What we're about

Since April of 2014, Agile Ontario has brought together people passionate about agile practices and better ways to work on our organizations. We are practitioners and coaches that help each-other and share experiences. We want to learn and help each-other.
Some of the events during 2020 are posted on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwvAF6zRzKfRosVyRC2PIfg

We meet once a month, every second Saturday of the month, at 10 AM -12 AM at the Marche by the Hockey Hall of Fame. It is a friendly environment where we get together and talk while having breakfast and a coffee. We have a conversation leader that is announced before the meeting, along with the topic of the conversation.

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Friends from World: The DNA of successful Products and Continuous innovation

Agility alone is not enough; businesses must be resilient and bake in time for continuous innovation. During this workshop Stuart will take us on a limitless journey from discovery to delivery and at the centre of this innovation cycle lies the metamorphic state of your Product DNA.
You will learn:
- Understand how to adopt an Innovation Mindset
- Learn how to apply methods of Design Thinking and Visual Thinking to gain customer insight, unearth problems and validate design ideas
- Understand how to balance discovery and delivery whilst keeping the Product DNA at the core of everything you do

Do you know Stuart Young?
He is a professional Business Visualiser, coach and trainer with a deep-rooted appreciation for methods of Design Thinking and Agile Ways of working. As a Visual Thinking thought leader and practitioner within the the Agile Community and beyond I endorse the use of Visual Thinking to enhance team collaboration and accelerate learning. Facilitating a suite of Design Thinking, Visual Thinking and Agile ways of working workshops I encourage teams to work more visually, making the intangible tangible, catalysing customer centric creativity and driving product innovation.

Friends from World: How to implement a Learning Organization with BOSSA nova

The pandemic is one stark example of the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (short VUCA) world we currently live in and this world asks for company-wide agility. Yet, agility in the literal sense that means companies need to be adaptive, responsive, fast, and nimble. Thus, although already created in the 90ies, the original idea of a learning organization, that is a company that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself, is more relevant than ever. Yet, how can such a learning organization come to life? BOSSA nova is one approach to company-wide agility by synthesizing Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, Sociocracy & Agility. The key to its success is the concept called probes – small, safe-to-fail experiments based on hypotheses derived from reflection on the current situation as well as on theory. In this session, I will share various probes implemented by different companies that can guide the probing in your company to establish a learning organization.

Do you know Jutta?
Jutta Eckstein joins us from Germany where she works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an Agile transition. She has a unique experience in applying Agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. Jutta has recently pair-written with John Buck a book entitled Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (dubbed BOSSA nova). Besides that, she has published her experience in her books Agile Software Development in the Large, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change, and together with Johanna Rothman Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in your Project Portfolio.
Jutta is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served the board of directors from[masked]) and a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. She holds a M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. in Product-Engineering, and a B.A. in Education.
Jutta can be reached @JuttaEckstein | https://www.linkedin.com/in/juttaeckstein/ | https://www.jeckstein.com/
And you'll find more information about BOSSA nova: https://www.agilebossanova.com/

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