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Upcoming events (4)

FAST Agile (or Fluid Scaling Technology for Agile) - with Ron Quartel

This is the last Meetup in our series of AgilityLab Summer School about ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†. ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก will challenge us and introduce us to ๐…๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ข๐ ๐’๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐ ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž (or FAST Agile) - a new model which emerged during experimenting with a wish and need to scale agile for teams by keeping it as simple as possible and using ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†, OST. ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ To date, all agile scaling models have gone down the complicated path, to solve a complex challenge. With the one exception of ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ that tackles this complex problem using complexity and chaos theory! ๐Ÿ…ต๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ†‚๐Ÿ†ƒ creates a complex adaptive system built on ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜†, OST: Get all the teams and people together that are on a project/product and call them a tribe. Now we will use Open Space like regular events to dip into chaos long enough for natural order to ensue. There is just enough structure to enable people to self-select and form teams around work. I sometimes call this pattern choreography over orchestration. We are doing away with the notion of trying to control who should work on and when, trying to plan your way through dependencies and instead rely on natural leadership, self-organization, natural order and emergence to handle these complex issues. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ Ron will present a radical different approach to being agile. You will hear the theory of the science behind the system as well as real live stories. ๐ŸŽค ๐—•๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—•๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— ๐ŸŽค Expect to be challenged on some of the well established good practices in the community, e.g. stable teams, two week sprints, refinement, who does what and more. ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜ This session is offered online with zoom. The session will be a mix of short plenum talks and group conversations in breakout rooms. The meeting room will open about 10 minutes before the scheduled start. ๐™๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ก ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ค Ron Quartelโ€™s life mission is to untether the human spirit in the workplace. The reinventing work movement is strongly aligned with this mission so you will read and hear Ron speaking about various topics in this theme. He is mostly known for emerging the Fluid Scaling Technology framework, sometimes called FaST or FAST Agile (when used in the context for agile scaling). The framework is built on Open Space Technology and is essentially an enabler for the new ways of working that are supportive of agile concepts while moving deeper into self-organization. Ronโ€™s background is grounded in Agile since 2002, and software development since he was a teen. He is an acclaimed speaker and keynote known for getting across his passion for next phase organizations, ways of working, and agility.

The Secret Sauce of True Collaboration in Your Team - with Thomas Elkjรฆr

We will challenge *๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ* belief system during this Meetup with Thomas Elkjรฆr. What matters most in order to give us the right results? - the right team composition or - how a team collaborates? Thomas will reveal "The Secret Sauce" that he and his partners at tryZone have found can help good teams become great and cohesive - and even by doing it fast. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ๐Ÿ’ก Bแด€แด„แด‹ษขส€แดแดœษดแด… ๐Ÿ’ก The work we do in the agile world is based on teamwork. Traditionally we have believed in the ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ-๐๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ-๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐๐ž๐ฅ and that the right team composition would give us the right results. We believed (and to a large extent still believe) that an ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž team should have clear boundaries, a common goal, a well-defined task, stability, and the necessary resources to get the job done. Two discoveries have now challenged this belief: - The pace of knowledge development has led to higher and higher levels of specialization. - The problems facing organisations have become more and more complex requiring cross-functional collaboration. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ๐Ÿง Rแด€แด›ษชแดษดแด€สŸแด‡ ๐Ÿง We have a lot of evidence that shows us the importance of creating ๐œ๐จ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฌ. That ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ a team collaborates matters more than ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ is on the team. The evidence ranges from the Marshmallow challenge, Amy Edmondsons research in ๐๐ฌ๐ฒ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ (and Googles Project Aristotle) to Alexander Pentlands research in ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ฌ and more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ๐Ÿ€ Tแด€แด‹แด‡-แด€แดกแด€สs ๐Ÿ€ In this Meetup we investigate what constitutes a great and cohesive team and how we can help teams become great and cohesive fast. Thomas will share his 25 years of experience working with teams and give a taste of the โ€œSecret Sauceโ€ that he and his partners at tryZone have found can help good teams become great and cohesive teams fast. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ๐ŸŽค Cแดษดแด›แด‡ษดแด› Welcome & presenting the program ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ:: What constitutes a great team? A bit of background and theory ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ: Do you have Psychological Safety in your Team? The โ€œSecret Sauceโ€. How to create great and cohesive teams ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ‘: A taste of the โ€œSecret Sauceโ€ Reflection & feedback ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐„๐ฅ๐ค๐ฃรฆ๐ซ Thomas is a partner at tryZone, a network-based consultancy in Denmark. He helps teams collaborate and build psychologically safe environments and great and cohesive teams that can focus on creating customer value. He helps teams and organisations build a learning culture. He integrates elements from The Human Element Bยฎ and Radical Collaborationยฎ into his agile coaching.

