Keynote speakers

June 28th

zuzi sochova

Zuzi Sochova

Author of "The Great Scrummaster", world-class CST;


June 29th

alistair cockburn

Alistair Cockburn

Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto, Initiator of "Heart of Agile";




June 27th / June 30th - One-day-Workshops

June 28th - 29th - Conference

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A Day in the Heart of Agile

with Dr. Alistair Cockburn
Co-Author of the Agile Manifesto

This day is designed as a 4-part workshop making sure every job position from Execs to Testers understand what is and what isn't agile.

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Agile Leadership to build great teams and organizations

with Zuzi Sochova
Author of The Great ScrumMaster

We'll talk about building Agile Organizations, Agile Leadership, how to build great teams and how great ScrumMasters support successful Agile journeys as Servant leaders.

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Lean Change Agent Workshop

with Jason Little
Author of Lean Change Mangement

This workshop is designed to show you how to use Agile and Lean techniques to facilitate change, using ideas from Lean Startup, Agile, Organizational Development, and Change Management.

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Produktentwicklung mit Lean Startup

von Roland Tiefenbrunner
Mit-Gründer der Plattform

Der Workshop besteht aus einer Mischung aus Theorie und selbstständigem Hands-on. Vom Geschäftsmodell über das Minimum Viable Product hin zum Product Backlog und zur Fortschrittsanalyse.

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SCRUM MASTERSHIP in skalierten Umgebungen

von Elisabeth Richter und Christoph Schmied
Certified LeSS Practitioners

In skalierten Umgebungen müssen Scrum Master miteinander interagieren. Gemeinsam finden wir innovative Wege der Zusammenarbeit und erarbeiten kreative Lösungen für Kooperation und Kollaboration.

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von Dieter Strasser
geschäftsführender Gesellschafter von Viable Projects GmbH

Diese Simulation ist für Organisationen konzipiert, welche Verhaltensweisen zur schnelleren und korrekten Implementierung neuer IT-Lösungen einsetzen wollen.

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27. Juni

Netzwerkveranstaltung der Experts Group für Kooperation und Netzwerke (EGKN) unter dem Motto:

Erfolgsfaktoren für agile und laterale Führung in Netzwerken und Unternehmen

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Moderation: Immo Mohrenschildt, M-O-P
Diese Event ist offen für alle UBIT Mitglieder und TeilnehmerInnen der Workshops und Konferenz.

Eintritt nur mit gültigem Ticket. Anmeldung unter Tickets



Einleitung durch Erika Krenn-Neuwirth: Erfolgsfaktoren der agilen Führung
Konferenzimpuls von Wolfgang Richter
Implusstatement von Veronika Kotrba (Co-Autorin „Agile Teams lösungsfokussiert coachen“, ASC-Netzwerk)


anschließende Diskussion mit UnternehmerInnen:
Angelika Weber, Axtesys
Claudia Glawischnig-GF Meisterwelten, Unternehmensnetzwerk
und weitere


Netzwerkübung mit Immo Mohrenschildt
lockerer Ausklang im Austausch

June 28th

Coaches Clinic will be open on both conference days. Please enter your questions at the prepared Q-wall, and select your time-slot.




Heart of Agile

(Europasaal A)

Scaling Agile

(Erzherzog Johann Saal)

Agile Leadership

(Europasaal B)

Hands-On Track

(Rieckh Zimmer)

Offering of the ScrumAlliance DACH e.V.

(Kloiber Zimmer)

 9:00 - 10:30

 Welcome and Keynote - Zuzi Sochova - Great ScrumMaster

10:30-11:00 Pause / Break   

Robust Hybrid rather than Agile or Waterfall

Rainer Wendt


Achievements and Lessons Learned Introducing Large Scaled Agile Development

Stefan Wunder & Robert Dietze


Lost in translation – a case study in mismanaging management expectations

Robert Finan & Gregor Habinger


Graphic Facilitation – „Wer die Form beherrscht, darf in die Suppe spucken“

Johannes Pechmann


Lean Coffee

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

12:00-13:00 Mittag / Lunch    

Agile Fairytale Escape Room

Sandor Kersting, Cornelia Jost


Facilitating Multi-Team Retrospectives

Gregor Karlinger


Break the mold and boost your organization with Enterprise Social Systems!

