PMCon#2 was held on December 2015, and we were proud to welcome almost 300 guests to a full day two streams event held at the Kharkiv Palace hotel. We received very positive feedback both from speakers and guests. Check more details on how the event went below.
Lean Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer and Kanban Coach, Enterprise Solutions Director for CC Pace
Dragos Dumitriu is a business leader and passionate trainer with over 10 years of teaching technology, CRM, and management courses for companies including Siebel and Microsoft.
He is a pioneer and leading expert in the application of Kanban systems. Dragos is a Lean-Kanban University Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP).
Recipient of several awards for innovation, delivery, and leadership over the past 15 years, Dragos built a reputation for designing solutions that streamline IT or business operations, enhance performance, and transform underachieving teams into top talent. In 2004, while at Microsoft, he was recognized as the first IT Manager who successfully applied Kanban and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to software engineering creating immediate gains in profitability, performance, and stakeholder value. David Anderson, penned this story in chapter 4 of Kanban, Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business. At David J. Anderson and Associates, Inc, he worked in business development as well as Kanban consulting and training with a focus on IT Operations and DevOps. He ran large-scale Global IT Operations programs for Avenade for 6 years.
Nine years in IT. More than 6 years in project management. Participated in a variety of projects in different areas, such as huge vendor management systems, payment analysis systems, US legislation and policy tracking tools, large staffing software, health software solutions, and mobile applications for iOS. Participated in CMMI level 3 certification as an auditor.
CSM since 2013 and PMP since 2014. Currently holds a Senior Project Manager position at DevPro.net.
Vera has 12+ years of experience in business training and consulting. She has given soft skills development trainings for Project Managers, Team Leads, and Scrum Masters since 2009. She specialized in leadership development, competence and change management, effective communication and negotiation skills trainings."As a pragmatic trainer it’s important for me that as a result of training, every participant can broaden his or her knowledge of necessary tools and technologies and apply them at their work stations. I watch my training participants’ development with pleasure and I’m always glad of their career and professional development. I’ve conducted more than 40 worthwhile training programs in IT companies over the last 1.5 years. I love people, adore reading and development and enjoy active discussions with interesting people".
Topic at PMCon#4: "Emotional intelligence in business"
The management consultant on Agile/Lean approaches and practices, one of the few certified Scaled Agile Framework Process consultants in Ukraine. He has been in IT for over 17 years, twelve out of which he has been a project manager. Since 2008 he has been in Agile training and methods implementation. He has a profound and successful experience in consulting and crisis situations management within software development teams as well as an extensive business processes optimization background.
Timofey is the author of “The Improved methods” blog’s (http://tim.com.ua). He regularly speaks at various international conferences. He also leads an active social activity aiming to popularize Agile project management, arranging specialized events, workshops, training courses and programs on Agile management and self-development.
Now Timofey is the Delivery Manager/Agile Coach at the product IT company BETLAB, the first company in Ukraine, which creates an integrated multifunctional Sportsbook platform for the iGaming market.
Sergey has 20 years’ experience in the field of IT. His professional experience includes:
His professional achievements include: leading participation in the implementation of CMMI L3; development and implementation of a quality management system and process approach; employee training; and evaluation procedures. Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), ISO 27001 ISMS
Topic at PMCon#4: A3 retrospective - applying lean thinking (workshop)
We will start a master class with a warm-up, discussing who uses metrics and which ones, and which of them were useful or useless. Then we’ll consider the fundamental question: why do we need metrics, and what is their role in IT? Then, in a wider, practical lesson, we'll learn how to properly link the processes and problems of the real world with metrics, and, accordingly, how a reasonable selection of metrics can help to solve them. We'll finish the master class by discussing the conditions in which the use of metrics makes sense.
M.S. in Computer Science, Tufts University and M.A, in Law and Diplomacy, the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Tom Hickerson currently leads the development of ClinCapture as well as study build projects. ClinCapture is Clinovo's world-class open-source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. Tom has more than ten years experience on open-source technologies for EDC systems. He was one of the lead developers of OpenClinica, which is the open-source code base that makes up ClinCapture. He worked on all aspects of the software development life cycle within this project, from project planning to development, and from end-user and enterprise client support.
Prior to Clinovo, Tom also worked in various roles at the Harvard University, and was one of 36 students to complete ArsDigita University in 2001, an open-source educational project designed to simulate a Computer Science degree curriculum from MIT. His bachelor's degree was in Russian from UT-Austin, and included a year abroad at the Herzen Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Kanban is the fastest growing Agile practice mainly because it is the fastest approach you can take to help your team reduce delivery times, improve delivery, predictability and management of dependencies and blockers.
The industry is seeing exciting innovative applications of Kanban practices that provide complimentary augmentation to existing Agile teams. Even successful Scrum or XP teams can improve by applying Kanban practices to their approach. Join us in this session to find out how.
It was told a lot about Agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban, and XP. They certainly work for individual teams.
And what will you do if you have a lot of teams in the company, or if you have a big product, which requires interaction between many teams for success?
There are successful examples of scaling using Agile and Lean principles for the last 5 or more years.
During the lecture I will talk about the principles and practices based on the scale. Also I will demonstrate how it works using the example of a food company.
As a bonus, I will give some tips for companies working in the field of custom software development and full cycle service development.