Indaba Tree

At every conference, there comes a time when one has a burning desire to talk further – something that has been said has annoyed, confused or inspired you. This year’s Agile Africa conference gives you a unique opportunity to do just this. Come to the Indaba Tree, a dedicated track for ad-hoc conversations where your topic of interest can be explored and shared amongst the community.

There will be a  Lean Coffee to kick off the first day, and an ongoing soap box, fishbowl, and open space for the duration of the conference.  So come and have your say and enjoy some high disagreement with high feedback at the Indaba Tree.

The Indaba Tree will be facilitated by Danie Roux, Sandra Rheeder, Olga Yiannakis and Mariet Visser.

Mariet Visser currently holds a position as Process Manager at DStv Digital Media,  an entertainment company that specializes in VOD, Internet and Digital Commerce. Before her current position, she served as a Scrum Master.

Prior to that she worked for Web Africa, an ISP based in Cape Town, in various positions such as a Scrum Master, BA Manager, Customer Ops Manager, Billing Manager, Billing Team Lead & Billing Consultant.

Throughout her career, over the past 11 years, she has been working primarily in the IT sector.Her passion for Agile has been an important contributor to who she is today. She is active in the community, always looking to share her knowledge, experiences, and inspire others to fall just as deeply in love with Agile as she has.

Mariet is originally from the West Coast. In her spare time she enjoys gaming, reading, and playing with her pups, Dexter & Mila!

 

Email: marietvisser@gmail.com

Mobile: 076 222 1375

Twitter: @mariet_visser

The past 14 years has seen Olga working with software development teams on all project types & sizes. She started out as a traditional Project Manager & began her Agile journey in 2008 & then certified as a Scrum Master when she attended the first Scrum Gathering 2010 in Cape Town.

Olga has been a Scrum Master at DStv Digital Media (DDM) since 2014 as she wanted to work in an agile organisation. Prior to that she worked at Internet Solutions as a Project Manager & Scrum Master on enterprise projects, advocating agile. In addition, she had the Scrum Masters reporting into her & was at the forefront of leading the agile adoption within the organisation. She started her IT industry career at MWEB Business.

She is very passionate about anything to do with Agile (e.g. Scrum, Kanban & Lean) & working with people to create high performing teams. What inspires her is being able to share her passion & ignite an enthusiasm for agile in others & inspire them to embark on their agile journeys too. Olga is interested in coaching, facilitation & how to scale effectively within the organisation.

She loves reading, eating good food, spending time outdoors in summer, & snuggling with her cats (aka “hot water bottles”) in winter! She is actively involved with the agile community in Johannesburg. 

Email:              olgayiannakis@hotmail.com

Mobile:            +27 82 5722 099

Twitter:           @chaos_olga

Sandy is a specialised facilitator and Business and IT solutions
consultant, with 15 years’ experience across the Retail
Banking, Trade Finance and Insurance industries.
She majored in Accounting, Informations Systems and
Management, and has an Honours degree in Information
Systems from Rhodes University. Sandy has also completed
numerous training courses, focusing on Negotiation,
Leadership, UML, Prince2, Facilitation and Agile methods. She
has spent the last 5 years looking at Agile usage in large
corporates, and the challenges facing BAs and managers in
implementing a methodology that is fundamentally a values shift
rather than a series of learnt practices.

Sandy also provides specialised facilitation services to
management teams across the BSG client base, ranging from
sessions to unpack strategic requirements and define the
business priority of IT driven change, to new operating model
implementations.

She also runs Agile principles workshops for client executives
and IT staff. Sandy uses her previous experience in roles such
as Head of the Implementation Team for a new product line in
Trade Finance, Head of Business Development, Divisional
Manager and Specialist Consultant across the work that she
does.

Tel: +27 11 215 6666

Mobile: +27 83 556 2381

Email: Sandra.Rheeder@bsg.co.za

Danie is an independent consultant. During more than a decade of doing agile he has seen both good and bad expressions of it. This has left him with a need to understand the difference that makes the difference. Using this experience Danie has helped teams as small as 3 people and teams as big as 50 to get to grips with the Why and How of value creation.

 

Email: danie@danieroux.com