About AGILE100

#Covid19 hit most of the world by surprise. Suddenly, everything changed. Business as usual – gone… at least for an unknown period of time. For us, #Covid19 accelerated the pace to bring our offerings to the digital world. We started out with live online training and created a bunch of videos. But then we asked ourselves, what opportunities are out there to drive our mission forward? After all, we want to make society more productive, more humane, and more sustainable.

Our AGILE100 virtual conference series aims to bring the knowledge and experience of the world’s top 100 agile thinkers and speakers to everyone across the globe. We want to embrace the latest technology to help spread the best ideas. At our core, we believe that people with access to knowledge and information can tackle any challenge and make our world more productive, more humane, and more sustainable.

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7 Talks by 8 Agile
Thought Leaders

Join us to learn from the world’s top agile thinkers!

Anu Smalley

Member & President
Capala Consulting Group LLC

Roman Pichler

Pichler Consulting

Linda Rising

Independent Consultant & COO
The Hillside Group

Joseph Pelrine

Agile Psychologist, Owner
MetaProg GmbH

Boris Gloger

Founder, Owner & CEO
borisgloger consulting GmbH

Heidi Helfand

Director of R&D, Excellence
Procare Technologies

Mirko Kleiner

Co-Founder & Board Member

is brought to you by

Zuzi Sochova

Agile & Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Trainer®
Board Member @ Scrum Alliance
Author of “The Great ScrumMaster”

Sohrab Salimi

Founder & CEO of Scrum Academy
Certified Scrum Trainer®
Board Member @ Scrum Alliance
Initiator of Agile100

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Featured Talks & Schedule

You sadly missed our june event. But you can either get a free ticket for the next agile100 event or go to our June Recap.

Friday June 26, 2020 from 11:00 to 21:00 (CEST)


11:00 - 12:00 (CEST)

Hopin Reception, Networking & Expo

Event Opening

Feel free to connect with Sponsors at their Expo Booth and network with our Coaches at the Coaches Clinic.


12:00 - 12:50 (CEST)


“Sustainable Leadership”

By Boris Gloger

Boris Gloger is a German Scrum pioneer and opinion leader for new forms of working.


With his management corporate consultancy borisgloger consulting, he not only supports DAX® and ATX companies with agile organization management, but also drives new ways of working in his own company’s daily business. In 2002 he successfully led his first Scrum team at the Austrian ONE (later called Orange Austria Telecommunication). From that point on, he has been playing a leading role in establishing Scrum as the standard in agile software development in Europe, South Africa and in Brazil.
He is the author of several specialist books on the topics of agility and Scrum and has educated more than 5000 managers and teams in Scrum until today. As the first certified Scrum Trainer in Germany, he has been passionate for that framework for almost two decades.


Favorite Quote from Boris Gloger

“Taking responsibility means thinking ahead. For society, for the environment. The time to act is now.”

Go to see the recording of “Sustainable Leadership


13:00 - 13:50 (CEST)


“Love in the Time of Corona – Psychological safety, trust, and the cognitive dissonance of virtual environments”

By Joseph Pelrine

A basic tenet of agility is responding to change, but what happens when the change is too overwhelming to cope with?


What happens when the desire for psychological safety and team intelligence hits the reality of COVID-19, home office, and social distancing? What happens when virtual boundaries endanger the social mores of decorum and politeness in human interaction? What happens when the rules of communication and trust vanish behind bandwidth issues? And what can you do about this?

Join us to hear a psychologist’s perspective on how to build trust and psychological safety in a virtual working environment.

As one of the world’s most experienced experts in Agile methods, Joseph Pelrine has spent 25 years defining and refining processes to help some of the world’s most well-known companies improve their ability to satisfy the needs of their customers. As a psychologist, his focus on people and his experience in applying leading-edge techniques from social complexity and psychology to process optimisation goes far beyond the domain of software development and extends to the whole organisation.

A respected coach, trainer, and manager, Joseph provides coaching and counselling to Agilists and their companies. He also conducts research in novel applications of psychology to agile processes, and in his free time is a PhD researcher in psychology and psycholinguistics.


Favorite Quote from Joseph Pelrine

We don’t make mistakes, we learn. The only mistake is not learning from our experiences.

Watch now: “Love in times of Corona” with Joseph Pelrine


14:00 - 14:50 (CEST)


“Lean-Agile Procurement – Speed Dating for Businesses”

By Mirko Kleiner

Mirko is the thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement


Mirko is the thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement, CIPS Award Winner 2018, int. Speaker, Author, President of LAP Alliance, co-founder of flowdays, Agile Enterprise Coach and gives master classes in Lean-Agile Procurement and Scrum@Scale all around the world.

He’s always looking for an integral, co-creative approach to increase business value significantly +100%. As an Agile Enterprise Coach, he enjoys the collaboration with persons from all levels, industries and company sizes. Preferable starting on the C-level he might question your STATUS QUO! 


Favorite Quote from Mirko Kleiner

The last thing we need in complex sourcing cases is a complex approach.

Learn more about Lean-Agile Procurement.


Take a 40 minute break

Be active (e.g. walk around) and take a deep breath.
Join the Coaching Clinic or our Sponsor’s Expo Booths!



15:30 - 16:20 (CEST)


“How to talk to the Elephant”

By Linda Rising

Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near Nashville, Tennessee.


Linda has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching as well as work in telecommunications, avionics, and tactical weapons systems. 

She is an internationally known presenter on topics related to agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. Linda is the author of numerous articles and five books. Her web site is: lindarising.org


Favorite Quote from Linda Rising

We all see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear. We’re all biased. Our only hope is to be with others who see things differently and really listen with open minds and open hearts.

Meet the elephant in your brain.


16:30 - 17:20 (CEST)


“Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders: Tips for Product Owners”

By Roman Pichler

Roman is a product management expert specialised in digital products.


He has more than 15 years experience in teaching product managers and product owners, advising product leaders, and helping companies build successful product management organisations.​ ​

Roman is the author of four books, including How to Lead in Product Management, Strategize, and Agile Product Management with Scrum. He writes a popular blog for product professionals, he hosts his own product management podcast, and he has created a range of product management tools.​ You can find out more about his work at https://www.romanpichler.com.


Favorite Quote from Roman Pichler

No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem.” by Gerald Weinberg

Learn about difficult stakeholders with the recording from our agile100 event.


Take a 40 minute break

Be active (e.g. walk around) and take a deep breath.
Join the Coaching Clinic or our Sponsor’s Expo Booths!



18:00 - 18:50 (CEST)


“Agile Leadership – Does Gender matter?”

By Anu Smalley & Kate Megaw

Meet Anu and Kate who will be talking about Agile Leadership - Does Gender Matter?

Anu is the President and Founder of Capala Consulting Group, LLC where she specializes in Executive coaching and Agile Transformations. She is also an Enterprise Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer® – providing education and coaching, consulting services to clients across the United States. An IT professional with over 25 years of industry experience, Anu holds a Master’s degree in Psychology from Osmania University in India and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Kate Megaw,  is the President of the Braintrust Consulting Group where she specializes in working with executives and C-level professionals as well as serving as an Agile Coach and Trainer. Before co-founding The Braintrust Consulting Group, Kate worked as a project manager for the global leader in Corporate Actions automation. Now she uses her years of experience to guide clients through the transition from a waterfall to Agile delivery model. Kate is client-focused with finely honed communication and presentation abilities, complemented by strong planning, organizational and people management skills. Kate is a motivator and encourager, and is happiest when she breaks through to a client and leads them to the ‘aha’ moment.
Before moving to the United States, Kate received her bachelor’s degree in information management from the Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland.


Favorite Quotes from Anu Samlley & Kate Megaw

“Leadership is a team sport not a solo activity” (Anu)

“Listen, Don’t Fix” (Kate)

Gender Parity is this way!


19:00 - 19:50 (CEST)


“Coaching Teams Through Change”

By Heidi Helfand

How does team assignment work at your company?


What do you want it to be like? I see team assignment as a continuum of freedom and choice. In this talk I’ll go over the 6 parts of the continuum, from less to more freedom: Someone “at the top” puts people on a team, managers put people on a team without their input, managers include input when assigning people to a team, managers/leadership arrange self-selection events, team members trade places, then tell managers and team members form their own teams.  How people get assigned to teams influences the resulting team dynamic, time to transition over to the new team and feelings of ownership and inclusion.

Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size.  Heidi is currently Director of R&D Excellence at Procore Technologies.   She draws on her vast experience from coaching there, as well as at AppFolio and Citrix Online, where Heidi was on the original development team that invented GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Heidi is based in Southern California.


Favorite Quote from Heidi Helfand

Team change is inevitable. You might as well get good at it.

Her comes the recording from Heidis session.


20:00 - 21:00 (CEST)

Hopin Reception, Networking & Expo

Event Closing & Retrospective

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