Interview at “OpeniT 2014” – Samsung SDS Internal Agile Conference
Kenji was invited to “OpeniT 2014”, Samsung SDS internal Agile conference, and there, interviewed with Hubert Shin(신황규), Myunggyo Lee(이명교). Talk about Agile in Korea and the translated book “Agile and Scrum” by Kenji.
Samsung SDS internal Agile conference
Today I’m at Samsung SDS, Soul, I was invited to this wonderful event. Can you look at this ? It says “Open iT”. A Samsung SDS internal Agile conference. Thank you for inviting me to your conference.
Thank you for coming here.
How about today’s event like ?
It was much better than we expected, Obviously, because last time what we had was about 250 people. Today we had more than 500.
“Agile Development and Scrum” book by Kenji and Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka
I translated this book…(in Japanese)
You speak Japanese !
I can speak Japanese better than English. I had this opportunity to translate the original book, “Agile Development and Scrum” from a publisher, and it took 6 months to make the Korean version.
6 months! you are so fast.
And finished. It has been published in Korea since July.
Thank you for translating this book.
And Hubert-san, added some parts, Korean original parts here…
I kept a diary of my Agile Practice – what I did well and didn’t do well
My name is 신황규, Hubert Shin is my English name. And I’m the head of the event “Open iT 2014”. And, well, it was a great experience within this book, because there are a lot of practical experiences that I could use at work since we are people actually working as an Agile evangelist at Samsung SDS. It was great reference.
And what I did on this book was … I personally started Agile for the first time at Samsung at the time I was very passionate about Agile. but at the same time, I was very worried about like… what if I could do something wrong. So what I did was I wrote a diary.
Diary. I see.
I kind of took a note about like what I did well and what I didn’t do well,
See here, all those dates and what he did and reactions and things.. Reflections…
What I could learn out of this experience was actually there was no such a thing like “we should do this if we want to follow Agile.” instead of that, I could learn something like continuous improvement is the most important thing when we do Agile.
OK, I’m sorry there’s no Japanese version of his diary yet,..
Why don’t you translate it back to Japanese…
Yes, I’d love to…
Today I took part in OpeniT, it was a wonderful experience because young young people, they created by themselves this event together.
It was such a difficult job because in this kind of organization… So many processes, policies, rules that we need to follow. But we kind of broke through and we achieved a lot of things for this event and one of the most important things, greatest things was we invited him.
Thank you. It was a nice event and I really liked seeing people are shining, emitting their energy. I really liked that. And I saw that your vice president liked it very much too. I talked about it with her. OK, guys. Thank you very much for inviting me and translating this book. I’d like to have you in Japan, too.