Agile Portugal 2014

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Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies is co-author of the first “Agile Coaching” book and
currently works as Agile Coach at Unruly Media, the leading global
platform for social video marketing. She is a popular invited speaker at
industry conferences worldwide.

Rachel has over 20 years experience in software development playing a
variety of roles from software developer to manager. She became an agile
practitioner in 2000 and draws upon experience with a wide range of agile
approaches including Lean/Kanban, Scrum, and XP.

Rachel shares her latest thinking about Agile product development and
coaching on her blog at http://agilecoach.typepad.com/ and over Twitter @rachelcdavies

Vasco Duarte

Vasco Duarte

Currently an Agile Coach at Avira, Vasco Duarte is an experienced Product and Project Manager. Having worked in the software industry since 1997, Vasco has also been an Agile practitioner since 2004, he is one of the leaders and catalysts of Agile methods and Agile culture adoption at Avira and previously at Nokia and F-Secure.

Vasco’s contributions to the development of the Software industry and professions can be read at his blog: http://SoftwareDevelopmentToday.blogspot.com

Or you can follow Vasco on Twitter: @duarte_vasco

Alexandre Magno

Alexandre Magno

Alexander Magno founded Adaptworks in 2008, soon after becoming the first Certified Scrum Trainer in Brazil. He accumulated profound experience applying Scrum and other Agile methods for different businesses areas such as: start-ups, financial, telco, IT organizations, airlines companies and ISVs.
Passionate on learning, Magno is now writing the ‘Learning 3.0’ book which addresses the importance of emergent learning in the life of creative workers, agile teams and great companies. With this focus, he set up Happy Melly Brazil, a legal entity of Happy Melly.
You can find more information on Learning 3.0 at www.learning30.co, and following Alexandre on Twitter @axmagno




More invited speaker announcements
coming soon!


Note: This program is still preliminary and will change during the next few days. Check back as lots of details will be added soon!
June 6th (Friday) – Sessions
8:30 Registration
9:15 Welcome to Agile Portugal 2014

@ A1

9:30 “How to improve software project estimates – The #NoEstimates view”
by Vasco Duarte

Keynote @ A1

10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 “Agile Revolution Reboot”
by Lucas Olczyk

Talk @ A1

“Balancing Uncertainty, Urgency,
and Importance with Value, Time, and Budget”

by Ademar Aguiar

Invited Talk @ A2

11:30 “Building Empowered Teams”
by Wayde Stallmann

Talk @ A1

“Agile with Services”
by Pedro Gama

Talk @ A2

12:00 “One more shot – how to promote daily learning in our organizations”
by Alexandre Magno

Invited Talk @ A1

13:00 Networking Lunch (*)
14:30 “Coaching Teams Through Change”
by Rachel Davies

Keynote @ A1

15:30 “Scrum @ Primavera”
by Miguel Barroso

Sponsored Talk @ A1

16:00 “Agile Decision Support Systems for Upper Management”
by Pedro Castro Henriques

Sponsored Talk @ A1

16:30 “Removing Barriers between Development and Operations”
by Michael Koester

Sponsored Talk @ A1

17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 “Pair Programming”
by Pedro Torres

Talk @ A1

“The Story of Agile @ Vortal”
by Rui Barreira

Talk @ A2

18:00 “Continuous delivery in the UK public sector”
by Nuno Marques

Talk @ A1

“Sprint Length: How to be quicker to market”
by B. Teixeira, M. Sousa, A. Campinho

Talk @ A2

18:30 Panel, Retrospective and Closing

@ A1

19:00 Social Event


June 7th (Saturday) – Workshops
8:30 Registration
9:00 “Managing to Innovate
Agile Product Management”
part I

by Vasco Duarte

Workshops @ A1

“Coaching Agile Teams”
by Rachel Davies

Workshops @ A2

12:30 Lunch
14:00 “Managing to Innovate
Agile Product Management”part II

by Vasco Duarte

Workshops @ A1

“Learning Canvas – A shot of emergent learning for creative workers”
by Alexandre Magno

Workshops @ A2

17:00 Ending


  • 1st day – 15€ (* networking lunch included)
  • 2nd day (full day) – 300€
  • 2nd day (half day) – 200€


