Zuzana Šochová, the new generation of female IT representative, was elected to the Board of Directors of Scrum Alliance

Signaling a shift in the world's perception of central European IT talent, the global Scrum Alliance has elected Zuzana Šochová as its newest member of the Board of Directors. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association with more than 500,000 certified practitioners worldwide. The Board of Directors sets governance and policy for the organization.

The first run of Certified Agile Leadership – CAL class in Prague is planned on September 14-15, 2017 in English

As I wrote a few days ago I got a license to deliver new CAL – Certified Agile Leadership class certified by Scrum Alliance. The training is focused on building a modern Agile Organization and to support personal growth of Agile leaders, emphasizes the right culture of the self-organization, ownership, and responsibility while keeping safety and trust as a prerequisite. Agile leadership is one of the critical aspects of every successful Agile transformation in any organization.

Zuzi Sochova will facilitate workshop "Agile Leadership to Build Great Teams and Organizations" at Agile Austria Conference 2017

I’m really excited to facilitate my new 1-day Agile Leadership workshop called 'Agile Leadership to Build Great Teams and Organizations' at Agile Austria Conference 2017. Come and join me on 27th June 2017! It’ll be a great day full of fun and concepts how to build modern Agile Organization and grow Agile leaders. The workshop will be in English and is part of the at Agile Austria Conference 2017 in Gratz, Austria. Register here.

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References - Agile Coaching, Trainings and Workshops

Agile transformation, consultancy, agile coachingtrainings and workshops, open and company trainings focused on  Agile methods, Kanban and Scrum process in software companies, banks, insurance companies, plants, telecommunications, marketing agencies, ...

AcisionHPAVGT-MobileLMCKBČSOBKBCCleverlanceDirect PojišťovnaČeská SpořitelnaKerioKrosSun MicrosystemsMatherRockwell AutomationAutodeskCAWall Street SystemsEtneteraSeznam.czCentrum.czŠkoda autoPosAmComGateDlubalPrins SoftwareGMC Software TechnologyIDCAsekolProfinitDHISimplewayBluelinkMediatelAdastraK2 AtmitecNexum TrilogMagicWareAtlas CopcoDoxologicUSU SoftwareESETDHLCEZKvadosTescoSWScanservice
...and many more corporations and small companies and their employees in the Czech Republic or abroad - i.e.  USA, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, Vietnam, India, Slovakia, ....
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Reference - Acision

Radomír AntošZuzka helped us in transforming Acision R&D CZ from a traditionally waterfall/corporate driven R&D organisation into very efficient agile organisation. We hired Zuzka to help us with initial assessment and trial with one project/product. The cooperation was extended and together we transformed all the other product teams successfully. 

AcisionI liked Zuzka for her ability to explain the agile principles, methodology, key aspects of important roles in SCRUM. She initiated a mindset change of key individuals in the R&D organisation and helped them to inject the same to their teams. 

Zuzka is mastering the transformations towards Agile/SCRUM and is able to coach various levels and roles in the multinational organisation.

I would highly recommend Zuzka to anyone who wants to transform his organisation towards agile/lean and wants to do it in great and often informal atmosphere.

Zuzko, thank you a lot!

Radomír Antoš, VP Engineering, Acision

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Reference - CA Technologies

RobertCA TechnologiesI had a chance to work with Zuzi for about 3 month when she was assigned to coach me and my colleagues in Agile ways. During that short time she proved herself a skilled agilist and a patient, empathic and energetic Coach. Through her persistent and professional coaching she was able not only to educate and mentor whole teams, but also empower Scrum Masters and myself to continue in Agile transformation with passion and drive.

Robert Fujdiar, Agile Coach, CA Technologies

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Reference - Autodesk

Jirka Stejskal, Autodesk"I highly recomend Zuzana as Agile coach. Zuzana came to our company to help us resolve our strugles with Scrum implementation. She helped the team to find what is our problem and formulate short plan to get over it. She, as all really great coaches, let us to realize our problem all by ourselves, which greatly increased the chance the team will live the solution." 

