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March 21, 2018, Cracow, Poland

Lean IT Forum 2018 starts in:

Lean IT Forum - Accelerating Innovation with DevOps, Agile and Lean.

Is an international, single day conference that brings DevOps, Lean IT and Agile community together. The goal of the event is share ideas, exchange knowledge and meet new people. We aim to present cases, which illustrate Lean approaches applied in IT context. This year we want to gather innovation champions to share their success stories on how to accelerate change and achieve competitive advantage.

3 characteristics that make this event unique and worth coming:

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Special guest – Mike Orzen, the godfather of Lean IT

2

No theory, focus on hands-on experience

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An international event in the center of Europe

Lean IT Forum Speakers

Well known industry leaders and seasoned practitioners

  • Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

    Mike Orzen

    Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

    Coauthor of the award-winning book “Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise.” The principles of the book extend far beyond Information Technology (IT) and apply to all aspects of business, particularly the support functions of any organization.

  • CIO / Toyota Motor Europe

    Pierre Masai

    CIO / Toyota Motor Europe

    Pierre Masai joined Toyota European Headquarters in Brussels in 2005 and became VP & CIO of Toyota Motor Europe in January 2011. He has worked 17 years for Volkswagen in various CIO positions in Belgium, China and finally France as Global CIO of Europcar. In 2005, he moved to Toyota, the birthplace of Lean, where he held various IT Management positions, overseeing the creation of one pan-european IT organisation covering Research and Development, Manufacturing and Sales in 53 countries.

  • Software Engineering Manager / SEQR

    Tomasz Pająk

    Software Engineering Manager / SEQR

    Tomasz is Software Engineering Manager at fintech company Seqr where he faces challenges of developing a disruptive product (mobile payments). He specialises in building high-performance organisations by Agile and DevOps transformations. Tomasz shares his experience as a speaker at multiple international conferences (eg. Agile Cambridge, DevOpsDays, Agile Management Congress, Agile Lean Europe) and as a contributor to InfoQ.

  • Managing Director / DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)

    Deborah Burton

    Managing Director / DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)

    More than 25+ years of ICT Industry Experience, Worked in the Software Business as a Marketing Manager for Hewlett Packard, IT Service Management Solutions Portfolio with a special focus on Consolidated Service Desk business. Extensive Business Development experience in Management Software in Europe, Middel East and Africa. Deep knowledge and understanding of ITSM, Lean IT, Cloud Computing, DevOps and other industry standard best practices.

  • Agile Site Transformation Leader / IBM

    Patrick Kozakiewicz

    Agile Site Transformation Leader / IBM

    I am the Agile Site Transformation Leader at IBM Wroclaw, the Global Mindfulness, IBM Community Leader and Chief Evangelist at Securion Pay. My philosophy is to convert people and link my goals into changing the world. I have experience and curiosity in technology, mindfulness and making businesses flourish.

  • Workday Service Manager / GlaxoSmithKline

    Karolina Dycfeld

    Workday Service Manager / GlaxoSmithKline

    Karolina Dycfeld is currently a Workday Service Manager at GSK delivering service support for HR processes to more than 100 countries around the world. For the past 10 years at GSK, Karolina has been working on many projects, designing, delivering and improving IT services across GSK. She specializes in building high performing teams and transforming services to deliver value to the customer. Deep understanding of ITIL, Lean and Agile allows her to change and optimize performance of teams and services in line with the needs of customers.

  • Global IS Manager for Innovation / ABB

    Szymon Myśliński

    Global IS Manager for Innovation / ABB

    Szymon is currently leading a global IS Innovation organization at ABB. Following the multimodal IT concept he established a network of Incubators – agile delivery teams rapidly generating business value by leveraging and applying innovative technologies to business problems and opportunities. He is passionate for driving digital business transformation and believes in taking responsibility, transparency and collaboration.

  • Senior Consultant / Quint Wellington Redwood

    Conny Uitdehaag

    Senior Consultant / Quint Wellington Redwood

    Conny is a principal consultant at Quint Wellington and Redwood. She advises and supports organizations in their Devops- and/or Agile journeys after having made that journey herself years ago with some development teams at a large Dutch bank. Enthused by that experience, she now not only supports (management)teams and organizations, but also develops and delivers DevOps trainings. Her experience in application development, infrastructure and HR proves to be invaluable for the technical, organizational and social aspects of the DevOps transition.

  • IT director and a Product Owner of a transformation team / ING Services Polska

    Mariusz Sosna

    IT director and a Product Owner of a transformation team / ING Services Polska

    I am an IT area lead at ING Services Poland. I work daily with highly engaged scrum teams, looking for ways for both the teams and the people to grow. My super-power though is being a product owner of our transformation team, which uses agile principles to transform the way we work in our company.

Interested in being a Speaker?

