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This year's theme:

Patterns and Anti Patterns in Agile implementations

Beyond
Agile
Israel
2019

January 27th, Avenue Conference Center, Airport city, Israel

A second Ajimeh conference-  we will be focusing not only on cutting edges techniques and powerful practices, but also on delivering it in an energetic and efficient conference!

Forget all the things that you know about conferences, you will not only gain knowledge, you will also gain understanding and awareness as well as new colleagues that are also "walking" on a similar Agile path. 

And all of that will be "served" to you in a fun and energetic way!

Features and off-conference
Agile Hydepark

Agile Hydepark

Agile Clinic

Agile Clinic

Escape Box

Escape Box

Illustrated recording

Illustrated recording

interactive visual boards

interactive visual boards

Interactive visual boards

Graphic learning and reflection

Open Workshops

Powerful practices and Mindset workshops open during the conference for deeper learning

Agile clinic

Agile experts will personally treat your agilic pains during the conference to advice and answer all your questions.

Micro Focus Magic Escape Box

powered by Micro-Focus. Are you ready for a totally different experience?

illustrated recording

All sessions are graphic-recorded, illustrated to visual maps. illustrations will be sent to every participant.

Main Conference Agenda

09:00

Danny (Danko) Kovach:
The biggest mistakes in implementing agile in large companies

Danko will ask serious questions and discuss them in his funny way with the audience.

How do you implement Agile but not Scrum? What is NOT Agile? When you ask for Agile, what do you really want? What is the next step after Agile? and more to come...

09:30
Ráwn Nyman:
Patterns on Using Large-Scale Scrum

Straight from Finland, Rán will use examples of Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) adoptions 
to see what patterns work in large-scale development. What to focus on and what we learned from the setbacks.

10:10

Galit Yaskerevitz Tietz - PMI Org:
Agile + PMI, one plus one equals three
How traditional project management methods get along with Agile development in cross organizational projects and how the PMI incorporates Agile principles in the recent years

10:40

Ming-Ling Break

This break may be put to good use in several ways: One of them is to mingle with the other professionals in the room. The second is to watch Mr. Ming Ling break bricks. good luck with your choice.

10:50

Tali Lavie - MicroFocus

Our DevOps Transformation Journey

Demand from the business to deliver faster, combined with increased software complexity, is driving organisations to adopt DevOps practices and scale them across the enterprise. In this session Tali will share our DevOps transformation story, how we changed our work culture, what we gained, and the challenges we faced.

​11:10

Moshe Ekroni

The Mindset of Winners

The true story of an R&D department who managed to adopt a growth mindset which allowed its members to make better decisions and improve department excellence. By learning a new and unique set of values and principles, the group was able to become one of the most innovative and cutting-edge R&D departments in the industry.

11:40

Erez Morabia

50 shades of Agile
Throughout 2018 I went into a journey, learning and experimenting as much as I could about the endless shades of agile. In BeyondAgile2019 I would share with you my insights and thoughts... and what true agile means to me.

12:10

Zuzi Sochova

Agile Leadership

 In order to change organization, leaders have to change first. Be one of them and turn your organization into a successful Agile organization.

12:40

Ming-Ling Lunch

EVERYBODY MUST (!) enjoy the food and meet some good people, or Mr. Ming-Ling be very angry!

 

13:50

Boaz Fine

Creative Ways to Revive Routines

Presenting new & old ways to approach planning and thought process, that will spark creativity and fun in a once painful and slow process. Examples and test-cases inside: Mind maps & Fair-E Tale.
 

​14:15

Shay Virt

Value Stream mapping

Value stream not only tool, first of all it’s a mind set. Why VSM and what are the benefits?

Steps of Value Stream Mapping. Tips for effective VSM. A Case study

14:40

Efrat Wasserman & Elena  Kravchenko

Infusing security awareness into Agile product management

It is a common illusion that Product Managers in the current reality, can continue working to define products, without thinking about security aspects, and that this can be done at a much later stage in the product lifecycle. How can we turn the Product Manager to be a real security ambassador?

15:05

Ming-Ling Break
 

15:15

Dr. Haim Shapira

I think therefore I'm wrong

The psychology and strategic thinking of decision making

16:05
A Panel of Agilic Experts led by Limor Halfon
About Organizational diseases and Agile cures

Limor Halfon will conduct a discussion with a panel of experts to discuss how organizations want to lead a change to Agile mindset without separating from their previous patterns of work

16:30

Happy Hour

Apre' Conference

Stay with us after the conference for a happy hour - Alcohol, mingling and non-conferece informal discussion on topics on hands and off-topics off-hand.

