Camelia, one of the three cofounders of AgileHub, is passionate about leadership, public speaking and human interaction. She started her agile journey in Germany, where she gained important knowledge and hands on experience about being a Scrum Master from the inside out. She is convinced and showed many times that in the right environment people are eager for excellence. With her own words:„it feels like AgileHub is emerging the human side of the IT”. Her public speaking skills, crucial in consulting, solidified In Germany when she joined Toastmasters club “Esprit de Corps” Frankfurt. The main criteria of choosing these various fields of interest and development was a lifetime voyage. Therefore, whatever she has started during that period it never needed and it never will. This is how she became the vice-president of Toastmasters Brașov club and president of AgileHub when she returned home.
Talk: Agility – the skill of life
Agility is best known in the IT world, mostly due to Scrum Framework. And even after so many years, we can still hear the arguments like “We are agile, we do Scrum; we have Scrum boards /Dailies” or “Scrum is just a brainwasher”. This is because Scrum and even Kanban are seen as just a set of practices, totally decoupled from the agile principles.
The agile philosophy, that is behind Scrum/Kanban is applied in our day to day lives. We are built, as human beings, to be agile and when agile principles are applied in our daily lives (starting with early childhood till we get old), we end up having better relationships, better results, we are happier.
We are agile by nature without realizing it and to support this point of view, I tell some short stories, connected to one another, growing one from another, each one emphasizing one agile principle.
The participants in this session will learn:
- The way in which our lives are agile. A new perspective on agile principles.
- How coaching can help become a better PO.
- A new “tool” to use when discussion with teams and with non-agile believers.