Erich Bühler


Viable Projects Meeting Point - Herausforderungen und Lösungsaustausch bei der Durchdringung von Agilität

Dieter Strasser


Jahresversammlung 2017 (nur für Mitglieder)

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

14:30-15:00 Pause / Break   

Agile Development – Why requirements matter

Fariz Saracevic


Nicht für die Schule, sondern für das Produkt skalieren wir

Robert Herzig


Der Tod eines MitarbeiterInnen-Gesprächs

Gerhard Hammer, Rene Pachernegg


Viable Projects Meeting Point - Der agile Business Analyst in unterschiedlichen Kontexten

Dieter Strasser


Einladung zur Mitarbeit: Arbeitsgruppen des ScrumAlliance Dach e.V.

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

16:00-16:30 Transition   

Agile work und sein Preis. Chancen, Risiken und Nebenwirkungen für Gesundheit

Lisa Tomaschek-Habrina


Can you repeat your last sentence? How to make remote collaboration work.

Philipp Eisbacher


How to Hire an Agile Coach

Jason Little


Lean Coffee

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter


Wednesday Mingle


June 29th

Coaches Clinic will be open on both conference days. Please enter your questions at the prepared Q-wall, and select your time-slot.




Heart of Agile

(Europasaal A)

Scaling Agile

(Erzherzog Johann Saal)

Agile Leadership

(Europasaal B)

Hands-On Track

(Rieckh Zimmer)

Offering of the ScrumAlliance DACH e.V.

(Kloiber Zimmer)

9:00 - 10:30

Welcome and Keynote - Alistair Cockburn - Welcome to the Heart of Agile

10:30-11:00 Pause / Break

Agile Grundprinzipien für Soft- und Hardware-Entwicklung

Thomas Pieber & Stefan Klein


Scrum for company management?

Christoph Schmied


Agile Mitarbeiterführung mit Objectives and Key Results (OKR)

Patrick Lobacher


Agile Werkstatt - erschaffe etwas neues

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

12:00-13:00 Mittag / Lunch

Howto: Prepare a Retrospective for a No-Bullshit-Team

Katharina Seke


More Scrum Masters – LeSS Collaboration?

Elisabeth Richter


Verändern sich Konflikte in agilen Organisationen?

Manuela & Peter Grundner


Find out about the heart of Agile using Lego Serious Play® - Slot 1

Gregor Karlinger


Agile Werkstatt - erschaffe etwas neues

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

14:30-15:00 Pause / Break

Find out about the heart of Agile using Lego Serious Play® - Slot 2

Gregor Karlinger


Team Formation - Easier Said and Done

Petri Heiramo


LeSS at an Austrian Insurance Company - A Case Study

Wolfgang Richter


Rethinking Agile Leadership

Andrea Provaglio


Agile Werkstatt - erschaffe etwas neues

Scrum Alliance DACH Chapter

16:00-16:30 Transition

Closing Session with Panel-Discussion

Program might slightly change in detail.

To download the program as PDF click here!


We have tickets for the Agile Austria Conference 2017 in three categories:

Super Early Bird (first 25, until March 31st 2017): € 499.-

Early Bird (next 100, until April 30th 2017): € 579.-

Regular: € 649.-

All prices are in Euro incl. VAT. (Promotion codes may apply)

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Agility is wide-spread. According to surveys 87% of organisations with IT departments world-wide use Scrum. 95% want to continue using Scrum. And more and more organisations tend to leverage a scaling framework.

When we - the organizers - created in 2016 the idea of an agile conference in Austria, the first question was: "Why another conference about agility?". We were unsure, whether we should start planing it. Many conversations, analyses, and feedback-rounds later it was clear: It makes sense. Allthouh agility is a global movement, there are regional peculiarities. Cultural, historical, and political influence let agility shine in different colours. But one remains the same: The 4 pillars summarized in the Agile Manifesto.

Diversity is a valuable good for continuous improvement of Scrum and other frameworks. Nevertheless, we want to remind ourselves about the original ideas. Therefore we need to understand them and help others, who are at the beginning of an agile journey, or at turning points, with adivse and agile leadership.

Hence we chose for the Agile Austria Conference 2017 as main theme

The Heart of Agile in the Green Heart of Europe

Together with Scaling Agile and Agile Leadership as themes we are at the pulse of time in agile development. We are proud to present together with Alistair Cockburn, one of the co-authors of the Agile Manifesto and initiator of the Heart of Agile, an exciting, informative, and valuable event about agility in the Green Heart of Europe.

