Liberating Structures Design-Corner
15.03.2021  14:00  — 15:00
 Online Event

Are you planning a meeting or workshop using Liberating Structures? Do you need support in designing your meeting or workshop?

Together with Birgit Nieschalk we brought the “Design-Corner” to life to cover exactly these topics. We want to help, inspire and learn from each other designing meetings and workshops.


1. You are familiar with Liberating Structures

It’s fine if you only know a few structures but you should have already utilized a couple of them. This isn’t a workshop but an exchange among practitioners.

2. You want to help others with their design OR you are looking for inspiration for your design

It doesn’t matter if you only have loose thoughts, a purpose statement or an already refined storyboard for your meeting: bring along your draft, open points, feedback, a final touch or a completely new perspective.

We are looking forward to an exchange with you and all the other participants!

Zombie Scrum Workshop
29.04.2021  9:30  — 30.04.2021 16:30
 Online Event

Zombie Scrum is a contagious disease that has infected Scrum teams around the world. It may look like normal Scrum on the surface but it lacks a beating heart. Organizations suffering from Zombie Scrum fail to reap the promised benefits and get stuck in mindless repetitions of empty rituals.

Become a Professional Zombie Scrum Fighter

In the book “Zombie Scrum Survival Guide” Christiaan Verwijs, Barry Overeem and Johannes Schartau explain the origins of this dreadful disease, how to spot the symptoms, and prescribe helpful experiments to cure infected systems. But people have asked for more…

In this first of its kind workshop with co-author Johannes Schartau you will get the chance to:

  • take a deep-dive into the material of the “Zombie Scrum Survival Guide”
  • learn extended techniques to successfully apply experiments from the book
  • gain additional knowledge that wasn’t covered in the book

It doesn’t matter whether you have studied the book in great detail or not even read a single line. This workshop will equip you with everything you need to know to effectively combat Zombie Scrum.

You will learn to:
  • understand and explain to others how Zombie Scrum develops
  • protect your sanity while working with infected systems
  • communicate effectively with victims of Zombie Scrum
  • make noticeable progress while working with infected systems
Who is the workshop for?
  • Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Team Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Managers

As an added bonus, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate as a “Professional Zombie Scrum Fighter”. The certificate is worthless on the open market and we will make sure it stays that way.

The workshop will be conducted by Zombie Scrum Survival Guide Co-Author Johannes Schartau and will take place over two days from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm CEST.

It is very important to us that the insights and tools are applied in your practice. Therefore, this workshop includes an additional follow-up exchange with the group in which Johannes will clarify open questions.

Early bird tickets are available.

What do you get?
  • Interactive two-day workshop with Co-Author Johannes Schartau
  • One-hour follow-up exchange with the group to clarify your questions
  • “Professional Zombie Scrum Fighter” Certificate
Ticket prices: (Gross prices including VAT and ticketing fees)

Early Bird Ticket 480,00 €
Standard 590,00 €

Are you interested in the topic but the date and time doesn’t suit you? If so, please contact the speaker Johannes Schartau directly via LinkedIn private messaging or email Johannes.schartau@holisticon.de for information on future workshops.

We look forward to seeing you then!

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2021
28.07.2021  11:00  — 11:20

I like pizza. I like it a lot. I want to use the sensation of ordering a pizza to demonstrate how easy it can be to develop microservices with contemporary and modern methodology – that being the API First! approach.

In this lightning session I will show on the beamer how easy it is to write a small OpenAPI Spec for a tiny microservice. I will use the mighty OpenAPI Code Generator to generate initial projects from this spec file for a couple of programming languages.

So the generator automatically does a lot of work for you, taking the task of project setup and the writing of boiler plate code off you shoulders.

This demonstration will show that developing the “API First! way” can save you a lot of time and also forces you to think first of a clean and understandable API before you implement it. Thus enabling you to design awesome APIs to be used by consuming applications.

The developers who are going to use your API to build their own applications will thank you for that.

You should bring with you a basic understanding of microservice development. Furthermore, it will help you to be able to read YAML code, as I write it live on the beamer.

Let’s talk about: NEW WORK
23.02.2021  18:30  — 20:00

New Work“, “Work 4.0 or Servant Leadership” – the way we work with colleagues, partners and clients is changing rapidly. The current pandemic situation is a good example of how important it is to find new ways of working together.