17:30

Setting target:

Home

Waze usage is preferred only if you plan  a drive in Israel.
If you want to reach another country, we recommend taking a plane and trusting your pilot with the route.

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Workshops Agenda
(parallel to main agenda)
 
Powerful Practices:
Mindset workshops
Escape Box
 

10:10

Ilan Sherman

​The concepts of Leading SAFe

10:50

​Liliya Friedman

Tips and tricks for the HR manager in the Agile world

11:20

Hili Balzer

Jira in the Scrum meetings

11:50

Idan Malul

Jira QA

13:50

Moshe Ekroni

Create your own Path for Success:
Find out in just 60 minutes how you can improve your performance: Learn how you can dig deep into your developer’s soul to discover your strengths - and reach your full potential.

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10:10

​Danny (Danko) Kovatch

Games and Gamification in a Scrum team

10:50

Dov Tsal

Mindfulness & Agile

11:40

Michal Epstein

Agile, Scrum and what lays between (Kanban), Going over some basics.

13:50

​​Zuzi Sochhova

City Game workshop

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Micro Focus is delighted to invite you to stop by a thrilling experience.

Just like an escape room, you’ll work as a team to solve the challenges of our unique Escape Box adventure.

Speakers
Expanding business

Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Parties.

micro workshops during the conference
Agile specialists that will solve your pains in an agile clinic
Incredible TED style talks that will innovate and reveal the unknown
dynamic, humoristic, interactive drawings to illustrate your understanding
Micro Focus Escape Box

live a unique mental experience

Speakers
Dr Haim Shapira

Dr Haim Shapira

Ráwn Nyman

Ráwn Nyman

Galit Yaskerevitz Tietz

Galit Yaskerevitz Tietz

Danko

Danko

Zuzi Šochová

Zuzi Šochová

Dov Tsal

Dov Tsal

Shay Virt

Shay Virt

Moshe Ekroni

Moshe Ekroni

Hili Balzer

Hili Balzer

Ilan Sherman

Ilan Sherman

Liliya Rahmanni

Liliya Rahmanni

Erez Morabia

Erez Morabia

Tali Lavie

Limor Halfon

Limor Halfon

Elena Kravchenko

Elena Kravchenko

Efrat Wasserman

Efrat Wasserman

Boaz Fine

Boaz Fine

Ming Ling

Ming Ling

Ráwn Nyman

Patterns on Using Large-Scale Scrum

Ráwn is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in the professional software development field. First programs he wrote in CP/M operating system using BASIC language in the middle of eighties.
Currently, Ráwn is working in Gosei Ltd as a consultant and trainer in the process improvement field, helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working.
Ráwn is Certified LeSS Trainer  from LeSS Company, and Certified Scrum Trainer from  Scrum Alliance.

Galit Yaskerevitz Tietz

Agile + PMI, one plus one equals three

Project Management expert (PMP certified) with over 18 years of experience in the field including 7 years working for Motorola Israel.


Vast experience with local and international companies helping them to achieve project management excellence

Erez Morabia

50 shades of Agile

A servant leader with a strong drive for leading agile teams which get-things-done, and doing so while growing the individuals. Deeply enjoy new challenges, embrace organization changes, and love working with a team that strives for excellence. Bring a lot of positiveness to the work place and love to mentor leaders for Agile, team-management and time-management. 
 

Hili Balzer

Jira in the Scrum meetings

Active in the Software Industry for more than 20 years, holding positions at nearly every level of successful organizations from Associate Developer to VP of R&D. 

A senior lecturer in many conferences, and serves as the professional manager in John-Bryce training center in the fields of Project Management, and Agile-Scrum.

Limor Halfon

About Organizational diseases and Agile Cures (Panel)

An Organizational consultant and Agile coach, with vast experience in the Hi-tech industry.

Limor has acquaintance with multiple and different organizations, experience leading change processes, with a wide and creative view and ability to create interpersonal connections that also lead to thorough and lasting processes.

In her past experience, Limor worked for 14 years in building, developing and managing QA, Support and IT teams, as well as holding a Program Management position.

Efrat Wasserman

Infusing security awareness into Agile product management

An Agile coach

•9 years in Software Development, Program management, last 2 years in Product Management 

•BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics

•MBA in Business Management and Marketing

Zuzi Šochová

Agile Organization - Organization 3.0

Zuzana helps companies and individuals to be more successful.

