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Presentation: "Anatomy of a Snowflake"

Track: Cool Companies / Time: Thursday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Berlage Zaal

There are no two projects alike as there are no two snowflakes alike. It's simple math really when you count all possible permutations of variables in the project's environment. And some are more complex than the others - people is one example. So how do you manage your project when the reality tells you, you can't? Do what nature has been doing for billions(*) of years - let it go and let the perfect system emerge from the chaos.

In this talk we'll take a look at how emergent design and evolution theories go hand in hand with Agile. We will define the functionally complete system for Agile - a universal minimum of principles, ideas, paradigms and tools, which, when you embrace them, will allow you to succeed in any environment. Finally we will learn how to facilitate instead of manage - a subtle change that will allow you to discover new frontiers.

* Depends on your belief system

Keywords: Agile, patterns, evolutionary design, hive mind architecture, creativity, motivation, facilitation, technology
Target audience: Agile developers, Agile facilitators, long-running projects members

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Bartosz Kiera, Lead Software Engineer at eBay

Bartosz Kiera

Biography: Bartosz Kiera

Thinking outside of the box, inside the box and about the box, Bartosz is a meta-thinker and facilitator fascinated by ever surprising people-technology connection.
Lead Software Engineer at eBay.

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