This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Doing vs. Being Agile

Experiencing Change in a large Austrian Bank

As an individual, can I make a difference in a large corporation? Any person interested in introducing something fundamentally new probably asks themselves this question. Verena Heissenberger, training developer in the Learning and Development department of a large Austrian bank, wanted to make the idea of Agile tangible for executive management. Her goal: Increase the acceptance of Agile management. Her idea: Management training which runs as a program over a longer period of time. This training should provide enough input to actually be able to make changes and at the same time be integrated into the often stressful daily work of management.

During the development and implementation, she was supported by Boris Gloger, founder and CEO of borisgloger Consulting. His recommendation: five four-hour sessions over a two- to three-month timeframe.

In this presentation, Verena and Boris talk about the structure and content of this program. They describe the success factors and explain the framework activities that were necessary to have an effect across the entire company. 


Boris Gloger is a German Scrum pioneer and opinion leader for new forms of working. With his management corporate consultancy borisgloger consulting, he not only supports DAX® and ATX companies with agile organization management, but also drives new ways of working in his own company’s daily business. In 2002 he successfully led his first Scrum team at the Austrian ONE (later called Orange Austria Telecommunication). From that point on, he has been playing a leading role in establishing Scrum as the standard in agile software development in Europe, South Africa and in Brazil.

He is the author of several specialist books on the topics of agility and Scrum and has educated more than 5000 managers and teams in Scrum until today. As the first certified Scrum Trainer in Germany, he has been passionate for that framework for almost two decades.

Verena Heissenberger is an expert in Change Management and a consultant focused on agile methods and mindset. She is a certified Scrum Master and coach who is passionate about Agile, specializing in agile leadership. Verena is a member of the corporate-wide Agile Hubs and is responsible for continuing education training on the topic of agility.

Oct 2nd 2019

free to attend

Erste Campus
Conference Center 1.7
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna


  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Tour of Erste Campus
  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Welcome Drink
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    “Doing vs. Being Agile”
  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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