Thursday, December 25, 2014

"If you don't plan you plan failed projects. But AGILE and SCRUM is eating the world of Project Management."

Scrum Alliance Greek Scrum User Group Leader
Theofanis Giotis / Θεοφάνης Γιώτης
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), PMI-ACP,
BA, MSc, Ph.D. c., PMP, PRINCE2 Trainer


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scrum Alliance | Greek Scrum User Group event: [The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time] SAVE the DATE: 18.Dec.2014, 17:30-21:00

Scrum Alliance | Greek Scrum User Group: Expert Series Events!

The Greek Scrum User Group endorsed by ScrumAlliance organises a free event (registration is reguired)
on 18th of Dec. 2014, 17:30 until 21:00 (location will be announced soon), titled:
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
For registration click here
Carol McEwan, CSM, CSPO
Managing Director at
Carol McEwan, Managing Director for Scrum Alliance, a non-profit, professional membership organization whose mission is to transform the world of work. Carol and her staff work diligently to raise awareness and interest in Scrum. They fulfill their mission by providing advocacy, community and education to their members. Scrum Alliance has over 350,000 members worldwide from the software development community and beyond.
Dr. Jeff Sutherland, CST, CSP, CSM, CSPO, REP
Co-creator of Scrum and
CEO at
Jeff Sutherland is the inventor and co-creator of Scrum. He is a West Point graduate, former fighter pilot and cancer researcher, as well as CTO or head of engineering of eleven different software companies from small startups to enterprises with thousands of developers. He launched the first Scrum team in 1993 and has shephereded its explosive growth across the planet and into almost every industry: finance, healthcare, higher education and telecom. His most recent book is Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.
Dr. Alex Maniatopoulos, MSc, Ph.D.
Managing Director at
Samsung Nanoradio Design Centre (SNDC)
Alex Maniatopoulos is leading the Design Center of Samsung in Patras, Greece for Wireless System-on-Chip products targeted to Internet of Things applications and is heading a globally distributed Software team of 40 people. With more than 20 years of experience on managing large scale IT projects from various positions, he has developed analytical skills for coordinating multi-site, multicultural hardware and software teams.

His current duties include but are not limited to risk management, continuous improvement of methodologies, tools, communication across sites and processes based on KPIs, strategy planning and implementation in collaboration with the R&D, Marketing and Operations departments of his organization.
Stathis Tzaros, PMP, PMI-ACP
Technical Director at
Stathis Tzaros Stathis Tzaros is the director of Operations at giaola PC, a rapidly- growing startup based in Athens.Giaola wants to change the way people search and ask for everyday services.

However, Stathis believes that an organisation has to change itself first in order to make a change to its external environment. And applying project management is the first step toward this change. Hence, Stathis duty is to assist all departments of the organization in embracing agile project management, applying its methodologies and even improving the way they make use of them on a daily basis.

This improvement includes holding daily ceremonies, conducting further requirements analysis, requirements prioritization and re- prioritization and continuous integration. But the cornerstone remains the establishment of concrete communication channels among all the stakeholders of the project! 
Markos Spyridakis, MBA
Head of Quality at
Nokia Networks
Markos Spyridakis is a Quality Management and process development expert, with more than 11 year of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is responsible for the quality strategy and goals for several Nokia Networks products, developed and maintained in the Technology Center of Athens. He is working closely with R&D development teams as well as with Project and Product management and coaches the team members towards the achievement of the overall quality strategy and targets. He is a Certified Scrum Master, with many years of experience in Agile training and coaching. He is also responsible for managing the relations of Nokia Technology Center of Athens with the local ecosystem, i.e. Universities, Startups, Innovation Hubs, State and other companies.
Georgios Papadopoulos, PMI-ACP, CSM
Project Manager of Product Development
Georgios Papadopoulos is a Project manager of product development responsible for:
o Coordinate the activities of the distributed development teams.
o Collaborate with solution project management and contribute to the solution packaging and micro/macro planning.
o Collaborate with product management and contribute in requirements’ clarification.
o Manage the milestones and deliverables for the product version under implementation.
o Act as escalation point for the product development organization.
o Collaborate with service organization and transition teams in the transition to market phase.
o Monitor the quality of deliverables in accordance to product quality criteria.
Dimitra Tsolka, PMP
Group Leader, Responsible for Agile Transformation Program in Intracom Telecom/SW Design Centerr
Dimitra Tsolka has 23 years of experience in telecommunication software development. For 16 years she is working as a project manager in multinational projects, managing teams in Greece and having cooperation with project teams in many European countries and China. Head of PMO for 7 years, with high experience in process setting, change control, identification of communication channels and support of project teams and project managers’ teams.

