Tomasz Wykowski | Devoxx

Tomasz Wykowski
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From ProCognita

Tomasz is seasoned Agile Coach and Trainer supporting individuals and organizations all over Europe and in Asia in their quest for Agility, better results and amazing workplace. He's the first Polish Certified Scrum Trainer one of two-hundred Agile Leaders recognized by Scrum Alliance.

Tomasz holds Master Degree in Automatic and Robotic and has a broad experience in software from different perspectives, including development, quality assurance, project management and Agile coaching. In 2010 he started ProCognita, training and consulting company. His customers varies from small start-ups to large international corporations. Their businesses varies as well, spreading from financial services, through insurances, games to telecommunication.


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Speaking Managerish. How to promote your idea without being fired

BOF (Bird of a Feather)

Talking with managers is not easy. Sometimes you are just ignored, sometimes misunderstood and in worst case fired…

I’m working as an Agile coach, and I’m having these conversations quite often. My interlocutors differs and so do their businesses. Despite that, over time, I’ve noted some common patters that helps me drive discussions.

During this presentation I’d like to share with you my 7 Steps for Successful Agile Conversation. Or not even Agile. Any conversation, where you'd like to be heard and positively influence your audience.

I’ll show you how to avoid falling into pitfalls and what are the tools that works for me. You’ll leave this session better prepared for the next meeting with your boss.