Welcome to Agile Tour Zürich

Friday, November 22 – Baden, Switzerland

An all audience conference
about Agile practices
Friday, November 22, 2019

This was Agile Tour Zürich 2018

We want to thank all participants, speakers and sponsors who made it possible!

Session Materials

Here you can find the contents of the sessions of Agile Tour Zurich 2018

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Report from the Future
By Christoph Meier

Retrospect Yourself!
By Katrin Bretscher
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Do You (Really) Know How to Listen?
By Gaël Mareau

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Accelerated Learning: How Can Agile Help You?
By Artur Margonari
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To Scale or Not to Scale?
By Olena Bura
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Factors Facilitating and Impeding Growth of Agile Teams
By Joanna Koprowicz

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Why Communication is Crucial in an Agile Environment and How We Can Communicate in an Agile Way
By Sascha Demarmels

Six Questions to Change Your Life: The Power of Personal Agility
By Peter Stevens

Program of Agile Tour Zürich 2018

The program is built based on the Call for Speakers propositions
The theme of this edition: “New Beginning”

PMI-certified professionals, you can earn PDUs at Agile Tour Zürich 2018

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  • Agile Tour Zurich 2018

  • This no-slide fast-paced introduction to "Agile" takes place before the conference to cover the fundamentals and launch the day with an Agile mindset!

  • In the year 2118 we don’t say “Agile” in the context of work. Why did people struggle even with the simple concepts 100 years ago? I dug in the dust and found amazing ideas, practices and stories which I will show you in my report. Did you know that 2019 marked what is known as The Big Shift? What we refer to as “Agile” is actually a series of pathways and practices to approaching complex problems and projects. Those ideas and practices feel naturally if we accept the nature of human behaviour and underlying motivation. The history and evolution of these practices is reflected in the mirror of the human brain, behaviour and emotions as well as in the course of history. What are the elements in the models, theories, frameworks and practices that can help thrive human collaboration?

  • When working in an organization, inevitably you become “part of the system”. While it is helpful that you understand the intricacies and structures, it is also limiting because you stop seeing the big picture: at some point, you will just be stirring the same old soup and wonder why you no longer have an impact. A retrospective would be in order! But not one for your teams. One just for you and the work you do. Let's retrospect!

  • The manifesto emphasizes that the most efficient and effective method of conveying information is face-to-face dialogue. The main vector we use to communicate is language, and although we speak (generally) the same language, understanding each other is not always that obvious. Through a series of exercises, I'm offering that we explore together an essential component of a good dialogue: listening. Indeed, listening, really listening, is not as easy as you might think! During this workshop, you will get an overview of a method, Clean Language, that helps us improve our communication and relationships. This method is versatile and can be used within a team, with POs to clarify needs, with a client to identify issues, within a team to build trust or overcome a friction.

  • Have you ever thought about applying your Agile knowledge to learn something new? Want to learn how to play an instrument? Want to learn a new language? Want to know how to juggle balls? Archery? Dance? Whatever is the new skill you are willing to learn, believe me: Agile can help you.

  • To Scale or Not to Scale? Is that a rhetorical question and if scaling is indeed required? How do we understand if an organisation is ready to look into scaled Agile frameworks? There are plenty of Agile scaling approaches competing each other. How to understand which one suits your organizational context better than the others and will serve the purpose?

  • Have you ever wonder why some of the teams can achieve absolutely anything and the others constantly struggle? The idea of this talk is to present some common patterns & anti-patterns so that the audience can gain more insights into how to build, develop and lead highly performing teams.

  • How can we manage events like reviews, retros and self-organization? – With an attitude of equality. I’ll present some communication tools and explain how they fit into the Agile context. Further, I’ll show how we can pull others into the zone of collaboration through communication on eye-level.

  • What really matters? How can you lead your life, your project or your company according to what really matters? How can you get your stakeholders at work to agree on what to do and why? Personal Agility is a simple, easy-to-use approach to coaching that helps you and those you work with figure out and do more of what really matters.


Agile Tour Zürich 2018 wouldn't be possible without them: a huge thank you to our sponsors for their support!

Saat Network: Scrum Training and Leadership Support

Interested in supporting the cause? Check the Call for Sponsors

Agile Tour: Agile local communities gathering all around the world

Since 2008, Agile Tour non-profit events are a way for enthusiasts of Agile to spread the word about Agile practices and to share their experiences, both good and bad, within their local community. Check agiletour.org to know more.

Agile Tour Zürich 2018 is the first ever Agile Tour happening in Zürich.

By and for the community

This low-price and high-value conference is made possible by the voluntary work of the organisers and the free contribution of the community.

All tickets deliver the same value to each participant.

Next price increase: Tuesday, November 20 at 11:45 PM.
Seats (60) are limited.

Please don’t expect to be able to have a last minute ticket: there are extremely limited to avoid problems with the food logistics for example.
For the same reasons, it will be impossible to access the conference on the day.

Problem to access the registration? Click here to go directly on Eventzilla’s page.

Everyone Welcome

Agile Tour Zürich is a full day all audience conference.

We strive to have a wide program that suits any Agile practitioner’s level. Workshops, Agile games, talks, we have it all. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the topic and share with the community.

It's About Agile and Friends

Development in any context.

Bringing together experts, practitioners and anyone else from any sector interested in Lean, Agile and Teal subjects.

Open and Dynamic Format

A dense and interactive gathering.

Engaging and based on real-world experiences, hands-on sessions and inspiring talks covering topics related to:

Lean, Agile and Teal practices
Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP)
Coaching and Facilitation
DevOps, TDD, BDD, DDD, Refactoring, Agile Testing
Product Management, Agile Marketing, Beyond Budgeting
Scaling Agile, LeSS, SAFe, Nexus, Scrum@Scale
Teal, Holacracy, Sociocracy, S3, ResponsiveOrg
Agile Outside IT, Agile HR
Lean Startup, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Canvas, Lean Principles
Disciplined Agile Delivery, Modern Agile, Heart of Agile
Personal Agility

And any other subject you could have in mind!

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Accessible and close to the city center

Address: Limmatstrasse 183 CH-8005 Zürich

Tram station: Quellenstrasse

Trams: 4, 13, 17

Travel time from the main train station: 4 minutes (3 stops)

2018 Theme: "New Beginning"

Some quotes to inspire you:

“People in the Hall of Fame tend to clap their hands and say, ‘OK, I’ve done it all,’ but for me, it was a new beginning.” Jimmy Cliff

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.” Ernest Hemingway

Agile Tour Zürich is the annual rendezvous of the Agile community

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Call for Speakers

Propose a talk or a workshop on PaperCall.io.

The Call for Speakers is now closed.

Call for Sponsors

Support your local Agile community by sponsoring the event!

The Call for Sponsors is now closed.

Thanks to Saat Network: Scrum Training and Leadership Support for their support!

Organising Team

Agile Tour Zürich 2018 is organised by Léo DavesneMarc Rodríguez Sanz and Olena Bura, co-founders of Agile Zürich, a non-profit association aiming to spread knowledge about Agile practices.

Agile Tour Zürich is also part of Agile Tour, a series of non-profit events over several cities throughout October and December since 2008.

Willing to contribute to the cause? Join the Agile Zürich team.

You have a question, a request, a remark, a comment related to the event? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.