Become part of the Agile Austria Conference 2017 and contribute to the success of this amazing conference.

What you can expect:

Two top-keynotes,

more than 20 talks and workshops,

first local Gathering of the Scrum Alliance D-A-CH Chapter!

one Coaches Clinic,

network event of the EGKN

Lean Coffee Sessions

One-day-Workshops on the 27th and 30th of June

one evening event at the first day,

top catering,

many opportunities to network and

one panel discussions with well-known names in the agile community as closing event.

Theme: The Heart of Agile in the Green Heart of Europe.

The Agile Manifesto exists for 16 years now, Scrum for more than 20. The principles remained the same, but interpretations of it changed. At this conference we want to look back to the essence of Agile, to the core values and goals. We want to understand the actual ideas, needs, and benefits of it. And we want to map it to the current needs of people, teams, and organizations.

In three tracks we will answer burning questions about people’s agile heart-beat, and dig deeper into practice and theory. Let’s find out, where your heart leads you and how it helps to improve your own agile journey.

Heart of Agile

Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.” Where did Agile come from?  When do we deliver truly agile? Is conscious processing of frameworks, tools, and practices all it takes to be agile? Or does our heart play a role? Session participants collaboratively dig for the roots of agile and learn to spot decorations and what they cover up. With Heart of Agile we want to provide fresh insights and reflections on core agile ideas, to open new roads.

Scaling Agile

There is rising demand of using Scrum and other agile methodologies with more than one team. When and how do we scale and de-scale in agile? How much additional structure does scaling require? When does scaling start? To answer these questions it is worthwhile to think of the underlying agile values and principles. Is scaling a question of mere size or rather one of shared goals? Session participants will hear about scaling frameworks, and practices worth-while understanding. Insights from practical application are offered, which help to avoid certain pitfalls and dead ends.

Agile Leadership

Agile and servant Leadership is much discussed in the agile community. But before we can think of applying it we need to understand what leadership really is. What is part of leadership and how does it differ from management? What is the role of the “agile manager”? Does Agile conflict with line-hierarchies, and HR concepts? Speakers will tell their personal leadership stories. Session participants will learn how to create and foster structures and ideas that allow true leadership to emerge. They will explore concepts like team-building, mentoring, motivation. And participants will learn how organizational structures and cross-functional units like HR can help to evolve leadership.


WKO Zentrum - Körblergasse 111-113, 8010 Graz, Austria/Österreich


Public transportation (Bus)

no.39, Jakominiplatz to the WKO

Timetable – Information

Directly to the WKO by car

Parking is fee-based: 8h = 5 €, 9h = 5.50 € (12h maximum parking time)

Car parking – Tariffs

Free parking - Park & Ride Weinzödl

Park & Ride Weinzödl

continuing to the WKO by public transportation (stop Weinzödlbrücke - stop WKO)

Timetable – Information

Welcome to Graz! 

Make your reservation on time!  

 We recommend the following hotels for your accomodation in the center of Graz:

Hotel Das Weitzer ( starting € 130,00 Economy Single)

Hotel Wiesler (starting € 146,00 Double)

Hotel Daniel (starting € 101,00 Smart Single)

 Please use the key-word „Agile Austria“ to receive your special rate for the conference.

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Organizers and Sponsors




apus Software GmbH


Infonova GmbH




Roomsponsor: Fachgruppe UBIT, WK Steiermark


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Website-Sponsor: perfect:net, Dieter Biernat

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Sponsor&Partner: IT Community Styria

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Sponsor&Partner: Experts Group Kooperation und Netzwerke

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Sponsor: Viable Projects

Sponsor: AVL

Sponsor: Anecon

Sponsor: Successfactory

Sponsor: Netconomy

Sponsor: AgileExperts

Sponsor: Ranorex

Sponsor: microTool

Sponsor Information

If you want to become a sponsor, you can find the information here.

For more information about sponsoring opportunities, you can contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: +43 664 44 23 884.


Scrum User Group Graz


DACH Chapter
Sponsor & Partner: D-A-CH Chapter der Scrum Alliance


LeSS Austria Community


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Freiräume 2017

Teilnehmer der Agile Austria Conference erhalten bei Freiräume 10% Ermäßigung


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Medienkooperation: Computerwelt


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Partner: Con•ect Business Academy