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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
09 December 2021
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
• 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