Position Papers 2019

Here are the Position Papers from 2019 Edition of Agile Coach Camp Romania:

Adrian Suciu (@adysuciu)

My Agile Experience is:

I am a Scrum Master working in Agile since 2013. I am an Open Space facilitator and organizer of Agile Coach Camp and Product Camp Bucharest.
I like to use Agile Games to explain the concepts and am interested in how teams evolve in an Agile environment.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Explore new facilitation techniques, based on improvisation & Agile Games
Explore new retrospective ideas, get inspiration from others.
Do some improv sessions, Powerpoint Karaoke and Rhetoric game
Do a Creative Writing Session
Have some time for myself to rest, relax and have a great time.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share my ideas and experience with Agile teams.
Create the premises for a good “Ideas collision” environment.
Bring with me all the joy and playfulness.
Encourage participants to:

  • dare try new things
  • share as much as possible in a safe environment
  • care for themselves and feel free to check out from time to time.

Tudor Marciu (@tudormarciu)

My Agile Experience is:

Working with or leading agile teams for roughly 8 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Agile in a remote/distributed context, frameworks to use when Scrum is impractical

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Bringing the Product perspective to Agile conversations


Cristi Cîrnicianu

My Agile Experience is:

>5 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Behavioral styles. Experiences in other companies.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Sketching. Workshops about feedback, personality types etc.


Costin Calisov

My Agile Experience is:

I am a Scrum Master since 2010

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Agile Coach vs Scrum Master.
Are remote teams real teams?

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Get involved and bring my experience.


Cristina Darie

Cristina Darie (@cris_darie)

My Agile Experience is:

I have been working as a developer in Agile teams for 6 years. Last year having also the Scrum Master role.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Working with difficult customers.
Energizing and motivating my team.
How to be a better Scrum Master.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Agile practices in day to day life. Agile with children.
My experience with Scrum ceremonies in Agile Distributed teams.


Emanuel Ilie Bahan

Emanuel Ilie Bahan

My Agile Experience is:

more than 8 years in scrum environment. I was scrum master for 6 months.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I want to learn more about Scrum and understand how this is applied in different companies.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

to bring some creativity


Gabi Udrescu

Gabi Udrescu (@gabiudrescu)

My Agile Experience is:

During daytime, I work as a Software Product Owner in eCommerce teams since 2013. I recently shifted to a more business orientated position, helping our marketing and operations team to become agile.

During night-time, I spend some of my time with PHP programming, using Symfony, as a framework. It started like a need, now it’s become a hobby.

Once a month, I am co-organizer of Bucharest Symfony Meetup for 2 years now – and counting.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I want to meet other agile practitioners and share the struggles I am facing now, while trying to implement agile methodologies in a non-dev environment.

I have a highly belief that such a system of work will greatly improve our team productivity.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Ask lots of questions and carefully listen to what people have to say.

Tell stories and share experience of my own.

Bring an empty belly and fill it with fried trout and polenta.

Have fun with some board games I can bring.


Ciprian Ilinca

Ciprian Ilinca

My Agile Experience is:

2 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Agility in banking

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Building the right team for the perfect product


Tudor Tofan

Tudor Tofan

My Agile Experience is:

In the past few years, I’ve been working mostly as a SM and Coach

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I would like to find out more about Liberating Structures, maybe try a string of techniques
Also, I would love to find out more about working towards Agility with senior members in a company (e.g. board level)

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Some of the things I could share from my experience:
* Agile in non-software teams (product development & management)
* Bringing Agile into a large organization
* Working with unexperienced Scrum Masters and help them grow


Alexandru Zăvoianu

Alexandru Zăvoianu

My Agile Experience is:

– I work in agile since 2013, I am currently test lead and I want to learn more about how other people, teams respect agile principles and ceremonies
– Since 2017 we are working in Scaled Agile Framework.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

– To meet people with greater experience, from whom I want to learn not to do the same mistakes
– Happy and sad agile experiences
– How to improve people skills
– Improve communication
– Decision making via metrics
– Powerful questions

I plan to contribute in the following way:

– Talking about how to improve communication in technical teams, and between teams
– Negative feedback – how to
– Automation testing (functional and nonfunctional) in sprints
– Improve people skills
– Identify root cause in case a team doesn’t perform well, has a bottleneck, a communication problem, etc
– Estimation


Maria Olga Ioniță

My Agile Experience is:

5 years in QA

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I would like to learn from others experience in Agile environments.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Active and pro-active involvement in all activities.


Bogdan Ionuț Ștefan

Bogdan Ionuț Ștefan

My Agile Experience is:

On my way to becoming a Scrum Master.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Learn as many useful things as possible.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Have productive discussions about agile and solving problems inside our teams.


Cătălina Daiana Tomescu

Cătălina Daiana Tomescu

My Agile Experience is:

2 years working in agile environment

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

– How to improve people skills
– I want to learn the advantages of using Agile Framework

I plan to contribute in the following way:

– Contribute on talks with my previous experiences


Alin Grama

Alin Grama

My Agile Experience is:

Agile Project Manager

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Helping good teams become great. How to scale agile.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share my experience and knowledge of delivering Agile projects for the past 8 years.


Eugen Pleșca

Eugen Pleșca

My Agile Experience is:

I’ve worked together with Agile based developers and customer support teams in the last 3 years.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

A deeper dive into Agile methodology.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Sharing my experience as a trainer and business coach in ways that can be applied to Agile context.


