8th YCC Project Management Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to annually bring together young and ambitious people whose area of interest is related to project management. This event aims to present to the future young project managers the ability to acquire new skills, introduce them with the trends in the world of project management, enable to gain new experiences and exchange them, and also provide an opportunity for networking with other like-minded people. Each year Young Crew Croatia brings its participants leading professional and experienced project managers from all over Croatia and the world, which results in the growing interest of applicants and also confirms the quality of the workshop.


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Anyone older than 18, who is interested in project management, wants to meet new people, extend their professional network and gain new experience and knowledge about project management.


The workshop is a traditional annual meeting of young Croatian and foreign project managers who see it as an opportunity to acquire new knowledge, practical experiences and know-how. From year to year, the number of participants is increasing, as an indicator of the recognizability of this workshop as quality, instructive and happy to visit.


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Registration fee

Hotel Patria 4* , Beli Manastir

The early bird catches the worm! Available from June 1 until July 15, 2018.

Early bird price - 899 HRK

Regular price from July 16, 2018

Full price - 1099 HRK

For students and CAPM/YCC members - 999 HRK

This price includes:

  • a half-board in a double room (two nights)
  • workshop and all necessary materials  
  • free internet access
  • parking space
  • team building activity on Sunday morning
  • dinner on Saturday evening at the traditional Baranja House
  • residential tax
  • sightseeing tour of the ethno village ‘Baranjski divani’

After August 28, no refunds of registration fee will be issued.


Every year Young Crew Croatia brings you the most interesting methods in the field of project management.

This year we decided to give you an opportunity to learn more about Scrum and traditional project management. You can choose between one of these two workshops:

  • Projectland 101 - all you need to know about traditional project management
  • Super-fast interactive introduction to Scrum

Projectland 101 - all you need to know about traditional project management

Project management has been a hot topic in modern business for years, and Croatia is not lagging behind the world trends. If you have been in the role of a project leader or a team member, and you still feel that you lack the foundations, or you're brand new to the field, work on a commercial project or are a part of a nonprofit organization, this workshop will teach you everything you need to make sure you know how to go ahead and successfully manage every phase of your project. Expect the development of your own project from the idea to the end result, working in small teams, lots of uncertainty and an experienced Game Master that will track and support you throughout the game. And of course, if you like educational board games from which you will really learn something because the outcome does not depend on luck, then this is the workshop for you!

Rebeka D. Vlahov is an experienced educator in the field of project management and you will, through an entertainingboard game, within just a few hours learn all you need to know when starting to manage your own projects.

This workshop accepts only 15 participants!

Super-fast interactive introduction to Scrum

Scrum is an Agile framework for product development. Come to this workshop and learn the concepts of Scrum: team work, planning, reviews, retrospectives and inter-team communication, but also whatdoes it mean to have a backlog, how to refine it, how to prepare useful user stories and many other concepts which make Scrum such a good environment for product development.

Get ready to move around a lot, co-operate with interesting people, laugh and maybe even fight with your team mates! Oh, yes: if you're an avid Lego lover, then this is THE workshop for you!  Davor and Goran are experienced Agile coaches and Scrum trainers, capable of not only introducing you to Scrum, but also making your learning experience interesting and enjoyable.


"Our experienced trainers"

Projectland 101 - all you need to know about traditional project management

Your trainer for this workshop will be Rebeka D. Vlahov, PhD.

Rebeka Danijela Vlahov is a docent at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. Her teaching activities include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Faculty of Economics and Business and Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at University of Zagreb (Introduction to Management, Management, Project Management, Management Knowledge and Project Management Skills) and the undergraduate and graduate levels at the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School as a Visiting Lecturer (Agile Project Management, Sports Management and Strategic Project Management). During her professional career, she has participated in numerous scientific and professional projects such as: Business Management and Organizational Structuring of Croatian Forests d.o.o., Establishment of a national network for the development of socially responsible business with financial assistance Of the European Commission, the International Novartis Project in collaboration with Novartis Oncology from Brazil, CEEMAN Hidden Champions in collaboration with IEDC - Bled School of Management and ERASMUS+ project LEAD4SKILLS.

