Have you already heard a lot about agile methods but still have some questions? This panel discussion is great opportunity to ask any question you have about agile method. All agile section speakers are here to share their experiences and knowledge with you.
At the end of the the discussion we are pleased to announce the winner of the competition supported by ScrumDesk. We are playing for 10 free licenses of ScrumDesk and Playing Poker Cards.
Pierluigi Pugliese (DE)
Agile Coach at Connexxo
Pierluigi Pugliese started hacking code so long ago that he cannot remember exactly when anymore. He worked many years in the mobile telecommunication business, both as programmer and as a team leader, providing software for several mobile phones of known brands.
Currently he works as a consultant for software organizations and coach for individuals and teams, focusing on software development and software processes, helping them implementing sound and agile solutions.
Pierluigi is based in Munich and operates through his company Connexxo (www.connexxo.com).
Paul Klipp (PL)
President at Lunar Logic Polska
Paul Klipp is a seasoned expert in agile software development and outsourcing. Paul serves as President and Scrum Coach at Lunar Logic Polska in Central Europe. He started Lunar Logic's project management department and assisted with the development and implementation of the company's overall growth strategy.
Paul earned his MBA from the University of Illinois specializing in international business, and completed post-graduate coursework on Management of Technology in South Africa as a student of the University of Warwick (UK) EngD Doctorate program. Since 1998, he has managed technology projects on three continents with teams ranging from 2 to 250 developers.
He participated in the design of the selection criteria for the Technology Top 100 Awards (www.tt100.co.za) and sat for two years on the award's adjudicating panel. Over the years, he has been invited to speak and consult around the world on various issues related to maximizing the business value of emerging technologies and has taught and coached agile development and project management.
Paul became a Certified ScrumMaster in 2006 and a Certified Scrum Practitioner in 2009. Paul is the founder of Lunar Logic Polska, AgileActivist Consulting, the Krakow Ruby Users Group, AgileKrakow, AgilePoland.com, rubyusers.com, OpenCoffee Krakow, and the IT Small Business Alliance. He was the main organizer of the first AgileCE conference in April 2010.
You can find more about Paul on http://www.paulklipp.com/
Andrea Provaglio (IT)
Enterprise Software Development at Freelance
As an international IT professional, I help companies develop better software and create better teams. My clients range from large organizations (European Commission, multinationals) to small IT shops.
I worked in U.S. for four years on an O-1 visa (for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences"). I'm a regular speaker at international IT conferences and I contributed to a few books and publications.
Full bio: http://andreaprovaglio.com/about
Luboš Král (CZ)
Consultant at Freelance
Luboš Král has wide experience in the area of software development outsourcing in business partnership and long-term cooperation model. He was responsible for businesses development and and project cooperation in the area of mission and life-critical systems and technology transfers for newly created products.
Customer’s locations were mainly Europe and USA. Business partner domains were from producers of medical devices (Medtronic), telecommunication systems for airports, railways and navy (Frequentis), automotive (Teradyne, Bosch) and others.
Beside that, he has also experience in organization of partner programs in applied research under EU projects and Czech industrial projects funded by EU and Czech government. This involvement includes cooperation with Czech Universities and their research teams. The University cooperation also included participation in start-up companies utilizing technology transfer from research to product and market.
Luboš Král holds engineering and PhD degrees from the Czech Technical University.
Maria Diaconu (RO)
Agile Coach at Mosaic Works
Maria is founder and coordinator of the Romanian Agile community Agile Works Romania and owner of Mosaic Works, a company offering coaching and training services in software development area.
From Software Developer to Agile Practitioner & Coach, Maria is supporting quality software, software craftsmanship and people passionate about their craft. In the last 5 years she is working with teams to achieve high quality software and increase their productivity. She is also an active promoter of the Software Craftsmanship movement in Romania.
Alex Bolboaca (RO)
Trainer at Freelance
Alexandru worked in software development for more than 10 years, both locally and abroad. He is currently a Software development consultant and trainer working in partnership with Mosaic Works, helping customers develop high quality software and working to improve the quality of the software developed in Romania.
He studied in the recent years the influence of human factor in software development and continues to work to find ways to improve the software quality. He is an active promoter of the Software Craftsmanship movement in Romania.