Why participate in Scrumday Portugal 2017?
Since 2005 I have been attending various conferences. One of the big challenges for my was selecting the best with all the great options available.
We all know too well that conferences attendance take time, money, and effort. In 2008 I wondered if we could bring all the keynotes we found most valuable to one conference in Lisbon. Our reasoning was to have access to tailored content for the Portuguese market and be able to get to know the keynotes in order to share and learn.
In following conversations with other Agile apprentices we spoke about all Scrumdays happening around the world and instead of taking the focus on academic world we decided to focus on companies and what transformation means to them!
Today, in a VUCA world, improving the business outcome should be the goal for any company and their employees, by doing more of what it matters! If people agree on the benefits, the why is covered and then they start by asking how … and later they figure it out that it is not for them … because it's a leadership decision! What is a Strategic Agile Transformation means on each Enterprise ecosystem?
This shift in focus was a first step along a way that has led to what Scrumday Portugal® is today. Along this journey relationships and friends have been built. One relationship led to other, a friend to another. We met the people who just wanted to share and help because of their passion and commitment to the Agile community's.
Scrumday Portugal® (today is more an Agiledays than a Scrumday) approach is giving back to the community's an opportunity on helping others to do it and improve. So please accept this invitation to get together and perhaps, who knows, have a laugh on what brought us here today!
I didn’t made this alone and to all of you who had help me to achieve the goal to make this day, a better day to everyone, my most thank you!
Founder and Chairman of Scrumday Portugal®, CEO of Agile21®