Agile Portugal 2016

Nuno Rafael Gomes

Nuno’s lighthouse, borrowed and adapted from John Maxwell:
– “Sometimes we win, sometimes we learn.”

Discovering customer needs and building products that delight them is hard.

But even harder is the journey to unlock the needed passion and creativity to get it there.

Very often, you must unlearn what you have learned from school and past work experiences.

In the workplace, as in life, to create your own value and discover your meaning, you must build your own learning path.

Current Nuno’s self-discovery journey connects Systems and Lean Thinking, Kaizen Philosophy, and the invisible power of Scrum

With almost 20 years’ experience on playing and learning with different people, teams, technologies and business challenges, Nuno has co-founded:

  • Scrum Portugal, a Community of Interest whose mission is to inspire people and organizations to achieve their full potential.

  •, a Community of Practice whose purpose is to enable people’s autonomy, mastery and purpose within organizations.

Talk: Improving Scrum with Lean thinking

Accordingly to the Scrum Guide, Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. How can we improve it with Lean Thinking? On this talk you will learn the basics of Lean Thinking applied to product development: principles, types of flow, pull vs push, value vs waste, types of waste, kaizen, effectiveness vs efficiency, value streams and proven practices.