#AgileInPractice

BELÉM.2017

September 13th to 15th

We invite the Agile community to sow agile values and principles and, together, harvest the products of our culture. #AgileBR
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Keynote Speakers

  • Manoel Pimentel

    Manoel Pimentel

    Keynote Speaker

    Manoel Pimentel is a Catalyser of changes, Author, Speaker and Agile Coach at Elabor8 (Australia). He has been working in the IT field for the last 20 years and has helped pioneer the Agile methods in Brazil. He has a vast experience helping organisations to get interoperability between Agile (Scrum, XP, FDD, SAFe, Kanban) and governance models.

  • Diana Larsen

    Diana Larsen

    Keynote Speaker

    Leading the practice area for Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting and co-originator of the Agile Fluency™ model.

  • Linda Cook

    Linda Cook

    Keynote Speaker

    Recognized as technology leader and Agile Transformation expert, horses lover, founder at Project Cooks, and Agile Alliance board member, who works to build awesome products with professionals that enjoy their craft and strive for best in class service.

  • Joanna Martins

    Joanna Martins

    Out-of-the-box Keynote Speaker

    Advertising by Faap (São Paulo) and Administrator by Aiec (Brasilia). She worked for 10 years in communications area, but since 2009 she is dedicated exclusively to the gastronomy of Pará. She leads the largest and oldest gastronomic event in the region, the "Ver-o-Peso da Cozinha Paraense" Festival. She also believes that the better way to develop the region is value your native assets, through the production chain of gastronomy.

Meet our tracks

Program transpiring practicals! Are you really agile? Join us!

  • Agile Guerrilla

    Any kind of environment is resistant to change, but some are tougher than others. In those cases you have to be assertive and surgical – not everything is at your disposal, and you work with what you have, learning about the context and attempting to face opposing forces. On this track, we’ll talk about those who did not give up on the first they heard: “this will never work here”, from people who carefully chose their weapons, their tactics and quietly gained ground, subverting opposing speeches and transforming mindsets. This track is about the ones who walked through the trenches and survived to tell the story, and also to remind of the fallen warriors who paved the way for the future.
  • It’s by falling that one learns how to rise

    Failing is not festive, losing is not good, but failure is part of the learning journey. Failing is still regarded as a taboo in our society, and it’s common to avoid discussing it, facing it with our heads up, and, as such, we take less advantage of what we can learn from ours and others mistakes. This track is about those who tried and failed. Who fought the good fight, but did not leave the rink with the champion belt. More than failure and defeat, this track is about learning, about going back to heal the wounds, and understanding what, and why, things went wrong. It is about learning how to face failures as something that is possible to learning. It is about those noble fighters who have failed, but have been willing to discuss their own mistakes so that other people will not take the same approach and get hurt.
  • Evolve or die!

    If you wonder about how transient things are, that teams, processes, companies and markets are constantly changing and need to adapt, then that track is perfect for you. The dynamic relationship between markets, technology, companies and teams can not be described or addressed in a static way. Trying to standardize this universe is the perfect formula for guaranteed failure: either you evolve or are devoured by those who evolved. But how to gracefully respond to change and still stay cohesive and not lose sight of the goal? How to make improvement an ever transient state between the past and the future? If these questions make your brain itch, then this track is what you were looking for.
  • Hands on Code

    Beyond inception and ideas, this track speaks of those who work transforming concepts into concrete material, from the bit brushers galley, who open their IDEs, text editor, terminal and program like there’s no tomorrow. There is no better way to discuss software production than literally writing software, that is, putting your hands on the code. Here you will see cases and insights from those who tried in practice to be more effective, who experimented, failed, succeeded, learned what the real concept of quality, code evolution and maintenance. On this track, one can expect brainstorming about techniques, patterns and architectures, ramblings about tools, languages and frameworks, and much more content. If you are from the “show me the code” crowd, you will feel at home here.
  • Napkin chats: a laboratory of ideas