George Citan

My Agile Experience is:

Scrum Master/Agile PM

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Agile Coaching – Team/Individual

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share interesting experience for the group


Oana Trufin

Oana Trufin

My Agile Experience is:

I am a Certified Scrum Master, passionate about and working with Agile methodologies for more than 4 years.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I recently started working in a distributed team so my main focus is finding or adapting the tools to this type of work.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

I will share my knowledge about Agile methodologies (scrum, kanban), positive and open attitude and I hope to help generate new insights and ideas.


Amir Peled

Amir Peled

My Agile Experience is:

enriching. Life-changing (to me and others). And overall awesome!

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

How can I further support people’s growth within our community

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Actively facilitate several energetic, engaging and practical sessions such as (but not limited to):

* Path to Certified Team Coach (CTC)
* The Power of Habits
* 5 Dysfunction of a Team snippet
* Training from the Back of the Room snippet
* Agile Leadership snippet
* Co-Active Coaching
* Fear in the Workplace
* Free coaching session demo for aspiring Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

*** Legal disclaimer (yeah, right): ***

1. Subject to being healthy 🙂
2. It is my choice whether I will cover all the above or some sessions
3. I need some time to rest and disconnect, you know… 😉


Alexandru Blană

Alexandru Blană

My Agile Experience is:

limited experience (between 6-9 months)

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

To see more approaches at enterprise level for an Agile Coach. Why is needed to have internal Agile Coaches in a growing organization.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

I would be interested to have a presentation about resistance to change in cross-country teams


Dănuț Dobre

Dănuț Dobre

My Agile Experience is:

Intermediar. Coaching teams as Scrum Master, involved in corporate projects as Agile Coach

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Coaching Agile Teams, Dealing with conflicts, Forming agile teams

I plan to contribute in the following way:

How to start building an Agile Squad (activities and games to form their mindset),
How to facilitate events to Distributed Squads


Andra Simionov

Andra Simionov

My Agile Experience is:

I am a software developer part in a Scrum based team

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Public speaking skills, how to be more creative inside a formal team

I plan to contribute in the following way:

With an open minded way of seeing things and public speaking skills


Bogdan Roman

Bogdan Roman

My Agile Experience is:

QA Engineer / Scrum Master

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

improve myself as a scrum master

I plan to contribute in the following way:

my experience so far as a scrum master


Sonia Visa

Sonia Visa

My Agile Experience is:

I don’t have any experience with Agile.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

I plan to learn more about Agile and see how can I apply this in my life

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Depends on what’s needed, I will be happy to contribute.


Teodor Darie

My Agile Experience is:

No experience

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Find out more about Agile, meet new people.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Be receptive and open to new experiences


Ciprian Condurachi

Ciprian Condurachi

My Agile Experience is:

2+ years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

– meeting new people and learning from and with others
– new facilitation techniques, based on improvisation & Agile Games
– new retrospective ideas, get inspiration from others.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Sharing my knowledge about Agile methodologies and I hope to help generate new insights and ideas.


Valentin Ioniță

Valentin Ioniță (@valentin_ionita)

My Agile Experience is:

Around eight years as a Software Craftsman, occasionally doing SM work or delivering trainings on agile engineering practices.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Connect with a community of like minded people, learn more about coaching people and just relax.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share any war stories anyone finds useful.


Georgiana Nicolae

Georgiana Nicolae

My Agile Experience is:

I don’t have any relevant Agile Experience, I am interested in learning as much as I can and then apply the knowledge.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

A deeper dive into Agile methodology.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Active involvement in all activities.


Raluca Horghidan

Raluca Horghidan

My Agile Experience is:

I am beginner in using the agile approach with my team in non-technical project work.

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Curious about success and failed type of stories, insights on non-standard and psychologically effective approaches in a team environment.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Lots and hopefully inspired questions from a newbie.


Valentin Haicu

Valentin Haicu

My Agile Experience is:

PO

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Last year was perfect. Let’s repeat it

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share experience from sales f2f


Alex Caraivan

Alex Caraivan

My Agile Experience is:

Scrum Master

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Path to Coach

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Communication & arguing


Mihai Cazangiu

Mihai Cazangiu

My Agile Experience is:

Scrum Master

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Ideas of retrospectives, Kanban tips and tricks, Making the office a fun environment, Gamification.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Participate in discussions and workshops.


Sebastian Podaru

Sebastian Podaru

My Agile Experience is:

Practitioner, scrum mastering and PMI-ACP

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Leadership, technical debt and communication

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Positive attitude in discussion about agile.


Alexandru Berbece

Alexandru Berbece

My Agile Experience is:

2 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Gain more Agile knowledge in the Product Owner field. Explore the possibilities to empower more the team to be able to do their work.

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Socialize and always sharing thoughts when needed during the camp activities. Share from personal experience with camp colleagues.


Paul Matache

Paul Matache

My Agile Experience is:

1 year

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

New knowledge

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Active involving in classes


Andreea Archip

Andreea Archip

My Agile Experience is:

2 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

facilitation, management of expectations

I plan to contribute in the following way:

experience, opinion


Maria Diaconu

Maria Diaconu

My Agile Experience is:

17 years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

Innovation. Advanced techniques. What’s next

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Share practical experience. Advising & Mentoring


Karlijn Dinnissen

Karlijn Dinnissen

My Agile Experience is:

Worked in a Scrum based team for a few years

This is what I plan to explore during this Coach Camp:

– Meeting new people and share experiences
– Applying different aspects of the Agile framework
– Ownership in an agile organisation
– Effective communication

I plan to contribute in the following way:

Input from a Dutch perspective and some nice songs at the campfire