Third annual and the largest Agile conference in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, Bosnia Agile Day 2016, was held on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The conference was organized by the Bosnia Agile association with mission on promoting agile principles and methods of software development and project management in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Participants had the opportunity to hear 19 local and international Agile experts, innovators and practitioners such as keynote speaker Dave Snowden, then Lemi Orhan Ergin, Denis Rudonja, Maria Ball, Marcus Degerman, Fariz Saračević and others who represented the companies such as Cognitive Edge, ThoughtWorks, BBC, Softhouse, IBM, Infobip and others., Speakers in the lectures and workshops shared their experiences with agile methods not only in the IT industry but also in the film industry.

The conference was attended by 196 participants, which is the largest number of Bosnia Agile Day attendees to date.

  

   

This event would not happened without support of our sponsors and we want to thank them once more, GOLD sponsors: Authority Partners, Comtrade, Softhouse, Zira; SILVER sponsors: codecentric, Mistral, Symphony; BRONZE sponsors: Agile Alliance, Atlantbh, Croz, Infobip, Scrum Alliance, Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and media partners TV1, Akta, Business Magazin, Hayat, Kliker.ba, Poduzetnik and Posao.ba.

We recommend that you look at our photo gallery for glimpse how it looked like on October 15 at the SSST. 
 

Bosnia Agile has, for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina, organized a two PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) exam preparation training. Education took place in Academy387 in Sarajevo 10th - 13th of October. Participants could, during the two-day training discuss about Agile projects, agile approach in large and complex environments. Also, in the interactive setting, trainer Igor Parać, has exchanged experiences in multicultural environment, and good and bad things about agile transition.

Project management institute (PMI) is a leading project management institute in the world. And Bosnia Agile is proud that the participants were from Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Bijeljina and other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  

Training has proved that there is a need for this type of education. More and more projects are becoming an IT projects, and more and more projects are delivering software as an end product, thus, agile project management is still growing and developing itself. Bosnia Agile will continue to organize PMI-ACP training preparation courses in order to improve agility and ability of software development in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to help people get recognized by obtaining world wide renowned certificate.

On May 23rd 2016 Bosnia Agile organized yet another successful lecture on Agile and Scrum, this time for students of Faculty of Economics - Management Information Systems Dept. Our coach Kemal Bajramović held an introductory lecture followed by discussion, comments and Q&A session. Enthusiasm and interest shown by the students motivates us to plan another events of this type. 

We hope to extend our cooperation with Faculty of Economics and other educational institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a mission of sharing knowledge and experiences in the topic, so that students are better prepared for their future professional career.  At the end, special thanks goes to prof. Tarik Zaimovic who initiated organization of this event. 

 

On Thursday, May 5, 2016. in the amphitheater of the Third High School in Sarajevo, an educative meetup for students was held on the topic “Introduction into software development”. The content of the meetup was deliberately chosen so that students of the Third High School could learn more about our organization, agile methodologies and the wide area of opportunities that young people have in the field of software development.

Our colleges from Bosnia Agile could notice that students were focused and following the unique presentation from our college Jasmin Heljić. We were especially proud to see a great number of students attending this event. At the end of the presentation you could get the feeling that there is much more space for cooperation between Bosnia Agile and this school system, so that future generations could also learn and educate themselves about this topic.

  

We want to thank the Third gymnasium for being a wonderful host and we look forward for more cooperation in the near future.

Meetup presentation (in local language) is available here.

On April 8th, 2016 very interesting meetup about public sector agility was held at the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina building. Meetup was held in a form of workshop with attendees from many different public institutions and companies. 

In a very pleasant and useful discussion the need for more similar workshops is recognized due to the fact that public sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina is dominant, and changes are necessary for better and more efficient public services.

Bosnia Agile will continue to organize events in order to improve software development practices, IT project management and to promote agile philosophy.

Meetup presentation (in local language) is availible here

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