What we're about

The world is changing faster than ever before and Sustainable Outcomes are often neglected. Resiliency demands that you know more and adapt quickly.

Organizations of every size are struggling to remain relevant in the eyes of their customers and society. Customers are more informed, responsible for their future and their expectations are higher than they’ve ever been. Employees demand more clarity, empowerment, and meaning in their work. It is only high-performing, adaptable, and agile organizations who will thrive in this unpredictable market. We call this Sustainable Business Agility.

At its simplest, Sustainable Business Agility is the capacity and willingness of an organization to adapt to, create, leverage, and sustain change for their customer’s benefit. This simple statement exposes the dramatic shift in mindset needed for agile organizations. Where how you respond to the market is reliably more predictable than how the market responds to you.

Our Meetup will start with ONLINE events aiming at interactive talks, lean coffee, fish-bowls and other formats based on context.

Topics in the near future may include: Agile Strategy, Agile HR, Leadership Agility, De-Scaling, Scaling, Agile Procurement, Finance, Legal, Regulation together with R&D, Business, and IT

Upcoming events (4)

**BA 5.0 - Marcelo Lopez: Buzzword Bingo on Agile....the Lies we Tell Ourselves

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++ Note: We re-plan due to unforseen scheduling issues ++

About our Speaker:

Marcelo Lopez
Marcelo is an Agile Detective based in Floriday, USA who is ... detecting B$ agile.

Leadership through service: Something I've practiced throughout my careers is to help mentor and encourage new engineers. A goal of any leader should be to help develop the leaders of tomorrow.

A colleague and friend of mine used the following in his emails, and I find it so true, I use it as well to this day, "Those who will not risk, cannot win." - John Paul Jones

Try. Assess. Learn. Adapt.

Specialties: Thinking of solutions outside the norm. Having been exposed to various industries and organizations from within ( internal employee ) and without ( as a contractor ), you gather tools to solve problems for one circumstance, from another. Applying them, is a skill I've tried to hone.

Contact Mario via https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcelolopezjr/

About our hosts:

Petya Ilieva

https://www.linkedin.com/in/petya-ilieva-she-her-b28b07146/

Thoralf J Klatt
Thoralf serves as an Enterprise Agile Coach. He started his career developing medical devices like CT scanners and became a Certified Scrum Master in 2007. Based on many years of experience in diverse domains, Thoralf qualified as SPC in 2016, as Scrum@Scale and Scrum Inc. Trainer with Jeff Sutherland in 2019, and as Mobius Navigator Coach with Gabrielle Benefield in 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

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BA5.2 - S. Straube, C. Reinhard: Experimentation for Prod Managers - Quick Guide

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** rescheduled due to unavailability of our speaker **

Being a product manager requires structured and organized thinking. Frameworks and toolkits are a practical and effective way to tackle problems. Product managers learn many of these and develop their own throughout their product careers.

Good product managers are hypothesis-driven and regularly validate their hypotheses using experiments during product discovery. Regular experimentation increases what is known as "Learning Efficiency".

This interactive presentation describes what constitutes "Learning Efficiency" and gives an insight into possible tools and frameworks that help product managers to develop things that the customer really wants. It will be supported by practical examples from our own time as a product manager.

You will learn why experimentation is essential for product managers to build great products. The audience will be introduced to tools and frameworks that help product managers to succeed. To bring these to life, listeners will learn about specific real-world examples.

