• Leading Beyond Change: From Servant Leadership to Evolutionary Leadership

    We are so excited to have Michael Sahota joining us this month. We're switching it up a bit and doing a Zoom brekkie Meetup to accommodate Michael's timezone. Hope you can make it!

    Zoom Details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88216548134?pwd=ZHpWN2JPTlNobGFLS1JlRkwvSWNnUT09
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    Timings:
    730AM - Please join the Zoom meeting. You will be placed in the Waiting Room.
    745AM - Participants will be let into the Zoom meeting.
    750AM - Welcome and intros.
    755AM - Main Presentation
    845AM - Q&A & Wrap-Up

    There is much attention on the organizational pursuit of Business Agility and other new ways of working to meet the demands of the changing world. Yet, most of what people believe about leadership, effective workplaces, and how to create lasting change is either incomplete or outright incorrect. For over 40 years, Servant Leadership has been the dominant model. It’s time to evolve.

    Based on the book Leading Beyond Change, we introduce Evolutionary Leadership as the natural evolution of Servant Leadership. The emergence of a high-performance organization is wholly dependent on the evolution of those holding power. As such, the key factor for organizational evolution is the shift of leaders to a more evolved (Teal, Exponential, etc) consciousness (worldview, mindset). It’s about the inner shift needed to unlock the practical skills and techniques. We introduce the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides a comprehensive system for navigating culture, leadership and organizational change.

    Michael K Sahota, M.Sc., C.E.C.
    Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a boutique leadership training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, etc. He is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael’s upcoming book “Leading Beyond Change” will be released Aug 2021.

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  • Holacracy - An agile Operating Model for Organisations

    101 Pakenham Street West

    Agile Auckland we are excited to host Tiziano Rullo and have him share his talk on Holacracy - an agile operating model for organisations

    Blurb:
    The environment in which organisations are operating in today is complex, uncertain and rapidly changing. Yet the way in which we have structured our businesses has been relatively fixed and constant.
    The only way companies can keep up is to regularly go through costly re-structures to re-align their organisation to the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace.

    There is however a better way – a dynamic, adaptive and evolving organisational operating model.

    In event name, we will explore the foundations of Holacracy, the most prominent agile operating model for organisations that enables true agility and adaptability.

    Tiziano Rullo is an enterprise coach and consultant at Radically.

    He has a focus on continuously improving the way organisations approach the challenges of a modern workplace, as well as how individuals show up and interact with each other, to create a productive and sustainable work environment.

    Tiziano has worked with numerous delivery and leadership teams in the agile space, both in advisory and execution roles over the past few years. In addition to this, Tiziano is a Certified Holacracy Coach who has played a leading role in the adoption of this self-organisation framework throughout multiple organisations. He has also taught Holacracy alongside its founder, Brian Robertson.

    In his most recent engagements, Tiziano has acted as Tribe Coach for Vodafone NZ, led the agile change for the IT function at Open Country, and played a key role in Auckland Transport’s agile journey.

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  • Chapters: How To Amplify Your Organisations Capabilities

    Momentum Consulting

    Hendrick Kniberg, creator of the Spotify Model has seized the imagination of Agilest across the globe. One essential ingredient is the concept of Chapters. So, what is the role of Chapters and why are they so essential in unlocking agility?

    Please join our panel; Kainaat Jamil from Westpac and Sam Fowler from Genesis. As we explore how the ‘Chapter’ concept has developed in New Zealand and how Chapters have augmented organisations and their capabilities.

    Kainaat Jamil: Acting Chapter Area Lead at Westpac -- who is responsible for driving craft development for coaching -- will talk to us about the importance of chapters. And how they play a key role in capability maturity and ensuring the outcomes are delivered.

    Sam Fowler: Sam has worked at Genesis since the beginning of their agile journey. He has been the chapter lead for Genesis' agile chapter for the last three years. He has been instrumental in setting up the chapter model at Genesis including setting up new chapters and mentoring new chapter leads. In his spare time he's a keen SCUBA diver, spending most weekends somewhere under the sea!

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  • 50 Nudges to Optimise the Way We Think, Lead and Act at Work

    GridAKL / John Lysaght

    Nudge theory is a concept in behavioural economics, political theory, and behavioural sciences that proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behaviour and decision-making of groups or individuals. David Marquet has a YouTube channel with over 350 leadership nudges and inspired by this, Gareth has uploaded ‘Agile Nudges’ over the past few years.

    Gareth would like to present his own 50 nudges to optimise the way we think, lead, and act at work. This will be from diverse areas, such as Intent Based Leadership, Disciplined Agile, and Stoicism. Each nudge will give you a tip to create a tiny habit that if compounded over a sustained period may make a huge difference in your impact at work. Along with his live presentation will be a one page summary of each nudge. To follow up, Gareth is willing to facilitate a lean coffee deep dive on the nudges that you might be curious about and learn more.

    Doors Open at 530 for Networking
    Presentation starts around 6pm.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Lessons of 2020 Speaker Panel

    GridAKL / John Lysaght

    In partnership with Business Agility Auckland, for this event we’ve brought together an extraordinary panel of local industry and community leaders to reflect on their learnings for 2020.

    They will share stories of experimentation, innovation and of trying and trying again. We’ll hear about the challenges and pain points, and the lessons we can bring into the future!

    It’s your opportunity to reconnect with the community and engage with this amazing group of leaders. We know you will be inspired and come away with a real sense of what’s achievable, taking our lessons from 2020 into the future.

    Check out this INCREDIBLE group of speakers!

    Keynote Speaker:
    Ryan the Lion, the people's Lion ;-) Having run his multifaceted business A Few Quiet Yarns for 13 years, he specialises in People and Culture deliverables through events, Linkedin Training and Consulting. A serial networker online and in person who believes in "Meeting the person" as we all have our story. Ryan has spent the last 15 years in the Tech Industry working across Sales, Marketing and Product Management.

    Panelists:
    Nick Foard is currently the Coaching & Competency Lead at SkyCity Entertainment Group. Nick is a business transformation specialist with over 25 years of experience delivering solutions and promoting Business Agility across the enterprise.

    Greg Wheeler is SkyCity’s ICT Group General Manager responsible for the multi-year technology transformation programme. As a seasoned professional with over 30 years’ experience, Greg is passionate about building high performing teams that help solve key business and customer problems.

    Andrew Flavell, CTO at Plexure, is an extremely strong technical leader with hands-on experience in highly scalable parallel and distributed systems. He has driven transformations using agile practices, automation and continuous delivery, and modern cloud architectures. that, the CTO for Microsoft’s games division.

    Chris Lennon is a Kaizen Coach at Fraedom (a Visa company). With over 20 years of experience leading and coaching teams, Chris is a “teams guy” who loves to help teams think outside of the box to find that little pinch of magic dust that gives them an edge.

    Angela Batistich has had an extensive career in the Financial Services Industry with a dynamic and constantly evolving approach to leading delivery. In her role as Tech Tribe Lead at ANZ she was accountable for ensuring that multiple teams stayed energised and focused to deal with the challenges 2020 was presenting to them.

    Schedule:
    Doors open at 5:00 for networking with pizza and drinks.

    The event will kick off at 5:45pm with Keynote Address from Ryan the Lion.

    Following Ryan, our panel will share their stories in a series of lightning talks, allowing for plenty of time for Q&A after.

    We hope that you will join us for this LIVE in-person event!

    Please be thoughtful with your reply as we have to plan for catering.

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  • Growing Our Own Scrum Masters

    Genesis Energy

    In the Agile Chapter at Genesis we've kicked off a new Junior Scrum Master programme. This is a first of its kind programme in NZ aiming to take people with non-traditional agile backgrounds and skill-sets and develop them into Scrum Masters. This is great for Genesis as we get some fresh ideas and energy; it's also great for the Agile job market in NZ as we aren't competing for the same talent as everyone else, plus we should end up with something even better! There's more information on the programme and the recruitment process here. https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fpulse%2Fgrow-your-own-scrum-master-matt-george%2F%3FtrackingId%3DvOjuNYPKi5oWQ74VUGddaw%253D%253D&data=04%7C01%7CSam.Fowler%40genesisenergy.co.nz%7C99830c746a1a40a6dc2708d8c1b33411%7Cdb3d428f0f97449ab6834df57b0a73c8%7C0%7C0%7C637472322717951167%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=KD6WLDtPPEjwEQJl06o9KrGfYEGY9lbAGSrf00PDY3I%3D&reserved=0

    We will be talking through
    - How the programme came to life
    - How the whole chapter became an integral part of this process
    - What our programme looks like and how its progressing.

    This session will be interactive with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Our presenters will be Sam Fowler, Bhargavi Kotte, Felix Berghoefer and Zara Macnab.

    Sam Fowler is the Agile Chapter Lead at Genesis and is also the Tribe Lead for our Digital and New Services Tribe. In his spare time, Sam enjoys scuba diving and exploring the country in his campervan.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sampfowler/

    Bhargavi Kotte is a Scrum Master working with two Data Teams and one Analytics and Insights Team. Bhargavi enjoys playing badminton and going for walks with friends and family.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhargavikotte/

    Felix Berghoefer is a Junior Scrum Master, currently 2 months into our training programme of learning from the Scrum Masters here at Genesis, with the aim of becoming a Scrum Master of his own teams in July. Felix loves to spend his spare time in the outdoors diving, surfing, skiing or hiking in New Zealand's beautiful natural environment.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/felix-berghoefer/

    Zara Macnab I am a Junior Scrum Master at Genesis; each month looks slightly different as part of my training involves shadowing the Scrum Masters across the various squads. In my spare time I create jewellery and music and enjoy exploring the beautiful beaches hidden around the North Island!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/zara-macnab-067110151/

    Look forward to seeing you there!!!

