Overview of all tracks
Agility has many aspects, and that is exactly what we want to reflect in the T4AT. That’s why we are pleased to be able to offer you a wide variety of exciting topics again this year. No less than eight different content tracks are waiting for you – with some classic T4AT themes, but also new, little-known topics. These are:
This track is all about things that are helpful to agile teams in your everyday working life. From methodological frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban to moderation techniques in retrospectives, everything is possible. We are particularly interested in the glimpse of practical use in everyday business, which some of the speakers will surely give us.
Leadership – what does that actually mean? Good question, isn’t it? If you look in a dictionary, you might find the definition: “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” So what does this mean in the context of an agile work culture? In this track, Jan Jung and Anna Werner from wibas would like to make this question tangible and discuss it in an exchange with you.
Agile Product Management
Agile product management, product ownership and projects – how do these all fit together? And how much ownership is in the DNA of product owners struggling with roadmaps and timelines these days? These are just two aspects of many that we want to explore in the Agile Product Management track. Jan Segers, a long-time product owner, is looking forward to your submissions and will get down to the nitty-gritty with you.
Nowadays, there are already quite a few agile teams. However, it often becomes problematic when you move into a large corporate context or when you are looking for broad support within the organization. This is where agile scaling frameworks offer ways to collaborate on projects, sometimes with hundreds of teams. These frameworks are also often criticized – especially because many see them as a blueprint and try to implement them 1:1. Track Chairs Felix Rüssel from KEGON and Peter Weingärtner from Seibert Media will help us to put together a good mix, which definitely takes a critical look at a few aspects, but also shows ways to gain insight and implement them in practice.
The Modern Workplace track includes everything that has to do with modern working methods. The last two years have brought lasting changes to the world of work, brought new issues, and given some topics different priorities. We look at ways to solve the issues and at case studies from the digital workplace world.
This track is particularly well-suited for corporate communications staff, but also for all agile and IT representatives in organizations.
Agile IT Service Management
How can companies provide and manage their IT services as best as they can in an ever-changing world? How do you combine agile teams and approaches like Continuous Delivery or Lean Development while ensuring that your services are remain operational?
We are eager to hear case studies and interesting approaches to solutions from the field, no matter if they’re technical solutions or processes.
NOTE: This track only takes place on December 2nd.
In the culture lounge we talk to people working in innovative, agile and pioneering organizations about the different aspects of corporate culture. Their ways of solving problems are often unconventional and unique. They report on their experiences, the advantages and challenges of such new organizational forms and methods, and what impact this can have on people and collaboration within the company. In our interview format, we provide an exciting, unfiltered insight into their world of thought, supplemented by questions from the audience.
No one has to put up with boring, noisy workshops packed with slideshows that you don’t really learn much from anymore these days. Marc Bless and Dennis Wagner, the authors of the book “Agile Spiele – kurz & gut” (Agile games – short & sweet), host this track according to the motto: “Playfully achieve sustainable learning success”. The sessions range from trying out different agile games to basic facilitation techniques and professional debriefing of intensive agile simulations. Participants will learn many practical skills, as well as tips and tricks with which they can fill their toolbox for everyday life.
NOTE: This track only takes place on-site on December 1st.