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Sponsors and Partners

Gold Sponsors

A PRIMAVERA Business Software Solutions dedica-se ao desenvolvimento e comercialização de soluções de gestão e plataformas para integração de processos empresariais num mercado global, disponibilizando soluções para as Pequenas, Médias, Grandes Organizações e Administração Pública.Cerca de 40 mil empresas recorrem diariamente às soluções PRIMAVERA para otimizarem os seus processos de negócio, numa aposta ganha na digitalização e inovação.A PRIMAVERA BSS está presente em Portugal, Espanha, Angola, Moçambique, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe, Quénia e Dubai, sendo líder de mercado em vários destes países.Para este trajeto de sucesso, em muito tem contribuído o compromisso assumido pela PRIMAVERA BSS desde a sua criação, em 1993, no sentido de desenvolver soluções de vanguarda que respondam antecipadamente às necessidades futuras das empresas, razão pela qual a PRIMAVERA está inscrita no grupo das 500 maiores empresa europeias com maior potencial de crescimento, um ranking promovido pela Growth Plus.De destacar, ainda, o prémio PME Inovação atribuído, em 2006, pela COTEC, Associação Empresarial para a Inovação, e que distingue empresas que pela sua atitude e atividade inovadoras constituem exemplos de criação de valor para o país. A PRIMAVERA renovou, em 2009, a sua presença na Rede Inovação da COTEC.
Strongstep is a company specialized in software engineering that contributes to the improvement of software quality in the world. Its action is based on pragmatic principles of efficiency and excellence, supported by an experienced team, by the use of best practices and with established partnerships with worldwide reference institutions. Among the areas of expertise of the team are: CMMI – Capability Maturity Model Integration; ITMARK; TSP/PSP – Team Software Process and Personal Software Process; Agile Methods – SCRUM and XP – Extreme Programming; PMBOK – Project Management Book of Knowledge; ITIL – IT Service Management; TMMi; RUP – Rational Unified Process; NP 4457.

Silver Sponsors

Become part of something bigger than you alone. Scrum Alliance brings you together with like-minded people who are passionate about Scrum and who dream, explore – and live – project management brilliance every day. A nonprofit professional organization, we provide advocacy, community, and education to support this movement, equip our members, and help them succeed with Scrum in software development and beyond. Come sprint with us!
Blip was born in 2009, a Software Engineering Startup, co-founded by José Fonseca aiming to develop high performance web applications. We are a talented team that focus on people, innovation and lean strategies and work. In 2014 Blip we were considered, by Exame and Accenture, the best company to work in Portugal in the IT sector and the sixth best one in whole portuguese companies.
VOID is a software development company that manages and consistently delivers highly effective projects, since 2006. Operating mainly across Europe, our references are among administrations and renowned international companies in the media content licensing and finance/accounting markets.
VORTAL is a leading G2B2B eMarketplace operator, serving more than 40.000 suppliers (companies) and over 2.000 buying organizations on three continents on a high performance, peer-to-peer cloud-based platform. VORTAL is the most advanced G2B2B peer-to-peer eMarketplace that matches buyers and sellers according to their product/service specialisation and market coverage across other qualification criteria.Vortal is organized by industry vertical which currently includes: Government, Health, Construction, Energy & Utilities and Corporate. VORTAL platform is built on a service-oriented architecture for high availability, performance and scalability, to support a cloud-based e-tendering and e-commerce suites, offering specific services for suppliers, like marketing intelligence tools, leads management, and competitive analysis. Founded in 2000, VORTAL supports its customers and network with offices in Portugal, Spain, UK, Czech Republic and Colombia. VORTAL has facilitated tenders and awards in excess of 17,5 billion EUR based on over 1,3 million eProposals.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Bronze Sponsors

COR&FJA is one of the leading software and consulting companies for insurers and company pension schemes providers in Europe. In these markets COR&FJA offers high-performance standard software products as well as extensive functional and technical consulting services. Portugal subsidiary of COR&FJA develops and implements software for Insurance Distribution (Web Portals, Banks, Brokers, …) using Agile principles and practices. We have an Agile mindset at the foundation for the company operations, being an inspiration for the company management and distributed software development practices. Being adaptive is key for us, doing Agile is the current best way of getting there.
Critical Manufacturing provides manufacturers of complex, high tech discrete products, a manufacturing execution and intelligence system that empower organizations to achieve their goals. Our state-of-the-art products and services enable organizations to drive down cost, flexibly meet market demands, and ultimately achieve greater agility, visibility and reliability. Part of that commitment is providing our customers with a quick response to the challenges they bring to our door. To be able to do so, we’ve embraced Agile methodologies for our organization and our development process since the foundation of the company in 2009.
Do iT Lean is an agile software services company focused on delivering OutSystems solutions that bring immediate and real advantages to your business. Every single resource that is put into a project, results in added business value for your organization. At Do iT Lean, there is no waste of resources. We help our customers achieve a Lean IT with:

