Summary

Management misunderstands and undermines the agile initiative? Learn about the misunderstanding & how to present agility in a management friendly way!

Learning Objectives

  • Talk to management in terms that they understand, avoid red-flag agile terms that can be misinterpreted
  • Understand values and goals of management, see things from their standpoint
  • Create a successful working collaboration with non-agile management using some simple tips and tricks
  • Appreciate certain measurements coming out of traditional project management

Format: Talk (60 minutes)

Speaker Biography

Robert Finan After finishing his PhD in Speaker Recognition, Robert started off as a software developer at Kapsch. Over the intervening years he worked as a project manager, requirements engineer, solutions architect, developer, test automater, pre-sales engineer, scrum master, product owner at companies such as Alcatel Austria, mobilkom austria, Genesys, A1 Telekom and RISE. At ANECON Robert has put this experience to use as a consultant, where he has concentrated on leading and coaching scrum and Kanban teams, as well as developing training courses with a special emphasis on the agile mindset.

Gregor Habinger Following his studies at FH Hageberg, Gregor started as a developer at Xaron IT solutions. Afterwards he worked as a software architect at Tech Talk, where he was responsible for conception, implementation and management of complex software solutions. In 2008 Gregor moved to Capgemini where he led the Microsoft Solutions team which offered consulting and solutions for national and global companies on such topics as IT strategy, architecture, processes and IT governance. Since starting at ANECON in 2016 Gregor has led the Software Practices and Processes department, where he has focused the teams remit on agile processes and devops.