    Do you like envisioning the future? Looking over the horizon and seeing what’s emerging next? What are they testing and applying in other contexts, in other realities? What ideas are being tested and evolved “on the fly”? What is the next big trend or hype and how is it being discussed. Everyone knows someone (maybe yourself?) who has had an idea at a bar table that matured later into a solution for a complex problem! By lowering our filters of what is plausible, we allow ourselves to think out of the box – and there is so much to explore on the other side! This track is for those who enjoy daydreaming, think of new and even improbable things. Ideas that are still in the green field but that have already begun taking the first steps towards the real world. It’s time to let the mind thunder and get provocative.
  • People, groups and behavior: the human factor

    There is so much more in relationships between people than what we can possibly discuss in a conversation. Finding the right balance between the collective and the individual is fundamental and there is an art in making work groups become teams, learning to align goals, and balancing strengths and weaknesses to reach high levels of performance. If you like studying social relationships, how individuals’ motivations influence the team, how to facilitate insights or if you just really like “humans factors” this track is for you.

Session Types

  • Presentation

    Tradition also has its place.

    “Presentations” are sessions displaying subjects, ideas and/or experiences in a way that favours the understanding and the reception of the speaker’s knowledge. It is the classic format for conference sessions and it requires entertaining oratory while bringing value to the attendees. In this type of session, there are no restrictions regarding the amount of time the speaker should dedicate to answering questions. In any case, we recommend setting aside at least 5 minutes at the end of this type of session for that.
  • Hands On

    Because teaching also brings learning.

    “Hands On” sessions are workshops and tutorials with practical activities and high interaction from the attendees. Its main goal is that the attendants learn from practice, taking part in such activities. A workshop is an opportunity to learn from other attendees about a relevant topic, discussing new ideas that can expand a given technique and that can be shared with the community. Tutorials are instructor-led interactive classes designed to provide practical knowledge to the attendees in a way that they can use it right away on their work routine.
  • Are you sure of it?

    Provocative? Enjoy challenging the status quo?

    “Are you sure of it?” sessions aim to instigate community’s debate and reflection over a theme. The speaker may or may not provide answers, but above all he/she will present an innovative or disruptive perspective on the status quo. These sessions are dynamic and consist of a 20 minutes presentation, followed by audience participation – either through questions to the speaker, or exposing others points of view – fostering a great forum for knowledge generation. This type of session is designed for people who believe that only the right questions get answers that can make a difference.
  • Be creative!

    Innovative session formats are also welcome!

    The other submission types don’t seem to fit with the mechanics you would like to use to present your content? That is exactly the idea of the “Be creative!” session type. Your only restrictions here are a room and a timebox. How you will use them to reach your goal is entirely up to you – or, in this case, up to your imagination 🙂 (In case of changing the room setup, the previous layout must be restored still within your 50 minutes timebox).
  • Duel

    #‎AgileBR‬ provides the arena - and you bring up a good battle.

    “Duels” are thought provoking sessions that will promote discussions and have great potential to bring new insights, even to the most experienced agilists. It consists of a single submission where 2 speakers defend opposite views of a subject for 15 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the audience.

How to take the best experience out of Agile Brazil?

Agile Brazil is a conference for participants with all levels of experience. You might be very experienced in a subject and novice in another. Learn how to take better advantage of that and choose between...

  • Novice

    Someone who is just getting started with Agile methods and is looking forward to build up his knowledge base on the theme.
  • Advanced Beginner

    People who have experienced agile methods in their projects and can see what works and what doesn’t in their own experience.
  • Competent

    Those who have enough experience to understand the contextual application of agile practices and are interested in getting to know other contexts.
  • Proficient

    Agilists who have a deeper understanding of the theme and base their decisions on their instincts developed by their experiences and in agile principles rather than on processes or known practices.
  • Experienced

    Agilists who have a deeper understanding of the theme, to the extent of leading or helping a team in adopting its practices.

And if you would like an extra help to find that tailor made special session, we still have tags

Become a Sponsor

Agile Brazil is the largest agile methods conference of Brazil.

This is a great opportunity of getting closer to the main professionals of the field and also with the most innovative companies of our industry. As a sponsor of Agile Brazil 2017, your company will be able to publicize its brand within a community of thousands of participants.

Join us building yet another great event this year!

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