November 18th 2020 

Agilist's Corner

Agile tales from friends around Europe and beyond

Tales from friends

The Agilist Corner is a place where a group of friends from Europe and beyond meet together to talk about the Agile Scene in their countries. 
It is an opportunity to share and compare different experiences, approaches,  cultures and strategies to implement agile.

The conference will take place online, where our chairmen will interact with participants connected from all over Europe.

Based on a sort of tv quiz show, participants will answer questions proposed by our followers and participants of the Agile Community.

The live and interactive video conference will be organized on Zoom for the first 100 subscribers. 

After it will be possible to watch the live streaming on our YouTube channel.

The guests are friends we met in different contexts, events, projects. They are agile coaches, agilists, strategic consultants and teachers.

They will provide their personal point of view on the Agile World.

Our friends

IRELAND - Claudio Perrone

Lean Agile management consultant

Claudio, aka "Agile Sensei", is a well-known Lean & Agile management consultant, entrepreneur and startup strategist who helps companies grow their business through ultra-rapid experimentation.
He's the creative force behind A3 Thinker (for Lean problem-solving) and PopcornFlow (for continuous innovation & change).
His passion is to help teams and individuals develop insanely-good habits of thinking and enable them to bring the best of their work to the world.

UK  - Chris Caswell

Agile Coach

A proactive evangelist of the Agile philosophy, Chris is passionate about playfulness at work and using experiential learning to power continuous improvement. He uses combinations of personal coaching, team coaching, mentoring and training to help tackle the problems experienced by the organisations the people he works with. 

PORTUGAL - Angela Barroso

Agile Coach na Critical Software

Angela Barroso is a team empower and facilitator, with the will to lead great teams to keep on giving good and bold products while having fun and loving their work!
Ever since her young days, creativity was a way of life. Starting as a product designer, she has been experiencing the needs of developing products and learning new ways to do the best every day. 
She graduated in Industrial Design and later did an master in Business Administration. Started working as a product designer went through project management, lean continuous improvement manager, project team leader, consultant in training and transformation of development teams and organizations and today she works as an Agile Coach at Critical Software. 
For Angela, growing is also giving and for this she has shared her time and effort in the growth and organization of events from various non-profit communities in Portugal as Agile Connect - Porto, Agile Lean Europe 2019 and Agile Coach Camp Portugal.
She is CSM from the Scrum Alliance and an Agile & Scrum enthusiast. 
Living and sharing experiences is the major activity in her path!

FRANCE - Olivier Ledru

Agile Team Grower ★ Professional Scrum Trainer ★ ICF-ACC Professional Coach

Passionnated about Professional Scrum & Agile, as well as Professional Coaching. Since 2010  has been engaged in Agile transformations with major French financial institutions in Paris after an early career as a software engineer using Java technologies.
He assists growing agile teams of all sizes, and organizations as a Professional Scrum Trainer; International Coach Federation-ACC coach; facilitator using Serious Games, Innovation Games and Liberating Structures.
He enjoys helping people and teams with complementary skills in a joyful way, he loves to see them learning and growing.

GERMANY -  Karsten Muller

Agile Coach

Background in software development, 10+ years in Agile coaching. Currently Agile Coach at emetriq, Organiser of #play14 Germany & Learning-by-Playing-Meetup

ITALY - Marco Calzolari

Agile Coach and trainer

He has been working with and enjoying technology since 1999. His focuses have been creativity, web and motion design, software design and development, project management. Liberal education and studies in philosophy took him on system thinking and organization culture.

He is a contributor to dissemination of Information Architecture and User Experience cultures in Italy.

Agile Reloaded co-founder, philosopher by studies, computer specialist by vocation, naturally curious. Founder and CEO of Agile Reloaded,  he works as Agile Coach to improve performances and sustainability of work pace, with a specific focus on “talent management”.

SPAIN - Aday Francisco Guerra Escohotado

Digital Strategy Consultant - Senior Innovation Consultant

NETHERLANDS -  Maryse Meinen

Agile Coach

Maryse is a 100% scrum master, helping people and organisations increase their agility, so that they can reduce their (organisational) suffering. She coaches teams and executives in solving their own challenges and impediments in their work. As a true corporate rebel, the Socratic method for better conversations is key in her approach. More ancient philosophy should be compulsory in the agile world. And she is not dogmatic: all should use scrum :-)