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DevConf.cz 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

When: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT - Božetěchova 2, Brno)


  • Friday 17:15: at the venue there will be a surprise show, stick around!
  • Saturday 19:00: the social event starts at Fleda Club. TICKET IS REQUIRED. Tickets will be distributed each day at check-in. First come, first serve.
  • Sunday 17:00: there will be many prizes given away at the closing session.
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Sunday, January 28 • 2:30pm - 3:23pm
The Trials and Tribulation of Agile Conversion

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Agile Conversion is tough. Moving from a traditional Waterfall approach of pre defined roles and stages to a model of team ownership is a jarring experience for most teams. Over 12 months and 15 major releases, Red Hat Mobile became a fully functioning Agile team. However there is a hidden side of Agile adoption, the dead ends that we reached, the frustrations within the teams, the roadblocks we hit and the staff turnover that occurred. Things that can not only halt an Agile adoption, but if not dealt with, that can fracture a team that is not prepared for it. This talk will be more encompassing than the path to success, it will cover the trials and tribulations of a team in transition.

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Brendan O Farrell

Software engineering manager and Agile Coach.
Brendan joined RedHat early 2017 as a software engineering manager and an Agile Coach. He has worked in a telecommunications research institute as a QE and later as a Scrum Master bringing a Scrum based approach to academic research projects. He has over twenty years in the home automation... Read More →

Sunday January 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:23pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation