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TEMENOS: The Agile Container


Siraj Sirajuddin will be sharing his findings on Agile Organizational Transformation. These findings come from an intensive study of about 100 organizations / institutions that he has observed or worked with and about 2000 change agents that he has interviewed using his own techniques called Influence Maps and Mandalas.

The knowledge base that he presents talks about two aspects of Agile Organizational Transformation:

  1. The Temenos or the "agile container" that is changing and transforming. How is the organization transforming and what is happening to the container? How does an Agile Transformation initiative bring the desired values and culture to the forefront of daily work.
  2. The Archetypes or the "agile change agents" who are also personally transforming while the organization is changing. How are they transforming and what is happening to them? How does an Agile Transformation initiative bring the basic human dynamics of responding to change to the forefront of every interaction.


5:30pm: Doors open - Registration, Networking, Food

6:00pm: Welcome and Intro (Matt Block)

6:15pm: Agile Principle #11 (Colleen Schulz)

6:30pm: TEMENOS: The Agile Container (Siraj Sirajuddin)

7:45pm: Wrap-up, Raffle (Matt Block)

8:00pm: Adjourn - Post meeting cocktails @ Champ's

About the Speaker - Siraj Sirajuddin:

I am an Organizational Transformation expert / consultant / student / researcher. I have been in this field since 1987 and have done Transformation and Change work in many institutions, domains, cultures and languages. You can read my background and brief bio on my linked in profile ( I completed my MBA in 1992 and am currently pursuing my PhD in Organizational & Personal Transformation.

In addition to my own professional work as the Founder of TEMENOS and an Angel Investor at LeanKit, Inc. (, I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Society for Organizational Learning ( I organize the prestigious annual US Agile Coach Camp and the elite monthly Agile Influencers of DC events.

Currently, I am a senior member of the Eliassen coaching team for the Capital One Agile Transformation initiative.

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  • Matt B.

    Thought provoking topic! I'm trying to figure out which archetype I am :)

    November 15, 2012

  • David F.

    EXCELLENT presentation by Siraj. Thank you for sharing your thought provoking perspectives and ideas. Please come to another AgileIndy meeting whenever you are in Indianapolis.

    November 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have participated in a Temenos retreat led by Siraj Sirajuddin. The integrative process was transformative. I look forward to seeing the concept applied in the Agile context.

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    1 · November 3, 2012

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