Scrum Day DK 2017 – The Sequel

When: Monday  18. September 2017, 10.30-16.00

Where: DFDS, Oslobåden, the conference facilities on deck 11 (while in harbour)

  • You can park in the P-house at Amerika Plads (you have to pay)
  • Close to Nordhavn Station
  • You need to bring picture ID to get on the Oslo Ferry
  • Your Meetup profile must have both first name and last name (for the registration list)

Agenda (click titel for slides)
10.10-10.30 Getting on the Boat
10.30-10.35 Opening by Ole, Mikkel, Mads
10.35-11.20 Keynote: Gunther Verheyen, Agility in the face of perplexity
11.20-11.30 Break
11.30-12.00 Talk: Niels Smedegaard, CEO: Transforming DFDS
12.00-12.30 Talk: Henning Therkelsen, Timework: How to expose ’Agile Imposters’!
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.30 Talk: Anders Peter Lange, Mikkel Toudal Kristiansen, The Agile journey at Danske Bank
13.30-14.00 Talk: Lars Roost, LEGO, When the agile bubble bursts
14.00-14.15 Open Space Marketplace
14.15-15.15 Open Space (2 rounds)
15.15-15.30 Retrospective, DFDS and closing
15.30-16.00 Getting off the Boat

See abstract for keynote and talks below.

Registration (Meetup): Limited tickets

Price: Free

Sponsors: DFDS,

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Talks at Scrum Day Denmark can be in English or Danish dependent on the speaker.







New Keynote: Gunther Verheyen

“Agility in the face of perplexity”

In February 2001, 17 software development leaders found, much to their own surprise, the common ground to their views on software development. The result was published as the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development”. The Agile paradigm gradually started replacing the industrial way of thinking.

Today, in 2017, we observe how the dependence of businesses and society on software and technology only keeps accelerating; not just in terms of computing power, businesses and markets, but also in terms of human relationships. We need the Agile thinking and behavioral tools more than ever to deal with the reality of the new age, the age of information, knowledge and technology; this age of perplexity. We need to move to a state of Agility more than ever, so perplexity is seen as a vast collection of opportunities, rather than a wall blocking the way we operate.

In 2013 my book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” was published. I am currently creating a new book, about ‘Agile’. I do it for the purpose of clarity, to disentangle the clew that ‘Agile’ turned into, to show the value and the originality of ‘Agile’ and restore simplicity. I have considered what Agile means to me, what it is that makes Agile work, what it is that makes Scrum work, and distill it into more substantive guidance.


How to expose ’Agile Imposters’! (Henning Terkelsen, Timework)

What does an organization do to identify your agile competencies during an employment process? How can you identify the agile maturity of an organization during a job interview?

As agile processes and tools are deployed across organizations the focus increases on the personal and professional competencies which enables ‘agile’. Obviously this also affects the employment process.
Through a great number of interviews and recruitments we have a pretty good view of what organizations are looking for. On the other hand we also have some input to what you as a potential candidate should be aware of. You can find ‘Agile imposters’ on both sides of the table at a job interview.

Soft and hard agile competencies in demand?
What does an organization do to qualify your agile competencies during the hiring process?
How can you assess the agile maturity and agile ambition of a team and an organization during a job interview?

Danske Bank

Lars Roost, LEGO

“When the agile bubble blasts”

Since 2008 we have been working with agile software development teams, since 2014 with introducing agile principles to the portfolio level for the same teams. Many successes have been achieved and much has been learned. But a patterns keeps repeating: Just when everything seems to REALLY accelerate, the rules of the game changes.

So what to do if your agile transformation is only for some 200 people out of 17.000? And if these “others”, including top management, do not speak code, but deeply care about the supply chain, developing inspiring LEGO models and how to produce awesome YouTube content?

This talk is about how we try to spread the agile mindset in a company that doesn’t speak code, but understands the importance of setting creativity free.