A few hundred project professionals listened the track of Agile is everyday work at Projektipäivät. The audience was both laughing with tears in the eyes and squirming in discomfort when Ari explained how organizations screw it up. Ari also gave strategies for the projects how not to screw it up. The talk was about Coordination Chaos, Overspecialization Hell, Organizational Control, Feature Teams and Adoption path.
Mika Korhonen @micor9 from Digia told about their 4-year Agile journey of their financial product.
Ari Kontiainen @kontiainen from Finnish Wildlife Agency told about their very successful public bidding.
Thanks for Marie-Louice Eklund @MarieLouiceEklu from PubliCo for the favour of taking the photos!
Before finding Agile, Ari built software for embedded distributed fault tolerant software for seven years. For the next decade he worked as an organizational therapist with cultural change, teamwork and leadership. Since 2006 he has contributed to LeSS-flavoured Agile transformations including mechanical engineering, market automation, and embedded system development. For the last couple of years Ari had international coaching assignments ranging from teams to board.