In addition, she launched and leads the Project Management Awards, a project for evaluating and rewarding the competences of young leaders in the Republic of Croatia. Besides that, she is one of the founders of Young Crew Croatia, two terms serving as a member of the Presidency, and two terms as the President of the association. Today she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Croatian Association for Project Management  in charge of "Awards" and Young Crew Croatia, deputy delegate at IPMA COD and a member of Young Crew Management Board in charge of communication and Coaches & Mentors Program.

Find Rebeka on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeka-d-vlahov-ph-d-9542b130/

This workshop accepts 15 participants and will be performed only in Croatian.


Super-fast interactive introduction to Scrum


Davor Čengija

Agile Coach  and Enterprise Architect

Davor Čengija is Agile Coach and Enterprise Architect with 20 years of experience in software development industry. He went through every stage of the process, working as a software developer, software and system architect and even project manager. Always close to ending customers he often took actions in business development, sales and presales. Currently his job is best described as Agile Coach and evangelist.

Through years he's specialized in applying his knowledge and experience in large, multi-team and multi-year projects, especially in banking, telecom and government sectors.  Having formal education in mechanical engineering, he always leaned toward applying agile principles in non-development environment, such as enterprise architecture, operations, marketing and sales, or HR, enabling people to adopt more creative, fun and interesting way of work.

He developed and teaches several successful courses on quality of software development, system architecture, enterprise architecture and lean and agile approach to work.  He's an active member of the local agile community, organizing, facilitating and presenting at meetups and conferences in the region. Through his blogs and social networks presence he's working hard on demystifying Scrum and agile principles and concepts in general, helping people better understand the benefits of such an approach.

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This workshop is designed for 25 participants.


Friday, September 28

16:00-18:30 Arrival in Beli Manastir and check in

18:30-19:30 Registration of participants

19:30-20:30 Welcome speech

20:30-22:30 Dinner in the hotel

22:30-23:30 Informal gathering

Saturday, September 29

08:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-13:30 Participation at the workshop

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:30 Participation at the workshop

16:30-17:00 Lessons learned

17:30-19:00 Free time/ sightseeing tour of the ethno village ‘Baranjski divani’

19:00-20:00 Closing ceremony

20:00-01:00 Dinner at the traditional Baranja Hous

Sunday, September 30

08:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-10:30 Check out

10:30  Teambuilding



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"In Zadar it was awesome! Accommodation by the sea and close to the beach, the food was good, every night hanging out on the terrace, club we also close.
The lectures lasted from the morning so we had a break for lunch (a little longer, because we still needed a little rest), after we’ve continued until dinner around 19 hours. Lectures were located in a hotel near the hostel where we were settled. We had foreign lecturers, the language of instruction and communication was English.
All in all an excellent workshop with a lot of applicable materials, going out every night, and waking up around eight was not a problem that weekend."

Dalibor Slanac, Zadar 30. lipnja 2016.

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"YCC annual gathering is an original initiative for the sake of networking of young project managers in a way that people work together towards accomplishing the common goal in a two-day workshop full of incentives and ideas for future cooperation and initiatives. Best recommendation for a case study by the company Primakon, leaders of 5. national YCC workshop. The leaders encouraged teams to work in a very short period of time and to show their competence, especially in the organization and in mutual communication. Also teams were encouraged to use their knowledge in project management and the profession which they belong. For me personally, this experience has given me the most feedback on how to act when, in practice, common situations change and how to react in a stressful environment. I recommend to everyone; go to the next workshop!"

Ines Majdak, Rijeka 30. lipnja 2016.

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“By becoming a member of the YCC in late spring last year at its first meeting, except that I met a lot of new people, I have learned about a national workshop in Rijeka. The project sounded very interesting, and I thought, if I had already become a member, why shouldn't I apply and gain some new experiences. The workshop lasted three days and it was very good and interesting thanks to the guys from Primakon. We've all had a chance to do something new and useful to learn from them in those three days. Do not think that we were just working, we were doing lots of stuff, regardless of the age difference, we had great fun on the night out, enjoyed dinner together and got to know Rijeka (fortunate that there was not too much rain: P). I highly recommend everyone to participate in the workshop."

Tomislav Krovinović, Rijeka 30. lipnja 2016.



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