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Intro @ Open Agile Romania 2011: Build a Great Team

Andrea Provaglio: Talk on Effective Self-Organization

Jurgen Appelo: Talk on How to Change the World

Open Space Sessions & Planning Poker Cards Prize

Flavius Stef

Flavius Ștef

With more than 10 years of experience, Flavius is an agile trainer and coach focusing on helping teams deliver faster, better quality software. Flavius blames the computer-related high school and university, plus the economics-oriented master’s degree for his biggest obsessions: product quality and programmer productivity.

Describing his past, Flavius shares: I was bit by the computer bug around age 12, when I first laid hands on a 486. Age 13 caught me reading books about Norton Commander, Windows 3.1 and Pascal, even though I’ve only had my first computer when I was 14.

Facts about Flavius:

  • Professionally involved in software development for more than 10 years, with small and medium size teams
  • Has developed or managed at every level of the software stack: Linux utilities and daemons, web applications, Windows user interfaces and SOAP/REST web services
  • As a start-up co-founder, he also had management responsibilities in fields such as operations, marketing or human resources
  • vim user
  • Avid reader
  • Founding member of the local agile community in Timisoara, organized meetings and held presentations
  • Industries serviced: traditional and social media, computer security and data storage
  • Hats worn: software developer, team leader, Product Owner, Scrum Master, agile coach and trainer
  • Has championed, then led the entire effort of an agile transition at a former employer (2009-2010), coaching and training on various topics such as: unit testing, Scrum, TDD or pair programming.

Talk: The Scrum Master’s toolbox

There is more to the Scrum Master role than booking meeting rooms and moving stickies on the whiteboard. During his talk, Flavius will try to clarify this often misunderstood Scrum role.

Come learn what seasoned Scrum Masters should do in order to bring management, development and product teams together to create a motivating workplace and build valuable products that delight their customers.