What happens when people from the ‘old world’ start at a new company that has been living and breathing the new ways of working from the beginning? The speakers Kathrin and Wiebke have experienced exactly that and want to share their journey with you. Furthermore, they will highlight how these experiences can be adapted and used by companies during this change process to support employees on this journey in the best possible way. 

(Note: This event will be held in German!)

Event host

This event is hosted by the Frauenpower in IT Xing Community.


Please register directly through the Frauenpower in IT event on Xing. The MS Teams software will be used for this online event.

We look forward to seeing you then.

XING expert talk I A journey to NEW WORK
18.02.2021  18:30  — 21:00

New Work“, “Work 4.0 or Servant Leadership” – the way we work with colleagues, partners and clients is changing rapidly. The current pandemic situation is a good example of how important it is to find new ways of working together.

What happens when people from the ‘old world’ start at a new company that has been living and breathing the new ways of working from the beginning? The speakers Kathrin and Wiebke have experienced exactly that and want to share their journey with you. Furthermore, they will highlight how these experiences can be adapted and used by companies during this change process to support employees on this journey in the best possible way. 

(Note: This event will be held in German!)

Event host

This event is hosted by the Hamburg Xing Ambassador Community.


18:30 Start of the XING expert talk
18:35 Welcome by XING ambassador Ilka Groenewold
18:40 Presentation by Wiebke Dahl and Kathrin Strate
19:40 Q&A with Wiebke Dahl and Kathrin Strate
19:40 Networking in the breakout sessions (groups of 6)
21:00 End of the event


Money is tight at the moment? 
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Zoom login details will be shared via Xing message and email no later than 12 hours prior to the event. 

We look forward to the event with you.

Liberating Structures Online Workshop
09.02.2021  11:00  — 12:30

Who led the digital transformation in your company? We all know the answer to this question by now: “COVID-19”. During these times most of us are working from home and are looking for new ways to collaborate with colleagues and peers.

Turned upside down: new perspectives for remote-work using Liberating Structures

We want to support you on this journey with this free workshop hosted by Hamburg@Work to share your challenges and exchange ideas. We would also like to provide new perspectives and solutions on how to deal with current difficulties. Looking at new perspectives will help you identify what you and your co-workers need to successfully work together remotely. We will be using different Liberating Structures during this workshop – simple interaction methods that are designed to enhance creativity within the group. They also ensure that everyone is included in shaping the next steps. If you want to dive a little deeper into your own remote work then this workshop is just right for you. We look forward to seeing you there.

(Note: This event will be held in German!)

Event host
Hamburg@work is North Germany’s digital cluster. They successfully link up those companies that are participating in promoting the digital transformation in the metropolitan region. In this way, Hamburg@work is creating an overarching digital platform on an economic, entrepreneurial and social basis – the network for a new world.

11:00 Welcome by Uwe Jens Neumann from Hamburg@work
11:15 Workshop hosted by Wiebke Dahl, Business Development & Maret Karaca, Agile Coach
12:15 Q&A
12:30 End of the event

The session will be held online via Zoom.

The event is free of charge but registration is compulsory. Upon successful registration you will receive information on how to join the workshop via Zoom.

Hamburg@work members can log in using their personal Hamburg@work account details in the members area. Non-members can book their ticket by creating a guest account.

Event guidelines
To ensure a smooth event please join the meeting at least 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time to test the internet connection, Zoom software and equipment. You are welcome to use your webcam but microphones should be muted. Only the moderator and keynote speaker will be unmuted. If you have any questions or comments please use the chat box.

If you haven’t had anything to do with Liberating Structures so far, have a look at www.liberatingstructures.com. There is also a German version available at www.liberatingstructures.de. Also recommended, the free app in the Apple App or Google Play Store!

Webinar: Integrating BPM & RPA
25.11.2020  16:00  — 17:30

Tools for BPM and RPA are around for quite a while and both are being used successfully. And both are promising automation and digitalization.

In this webinar we will discuss the two approaches and how to blend them together to get the best out of both worlds. We will address strategic, conceptual and the technical aspects to take care of. In a live demo we will leave the happy path and show patterns to integrate BPM & RPA and how to deal with failure situations during runtime.

