Agile Conferences 2020


It’s time to unleash the Requisite Agility (RA)
of your organization

7th  - 8th December,  2021
9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily (US Eastern Time) | Live online

Requisite Agility Moves Us Beyond Agile

RA is doing what is required, based on what your customers and stakeholders need and value.
This conference unleashes the four realms of Requisite Agility.


Agility can only be scaled and sustained across the organization through conscious leaders, who create a conscious organization.


This is the space where Agile, Lean and SCRUM were designed to function. Once teams have grown through Agile and hit a plateau, they need to turn to RA to grow.


Learn how to sense and transcend the fatal flaws baked in attempts to scale Agile, such as SAFe, LeSS and Scrum of Scrums.


Business and Team Agility can work for a while, but ultimately they will stall and fail unless you and your organization are anticipating and transforming through non-linear market and environmental changes.

The agility of conscious leaders is the sum of the rate of change in team, business and societal agility. Failure occurs when these four realms of Requisite Agility are kept separate.

The RA Unleashed Conference brings together thought leaders from across the world. They will share their experiences across these four realms of requisite agility. They will share practical ways to apply the five first principles of RA. McKinsey studies report that 70% - 80% of transformation change efforts fail. The real rate of failure is likely to be much higher because many do not acknowledge or report failures, for fear of repercussions. How do you ensure you are in the 20% - 30% of successful transformational change?

What to Expect

Scaling Requisite Agility

Learn how to move beyond the constraints of agile thinking. How to scale agility based on what is requisite for each function, team and level.

Sensing and Shaping Transitions

Transforming how you think in order to see and seize unimagined opportunities and how to surface the blind-spots and unconscious biases that result in 70 – 80% failure of change initiatives.

Applying Reflective Action

Synchronizing the changes that need to be made internally with changes taking place in the environment, with current and future customers.

Tapping Collaborative Intelligence

How to move beyond teamwork and the hidden risks of collective intelligence, and drive innovation through the white space in the organization.

Being Transdisciplinary

How to transcend the attachment to existing ways of thinking and burst through the silo’s that trap the power of the white space, the hidden potential that exists between groups.

Transforming Culture through Servant Leadership

Applying Servant Leadership in ways that go beyond mimicking predetermined behaviors.How to cultivate an authentic, productive culture.

What is Requisite Agility (RA)?

  • The term requisite derives from the Sanskrit term Ṛta which means “Right Action”.
  • Requisite is doing what is absolutely “required” without excess cost, time, energy or thought.
  • Requisite is the mission. The True North. The reason for being. In tune with customer, and stakeholder needs and requirements.
  • Agility is about being inside time. Agility is more than just speed.
    It is about pausing to reflect, or even do nothing in order to shift direction and required acceleration.
  • Agility is about being inside time. Agility is more than just speed. It is about pausing to reflect, or even do nothing in order to shift direction and required acceleration.
  • Agilty is a capacity that applies to every level and function. Agility can be scaled. Agile, cannot.

The Importance of Unleashing Requisite Agility

  • Agile works in operational, front-line teams Agile does not scale and work in other areas because middle management and senior executive work is not the same as a group of programmers in IT.
  • RA enables you to scale Agility across every area of your business, based on what is “requisite” or required in each unique area.


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.

Dr. Stephen ClementOrganizational Design Inc

Dr. Stephen Clement

Organizational Design Inc

Dr. Stephen D. Clement is co-author of It's All About Work, Organizing Your Company To Get Work Done and is the founder and president of Organizational Design Inc.

Scott W. AmblerProject Management Institute

Scott W. Ambler

Project Management Institute

I am the co-founder of Disciplined Agile (DA), which was acquired by Project Management Institute (PMI) in August 2019. The DA tool kit is the world’s only comprehensive agile body of knowledge (BOK) that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams and enterprises choose their “way of working” in a context-specific way. Together, PMI and DA offer a unique and unparalleled value proposition to stakeholders who are committed to improving their personal, team and enterprise agility.