    Where:
    Genesis Energy (New Office)
    155 Fanshawe Street
    Auckland CBD 1010
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  • Basics at Breakfast

    Event location will be sent after registration is confirmed.

    Basics at Breakfast is BACK!

    RSVPs will not be through Meetup. See below information on how register for this workshop.

    The purpose of Basics at Breakfast is to share with the community some of the fundamental patterns of competency that we coach for Scrum Masters. This will be an ongoing programme for ‘new-to-the-role” Scrum Masters or those who are wishing to transition their career to Agile Team Facilitation. The outcome will be tips and techniques that can be applied immediately and mastered with repeated practice. We hope that doing this helps proliferate the number of high performing Scrum Masters in Auckland. It will be an interactive session with practical exercises, grounded in theory and presented by seasoned Coaches with the intent to raise the tide and therefore lift all ships in the industry of Facilitation and Agile Coaching.

    We are limiting these workshops to 20 participants and will be selecting those people that meet the requirements outlined above.

    Register your interest by emailing [masked] and providing the following information:

    1. Name
    2. Current Role/Company
    3. Email/Phone
    4. Where are you on your Scrum Master journey?

    We will let you know if your registration is confirmed and location will be sent at that time.

  • The New Scrum Guide and What the Changes Mean for Agile Practitioners

    UPDATE: Due to Level 3 Restrictions in Auckland, we have decided to do this Meetup virtually next week. Thanks for your patience as we navigate our ever-changing landscape.

    Welcome Agile Aucklanders to another exciting year of events! We kick-off 2021 with Edwin Dando from Scrum.org and Radically, who will take us through the changes to the Scrum Guide.

    In November 2020 a new version of the Scrum Guide was released. The sixth revision of the Scrum guide aims to bring Scrum back to being a minimally sufficient framework by removing or softening prescriptive language. This continues the trajectory of the previous releases by stripping Scrum down to its simplest possible form.

    The latest version moves the focus from “how” to more “why” – away from a recipe towards a set of principles. With Scrum forming the core of most agile thinking, the changes are simple but important.

    Throughout his career, Edwin has worked with both Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, so not only has a deep understanding of Scrum, but also where it came from and why. During this talk, Edwin will step through the changes and discuss why they were made and will include discussion on what they might mean for you.

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  • Winning at all costs?!

    Online event

    Agile Auckland welcomes our next guest speaker: Francie Turner

    The pressure of deadlines, unreal expectations to preform and the need to win play out in both business and sport but is it really worth winning at all costs? Francie Turner, a former New Zealand Olympic Rowing Coxswain for the 2016 Olympic women’s eight, ICF ACC accredited coach and Lead Delivery Coach for IAG is going to share her personal experience of winning at all costs and how the jubilation and lows transpire to the world of business. She is going to give the unscripted truth on team performance and how you can take her experience to make your Agile teams more awesome and support your leaders to navigate the pressure to perform.

    Time:
    5:45 - Check-In starts - Be sure to sign-in early to get your spot. You will be placed in the Waiting Room so please be patient.
    5:55 - Waiting Room admitted
    6:00 - Presentation Begins
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    Topic: Agile Auckland 2.0's - Winning at all costs?
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  • Agile at Genesis

    Genesis Energy

    This is NOT a virtual event. Come see the new Genesis offices!

    Come and hear how we've evolved our Agile model over the last four years. We've scaled from 8 initial teams to the whole of our retail organisation - consisting of over 700 people. We'll share how our Agile model works across such a varied group of people and we'll talk about our take on Scrum @ Scale. We call it Scrum @ Scale at Genesis Energy (or S@S@GE for short) and we hope in a few years you'll be talking about S@S@GE not the Spotify Model! We'll also share some of the key lessons we've learned, how we maintained a (reasonably) steady pace of change and where we plan to be in 2 years’ time.

    Speaker : Sam Fowler
    Sam is the Scrum Master Chapter Lead and Digital Tribe Lead at Genesis. He's been here since the start of Agile @ Genesis so has a unique perspective of our Agile journey of where we've come from and where we're going. Here is a link to Sam Fowler's Linkedin Page for further details.

    Where:
    Genesis Energy (New Office)
    155 Fanshawe Street
    Auckland CBD 1010
    PS : One Genesis staff members will wait in level 1 lobby to give access to event space in level 6.

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