Training and working experience on Agile methods and practices. Member of the Agile Transformation Team for the organization. Agile Leader of SW development teams. Domains of focus and interest: Managing stakeholders, risk management, teams coaching. Dimitra is specializing in Scaling Agile Framework based on experience of Agile adoption into large SW development projects.
Panagiotis Papaporfyriou, CSM, CSP,
Solutions Architect at FDS and Mind Solutions,
Senior Consultant at Grant Thornton Greece
Panagiotis Papaporfyriou is a Senior Consultant for Grant Thornton Greece and co-founder and Solutions Architect of two startup companies FDS and Mind Solutions. He has 15 years of experience in developing software in the Banking, Retail and Auditing sector and 8 years of experience in Agile, Project Management and Business Analysis. Specialties:
• SW Architecture and Development
• Project Management
• Agile, Scrum
• Business Analysis
• Business Intelligence
• Business Process Improvement
Theofanis Giotis, CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, PMP, Prince2 Trainer, MSc, Ph.D. C.
CEO at 12PM Consulting
Theofanis Giotis has been managing projects in EMEA region since 1987. He is a senior Project Manager, Instructor, Consultant, Author, Trainer and Entrepreneur. He is CEO of ITEC-CONSULTING (12PM Consulting) since 1988, and first President of The Greek Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI-GREECE) 2005-2014. He is teaching Information Technology and Project, Program and Portfolio Management at postgraduate level in four Universities in Greece. Email:
Participants will receive an attendance certificate.
certified can claim 3 SEUs   |   PMI certified PMPs and PMI-ACPs can claim 3 PDUs
For registration click here
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Greek Scrum User Group Leader
Theofanis Giotis / Θεοφάνης Γιώτης
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
MSc, Ph.D. C., PMP, PMI-ACP, PRINCE2 Traine
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ScrumAlliance Global Gathering: Intercontinental, Berlin, Germany, 22-24th of Sept. 2014 | Report by Theofanis Giotis

Global SCRUM GATHERINGS® take place twice a year, one in Europe and one in the States. In 2014, the event in Europe took place at Intercontinental Berlin between 22nd and 24th of Sept. with 600+ participants. During this Global SCRUM GATHERING event, more than 50 presentations have taken place. Participants at this event earned Category A SEUs towards CSP certification.

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More than 300 papers from experts were submitted for this Global SCRUM GATHERING event and 50 of them were selected to be presented on the event in the following tracks: 
  • Scrum Principles: “Changing the Status Quo”
  • Successful Scrum Practices: “Berlin Never Sleeps”
  • Innovating beyond Core Scrum: “The Bohemian Bear”
  • Thinking “Outside the box”
  • Managing Agility “Bring Down the Wall”

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Scrum workshop για την Samsung Nanoradio από την 12PM Consulting

Η εταιρεία Samsung Nanoradio Design Center (SNDC) ασχολείται με την σχεδίαση και βελτιστοποίηση καινοτόμων προϊόντων ασύρματης δικτύωσης (Wi-Fi) τόσο σε software όσο και σε hardware. Τα κεντρικά γραφεία της SNDC είναι στην Kista της Σουηδίας και το κέντρο ανάπτυξης προϊόντων στην Πάτρα (Patras InnoHub).

Η υλοποίηση του Scrum workshop έγινε στα γραφεία της SNDC στην Πάτρα με συμμετοχή 18 στελεχών της εταιρείας. Ο Αλέξανδρος Μανιατόπουλος (MSc, Ph.D.), Πρόεδρος και Δ/νων Σύμβουλος της SNDC δήλωσε: «Η SNDC χρησιμοποιεί το Scrum framework στην ανάπτυξη των καινοτόμων προϊόντων της. Ο σκοπός του Scrum workshop ήταν η αποδοτικότερη χρήση των τεχνικών της Scrum για αύξηση της παραγωγικότητας και ανταγωνιστικότητας της εταιρεία μας».
Την υλοποίηση του Scrum workshop έκανε ο Θεοφάνης Γιώτης,, (CSM, PMP, P2P, MSc, Ph.D. C.), Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της εταιρείας ITEC Consulting (12PM Consulting) που παρέχει υπηρεσίες εκπαίδευσης και consulting σε project management από το 1988 και είναι ο πρώτος πιστοποιημένος οργανισμός του PMI στην Ελλάδα από το 2003 (Project Management Institute Registered Educational ProviderPMI REP).