Benjamin P. TaylorRedquadrant

Benjamin P. Taylor


I'm an adviser, consultant, coach, lecturer and speaker with wide experience in service organisations and local public service. I'm excited by international, innovative, interesting opportunities.

Virginia HoldenVirginia Holden Associate

Virginia Holden

Virginia Holden Associate

As a seasoned board level Sales and Partner director. I achieve results whether that is end to end sales transformation EMEA (Kelly Services) delivering over 200% over budget, to launching entirely new EMEA business channels £100m within 12 months (HPE) or developing from zero entire partner organisations that deliver significant increases in profitability globally (Ricoh.) My career journey could define portfolio. Ten years blue chip manufacturing with P&G and Mars. Five years M&A WestLB then finally 15 years, HW, SW, GSI in IT. From researching and developing smart systems to pitching and then developing ‘bag for life’ to driving Cultural change through technology and learning with Microsoft DB, BT and DHL. These experiences give me a unique depth of cross-industry and cross-cultural perspective; with a HOW we do this. By applying key scientific and psychological principles to the sales, partner and the transformation process, I have created a data-driven approach that delivers impressive results. I am always a force for positive change, able to bring fresh insight to tough challenges – with a talent for developing innovative strategies, people and deploying them with global impact. Currently, I work with Ricoh building from scratch their global partners, program and deployment.

Philip BoxerBoxer Research Ltd

Philip Boxer

Boxer Research Ltd

I bring over 30 years of consulting experience to my work, helping clients in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. My expertise is in supporting the development of clients’ capabilities for competing in highly networked environments, using approaches that enable clients to increase their agility and their ability to scale learning across network organisations. My practice is focused on the client’s development of deep insight while tackling difficult challenges. It has helped Boards, CEO’s and senior managers create the conditions for their organisations to manage new kinds of risk, improve bottom-line performance and realize edge-driven strategies. The focus of my research is on the changing place of the organisation within its ecosystems.

Bjarte BogsnesBogsnes Advisory

Bjarte Bogsnes

Bogsnes Advisory

I have more than 25 years of Beyond Budgeting experience, having worked in both Finance and HR. I have been heading up two Beyond Budgeting implementations, at Borealis and then Statoil (now Equinor). I am Chairman of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable, and I have helped numerous companies globally getting started on their own Beyond Budgeting journey. I have 20 year of leadership experience, much of the time outside of my home country Norway. "Implementing Beyond Budgeting - Unlocking the Performance Potential - 2nd edition" (Wiley US 2016) is the story about my on Beyond Budgeting journey. Check out my award winning Harvard Business Review/McKinsey Management Innovation article:, or

Kashmir BirkThe True North

Kashmir Birk

The True North

Kashmir helps clients make the most of and create more time, energy, and money, by doing less. He draws out each client's True North, defines strategic and operational priorities, and then apply what is necessary from Systems Thinking, TPS, The Way, Agile, Requisite, Lean, Socio-Technical Systems, NLP, Appreciate Inquiry, Open Space, Conferencing, Co-Active Coaching or Design Thinking to help them get there.

Dr Darren StevensCognilibro

Dr Darren Stevens


Cogitandi Mea Intentio Est, Ergo Sum - which means, my thinking has intention, therefore I am. Bold move to try to improve on Descartes... Whether you are an SME or a global leader, we cannot react to the current complexities of 2021 without increasing our capacity to think in the moment. Navigating perpetual, pervasive and exponential change is the true test of effective leadership, and we can achieve this by growing our Dynamic Intelligence. Leaders, teams and organisations that are able to adapt to this change will flourish. Together, we can grow our thinking to adapt to the challenges ahead.

Dave SnowdenCognitive Edge

Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge

I am currently working on the application of natural sciences to social systems through the development of a range of methods and the SenseMaker® software suite. I started work in an NGO post University and then moved onto HR & Training in the late 70s when I started work with computers. That together with a diploma from The Certified Accountants got me a job as Development Accountant in the same firm where I headed up the Treasury function and was responsible for computerisation. An MBA in financial management saw me move into consultancy and software designing decision support systems in what became Data Sciences where I became a General Manager (creating MURCO) and the Corporate Business Development Manager where I created the Genus Programme (an integration of JAD/RAD, Object Orientation and Legacy Management) which was one of the main components in the turn around of that company. IBM acquired the company 1997 and after than my more public career started.

