Petr Lev

Senior colsultant, Agile coach


Petr is a long-time consultant for Symphera and has devoted his entire professional career to project management and agility. Recently, he mainly trains Scrum and SAFe frameworks, coaches and mentors agile teams or trains and tribes, and consults in the field of agile product management. In everything that Petr trains and consults, he draws from real practice in the roles of Scrum master, Release Train Engineer, SAFe Program Consultant, agile coach or project manager. Petr is also the co-founder of Agile Race and the founder and honorary chairman of the Project Management Student Club.


Petr Martinásek

Business consultant


Petr Martinásek has been involved in agility, project management, leadership and processes for over 10 years. He is typical for his enormous amount of enthusiasm and positive thinking, which is extremely contagious. This is also why he focuses on motivating and leading people. He loves challenges and meeting new people. He is constantly coming up with innovative solutions that take teams and companies to the next level.

Lately, Petr has been focusing on applying agile ideas and principles not in the non-IT world, specifically in the manufacturing environment.


Petr Novotný

Founder Agile academy

Agile academy

An agile coach who participated in the agile transformation of ING in the Netherlands, acted as a lead coach in the transformation of the insurance company OHRA, collaborated with Arie van Bennekum (co-author of the Agile Manifesto), created and led a community of agile coaches in Česká spořitelna and now helps with the agile transformation of T – Mobile and Slovak Telekom. He does not see agility as something dogmatic, but as a way to be more flexible in the market and to have happier and thus more efficient employees. In January 2020, he founded the company Agile academy, specializing in education in the field of agility.


Radovan Vladík



He has been building teams for over 10 years, from donor organizations to the corporate sphere. He has undergone 5 years of psychotherapeutic training and his passion, besides agility, is building a corporate culture of partnership and collaboration. He has the gift of strong empathy and authenticity, which he uses to help people drop their defensive shields and unlock hidden potential. He most enjoys working in group workshops where his ability to read between the lines and work with the psychodynamics of the group allows him to unveil themes that attack core attitudes, values and beliefs.


Roman Šmiřák

Co-founder of RainFellows


I started my IT career 20 years ago as a Java developer and later as a Project Manager. Due to successful global deliveries, we started our team of Agile Coaches in 2006 to pass on successful (Agile) practices to other teams. In 2010 – 2013 I was part of the Scandinavian IT Cluster where people from different companies and academics exchanged experiences on how to scale Agile in corporations. In 2013, we started our own consulting company, which is no longer focused on IT. Later we co-founded or invested in start-ups. We also co-founded several products on the Red Button platform, such as Red Button EDU where I moderate the Agile Talks show.


Project Manager vs Agile Coach: Can a Manager Be a Good Coach?

As companies become more Agile and are no longer islands in IT that follow the odd SCRUM methodology, there is a growing mass demand for Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters. The cultural aspect of Agile methods lies in the self-management of teams. Instead of a central coordinating role for the PM, there is a split responsibility between the PO, the team and the AC/SM. What about the project managers, who have often been a pivotal role in companies? Is it appropriate to move the PM into the AC/SM role? Is it possible to find a typological and mindset match there?

We would unconventionally design this “workshop” as a “circle within a circle” discussion. We will invite experienced practitioners to the inner circle who have something to say and share on the topic. At the same time, we will leave chairs open for someone from the “outer circle” who wants to ask a question or join the discussion directly in the inner circle. Or they can just listen.

If this topic interests you, please accept our invitation to join our discussion.


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