Andrea Provaglio



Andrea is an independent professional in the field of Information Technology, with almost twenty years of working experience in three different continents. His mission is to help his clients develop better software and create better development teams; and to help the individuals improve technically and relationally. He assists clients from many different domains, which can range from large organizations such as the European Commission in Brussels, or large multinational banks, to small and dynamic IT companies.

His work is primarily in the areas of:

  • Adoption of Agile/Lean methodologies, such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) and Kanban
  • Development of soft skills for teams and organizations
  • Software design and Design Patterns
  • Design and development of Web/Enterprise applications
  • Architectural assessments
  • Andrea has been a speaker at major international IT conferences, occasionally in front of audiences of 1000-2000 people, and he contributed to a few books and publications.

    He has also developed his personal approach to industrial software development that, in addition to fostering the technical proficiency of the individuals, integrates and balances some of the people-oriented practices already in use in the IT industry with a few principles coming from humanistic disciplines, especially with a systemic perspective.

    He currently work in Europe; He also worked for four years in the U.S. on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences".

    More information is available at and on his blog


    Overcoming Self-organization Blocks

    We know that self-organization is a critical aspect of every successful Agile team and we also know that it takes trust, respect, openness and responsibility; so why many teams have a hard time to achieve it?

    Self-organization changes the manager/team dynamics and the teammate/teammate ones. Resistance may arise and the source is frequently rooted in mental habits, such as a latent blaming culture, confusing guidance and command, fear of taking responsibility or losing status, unconscious agendas.

    Through real stories from the field and some explanations, we'll see some common sources of resistance to self-organization as well as ways to loosen the blocking dynamics.

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