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SAFe® European Symposium Series London

SAFe® European Symposium Series London

We are excited to be part of a knowledge-packed SAFe® European day featuring customer stories and thought leadership, shared through inspiring speaker sessions and expert interactions. Our very own Stephen de Villiers Graaff and Michelle Neilson will be sharing their insights on using trend analytics to transform feedback conversations and scale SAFe effectively.

17 November 8AM - 5PM UTC Millennium Gloucester, Kensington, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, SW7 4LH, London, England

What to expect

You'll connect with SAFe coaches and industry experts and get advice and insights on successfully delivering your agile transformation.

  • Meet SAFe coaches, industry experts, and change agents
  • Learn from subject matter experts on setting up a SAFe transformation
  • Network, ask questions, and share best practices with your peers
  • Discover firsthand how European organisations use SAFe and Atlassian Solutions to deliver value to customers
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The Adaptavist Group Team Session

Don't miss Adaptavist's Stephen de Villiers Graaff and Michelle Neilson’s 30-minute presentation and Q&A session.

Scaling SAFely? Using trend analytics to transform conversations at every level

What you'll learn: Feedback plays a crucial role in planning and preparation for a PI event. Teams that show up confidently, having consulted trusted sources for feedback, know what outcomes are important, share insightful thoughts, and set themselves on the path to delivering value. On the many agile journeys we have shared with our clients, we’ve discovered that relatively simple trend analytics, working with data readily available in Jira, can be one of the most effective forms of feedback leading up to PI planning and beyond. Many teams are unaware of this powerful tool and its ability to affect the behavioural changes necessary to scale SAFely. But with an appreciation of the value of honest feedback, trend analytics can help transform the depth of the conversations at every level of an organisation. In this talk, we’ll explain how.

Our speakers: 

Stephen de Villiers Graaff, Managing Director at Gravity Works (part of The Adaptavist Group)

Stephen is an inspirational coach, trainer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating environments where people can excel. Stephen has worked in many different industries from the collar and tie of large corporates to the hard hats and steel caps of manufacturing.

As a keen methodologist, Stephen helps people discover new ways of thinking, learning and relearning with a strong emphasis on focus, simplicity and continuous improvement practices. 

As a talented public speaker and thought leader, Stephen inspires people and organisations to become passionately curious, creative, expressive and collectively responsible.

Stephen is currently a founding member and director of Gravity Works Business Consultants, a boutique consultancy focused on all facets of organisational and digital transformation in financial services and telecommunications.

Michelle Neilson, Director, Enterprise Agile Coach at Gravity Works (part of The Adaptavist Group)

As an entrepreneur, IT professional and enterprise agile coach in financial services and telecommunications, Michelle has over 16 years of experience in developing and implementing progressive technology solutions for leading corporations. 

Coupled with her outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills and talent for successfully leading large projects, Michelle thrives on coaching, mentoring, and leading teams (across global locations) to deliver beyond expectations.

Michelle is currently a founding member and director of Gravity Works Business Consultants, a boutique consultancy focused on all facets of organisational and digital transformation in the financial services and telecommunications industry.

Her skills and expertise include Agile Methodologies, Six Sigma, Prince 2, ITIL, Release Management, Risk and Compliance Monitoring Solutions, TOGAF.

Register for the SAFe Symposium in London