Magdalena Firlit

Magdalena Firlit

Magdalena Firlit

Topic: How organizations prevent themselves from being Agile

About the topic: The goal of this topic is to cover (or uncover) three common anti-patterns during Agile adoption by organizations. There are many common anti-patterns I have observed in organizations during implementing Agile mindset and Scrum framework. Let’s focus on three of them.

Magdalena is sharing her experience from the last 12 years of Agile adoption. She has been observing many patterns and she would like to share the three – in her opinion, the most important ones. Her observation is that organizations declare they would like to “be” Agile, however, at the same time they sabotaging this decision to avoid as many changes as they can.

Workshop: Liberating Structures

About the workshop: Liberating Structures are a powerful set of facilitation techniques that allow engaging and unleashing creative power in everyone involved. Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn microstructures that enhance relational coordination and trust. They quickly foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone. Liberating Structures are a disruptive innovation that can replace more controlling or constraining approaches. Liberating Structures are immeasurably practical.

Our world is increasingly complex, interdependent, and culturally diverse. Many of our most pressing challenges cut across geographic, cultural, and technical boundaries.  Simple methods that help us work together productively are central to making progress.

About the speaker: Magdalena Firlit is a Professional Scrum Trainer. She also serves as an Agile Consultant, university lecturer (Agile leadership), mentor, life and business coach.

Magdalena has had over 19 years of professional experience and 14 years in an IT environment. She has been teaching people professionally since 2014 and specializes in Agile transformations and support for business during a change. She provides courses and workshops related to Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and soft skills. Magdalena is a speaker at conferences, meetups, and workshops. Additionally, is the co-organizer the first Liberating Structures meetup in Poland, Kraków.