What we're about

"Agile Munich" is formed as a public, independent community of practice for agile practitioners to meet, exchange experiences, evangelise, learn, and network. As such, it's also a user group registered with Agile Alliance and endorsed by Scrum Alliance.

Whether you are an agile coach or an agile enthusiast exploring how to introduce formal agile practices into your organisation, or simply interested to learn about agile or lean we'd like to encourage you to join the community.

The group covers everything Agile! This includes, but not limited to Scrum, Lean, Agile Engineering, DevOps, agile scaling (and related frameworks), Agile Leadership, Business Agility, Agile HR, OKRs and more.

We aim to organise regular monthly events in Munich. We'll try to diversify the topics addressing both advanced themes as well as a track to introduce more fundamental topics. The official language of the group and our events is English.

Do reach out to me (https://www.meetup.com/AgileMunich/suggestion/) if you are interested in helping out, presenting, or otherwise have any suggestions. And don't forget to spread the word in your network.

Want to propose a session? We'd love to hear from you. Let us know what's on your mind via: http://cfp.agilemunich.org/

Looking forward to meeting you in the next meetup.

Our tiny community policy:

Community leads and organisers, speakers and sponsors work on a voluntary basis and make a huge investment to bring this event FREE to you. We only ask and expect you to cancel your attendance latest by 48 hours before the event in case your plans to attend change. This is needed to allow others on the waiting list to join and to avoid waste. We take no-shows seriously and will take the liberty to cancel your membership or reject your attendance at future events in case of no-shows. Thanks for your understading and helping us keep Agile Munich a free and thriving community.

Upcoming events (2)

Lost in Translation: The Manager’s Role in Agile

Online event

We're excited to have Michael Sahota back at Agile Munich, speaking at our May event on role of managers in agile transformations. (This will be a live online event)

Summary
Your organization has moved to autonomous, self-organizing teams. Everyone is trained and coached on their new role. But what about managers? The role of a manager is _undefined_. Management is told, “Go figure out your new role” or simply “Stop micromanaging”. They are often still responsible for the outcomes, yet are stripped of authority. It turns out managers are people too - and their treatment is often inhumane and unhelpful for creating lasting change. Managers were seen as the glue that holds an organization together … now what happens? How can we all journey together?

We offer an alternate view, where Agile Transformation is understood as an evolution of organizational culture. Success depends on shifts in the behaviours of both staff and management. The Agile Mindset or Being Agile is a prerequisite for making structural changes. Jumping to advanced stages of evolution where there is high autonomy is a painful trap. An incremental and iterative (Agile) approach to shifting power away from managers to individual contributors is more effective.

Learning Outcomes
Identification and warning signs that managers are lost or left behind in Agile Transformation
Understanding the gap between the promise of autonomy and self-organization and the actual reality of this promise
Ability to use Sahota culture model to differentiate between focus on people or process
How to effectively integrate leadership roles back into the organization.

Speaker Bio:
Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a boutique 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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Agenda:
17:45 Event Opens, Networking
18:00 The Talk
19:15 Event Ends
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The usual NOTES:
This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

- RSVP will open 2 week before event. Mark your calendars!
- There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
- You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event via (link to be anounced)
- About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
- To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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Join our LinkedIn group for more professional networking, exchange and anything Agile Munich: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6926586/
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With Diana Larsen: Ask Me Anything about the Agile Fluency

Join Agile innovator, Diana Larsen, for a lively AMA-style discussion (Ask Me Anything) of the ground breaking Agile Fluency® Model, an inclusive, positive, improvement-oriented approach to guiding Agile choices.

For more background, view the short video and/or check out the free downloadable eBook, then come to the event with your questions ready!

short video - https://www.agilefluency.org
eBook - https://www.agilefluency.org/ebook.php
https://www.agilefluency.org/model.php

Speaker Bio:
Diana Larsen is a co-founder, and principal mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. She co-originated the Agile Fluency® model and eBook, "The Agile Fluency Model: A Brief Guide to Success with Agile” with James Shore. For over 25 years, she guided Agile transitions and self-organizing team development for FutureWorks Consulting. Now, through Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training, mentoring, and supporting agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

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Agenda:
18:00 Event Opens, Networking
18:30 The Talk
19:30 Event Ends
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The usual NOTES:
This will be a live online event. We're doing our best to keep our community engaged during these difficult times. Help us have another great event by noting the following:

- RSVP will open 2 week before event. Mark your calendars!
- There's will be a max cap of 100 participants to join the conference call when event starts. We'll go with first come, first served when the event opens on Zoom.
- You can post your questions via Sli.do before and during the event via (link to be anounced)
- About one hour before the event the video conferencing link and details will be **emailed** to all members who have singed up for the event till then. Make sure you check your email (as stated on your meetup.com profile)
- To keep a lively community spirit, we ask you to have video presence by turning your camera on if possible.

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Join our LinkedIn group for more professional networking, exchange and anything Agile Munich: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6926586/
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