Alex Schladebeck
Chief Executive Officer, BREDEX GmbH
Alex is a passionate tester whose favourite topics are quality, agility and humans. She is CEO and Head of Quality at Bredex GmbH. In these roles, she supports colleagues, customers and teams on their journey to better quality - be it in products, in processes or in their communication. In previous roles, she was responsible for enabling teams and growing quality. Now she enables others to do that work, and works on nurturing a system in the company where everyone can flourish. Alex views the world through the curious eyes of a tester and loves learning new things. She shares her knowledge and experience in workshops, coaching sessions and as a speaker or keynote speaker at conferences.


Speech title: Agile heroes are invisible heroes

The word "hero" doesn't have good connotations in an agile context. We associate the word with people who may not share knowledge or who are perhaps more invested in personal achievement than a team achievement. And yet, we are all humans with our own egos - and our own individual contributions that perhaps only we can bring. How does that fit in with agile teams and companies? In this talk, we'll look at stories about how people can be heroes without damaging the project. We'll find out what kind of activities and behaviours such agile heroes do and have, and how to cultivate them in ourselves and our companies or teams. At the end, we'll evaluate what it means to be an agile hero - and whether we can expect to receive fame and fortune for it or not. Lessons on how to present data, information, and insights (and how not to).  
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