Leadership Agility for a Complex World - with Michael Hamman

โœ… Aส™sแด›ส€แด€แด„แด› Michael Hamman will propose a new notion of leadership. It holds true whether you are an executive leader of a large organization, a coach, or a team member. The impact of positional hierarchy will diminish. We need to adjust our inner sensemaking to the complex world we inhabit. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - โœ… We have gotten fairly good at bringing design applications of complexity thinking into the domain of social, economic, and organizational structures. But we have given considerably less attention to the nature of thinking and inner sensemaking which the complex world we inhabit demands of us. Consequently, our inner complexity fails to keep up with the outer complexity around us. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - ๐ŸŽค Bแด€แด„แด‹ษขส€แดแดœษดแด… COVID-19 has generated a global disruption of a magnitude few of us now living have ever experienced, reminding us that we truly do live in world of volatility, unpredictability, accelerating change, and ambiguityโ€”in a word, complexity. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - Michael Hamman: "And while weโ€™ve gotten fairly good at bringing design applications of complexity thinking into the domain of social, economic, and organizational structures, weโ€™ve given considerably less attention to the nature of thinking and inner sensemaking which the complex world we inhabit demands of us. Consequently, our inner complexity fails to keep up with the outer complexity around us. In light of this, I want to propose a notion of leadership that transcends the commonly held action-orientation and positional authority with which we commonly associate that term. That we understand โ€œleadershipโ€ as the capacity to keenly make sense in the face of the complexity we encounterโ€”and to help others do the sameโ€”in order to render outcomes which actually leverage that very complexity toward an intended impact." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - โœ… Wสœแด€แด› แด›แด Exแด˜แด‡แด„แด› In this session, Hamman will share some thoughts on ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ, how it might be constituted, and why it is so important for us working in 21st Century organizations. โœ… Fแดส€แด The session will be ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ and highly ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น. Expect to be inspired, challenged, and equipped with practical wisdom to take home to work with you. Camera enabled. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - ๐๐ข๐จ: Michael Hamman is dedicated to the possibility that ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. Trained in the 1980s in coaching and large group facilitation, Michael went on to train in systems thinking and methods, group dynamics and facilitation, professional and executive coaching, and in human- and organization development. He is a decades-long student of the nature of human transformation, both in himself and in others. Over the course of the last 17 years, Michael has brought together these various strands into a unique approach to coaching, consulting, and teaching Agility within large organizational settings. Along the way, he has coached dozens of Fortune 500 companies and teams, and hundreds of leaders and coaches toward greater holistic team and enterprise-level agility. ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ, ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†: Growing an Agile Leadership Culture from the Inside Out, published in January 2019, integrates this rich and varied background and experience. It provides a blueprint for what it means to be an agile leader in todayโ€™s complex world, and offers a practical roadmap for getting there.

Stop Giving Feedback, and do something else - with Jenni Jepsen

AgilityLab is very pleased to announce, that Jenni Jepsen from goAgile has accepted our invitation to talk about "๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐๐›๐š๐œ๐ค, ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š๐ง ๐š๐ฌ๐ค-๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ-๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐๐›๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐š๐". ๐Ÿ’ก๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ’ก We need to stop giving feedback. Giving feedback doesnโ€™t work โ€“ no matter how well trained you are in doing so. Instead, we need to aอŸsอŸkอŸ for feedback. When we ask for feedback, we are in the driverโ€™s seat. We decide what we want to take in and use to grow and improve. Neuroscience shows that feedback works when we understand and believe that it will lead to good things for us. ๐Ÿ€ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž-๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ€ In this interactive webinar, Jenni Jepsen will share the neuroscience about feedback and how to create an ask-for-feedback mindset. Learn how our brains react to feedback, and how you can change the way you treat feedback to improve yourself and your organization. ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ญ โ€ข Feedback- what & why โ€ข Best & worst experiences with feedback (exercise) โ€ข Beliefs, our brains & misconceptions about feedback โ€ข Ask for feedback โ€“ why it works โ€ข Mental contrasting โ€ข Be Better + Present, Past & Future (exercise) โ€ข Reflection (exercise) ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ /๐“๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ 2 hours / Zoom & Jamboard The Meetup will open 10 minutes before the event. ๐๐ฅ๐ฌ. ๐ž๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ณ๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ Experience shows that everybody gets most out of the interactions (exercises in groups) by being able to see eachother. We therefore kindly encourage you to turn on video during this zoom meeting. ๐‰๐ž๐ง๐ง๐ขโ€™๐ฌ ๐›๐ข๐จ Jenni Jepsen works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She integrates neuroscience concepts into her agile coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level in an organization. In addition to having her certificate in NeuroLeadership, Jenni is also a certified Intent-Based Leadershipโ„ข Practitioner, certified LEGOยฎ Serious Playโ„ข facilitator, and has numerous Agile certifications. Jenni consults, writes and speaks worldwide about leadership, teams, and how to take advantage of how our brains function to get optimal thinking in the workplace. She runs Intent-based Leadershipโ„ข courses together with award-winning author of Turn the Ship Around! L. David Marquet, and her book with partner Ole Jepsen, TOGETHER: How leaders involve & engage people to get great things done, will be released in Fall 2020. [masked] twitter: @jenniindk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennijepsen/ www.goagile.dk Looking forward to seing you, Br Torsten, Jenni and Leise

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