What we're about

Enterprise Agility is a journey that enables organizations to change with the ever growing demands of their industries. This journey is best traveled when supported by a community of like minded individuals who are focused on being agile, not doing agile. Enterprise agility is a movement that embraces change and helps you change how you think, work and interact. As our businesses evolve, lets meet regularly to share our stories, learn from each other and make the world a better place.

Target Audience:

Leaders, coaches, change agents and individuals with a drive to learn and/or contribute to the pursuit of being agile in an business or enterprise setting.We welcome all parts of the organization including but not limited to HR, Finance, Sales, Marketing, IT, Product, Strategy, Operations, etc.

Our code of conduct: https://businessagility.institute/code-of-conduct/

Intake:

If you have a talk/presentation/activity/learning you would like to share with the Meetup, please submit our intake for review. We strive to have meetups that engage our community, diversify our thinking, and promote collaboration. Please note that all submissions will be reviewed and prioritize by the organizers and submitting does not guarantee your submission will get selected.

BAM Twin Cities Intake (https://forms.gle/hn5xetc6mxWTgcLM8)

Recordings:

We attempt to record all of our Meetups so that members are able to listen to the ones that are not able to attend due to conflicts. These recordings can be found on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZaCwAt1wNG8ppE60xHpAg/ (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ7kwCSKimIMPDAYjiKvgNvDj05WeQNuj)

Upcoming events (2)

BAM Americas - Leadership is a Conversation

Needs a location

Registration required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leadership-is-a-conversation-tickets-151824664659

Effective conversations are elusive. We think we are communicating effectively only to find out that we didn’t. Instead, we end up in the same conversation over and over again; or people nod politely and then go tell their colleague what they really think after the meeting; or there are so many ideas on the table that we lose focus and none of them get adequately completed. No individual, group or organization is immune to these patterns.

It’s not if conversations will become ineffective or lead to breakdowns, it’s when, how often and how leaders are able to respond in the moment when it happens that makes the difference.

Leadership is a conversation. And leaders who can create the conditions - facilitate - effective conversations will hold the key to higher performance, greater alignment, and more agility.

In their Harvard Business Review article, ‘Embracing Agile’, authors Rigby, Sutherland and Takeuchi wrote “Agile has revolutionized the software industry…Now it is poised to transform nearly every other function in the industry. At this point, the greatest impediment is not the need for better methodologies, empirical evidence or significant benefits, or proof that agile can work outside IT. It is the behavior of executives.”

In this session, we’ll explore what it means to lead through conversation:
- Understand the importance of reading the room and why it’s everyone’s job
- Learn a language for reading the room and how to model it for others
- Gain strategies for how to start facilitating conversations more effectively today

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Marsha Acker, CEO, TeamCatapult
Marsha Acker is an executive leadership and team coach whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and their teams identify and break through stuck patterns that get in the way of high performance. She is the author of The Art and Science of Facilitation: How to Lead Effective Collaboration with Agile Teams.

Marsha founded TeamCatapult, a coaching and change leadership firm, in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience facilitating and coaching organizational change initiatives. She believes that facilitation and coaching skills are 21st century leadership skills required for leaders as they learn to lead agility across the organization and develop their teams.

Marsha is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC), Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (Center for Right Relationship), Dialogix - Certified Structural Dynamics Interventionist, ICAgile Certified Expert Agile Team Coaching and ICAgile Expert in Enterprise Coaching.

Group Discussion: Organizational & Structural Agility

Online event

Join fellow practitioners in discussing approaches to enable organizations (both large and small) to adapt to a faster changing world than ever before. Conversational topics may include organizational design, work decomposition, product and project management practices and more.

This will not be a presentation, but a facilitated group conversation. Mural will be used as virtual whiteboard. The session will NOT be recorded.

While booked for 2 hours, we will end when the conversation naturally comes to a close.

Past events (7)

Group Discussion: Objective & Key Results (OKRs)

Online event

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