We’re starting the road to Agile Practitioners 2017 (which you should register to now), and we’re beginning it with Jan Jaap.
Jan Jaap has a very interesting story. He was a manager for many years.
Then agile came. And I know, we all like agile, we’re excited about sticky notes, and can’t wait to do retrospectives 5 times a week.
But that wan’t how he saw it. He saw it as him, a manager, becoming redundant in a world of self organizing teams. He had to change – role, position, mind set. And he did.
And what did he learn, you ask?
Well, you can find out in his talk “Violating scrum – How far can you go?“. Believe me – I can go far. Like the moon. But what about you?
Here are the questions and Jan Jaap’s answers:
- Why should people come to the conference?
You need to de-focus from you work every now and then and see what others have to say about what we do. For me conferences are the food that makes me grow mentally.
- Why should people come to my session?
Because I want to have their opinion! I did a very tough assignment in which I altered Scrum in the organization. But was this the best job I could have done? Did I make the right choices? And was changing and adding some things to Scrum, not violating Scrum? It is up to the delegates to decide.
- Why did I choose this topic?
Because I really spent a lot of thinking how to do this assignment. And I’m behind every decision but not satisfied with the outcome. So I need more people to think with me.
- Which session are you looking forward to?
I haven’t studied the program yet so I have no idea. So let me give a save answer: the speakers dinner! I hope it will be Israeli food!
- Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
I think I have you to remind the wise words Yoda said in the attached picture (In case you don’t know what I mean with stuff: I lived in Amsterdam a long time).
Well. Yoda’s words always go over my head.
But it’s time for you to register. Go NOW!.