Personal Site Of Jiri Lundak

"Stay firmly in your own path and dare; be wild two hours a day!"
- Paul Gauguin


Let me introduce myself:

My name is Jiri Lundak and is my personal website. I am currently working as Senior Software Engineer and Head of Development on projects for Swiss social security agencies. During the 20+ years of experience as a software developer and 10+ years as Java developer/architect, some ideas about projects have materialized, that I would like to pursue in the future. I would like to condense the results of the past work and blended with new ideas into applications and frameworks.

At the same time I encountered the complexities of project management. I was both on projects that were a great success and on projects that utterly failed. These experiences led me to believe, that most of the traditional software development approaches do not stand the proof of delivering the customer what he really wants. Project management often concentrates most of the time minimizing variation and change (in budget, schedule and scope) instead to spend their time on maximizing the ROI for the customer…A fundamental flaw I tend to fight against.


Timeframe Activity
May 2011 I will participate in the MIT Sloan School of Managements' "Leading Change in Complex Organizations" program in Cambridge, MA.
November 2010 Participated at XPDays Germany in Hamburg. Hosted two OpenSpace sessions (one on Kanban Antipatterns and one on the Agile Perfection Game).
June 2010 Participated at XP2010 conference in Trondheim, Norway. Hosted one OpenSpace session on factors and stories of self-organization.
November 2009 My twin daughters accompany their father to work. Here is their impression of what happens at our company.
November 2009 I will be giving a talk in Leipzig on "How to Sell Agile in Organizations".
October 2009 I will participate in the ScrumGathering held in Munich, Germany.
September 2009 Finished to write my book on Agile processes. I hope it will be published by mid-October.
September 2009 I am off to Oxford, UK, to participate in the IAF Europe conference on facilitation.
November 2007 I was a week in London giving a talk on "Why Agile Projects Fail" with my friend Joseph Pelrine. The same talk at XPDay London 2007, five days later, was voted "Best Talk" of the conference.

Pet Projects

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