Jaroslav Procházka

Jaroslav Procházka

Agile Coach, Tieto Czech, author of the book Manage your IT different way (Czech edition), Czech Republic

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The key benefit of Agile and Lean approaches is delivered customer value with less haste, with seamless workload and higher quality, all at the same time. This is what makes our customers and delivery teams happy, right? But how can we achieve this state? How to implement Agile/Lean over the whole value delivery chain? The only sustainable approach is to start with the mindset and cultural change linked to enterprise strategy, openly communicate and collaborate. This step is long term effort and is not easy. We will share our lessons (covering tools and our approach) about coaching delivery teams towards improving and independent teams.

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About Jaroslav Prochazka

Jaroslav Procházka has been 12 years in IT industry in various development, maintenance and management roles and positions. He has 8 years coaching and mentoring experience in distributed environment. He has worked with about 400 people and has trained more than 1200 people so far. He published a book on Agile and Lean support and maintenance in 2011. Recently, he changed to freelance mode to enjoy his passions like IT storytelling and drawing. Besides that he provides IT consultancy (e.g. problem solving and ideation workshops; Agile / Lean IT / ITIL games) as well as soft skill workshops to utilize his experience and interests in psychology and sociology.

Jaroslav earned his Ph.D. at University of Ostrava in 2007 and was also researching and teaching Software development and Information Systems for 10 years there. He speaks at international conferences like IBM RSDC Conference 2009, Information Systems Development 2010 or International Conference on Global Software Engineering 2011.