Program details – 2016

Keynote: The Future Present of Scrum (Are we Done yet?),Gunther Verheyen

Abstract: Scrum has been around for more than two decades. Since the release of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, the adoption of agile and Scrum have grown incredibly. Now, the survival and prosperity of many people and organizations are heavily intertwined with software. Scrum has been a key tool for teams and organizations to deal with the increased criticality of software.

But the dependence of businesses and society on software has increased even more. Software is eating the world. Complexity and unpredictability continue to increase. The urgency to improve remains.

The key for future success is still Scrum – and we are not yet Done with Scrum. The key to employing Scrum professionally is creating Done Increments of product, where “Done” actually means “releasable in production.” This requires professional development, proper practices and standards, cross-functional collaboration, and inner-Sprint feedback loops. It might take another two decades to actually get there.

In his session, Gunther Verheyen explores the system called ‘Scrum’, how it has helped, and how it can continue to help.

Speaker: Gunther is a longtime Scrum professional, connecting people, advising, writing, speaking. At, home of the agile software development framework, he shepherded the group’s Professional series and represented Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber on the continent.

The 700: Rewiring the culture in a traditional financial development company, Claus V. Pedersen (Bankdata)

Abstract: Around march last year, Bankdata made a huge decision to go agile. I will try to give you some insight into our journey so far. How we have chosen to go about it, what challenges we have faced and what is still to come.

Coming from a very waterfall-ish development method in a traditional development company in the Danish finance industry there is no doubt that this journey has not been easy for us, and it still continues to challenge us. It is sometimes a struggle…. but damn we love the way it is going 🙂

Speaker: Claus V. Pedersen (Bankdata)

Agile project management using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)Mikkel Toudal Kristiansen (Avanade)


SpeakerMikkel Toudal Kristiansen (Avanade)

Typical Barriers to Adopting ScrumMads Troels Hansen (

Abstract:More and more companies see the need to change to a more Agile way of working. But, the change can be rather big for many, when pursuing an Agile mindset and new structure in the company. One of the most used Agile methods is Scrum and many companies struggle with the same barriers in their Scrum adoption and they don’t get the higher benefits before they realise and break down the barriers. In this talk, you will hear about the typical barriers to adopting Scrum and what to do about them.

Speaker:Mads is certified Professional Scrum Trainer with and is one of the most experienced Danish people, working with Scrum, Kanban and Agile techniques. He has about 20 years of experience working with Agile techniques in many Danish and international companies and as Head of Development; he has introduced Scrum and another way of working in many companies with teams in Denmark, Eastern Europe and Asia. He has more than 15 years of practical management experience leading teams and organizations to be more agile and create better results with more motivated employees.

“Large Scale Agile @ Nordea – building the new Core Banking Platform”
– Stories from the trenches by Nathalie Hammering, Piet Syhler, Frank Olsen

Abstract: 1000 people from 18 different countries, 6 locations, 5 years, 4 banks, 3 partners, 100s of interfaces to legacy systems. And a strategic decision to do this agile. This talk will present some of the learnings from the first half year running the Pilot Delivery Stream of 100 people.

Large scale agile brings everything you ever thought you knew into play – and then some. We’ll present highlights from the classic struggle when trying to transform a large classical control driven cooperation into an agile organisation, eg around

· the need for planning and predictability
· building up a learning organisation
· self-organizing result in paralysis
· the local optimization thinking mistake
· Mr Best Fast

Scrum, requirements and product managementKennie Nybo Pontoppidan, IMS Health

Abstract: The product Effektor was (and still is being) developed using Scrum over sprint more than 80 sprints. During this time, we realized that we needed to have more written practices on requirements and design than just epics and PBI descriptions. Come and hear about how we combined the scrum process with feature descriptions, requirement specifications and design documents – methods that you might connect with more waterfally development practices.

Speaker: Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan is the former CEO of Effektor, a metadriven DW/BI product dedicated to the Microsoft BI stack. Currently he works as a principal consultant in IMS Health, where he does performance tuning, team development, requirements, technical project management, data science and other odd jobs. He has worked in the dangerous field between developers and dba’s for many years and done his part of mistakes as a developer before that in his 15+ years in the it industry. He enjoys working with data and databases and really, really enjoys working using SQL. Kennie has no humor.