Lean IT Forum offers a unique opportunity to spread good ideas from the Lean IT, Agile and DevOps.If you think you might be a good speaker for Lean IT Forum or know someone who would make a great speaker, please contact us to open a discussion.

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If your company is interested in sponsoring Lean IT Forum this year, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information and our sponsorship brochure

Agenda

Lean IT Forum full day schedule of keynotes, presentations, lightening talks and breakout sessions

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & Coffee

Registration for Lean IT Forum. Pick up your name badge and goodie bag
9:00 - 9:15
Krzysztof Kozakiewicz
Krzysztof Kozakiewicz

Let's Manage IT

Opening

9:15-10:00
Pierre Masai
Pierre Masai

Toyota Motor Europe

The route from Toyota Production System to Lean IT, Scrum and DevOps

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00
Tomasz Pająk
Tomasz Pająk

SEQR

Feedback loops to accelerate value delivery

Imagine you wake up in a middle of a jungle. You don’t know where you exactly are, you don’t know where the rescue is. Knowing all this beforehand, how would you prepare for such a situation? Would you invest all your efforts to be the fastest long-distance runner in the world? Would it help you if you head in a wrong direction? Most probably you would increase your distance from help faster than slower people, which would make your situation even worse. Hence, maybe it would be worth investing in both navigation skills and speed. These navigation skills are the feedback loops you intentionally build in into your delivery process. Thanks to them you may be more confident that you are heading with your product in the right direction. Moreover, if feedback loops are short and frequent, you give your organization an opportunity to learn faster and more often than your competition (continuous improvement). During my speech I would like to discuss where such feedback mechanisms could be incorporated in the delivery process. I will refer to both Lean Product Development and Lean Manufacturing concepts. In other words, mostly Agile and DevOps. I would like to show that acceleration relies equally on speed of delivery as it does on feedback loops.
11:00-11:30
Patrick Kozakiewicz
Patrick Kozakiewicz

IBM

Fourfecta | From Mindfulness through Design Thinking with Agile to Cognitive

Inside this presentation, you will find a wealth of knowledge & wisdom. It will take you through the hottest topics in industry, providing you case studies and recommendations for why, how and when everyone should be diving into the worlds of Mindfulness, Design Thinking, Agile and Cognitive.

I have documented case studies for each of the topics separately within IBM. However, the combination of the four has been introduced by me last year within the IBM Client Innovation Center Wroclaw & Katowice and we are currently working on the topics jointly. I can share how the four are helping our employees and clients locally.
11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-12:15
Mariusz Sosna
Mariusz Sosna

ING Services Polska

Can a “shared service center” work as Spotify does?

It truly was a hell of a year for ING Services Poland. With a booming business to run and almost 900 top class engineers we’ve decided to leave the cozy, well known safe harbor and decided to head straight into the stormy sea of full scale, big bang dev-ops transformation. Did it all went smooth? No. Did we made mistakes? A lot. Was it worth it? For sure.
We are far from done but let me tell you a story about what we’ve learnt so far and what could be the takeaways for others.
12:15-12:45
Conny Uitdehaag
Conny Uitdehaag

Quint Wellington Redwood

The DevOps transition in practice…

There has been a lot of talk about DevOps in enterprise organizations for some time now. But not many people have been through the change. In this presentation you will hear a real life story about the change to the DevOps way of working in a department in a large financial institution. The speeding up of new features that had to go to production, the improvement for stability of the crucial systems involved. But also the challenges, balancing the resistance from some people and the enthusiasm from others.
12:45-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:00
Karolina Dycfeld
Karolina Dycfeld

GlaxoSmithKline

Accelerated delivery of IT service management processes – values and challenges?

14:00-14:30
Szymon Myśliński
Szymon Myśliński

ABB

To be defined

14:30-15:00
Deborah Burton
Deborah Burton

DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA)

DevOps – Why do Skills and Knowledge Matter?

Today many IT decision makers have become numb to the glory stories about the UBER’s, Netflix’s, and Airbnb's of this world. They get it that the traditional IT way of working with its waterfall approach with complex organizational structures, silos of expertise and specializations across many people in the value chain has evolved to an agile DevOps way of working that is changing the IT products and services landscape. DevOps is providing the keys to happy, loyal, satisfied customers like you and me want which is better, faster, affordable and convenient services. We appreciate the benefits made by possible with new digital business models. What's at stake for companies that are just now trying and failing to embrace the new IT way of working is if they get it wrong. Is that they may find their existing business, industry disrupted by a newcomer with a killer app aimed directly at them–so maybe those UBER’s and Netflix and Airbnb have taught us a thing or two? Join me to learn why DevOps skills and knowledge matters.
15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:30