Jirka Stejskal, Development manager at Autodesk

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Reference - T-Mobile

"Mediation Shared Services supports local operators of Deutsche Telekom AG by billing mediation system. Zuzana as a consultant supports MSS's transition from the traditional waterfall approach to Scrum.
T-Mobile
The implementation of the main Srum principles - self-managed teams, incremental development through regular sprints, and prevention of multitasking - helped substantially to cut costs, shorten time to market and made changes to agreed SW development plans of our department much more easier."
 

Miroslav Knittel, iBMD Quality Manager, T-Mobile

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Reference - Kros

“At our company, Kros, we have kept an eye on agile methods and especially Scrum for a long time, but nobody really believed that it could actually work. How can we just let people choose what they want to do and how much they want to do! How are we going to plan? (To tell the truth our planning has been very unreliable up till now.) How are we going to know if people are working enough?

Kros

In the end we told ourselves we would give it a try, and after an initial partial success, we had all the developing teams involved in the development in accordance with Scrum.  Zuzka helped us at our regular meetings by giving feedback and suggestions for further improvements of our work. Today, after nearly a year of operation, there is still room for improvement, but we know for sure that we managed to solve three major problems that we had had - the quality of products delivered to customers, scheduling and estimating the range of tasks that can be accomplished in a given period, and last but not least, we have supported our teams, for which the scrum was a new incentive to improve their work, the work conditions, mutual relations and gave them satisfaction from success.

Janka Haderková, Head of development economic programs, Kros

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Reference - Medtronic

Reference - MedtronicMedtronicZuzana managed the Czech portion of a large software development project to convert Medtronic implantable cardiac device applications to run under Windows XPe. Her team worked very closely with a similar team of Medtronic engineers based in Minnesota, USA for almost three years . I believe all would agree that it could not have been successful without the outstanding contribution of the team. Zuzana's coordination, planning, and communication skills were key to the success of her team.
An essential component of this cooperative effort was the use of Agile principles to enable the two teams - seven time zones apart - to work together effectively.

Michael Whitchurch, Principal Engineer, Medtronic, MN, USA

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Reference - Direct

Direct PojistovnaPavel Teichman"Zuzi has become essential during our change in agile and open team-oriented company. Above all I appreciate her caring approach, enthusiasm and practical experience in agile methods.

Now, for us Agile and Scrum are not only some methods, but a set of principles which help us to be successful in the highly competitive and dynamic environment."
 

IS Development Manager at Direct Pojišťovna

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Reference - Cleverlance

David Herbst, SW Tester, Cleverlance, T-Mobile project"My beginnings in Scrum were not extremely dazzling. In the very beginning I was annoyed that I have to change my work style. In addition to it I was rather skeptical to the fact that Scrum should make something better."

Cleverlance"Now I am convinced, that the period when I was a member of Scrum team, was probably the most inspiring time. Compared with projects in which I was involved during the last three or four years."

David Herbst, SW Tester, Cleverlance, T-Mobile project

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Reference - Prins Software

Prins Software"Zuzana has a given our company short, but comprehensive introduction to the Scrum and Agile methods. She is passionate about the subject she teach and has a practical experience in implementing the agile method in several companies, too. We appreciate, that she is interested how the agile methods are going to be implemented in out company."
 

Ondrej Medek, Software Developer, Architect and Analyst, Prins Software

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Reference - WebExpo

WebExpoVS"Zuzana delivers inspiring talks, seminars and workshops about agile. She has a lot of contacts in the community. She's able to co-organize agile events and get people together."

 

Václav Stoupa, Founder, WebExpo

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Reference - Events of Agilni Asociace

"I've met Zuzana at events she had organized with Agilní Asociace. I've found Zuzana to be a very pragmatic person when it comes to the team management and Agile methodologies. She understands there is no silver bullet, no solution which fits all sizes. She works to understand the situation and finds an approach which works in the given context."

Oleg Smirskyy, Consultant at Profinit.

 

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