After Agile Turkey Summit

What we have done better this year

Each year we are doing our best to improve your experience that you can get from a conference. So here is list of the things that we did better this year:

  • The first and the most important thing is that we are trying new ideas to create an unforgettable event for you. Innovation is the key pillar of our conference. And this year’s event was a kind of Agile carnival, full of new experiences and energy.
  • We provided better experience during registration process. First time in Agile Turkey Summit history we didn’t have any significant queue in the rush hours of the morning.
  • Mobile application we have used this year created lots of energy among participants. They find the opportunity to create their own event agenda, give instant feedback about sessions and event, get in touch with each other and join discussions. They even posted vacancies in job boards. We also created a new way of interaction between sponsors and participants with instant push notifications.
  • Workshops worked well. Participants asked us to re-organize some of the workshops during the conference. We were not able to answer this request but this was very motivating for us. We will be working on workshop improvements for the next year.

What we have failed this year

We believe in transparency, even radical transparency. So here it is:

  • We failed on time management. Due to heavy traffic jam on the day of conference, some of the participants were late. So as organisation team, we decided to start the program 15 minutes late of the original plan. The action for next year is to start the program at 09:30 sharp!
  • We failed to make Speakers corner and Coaches Recipe work. Actually our speakers were at the designated area, but participants were not there because of us. We did not provide enough information and guidance for how the Speakers’ Corner and Coaches Recipe will work. The action for next year is to clearly state the flow of these events both before and during the summit day.
  • The plan of main track sessions and workshops were overlapping, creating a lot of opportunities and complexity at the same time. We forgot “Limiting WIP” principle for a while :). This made it hard for participants to select which session to attend. The action for next year is to spread the workshops through whole week. Yes, you heard it correctly! We will work on it to make it possible.

What we have different from last year

This is not different; it’s a kind of tradition for Agile Turkey Summit having a celebrity. This year we had Kaan Sekban who is one of the popular comedians as closing keynote speaker, that makes people smile at the end of an informative day.

Thank you…

We would like to say “Thank you so much!” to…

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