

About 10 years ago, the smartphone was unknown, the first iPhone

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Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile in the right way. Below a list of hurdles that you might be facing in becoming fully Agile. Feel free to add problems you are or have been facing and vote on the ones you believe are the hardest

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Agile contracting: challenge accepted!

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Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. When a project is small you can manage to find a workaround, but for a huge, high risk project the situation is different. The client wants to know what he gets for his money, while in fact he cannot really specify his needs in sufficient detail. Having adopted Agile working principles years

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