Lightning talks

16:30-16:45

Coffee Break

16:45-17:45
Mike Orzen
Mike Orzen

Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

Accelerating Innovation with Lean, Agile and DevOps

From the perspective of Lean IT, Agile, and DevOps what is innovation and why is it important? Lean IT, Agile, and DevOps provide a solid collection of tools and methods to create more effective IT teams and value streams, but what steps and tools can we leverage to drive innovation and rapid advancement within IT? This talk explores the central drivers of accelerating innovation and provides specific examples of its application in IT environments. How do I make sense of the various methods of Lean IT, Agile, and DevOps to drive innovation? Discover a unifying model you can use to pull these disciplines into alignment and avoid confusion from the “big three.”
17:45-18:00

Closing

18:00-23:00

After Party

12:45-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-15:00DevOps
Tomasz Pająk
Tomasz Pająk

Software Engineering Manager / SEQR

DevOps readiness assessment workshop

During this workshop I would like to help you to answer 2 questions:
1. Do I need DevOps in my company?
2. If yes, how mature is my company in terms of culture, organization, processes, automation and measurements? Where should I start my DevOps transformation?
First of all, the key thing is to understand what kind of problems DevOps solves. Thanks to that you will be able to judge if DevOps is relevant to you. If yes, the next step is to understand where you are to know where you should be going. Every company is different. Hence, every DevOps transformation is different. Depending on how mature your organization is at the aforementioned aspects (culture, organization, processes, automation and measurements), as a leader you should pay attention to certain areas more than to others. For example, initially, we should focus on architecture of our systems to enable advanced automation and measurements.
Since we have 90 minutes, the assessment will be on a basic level to ignite strategic thinking about DevOps.
13:30-15:00LEAN IT
Mike Orzen
Mike Orzen

Mike Orzen & Associates, Inc.

Lean Coffee with Mike Orzen

13:30-15:00Agile
Patrick Kozakiewicz
Patrick Kozakiewicz

IBM

Hands on with mindfulness, design thinking and Agile

In this workshop we will go over the basics of Mindfulness, Design Thinking and Agile.
We will try different Mindfulness techniques and practices. We will then play some games in order to better understand Agile and finish the session with a hands on approach to one of the Design Thinking steps.

Join the post-conference Masterclass with Mike Orzen

on March 22-23, 2018

Authentic Leadership - Effective Leadership for Agile, Lean & DevOps

Getting results applying Agile, Lean & DevOps is common but usually relies on a handful of people who carry most of the weight because they are excited by the new tools and methods. These early adopters act as champions of change and are essential at the start of an IT transformation. For change to persist, innovation to be sustained and continuously improved, everyone needs to be engaged!

This is where effective leadership is crucial. Using hands-on exercises and role play, this workshop will position you to understand and experience the key behaviors needed to effectively lead Agile, Lean IT & DevOps teams through an enterprise transformation.

Currently, most DevOps, Lean IT, and Agile transformations are not led by CIOs. They are often led by the director of operations, chief architect, or director of development. It is good these people have been given the authority and/or responsibility to introduce a significant change in the way work gets done. But there is a potential downside: without the vision, alignment, and commitment a CIO brings to the discussion, these efforts can collapse for many reasons including lack of commitment across the entire IT service delivery value stream, conflicting priorities, entrenched silos within IT, lack of internal coaching and support, and overburden of bottleneck resources (just to name a few).

The success of the transformation begins and all too often ends, based on the degree the CIO and their direct reports actively lead and authentically connects. To lead people effectively, leaders need to understand the “Why,” the “What,” and the “How.” This is a mindset, skill set, and toolset that needs to be learned, practiced, and adjusted based on the culture of the specific organization and the challenges they encounter. Leaders throughout the organization must be able to connect with people at a very real and meaningful level that fosters trust, transparency, respect, and new ways of working across silos. This is tricky stuff for almost everyone and the CIO is the pivotal influencer of how seriously and deeply people will go to make their transformation succeed.

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Testimonials

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  • For me, a person especially interested in IT Business, who thinks about the organisation as an unity, Lean IT is a kind of perfect event to listen to and confront good practices and experiences on varied fields. Not only through success stories, but also failures that occured before success. This event is invaluable source of knowledge! I highly reccomend!

    Katarzyna Bołtowicz

    Katarzyna Bołtowicz

    COO Deputy, Kapsch Telematic Services
  • Lean IT Forum appeared to be not only perfectly organized networking space but more importantly the 1st event truly addressing the practical approach of Lean in the current IT context having inspiring practitioners, experienced speakers & exceptional atmosphere. Greatly invested time! Thank you

    Bartosz Trzesicki

    Bartosz Trzesicki

    Head of IT Service Management, thyssenkrupp
  • IT was good experience to have in one place experts in Lean and representatives of different companies. For me especially interesting were lightening talks where people were able to share their thoughts. Everybody had the chance to say something about what they have in their minds.

    Wiesława Ruta

    Wiesława Ruta

    Head of Incident, Problem and Change Management, GlaxoSimthKline

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