Patricia Kong

Patricia Kong

Patricia Kong is co-author of "The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum" published by Pearson and a well-known public speaker and mentor. She is a co-developer of the Evidence-Based Management Framework for Business Agility and Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum and a course developer. Patricia helps organizations thrive in a complex world by focusing on enterprise innovation and leadership and teams. She is a people advocate and fascinated by organizational behavior and misbehaviors. She emerged through the financial services industry and has led product development, product management and marketing for several early stage companies in the US and Europe. Patricia is experienced working with 1$B+ clients focusing on business development and delivery engagements. Patricia lived in France and now lives in her hometown of Boston. Patricia is fluent in 4 languages.

Sunil Mundra Thoughtworks

Sunil Mundra


Sunil Mundra is a Principal Consultant-Advisory at Thoughtworks. He has 3 decades of rich experience, which includes holding leadership positions in listed companies and start ups, and extensive international experience in consulting with organizations in areas of Agile transformation and coaching leaders to develop Adaptive Leadership mindset.. He has worked with senior executives in large enterprises, including MNCs, as a trusted Advisor, to shape and execute the roadmap for change, to improve collaboration between Business and Technology functions and to coach IT delivery teams to adopt Agile ways of working. He is also highly experience in conducting Agile Maturity Assessments. Sunil is the author of the book ‘Enterprise Agility-Being Agile in a Changing World’. The book was ranked # 1 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases in 2 categories.

Pia-Maria ThorénAgile People

Pia-Maria Thorén

Agile People

Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People - A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), and the founder of Agile People. Agile People is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles. Pia-Maria specializes in helping companies move towards a culture of increased agility through Agile HR, Agile leadership, and Motivation. Her main focus is to contribute to creating organizations where people perform better and feel engaged. Her main drive is to see the movement from one state to another in a company, contributing by making that change successful both from a financial and human perspective. Special focus areas: Agile People (Agile HR AND Agile Leadership), Agile Culture Journeys, Performance development, Employee engagement & motivation (Reiss Motivation Profile), workshop facilitation, event moderation, and professional speaking.

Eve SimonLeadership Salon

Eve Simon

Leadership Salon

Eve is an international career & leadership COACH, organizational development STRATEGIST and communications specialist. She is known for her creative system mindset, LEARNING JOURNEY'S as well as solid (interim-)management. Her passion is to create a new work environment where people can thrive & organizations profitably succeed in an ever-evolving world. Her focus today is Innovation, Leadership & Women Empowerment combined with savvy and progressive internal communication.

Alex Birke Accenture | SolutionsIQ

Alex Birke

Accenture | SolutionsIQ

I am interested in organizational design, what makes people tick, change and transformation, psychology, lean-agile, business agility, leadership, coaching. I studied computer science and psychology and work as a trainer, coach, and consultant. I gained experience in organizations by leading teams and projects in large-scale IT initiatives. For the last 10+ years, I have co-created and advised on change initiatives in large companies. I am passionate about designing organizations that enable and engage people to create fulfilling job environments allowing organizations to grow beyond their former limits.

Dr. Stefanie PuckettPsychology4Agility

Dr. Stefanie Puckett


 Dr. Stefanie is a psychologist with research background, who lived and worked globally for several consulting companies, as manager in regional and in global roles for a Fortune 500 company. With Psychology4Agility she coaches executives, and supports individuals, teams and organizations in their transformation to a future-proof way of working. Stefanie has written several books about agile leadership and culture as well as about psychology, leadership and the future of work. Titles include “Agile leadership - leadership competencies for the agile transformation” and “The agile culture code”. From a psychological perspective she analyses the people, leadership and culture side of why and how agility works in organizations.

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  • ✔ 1-2-1 networking platform



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