PAM Summit
June 2016
Agenda of PAM Summit 2016

Open Space Conference

  • Introducion: Mark Smalley, Allan Kelly
  • Opportunity to meet practitioners
  • Location: Stara Zajezdnia Krakow by DeSilva
Although we invited to the conference some special guests we believe all the participants are going to be specialists and experts to meet and exchange experience and knowledge during the Open Space sessions

Cost of conference: 360PLN gross/person (lunch included).
Number of PDUs: 7
1st Day – 20 June 2016
Registration starts
Coffee & Networking
Introductory Speeches (Mark Smalley, Allan Kelly)
Introduction to the Open Space Sessions Collecting Subjects & Issues
Work in groups – Session I
Work in groups – Session II
Work in groups – Session III
Overview of the Sessions
Closing Round
Final (Beer) Networking (until 18:00)

Workshop Day

    • 5 whole day workshops
    • Speakers from the 1st day + special guests!
    • Every workshop in different prices
    • Location: Qubus hotel
Workshop 1: Allan Kelly – 21 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Checking-in for the workshop
09:00 – 17:00
Allan Kelly – “Requirements, Stories and Backlogs”
In Agile, like traditional software development, work begins with customer requirements. Many Agile teams though work with small User Stories and backlogs rather than long documents and detailed specifications.In this workshop we will look at how Agile teams work with User Stores and multiple backlogs to guide their work. We will look at User Stories, the difference between requirements and specifications, how specification by example and acceptance test criteria are used with stories to add detail, how stories are prioritised and we will consider business benefit, the value of stories, where value comes from and how much each story is worth.Finally we will look at how backlogs can be managed for this sprint, coming sprints and into the distant future.This workshop is highly interactive, we will simulate doing Agile requirements work. Participants will get to write stories, critique stories and assign a monetary value to each and every story.
Number of participants LIMITED – up to 20
Cost of workshop: 1090 PLN gross/person (lunch included). Number of PDUs: 7 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Workshop 2: Mark Smalley and Simone Jo Moore – 21 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Checking-in for the workshop
09:00 – 17:00
Mark Smalley and Simone Jo Moore – “Behave Yourself. Building IT Relationships.”
After setting the scene, we explore the relationship between various parties (for instance Business and BA, BA and IT) and approaches to improve how they collaborate. After we’ve pinpointed productive managerial and operational behaviour, we’ll determine what actually influences behaviour. This gives you a better insight in the kind of changes that need to be made. Various exercises give you ample opportunity to discover your individual values, dominant emotions etc. and how these influence others. The final part of our session focusses on the most difficult area: behavioural change. We explore behaviour drivers and how to approach changing them and in so doing, influence behaviour and thereby, results.
Number of participants LIMITED up to 20
Cost of workshop: 1220 PLN gross/person (lunch included). Number of PDUs: 7
Workshop 3: Jerzy Stawicki Phd & Dariusz Wylon – 21 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Checking-in for the workshop
09:00 – 17:00
Jerzy Stawicki Phd & Dariusz Wylon – “Management 3.0 Workout – Practices & Games to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients”
Looking for some ways making your projects work better? During Management 3.0 workshop you will get some tools and techniques to improve collaboration and allow your team to take responsibility for the project. Management 3.0 is a concept and a collection of practices of agile leadership, aimed at business results, delighted customers and happy people in an organization. The key elements in Management 3.0 are: self-organized, empowered teams and truly agile leaders. Management 3.0 examines how to analyze that system to come up with the right solutions for better leadership across organizations. With engaging games and activities you will explore true face of self-organization and be able to apply these exercises at your workplace to move agility into the next level.
Number of participants LIMITED up to 20
Cost of workshop: 970 PLN gross/person (lunch included). Number of PDUs:7 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Workshop 4: Marcin Żmigrodzki – 21 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Checking-in for the workshop
09:00 – 17:00
Marcin Żmigrodzki – “Scrum Droid”
Do you find that plan of your project has nothing to do with reality, just after a few weeks since its beginning? At the same time client or sponsor settles team on the realized budget and schedule? Often this is due to the fact that the waterfall approach assumes that the concept of the project does not change, most of changes can be compensated on the ongoing basis. In the case of very innovative projects, such as research and development, creative ones, it is not the case. The concept emerges gradually during the project.The answer can be agile approach.Scrum Droid is engaging agile project management training, i.e. Scrum. The only training about Scrum which is addressed not only to IT specialists. The team implements innovative project and at the same time in practice experience and learn agile methodology.Simulated realityA walkway has collapsed in a mine. Fortunately, no one has died or been injured, but there is no possibility of early release of the miners. It turned out, however, that something small and smooth can squeeze through the rubble. For example, the walking robot could provide the isolated people with water, food, flashlights and means of communication. The board of the mining company quickly established a team whose goal is to construct such robot. Due to the pressure on time and high level of uncertainty of the project it was decided to choose the agile approach for this purpose. The problem is not only unknown technology, but also unpredictable conditions underground. The team’s objective is to build a robot that will reach the end of the sidewalk and will carry needed articles to the trapped miners.
Number of participants LIMITED up to 20
Cost of workshop: 740 PLN gross/person (lunch included). Number of PDUs: 7 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Workshop 5: Bogdan Bereza – 21 June 2016
08:30 – 09:00
Checking-in for the workshop
09:00 – 17:00
Bogdan Bereza – “Business Analysis-Project or Continuous Function?”
Business analysis is typically defined, and performed, as project activity. “BABOK ® Guide is a framework that describes the business analysis tasks that must be performed to deliver a solution that will provide value to the sponsoring organization” ( This approach is dead wrong; it leads, directly or indirectly, to all those chronic difficulties in IT projects, so aptly described by“Chaos Report” (The Standish Group, 2015): poorly defined requirements, requirements that are wrong, excessively changing requirements, wrong project goals, wrong products, unused product features, missing product features.This could be avoided, if business analysis was performed as continuous activity, which sometimes and only sometimes led to IT (or other) projects, rather than as a project phase, performed sporadically. A potential business project goal should be known long before any project is even considered, and not defined – in a hurry and haphazardly – during the first project phase. “Let’s have a project, let its budget be one million, please find some (ostensibly) sensible business justification for it” – such attitude is absolutely wrong, yet quite common. The right approach is to run business analysis continually, let it provide a standing, prioritized list of desirable business changes and their possible solutions. From this list, a project may spawn from time to time.In agile scrum terminology, you need a “business analysis backlog”, known to all stakeholders, continually maintained and refined. CEO, or another CXO, is an ideal candidate for its product owner. A project – like a sprint in agile scrum – should only be started when there are a few business goals which are realistic, detailed and high-priority.
Number of participants LIMITED up to 20
Cost of workshop: 740 PLN gross/person (lunch included). Number of PDUs: 7