Teaching teams and their managers how to be more efficient, how to provide better quality and how to communicate and organize teams so that people have fun, they are motivated and have high commitment.

She helps them to find out how to handle customer relationship so that the customer satisfaction is much higher than it used to be.

Visit Zuzi's site: sochova.cz

And her blog: agile-scrum.com

Tali Lavie

Our DevOps Transformation Journey

Talia Joined Micro Focus in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction and served as a lecturer in Human-Computer-Interaction courses at Ben-Gurion University and Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Talia was the co-president of the Israeli Branch of UXPA (User Experience Professional Association).

Shay Virt

Value Stream mapping

Lean thinker
Lean Products and process development leader @ Elbit Systems
15+ years of Lean Transformation and Operation excellence
Change management
Continue improvement culture implementation

Elena Kravchenko

Infusing security awareness into Agile product management

  • Micro Focus (former HPE Software) Security Lead of Application Delivery Management (ADM) Business Unit

  • 25+ years of software engineering , last 4 years in product security

  • MSc in Applied Mathematics from Leningrad State University

Liliya Rahmanni

Tips and tricks for the HR manager in the Agile world

“Let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains”

An Agile coach, Scrum master and organizational consultant, with rich experience in the Hi-tech industry.

Liliya has vast experience with various types of organizations in development teams leadership, software development and Scrum mastering.

Implements Agile DNA in various types of organizations, scales and maturity levels.

Inspires team to build trust and partnership within and between the teams and thrives to empower engineers and leaders to explore and create their desires.

Boaz Fine

Creative Ways to Revive Agile Routines

Boaz is an Agile coach with who has developed methodologies in the field of creative thinking and graphic facilitation. He uses creative methodologies to inspect and identify the solutions that best suit your organization. In un-traditional implementations - He'll be your go-to-guy

Dr. Haim Shapira

I think therefore I'm wrong

Dr. Shapira is a senior lecturer at the College of Management at Tel-Aviv University and is the author of several books, including Following Alice - A Journey into the World of Lewis Carroll.  
An expert in game theory, Dr. Shapira fascinates audiences around the world by sharing practical applications of  game theory for everyday use in decision making processes in the business world. 

Dr. Haim Shapira has  PhDs in Mathematical Genetics, and Science Education from Tel-Aviv University.

 

Moshe Ekroni

The Mindset of Winners

An experienced R&D executive with the soul of a dancer, a drive for meaning and a passion for happiness. By day, Moshe is VP Quality Management at Verint Systems, by night he is a positive psychology mentor. Moshe has multiple goals in life - which include helping you to find your strengths, adopt a growth mindset and enabling you to bring excellence to organizations.

Dov Tsal

Mindfulness & Agile

• Product development and transformation process 
• Training, Coaching and mentoring teams, Scrum-masters, Product owners, and leadership (IT and elsewhere)
• Startup accompanying/ Large scale transformation
• Management 3.0 practices and mindset
• Xscale practitioner
• A frequent speaker facilitator and influencer at Agile related conferences and forums (Europe, India, Thailand)

Danny Kovach (Danko)

Games and Gamification in a Scrum team

Danko is a Certified Scrum Trainer (one of only 137 international trainers worldwide) and is a well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting his idea  to audiences in conferences and courses globally.

Danko is best known for his great enthusiasm for helping people and companies to be more self aware of themselves thereby increasing efficiency and spicing up daily routines and practices.

Married with 4 kids and a dog. He is the author of ‘AdvanScrum’, a textbook used widely in companies assimilating Scrum, and ‘Ajimeh’ that provides ‘life tips’  taken from theories of martial arts. When he is not helping others in their journey, he likes to play  table tennis, chess and most importantly, practice martial arts. He is allergic to waste and gravity and addicted to having fun in life.

Ilan Sherman

Senior Dr. at  Agile Clinic in Beyond Agile Israel

Ilan is a seasoned Agile Coach with a long experience in the hi-tech industry, doing a variety of roles in many organizations, starting as a software developer in Mamram in the IDF, and continuing with Product Management and Program Management roles.

Ilan was first introduced to Agile in 2006, and didn’t look back ever since. He was then heading the PMO team in a large software company, leading an agile transformation implementing SCRUM, and this is when he also acquired his CSM certification.

In the past years, Ilan was part of an Agile Transformation Team implementing SAFe.

Ilan is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe Agilist and a Certified Scrum Master.

After a lot of thought, we built up a team of professional speakers from all over the world, as well as from Yokneham, that will aim to introduce what lays behind the theme of Patterns & Anti Patterns in an Agile Implementation

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