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Agile Talks 2019

Dan Mocan, Co Owner @ The Box Barbell Club

*  Co Founder @ Gymnasty
*  Co Founder @ The Box Barbell Club
*  Delivery Assurance Lead & Manager @ Paddy Power Betfair
*  Project manager @ Betfair

*  Events management  since 2010 @ TEDxEroilor  & Comedy Cluj International Film Festival

Presentation Title: Managing your dream project I Download the presentation here!

How easy is to apply IT Project management principles when opening a gym?
What are the challenges if you own the business? How does it change the way you do risk management?
Who are the do-ers and what are the challenges from an HR management perspective?


John Bax, International Trainer – Coach - Speaker

John is a senior trainer, coach and speaker in the field of organizational and human resources development. Over the many years of his experience he developed into a professional working with boards, management teams and sales teams of multinational and international organizations both in Western and Eastern Europe. He is driven by the strong belief that organizations and people have more potential than they show, and he focuses on supporting them to make the small differences that make the decisive difference.

Presentation Title: Three hidden divers that influence the dynamics of your TEAM I Download the presentation here!

You think that everything is well in place regarding your team. Objectives clear. Human and material resources available. Action plans in progress. Still things are not going okay. What is happening under the surface, how does it affect the team and what can be done about it?


Nicoleta Pfeffer-Barbela, Founder citySTILLE – Mindfulness Center Vienna

Economics Welfare: Microfinance, Social Banking and EU Projects, RO
People Welfare: Mindfulness & Meditation Training and Coaching, AT/RO


*  ORGANISATIONAL level: Leadership & Employees Team Mindful Connectedness
*  SPEAKER in international context for Leadership Conferences, Organizations, Expat Communities in Vienna on Mindfulness, Brain-Science, Compassion & WELL-BEING

Presentation Title: Programming the brain for well-being I Download the presentation here!

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness/PRESENCE
Awareness of Internal & External Challenges
Self-awareness, Cognitive & Emotional WELL-BEING
Practice:  IT Mindfulness –Awareness of electronic devices
Transformative Mindshifts Matrix (TMM): MBIA/HEIA/UIA
TMM: Mind-Body-Intelligence Awareness/ Heart-Emotional-Intelligence-Awareness/Universal Intelligence Awareness


George Anghelache – Head of Agile Transformation

George is a passionate Agilista with wide experience in consulting blue-chip clients in the design and effective implementation of Large Scale Distributed Agile. Maximizing agile benefits in complex or mixed environments onsite /  nearshore / offshore – units of up to 50 teams having 500+ business and IT people working on the same backlog.

In his career of over 20 years he has facilitated the delivery of over 100 Agile implementations through consultancy, shaping, coaching, and leading Agile Transformations programs.

Presentation Title: Top 3 Caveats in Agile Transformations I Download the presentation here!

People often see agility as a buzzword to which you attach a pinch of ceremonies, hip titles and some colorful artefacts and you’re done. What we’ve seen is that, almost always, to achieve business agility implies significant organisational and cultural change – today I’m here to share the top road blockers of such a journey.


Simona Bonghez, Ph.D.

Simona Bonghez, PhD, trainer and consultant, Managing Director of Colors in Projects, has over 20 years of experience in delivering training and consulting services in management and project management.

Simona thinks that she would not have come this far without a good sense of humor. She really believes that games and metaphors are powerful tools for having interactive and enjoyable experience sharing sessions, thus enforcing the learning process.

Presentation Title: How rational are we, really… I Download the presentation here!

We, humans, are systematically, and deeply irrational in our reasoning and decision making. The human judgment is notoriously flawed in many ways and the only way we could achieve better outcomes is if we understood our flawed thinking for what it is. We will explore some of our beliefs: where did those come from, do we have good reason to think they’re accurate, how can we fight our biases?


Sergiu Pocan – Business Analyst, Evozon

Involved in the software development industry for 13 years.

Started as software developer, then became team lead, scrum master and finally business analyst.

Was part of projects with BAs and projects without (or inexperienced) BAs and was able to see the difference a good BA can make to the success of a project.

Presentation Title: Agile Business with Business Analysis  I  Download the presentation here!

