Peter Stevens

Peter started his career as a software developer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington (USA). He is co-founder of the Personal Agility Institute and the World Agility Forum.

He recently completed his first book, Ten Agile Contracts: Getting Beyond Fixed-Price, Fixed-Scope (based on his frequently cited article published on AgileSoftwareDevelopment.com in 2009). Together with CST Maria Matarelli, he is writing his second book Personal Agility: Six Questions to Change Your Life.

Peter has been active in the Swiss IT community for over 20 years. He was a board member of the Swiss Open System User Group, co-founder of the SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum (“LAS”) Group, initiated the Agile Breakfast format and organized the first LAS conferences in Zurich.

“Agility starts in the head. That applies to individuals as well as to the largest organizations. Change is easy if you want to do it. Once people realize what Agility is really about, they always want to go there!”

Peter’s friendly and pragmatic approach has enabled large and small organizations to achieve successful Agile transitions.

Peter lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland and supports corporate clients and partners all over the world.

14:10 - 14:55

Day 1 October 27 CGI Lithuania – Insights you can act on

Three Secrets of Agile Leaders: How to unleash the potential of managers and executives.

Agility as a movement started with software developers uncovering better ways of doing what they do. Today that movement is driving even business leaders to rethink how they lead their organizations. What does it mean to "be" agile? How can agility be applied to leading organizations? Where do successful agile leaders start? Three stories, three secrets and three tips to apply agility for more impact in your life and work.