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Help, my IT project turns into a disaster …
Geert Van Aken, Yves Thomas

Scope, analysis, technical design, stories, product backlog, planning, sprints, refinement, unit testing, integration testing, acceptance criteria, delivery processes, releases, retrospectives. And not to forget communication, new insights, scope changes, and budget and timing constraints.&nbsp;<br />This is a huge list!! Implementing an IT project appears to be hard. Sometimes it even turns into a disaster.<br /><br />Wouldn&rsquo;t it be nice to turn your IT projects into success stories?<br />In this session:<br />&bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>You get some tips and tricks to avoid the pitfalls and failures&nbsp;<br />&bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>We explain more about the principles of a successful project approach&nbsp;<br />&bull;<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre;"> </span>And an Agile and Scrum introduction as give-away<br />Part of our session will be Lean Coffee, where you can define which subjects you want to explore and learn more in-depth.<br />


About the speakers

Geert Van Aken started his carreer in 2001 as a Java software developer for a big Belgian company. Back in 2006, he got introduced in the world of Agile and Scrum and he has been using it ever since. Since 2008, he was team member in a development team of about 30 persons, working in a way that is now known as LeSS. In 2015, he became scrum master in that team. During his carreer, he had the chance to work directly with and learn a lot of people like Jef Cumps, Xavier Quesada Allue and Joke Vandemaele. Geert is convinced that it takes more than a delighted customer to classify a project as successful. The journey to achieve that delightment should be as wonderful as well. An agile mindset and an environment in which it is safe to think for yourself and to experiment are both necessary to let people fully connect with their work. As a Scrum Master, he makes it his goal to create those conditions for his team and in extension the companies he works for. - See more at:

Yves Thomas is a Project Responsible at Qframe. Acting as a Project Manager he manages the projects in terms of scope, budget, timing, quality and communication. As a Scrum Master he facilitates the Qframe project approach and Scrum artefacts. And as a Proxy Product Owner he assists the Product Owner in functional analysis, story writing, backlog refinement, sprint planning, and the functional testing.
However Yves Thomas has not a typical IT profile. He graduated in 1994 as Master in Economics, and started his career with a commercial and economical background before entering the world of IT applications.  
Now, 22 years later, he has built a wide experience in IT management, project management, application support, IT service management, functional analysis and process improvement, in several branches like IT consultancy, telecom, market research, logistics…
The past 10 years he managed several teams of IT developers, turning IT code into something magic for the business.