In this talk you’ll see the impact poor requirements can have on projects and how a business analyst can help the business be more agile and the team be more efficient.

You’ll also find out what a certain Swedish pop band from the 80s has anything to do with all of this.


Ruxandra Banici, Senior Project Manager

Having fun in IT for 15+ years

Going from Developer to Team Leader to Delivery Director to Project Manager and doing all that is necessary to help great teams build good software for happy clients

Lately, blogging about project management and trying to meet interesting people and discuss about challenging problems in our industry

Presentation Title: R.O.W.E , Leadership and some lions  I  Download the presentation here!

In my quest to build autonomous teams, I have stumbled upon R.O.W.E ( Results-Only Work Environment), which is not a new way of doing things, but rather a very disputed one.

The presentation will take you through my reflections on leadership and how by its fears and illusions slows down the adoption of such methods.


Andreea Pârvu, People Operations Business Partner - Endava

I would name myself a “Visionary” who seeks information to generate possibilities and ideas and use flexibility and adaptable thinking in implementing them. Being open minded and a fast learner, I am enterprising when solving problems.

I could say I am a true #PIONEER and an organized and mature #ENTP. 🙂
I could summarize my professional experience in a few words: inventive and knowledgeable, always curious and seeking to continuously improve the processes understanding drives me in the direction of a diversity of projects and tasks.

Presentation Title: Leader 3.0  I  Download the presentation here!


The universal answer [no surprise for many of us] why people are unhappy at work "I am actually engineering solutions to any problem, I feel worthless and my work is boring"


The lack of a purpose and taking creativity out of a creative job, engineers keep searching for other employers, like the protagonist of a Hemingway novel, travelling from a place to another in search of happiness.


The leader should reinvent himself in a changing and complex environment, stop being purely transactional and focus more on people, becoming a People Leader.

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have faith in people and that they're basically good and smart.


Sînziana Popa, Agile Senior Project Manager

  • More than 10 years in Project Management – Agile and Waterfall
  • Specialized in Scrum and Kanban
  • Coaching for multicultural and distributed teams
  • Coaching for Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Project Managers
  • Team-lead and Business Analyst for 5 years
  • Certification: PMP(2012), PMI-ACP(2013) and ITIL Foundation(2009)

Presentation Title: The “perfect” Kanban Board  I  Download the presentation here!

How would the “perfect” Kanban Board look like? How would it help with different types of prioritization, with the limit of the WIP? How can we see in a transparent way what is actually worked on inside the user-story? When should we present to the client?

How to transform the Kanban Board to an information radiator for everybody involved?

Come and find out. 🙂


Tom Hunnewell – Director, Steelcase

Mr. Hunnewell works for Steelcase, a $3 Billion global manufacturer of office furniture, and is leading the cultural transformation of their IT organization in which agile plays a major role. With 25 years of experience within information technology Mr. Hunnewell has spoken at multiple regional and national conferences in the United States on various topics ranging from ERP implementations to cloud strategies.

Presentation Title: Designing Agile Spaces and the Impact to Your Organization  I  Download the presentation here!

Why Steelcase is changing their culture and the important role of people, process, and place.  The important role of Agile in our journey.  How we're applying our knowledge in space design to support these teams and reinforce our culture changes and the share-out of the impact to our IT organization.


Bogdan Mureșan, Optimisation Agile Coach @ PaddyPower Betfair

-Over 12 years of experience working in Agile Environments (Scrum, Kanban, Lean)
-Over 12 years of Project Management, building, motivating and leading development teams
-Over 20 years of experience in IT domain, with Software Applications Architecture & Design
-Strongly passionate about Agile transformation and adoption

Presentation Title: Agile: Challenge Your Mindset to Fit the Market  I  Download the presentation here!

When we choose to adopt Agile at a smaller or a higher scale, the road is paved with interesting challenges. For the mechanics of the adoption we have frameworks and tools which help us smoothen the process. Still, the biggest challenge remains not to adopt but to transform into an Agile highly functional mechanism. And that’s because the mindset is the hardest thing to change. This presentation focuses on a practical tool which both shows how hard is for people to transform their thinking and also offers a leverage to help them think more in terms of products and how important is that these products are fitting the market needs.


Ovidiu Mățan

Presentation Title: What if... I  Download the presentation here!