AGENDA

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The focus is not going to be on consulting jargon, matrix diagrams or products to be sold. Instead, we will share Stories of rolling up our sleeves and envisaging a new future using plain, simple English. 

07 December 2021

09:20 - 09:30 AM
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Amit Arora

Conference Opening and Kick off

09:30 - 10:00 AM
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Benjamin P. Taylor | Kashmir Birk

Fireside Chat

10:00 - 10:30 AM
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Alex Birke

The Missing Pieces of Successful Agile Transformation

The session is a look into the future, a hypothesis of what the next trends will be that will make Agile transformations successful(er). Simply, because we haven't found the holy grail yet. We have plenty of frameworks, certifications, and different "coaches". But they haven't really led us to our goal. Based on the developments of the last 10+ years in agile, emerging & long-known models and our experiences in dozens of transformations worldwide, I venture here a look into the future and specifically at 3 trends with their underlying methods.

10:30 - 11:00 AM
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Dr Stefanie Puckett

A Psychologist's Critique of the Agile Manifesto

I sometimes struggle with the idea of applying Agile by prioritizing the Agile Manifesto above all else. I am a psychologist, and I appreciate the Agile Manifesto for applying so many insights from organizational psychology. Howver I feel in practice a lot of people do not understand the true psychological impact of what they are applying. We will uncover the dynamics underpinning its successes and deficiencies, and invite you to revisit - and move beyond - the Agile Manifesto.

11:00 - 11:30 AM
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Luis Gallardo

Happytalism: the key to reconnection

Our collective happiness depends on Reconnection: with ourselves, our communities, and above all Nature.

11:30 - 12:00 AM
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Break

12:00 - 12:30 PM
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Eve Simon

Moms are the Future of Leadership and Culture Change

If we had more Moms in leadership we would not need to speak of Requisite Agility - everything would fall into place

12:30 - 01:00 PM
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Dr Philip Boxer

The Double Challenge of Requisite Agility

Requisite Agility requires us to meet two challenges: to collaborate effectively across boundaries AND to develop requisite agility in relation to dynamic forms of demand.

01:00 - 01:30 PM
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Patricia Kong

Measuring Success as Agile Scales

Required to fairly evaluate your Agile Transformation efforts: a valid theory of measurement. One that can tell you what is important, why it is important, and how to use this information to drive beneficial change. The Evidence-Based Management Framework reveals how to get the most bang for any initiative, including agile and OKRs.

08 December 2021

09:30 - 09:45 PM
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Geordie Keitt | Kashmir Birk

Reflections on Day One

09:45 - 10: 15 AM
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Sunil Mundra

Enterprise Agility: Being Agile in a Changing World

Leaders must model enterprises as complex adaptive systems Agility = Sense + Adapt + Respond capability, can never have enough of these Improve each of these in every Agile practice

10:15 - 10: 45 AM
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Pia-Maria Thorén

The Agile People Coach: Alternative Roles in the Future of Work

Organizations are social systems, not machines. Our organizations must support human potential, scaffolding our work in ways designed to make people happy.

10:45 - 11:15 AM
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Bjarte Bognes

Blasting the Myths Holding Back Agile Transformation

Two horribly wrong assumptions guide the way people have run enterprises for hundreds of years: - The future is knowable and plannable - People cannot be trusted Agile Transformations that do not address these assumptions and correct them cannot succeed at scale.

11:15 - 11:45 AM
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Break

11:45 - 12:15 PM
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Virginia Holden

Data-Driven Transformation

12:15 - 12:45 PM
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Dave Snowden

Charting the shoals of agility

If we are going to create agility at scale, we have to stop predicating success on a nirvana of the agile mindset, servant leadership, purpose and the like. To succeed we need to create processes that can survive the reality of average people and real-world contexts. Agile needs to stop using the language of religious rivals and the formulaic creation of certification-driven recipes. This presentation, drawing on the recently published ΕU Field Guide to Managing in Complexity (and Chaos), will seek to chart a course to resilience based not on an idealistic statement of an unachievable future state. This is about how we can move further in the direction of getting agility built into the very way we do things. It’s not about feeling good but about doing good.

12:45 - 1:15 PM
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Dr Darren Stevens

Prequisites for Requisite Agility

My research and coaching offerings describe and advance the cognitive underpinnings of RA-capable people.

01:15 - 1:45 PM
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Scott Ambler

How DA and RA Fit Together

Disciplined Agile and Requisite Agility fit beautifully together, and in this very interactive session I want you to tell me why I'm wrong. Try To Change My Mind!

09 December 2021

09:30 - 09:45 AM
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Geordie Keitt | Kashmir Birk

Reflections on Day Two

9.45– 10.15 AM Panel Discussions
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Alex Birke | Pia-Maria Thoren | Virginia Holden| Dr. Phillip Boxer

Panel Discussions # 1

How do we develop a mindset for enterprise agility? + Call to Action: The first thing you should do on Monday is...

10.15– 10.45 AM Panel Discussions
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Darren Stevens | Luis Gallardo | Sathpal Singh | Manu Seth

Panel Discussions # 2

How do we evolve into a learning organization that improves continually? + Call to Action: The first thing you should do on Monday is...

10.45 – 11.15 AM Panel Discussions
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Sunil Mundra | Bjarte Bognes| Katz Kiely | Scott Ambler

Panel Discussions # 3

What are the primary barriers to transitioning to enterprise agility? + Call to Action: The first thing you should do on Monday is...

11.15 – 11.45 AM Panel Discussions
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Stefanie Puckett | Eve Simon | Marti Konstant | Dave Snowden

Panel Discussions # 4

What is beyond enterprise agility? + Call to Action: The first thing you should do on Monday is.

11:45 - 12:15 PM
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Break

12:15 - 12:30 PM
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Scott Ambler | Alex Birke

Agility Unleashed Session Kick Off

12:30 - 03:00 PM
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Agility Unleashed - Focused Open Space Sessions

Five rounds x 30 minutes each.

Following a kick off in the first 15 minutes by Scott Ambler from PMI and Alex Birke from Accenture, the first round will begin with a plenary session with all in attendance hearing from the leader of the first topic, taking 5 minutes to take everyone through

The topics:

• Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI) and the Learning Organization – Scott Ambler
• How to Bring Agile Out of IT – Klaus Boedker
• A Mindset for Enterprise Agility - Klaus Boedker
• Looking Beyond Organizational Agility - Mike Griffiths
• What are the Barriers to Transitioning to Enterprise Agility? - Curtis Hibbs

03:00 - 3:30 PM
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Break

03:30 - 4:30 PM
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Requisite Rendezvous- Networking Hour