Global Scrum Gathering 2022 Lisbon + beyond

19.10.2022  12:00  — 19.10.2022 13:15

At the Global Scrum Gathering in Lisbon, Philipp Pelka and Johannes Schartau give insights on how to combine Scrum with product development to succeed in dynamic environments and unleash the full potential of Scrum.

Product: The Missing Component on Your Agile Journey

The word “product” appears 89 times in the Scrum Guide, whereas the word “project” appears only once. Yet we see Scrum being used almost exclusively in project environments. This means we must work with fixed budgets and timeframes for delivering our product. Success is defined as shipping a big batch of features, usually without regard to the impact these features actually have. Discovery work, if at all, is done at the very beginning of the project. After development starts there is no space to further validate or test assumptions. So where does the agility that Scrum promises fit in?

We believe there are huge benefits to combining Scrum with product thinking, which rests on completely different assumptions. One is that there is no defined end date to our development. Continuously taking small steps towards specific outcomes allows us to guide our product through stages of a product lifecycle. While projects aren’t inherently bad, a lot of dysfunctions can be traced back to Scrum being used in a project-centric environment. In this session we will show you how to combine Scrum with a product development approach to survive in dynamic environments an unleash Scrum’s full potential.


Product strategy – With dynamism

15.09.2022  9:00  — 16.09.2022 18:00

Product strategy that uses dynamics to your advantage! How do you strategically develop products in an agile work environment? That’s what you’ll learn in the interactive workshop at Working Products #7 in Hamburg.

What is it about in detail?
Google Search defines a strategy as a “precise plan of behavior designed to achieve a goal (military, political, psychological, or similar) and in which one tries to factor in all factors from the outset.”

Often this “precise” plan reaches its limits when our product development and its environment is characterized by high dynamics and complexity. So it’s time to think strategy differently, so that we can use dynamics and complexity to our advantage.

In our workshop we would like to share with you our understanding of strategy and show how we can develop “lightweight” strategies and react flexibly to changes.

In doing so, we will walk the fine line of being able to plan and be flexible.

Come join us. Franziska and Johannes are looking forward to meeting you.


Liberating Structures Design-Corner

03.05.2021  14:00  — 15:00

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!


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.


Liberating Structures Design-Corner

24.09.2020  14:00  — 24.09.2020 15:00

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

For that purpose we together with Birgit Nieschalk brought to life the “Design-Corner”. We want to help, inspire and learn from each other designing meetings and workshop.


1. You are familiar with Liberating Structures

It is fine knowing only a few structures. But you should already have utilized a couple of them. This is no workshop but an exchange among practitioners.

2 You want to help others with their design OR are looking for stimulus for your design

No matter if you only have loose thoughts, a purpose statement or an already refined storyboard for your meeting: Bring along your draft, where you need help, feedback, a final touch or a completly new perspectice.

We are looking forward for an exchange!