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Presentation: "A team is Agile and no one knows, is there still a clash of cultures?"

Track: Leaders Track: Lean Startup & Innovation / Time: Thursday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Pendulum

Agile methods are still a big hype. Some of it good and necessary, some becomes more a religion than a tool for a purpose. Don’t get me wrong – I am a fan. I think there are very few projects in today’s world that don’t require some form of agility in their process. I also believe, however, that all the discussions about how and when to introduce such methods into an organization are unnecessary and boring. Everyone in an R&D environment has an obligation towards it’s employer to work in an efficient, creative and high quality fashion. So if that means agile – do it with agility – no excuses about old stubborn board members please! I will try to share some of my experience working with Agile teams from both my R&D and Management background. I will try to convince you that every organization can be Agile if change comes from the bottom up – but almost every organization will fail if it expects that the change should come from top down.

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Dr. Alexander Grêt, CEO HaslerRail

Dr. Alexander Grêt

Biography: Dr. Alexander Grêt

Dr. Alexander Grêt is CEO of HaslerRail AG, a Switzerland based Technology Company that exports safety products and services into the global Railway industry.

He has worked in various R&D organisations as a Developer, Project Manager and Team Leader. His experience spans industries from Oil Exploration, Robotics, Banking and Technology Consultants.