  • Agile People – Our team has delivered hundreds of projects around the globe, in dozens of industries. We are: one of the 7 OutSystems World Certified Partners; experts in Mobile applications development; experienced OutSystems partner in Java stack environments; skillful in corporate applications developing using OutSystems BPT technology; savvy in integrating with ERP, CRM and other legacy systems.
  • Agile Technology – Following the Lean principles, we focus our knowledge and expertise in flexible techonologies that give us the ability to deliver tailored business solutions in record time. So we use rapid development techonologies like the award winning OutSystems’ Agile Platform and the worldwide known Ruby on Rails.
  • Agile Methodology – We pursue an Agile Methodology in every project we deliver. Our team is certified by the Scrum Alliance. That is why your solutions will be ready on time, on budget and with the features you really need. Having a Lean IT means combining skills, technology and methodology to deliver more value with fewer resources. It means reducing waste.
Farfetch is a global community of over 300 visionary fashion boutiques offering an inspirational shopping experience to fashion-forward consumers.The community of boutiques have been carefully selected for their unique approach to merchandising, forward-thinking attitude and diversity of brands.As a truly global brand, Farfetch has also created bespoke, local language websites to enhance the customer experience in international markets including France, Russia, China, Japan and Brazil.


Partners & Media Partners

IPL BitHandle Backlog
Devscope Aberto Até de Madrugada 10web.pt
Scopphu Devscope Devscope


How to arrive to School of Technology and Management (ESTG), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal (Google Maps).

From Lisbon International Airport (Aeroporto da Portela) to Leiria

By car:
- Google Maps directions taking the A1 motorway;

By bus:
- You must reach the “Sete Rios” bus terminal station, and buy a ticket to Leiria from Rede Expressos (inloco or online) – check timetables & priceshere.

To get from Lisbon airport to “Sete Rios” bus terminal station, you can use aerobus, metro or taxi:

- Aerobus (7:30am to 11:00pm, every 40m, € 3.50 onboard): take the aerobus line nr. 2 direction Av. José Malhoa Sul. Get off at the third stop (Sete Rios)
- Metro (6.30am to 1:00am, € 0,50 rechargeable + € 1,40 each trip) : Take the red line to S. Sebastião and change to the blue line direction to Amadora Este. Get out two stops after at Jardim Zoológico. The bus station should be reached from the underground station.
- Taxi: You can pick the taxi at the airport. The trip duration will depend on the traffic but at best it will take about 15 minutes to get to “Sete Rios” and cost about € 8-10.

From Oporto International Airport (Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro) to Leiria

By car:
Google Maps directions taking the A1 motorway;

By bus:
- You must reach the “Batalha” bus terminal station, and buy a ticket to Leiria from Rede Expressos (inloco or online) – check timetables & prices here: http://www.rede-expressos.pt.

To get from Oporto airport to “Batalha” bus terminal station, you can take the metro at the airport and get off at São Bento (Line D – Yellow). The bus terminal is a difficult 7 or 8 minutes walk up a very steep hill to “Batalha”.

Once in Leiria bus terminal, you can either walk (30m), take a taxi (5m) or get on a Mobilis bus (15m) to ESTG and Agile Portugal 2014.

Recommended Accommodation

Name Site Reservation email
Hotel São Luís  www.saoluishotel.com reservas@saoluishotel.com
Eurosol Leiria & Eurosol Jardim***, Eurosol Residence**** www.eurosol.pt/hoteis/hotel-eurosol-leiria-jardim/ NA
Pousadinha José Saramago www.ipleiria.pt sas@ipleiria.pt


Additional Information

You will find additional turistic information here. Please get in touch with us if there’s something that you are not finding.


Agile Portugal 2014 is a collaborative effort of several agile enthusiasts and practitioners from the academy and the industry.


Catarina Reis Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

João Cerdeira Blip.pt

Ricardo Martinho Instituto Politécnico de Leiria


Claudia Matosa


Ademar Aguiar FEUP, Universidade do Porto

Filipe Correia ParadigmaXis
FEUP, Universidade do Porto

Teresa Carreiro Critical Manufacturing

Joseph Yoder The Refactory, Inc


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