Session: How Agile can humanize your hiring process!
Where should be the focus of Agile? At the Development team? Management? What about the Finances department? Sales? Agile outside Software, is it even possible?
When considering the hiring process, we tend to assume the focus would be people over process, although sometimes, the apple does indeed fall far from the tree.
How would Agile principles help humanize the hiring process? What an autonomous, collaborative, iterative, interactive, and most importantly, people focused hiring process would look like? And what would be the results of it?
Well, this talk will share the story of a successful prototype, that ended up becoming a reference for Humans over Processes hires!
Speaker's Bio: Rafael Ribeiro, a total amateur at writing his own bio, currently works as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach at Adidas. Also dedicates himself to being the best husband and father he can be, an amateur photographer and at least a mediocre surfer.
Session: The neuroscience of greatness
Abstract: Despite my opinion that neuroscience outside the neuroscientific research field, is mostly hype and sometimes a fad used to sell coaching, there are interesting findings about how our brain actually works and how we can partner with it in ways useful to our century challenges in teams. In this session we'll put in doubt: mirror neurons, emotional intelligence, the brain as rational, cognition as an high-level brain function, behaviour as a predictable entity. We'll see how we can rethink in contemporary ways these ideas, get past the hype and the myth and learn to love our brain without trusting it.
David is a coach, counselor, consultant, psychologist, trainer, IT guy and public speaker born in Florence in 1966 just a few months before the deluge, and that's a kind of destiny (and also a Jackson Browne song he loves). David lives in Milan and work worldwide and that’s been a rewarding choice since the nineties. David started his adult life working with non-profit organizations in the late 80’s then moving to the IT industry where he began as a software developer, continued as a certified technical trainer and then covered executive roles in national and multinational environments, basically moving from understanding and managing machine systems to trying to understand and help human beings’ systems. Today, as a certified Coach helps clients getting what they really want, as a Counselor helps clients to explore their life experience and witness how tough and creative a relationship can be, as a Trainer he helps trainees in stretching their brain, growing and learning, as a Public Speaker enjoys co-creating experience on the fly, as a dad love his two children and his partner. As a man he’s grateful and worried that he has got this wonderful life. He’s also fond of categorizing his professional and life roles ;-). As an author he published books about emotional intelligence and teams. Most recent book is “The taste of emotions” to help readers to rediscover the flavor of life and live better with themselves and others. Since 2014 David has been developing and coordinating the Italian Reciprocoach community. David has background in psychology (M.A.) and humanities, many IT industry certifications (MCT, CTT+, MCSE, MCTP, SCRUM Master), is a certified NLP Counselor and a certified coach (SCCM CCC) and Certified Positive Psychology Coach (SCCM CPCC), ICF ACC and International Association of Coaching (IAC) practitioner. David still has a dark side: he consults for an Italian Information Technology firm, and still loves technology as only a nerd can. As every dark side, it may be useful when you decide to use it to help people in succeeding in their work and life.
Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) What makes a team? When we say the word ‘team’ we generally mean “come together to achieve a common goal.” Is there such a thing as a bad team? I.e. a bad team is not a team! What makes a good/great team?
A software development director at EA Sports Tiburon, Fazeel Gareeboo manages a team that provides automated builds and smoke-tests for the studio. Before moving into management, he developed computer aided design (CAD) software and wrote device drivers for Windows and MicroStation, including the first 2048x2048 Windows device driver—for Bill Gates’ house. Fazeel has a special interest in automating any repetitive work and in creating great teams for the kinds of work that computers cannot do yet. He grew up on the island of Mauritius and worked in Europe before settling in the United States.