The webinar is packed with information for IT managers, project leads and tech specialists.

This is a joint webinar with our friends from RST Software Masters in Poland.


16:00 – 16:10 | Intro by Jacek Popko, RST Software Masters

16:10 – 16:30 | “How to blend BPM and RPA? What IT Managers and project leads should know.” by Roman Schlömmer

After a brief wrap-up on BPM and RPA, let’s take a look at how to combine both approaches to get the best of both worlds. Additionally, we provide a glimpse into the strategic, methodical and conceptual aspects you need to take into consideration when blending BPM and RPA in order to do the right things right.

16:30 – 17.00 | „BPM and RPA live demo. When and why human interaction is needed.” by Krystian Jaworek, RST Software Masters

There are situations in life that we can not predict, the same applies to the BPM and RPA. During a short live demo, we will show you when human interaction is necessary and how to deal with unpredicted situations while keeping the business running.

17:10 – 17:30 | Q&A Session

We look forward to your attendance.

DMN on Steroids – to Decision Tables and Beyond
09.10.2020  14:45  — 13:15

DMN on Steroids – to Decision Tables and Beyond!

You are using DMN to model and execute your business rules? You where happy and pleased at the beginning, but as the project and the rule sets grow, you want to reuse decision tables and orchestrate more complex decision graphs? We look at issues you might encounter running large scaled enterprise applications and how they can be solved.

Do not miss this exciting session with our Camunda expert Jan Galinski!


DMN is a modeling language and notation for the precise specification of business decisions and business rules. It has been established by the Object Management group.

About CamundaCon 2020.2 spotlights the future of process automation

CamundaCon LIVE 2020.2 is the online event for software developers, architects and IT executives who want to learn about open source innovation. The global virtual conference earlier this year brought more than 6,500 people together from 150 countries — and the 2020.2 edition has even more engaging, interactive sessions to offer.

Attendees may register at no charge; registrants will also have access to an on-demand archive of sessions after the conference closes.

About Holisticon and Camunda

We at Holisticon have extensive practical experience in using Camunda BPM. As an active member of the Camunda community, we bring the experience and ideas of Jan and our other BPM craftsmen to bear and regularly contribute new components to the Camunda BPM platform. This includes several community extensions for automated testing of processes and the extension camunda-spring-boot, which has now proved itself many times over in productive application. As an initiator of the Camunda User Group Hamburg, we share our knowledge with other users and offer customers a platform where they can share experiences directly. Therefore, we are happy and proud to present our knowledge and experience to the community that will come together at this year’s CamundaCon conference.

Axon & Kotlin – an expected journey
01.10.2020  9:00  — 02.10.2020 16:00

Axon & Kotlin – an expected journey

Axon and Kotlin are a perfect match when it comes to selecting your CQRS/ES framework and your primary programming language. Our two FOSS and Kotlin lovers will share their experience, patterns, best practices and a community extension. In doing so, they show some example projects, report about current state of the extension and share their ideas for the future of the library.

More interesting subjects are discussed on the yearly Event-Driven Conference organized by AxonIQ, the vendor behind the best-in-class CQRS/ES implementation framework for the Java ecosystem.

If you are interested in Event-Driven Microservices and Domain-Driven Design, don’t miss this talk.

About Jan and Simon

Jan Galinski and Simon Zambrovski work as experienced senior consultants at Holisticon AG in Hamburg, Germany. As bpm craftsmen, full stack developers, coaches and trainers they participate in IT-projects and act as business analysts and architects of enterprise systems.

They share a keen interest in business process automation, event-driven micro service landscapes and domain driven design. On behalf of the customers they develop systems using Java or Kotlin and participate in multiple open source projects.

About the Event-Driven Microservices Virtual Conference

There is a lot to learn from all the talks and workshops offered at the Event-driven Architecture Conference. Because of the whole COVID-19 situation the organizers had to be creative and fortunately have found a solution! This year’s conference will take place virtually.

This year the conference goes virtual, which means we start at October 1st 9:00 CEST in the morning until 22:00 and on October 2nd at 9:00 until 22:00 CEST, offering you multiple days with multiple great sessions instead of a back-to-back 1 day program. You can choose which sessions you want to attend in the order you prefer.

Please follow the links above to obtain an online ticket at Eventbrite.