About our speakers:

Sebastian Straube
Sebastian is a passionate agilist. His focus is on agile product management. He is very involved with the topics of product strategy and product discovery. Before becoming an Product Coach, he was a Product Manager himself and developed e-commerce applications as well as innovative mobile apps. Reach out via https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-straube-92768668/

Claus Reinhard
Claus is passionate about enabling people and organizations to achieve great results while enjoying their work. Because it is an outstanding experience to unleash one's full potential with Agile, Claus is a passionate trainer and coach for Agile transformations with a focus on establishing an Agile mindset and fostering creative, digital product development. For Claus, agility always goes hand in hand with a product mindset. Together with this power duo, he successfully helps organizations create products that delight their customers. Reach out via: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claus-reinhard-191723133/

About our hosts:

Rachel Dickstein
Rachel is an Agile coach and Scrum Master. She is extremely enthusiastic about the world of New Work as well as intercultural communication optimization. You can connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-dickstein-internationalagile/

Thoralf J Klatt
Thoralf serves as an Enterprise Agile Coach. He started his career developing medical devices like CT scanners and became a Certified Scrum Master in 2007. Based on many years of experience in diverse domains, Thoralf qualified as SPC in 2016, as Scrum@Scale and Scrum Inc. Trainer with Jeff Sutherland in 2019, and as Mobius Navigator Coach with Gabrielle Benefield in 2020. Reach out for speakerships etc via https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

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BA 5.3 – David J. Anderson: Enterprise Scale Kanban

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Businesses have desired large-scale agility since the early years of the Agile software development movement. 20 years later, after many failed attempts with frameworks, they are still searching for the answer. Together with our guest speaker David J. Anderson, we will examine how building trust, avoiding mistakes and costly rework, built-in quality, delegation, empowerment, and managing risk are all essential ingredients in the recipe for successful scaling. By investing in culture, selecting the right credo, and developing and enabling leaders, we can pursue true organizational maturity and thus allow large-scale business agility to become an actionable reality.

About our Speaker:

David J. Anderson
David is the originator of the Kanban Method and co-creator of the Kanban Maturity Model, the Fit-for-Purpose Framework and Enterprise Services Planning. His focus is on management training and leadership development in professional services and intangible goods industries. He is the author of 7 leading books on developing the Kanban method for modern businesses, including his 2010 publication “KANBAN: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business”, a work that is in the top 5 best-selling Agile books of all time. Furthermore, David is the founder of the Kanban University and is Chairman of the David J. Anderson School of Management providing training in 21st-century business practices for enterprise agility, business resilience and organizational maturity.

About our Hosts:

Rachel Dickstein
Rachel is an Agile coach and Scrum Master. She is extremely enthusiastic about the world of New Work as well as intercultural communication optimization. You can connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-dickstein-internationalagile/

Thoralf J Klatt
Thoralf serves as an Enterprise Agile Coach. He started his career developing medical devices like CT scanners and became a Certified Scrum Master in 2007. Based on many years of experience in diverse domains, Thoralf qualified as SPC in 2016, as Scrum@Scale and Scrum Inc. Trainer with Jeff Sutherland in 2019, and as Mobius Navigator Coach with Gabrielle Benefield in 2020. Reach out for speakerships etc via https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

BA 5.5 - Michael Küsters: Stop Transforming w/ Frameworks, Build a TOP Structure

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Are you fed up that "Agile" is often just a term for business as usual with Scrum, and that your "Inspect and Adapt" sessions don't produce anything memorable? If that's you - you're not alone: Thousands of Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters worldwide feel with you. Many "Agile Transformations" institute "Agile" as a new status quo that's only superficially different from former ways of working, so I felt the need to provide a fundamentally different approach that doesn't focus on process or practice, and instead addresses the problems that matter, without the need for carpet-bombing an entire development organization with trainings or cutting down existing social bonds in a big bang reorg. The TOP Structure is an apparently small, incredibly powerful compilation of human-centric principles and patterns built on the first Agile Value, "People and Interactions over Processes and tools." It respects that people are at the heart of everything we do in development. TOP provides an entirely different view on your team and company - and it asks the questions that should have been asked, but never were - and answers you were looking for, but never got. The TOP Structure invites you to make a maximum difference with minimum effort, so that your teams get beyond business as usual into hyper-performance. TOP is both scale-free and framework neutral, and synergizes well with anything you are using today. In our session, we will explore the high-level TOP principles that will expand your horizon on what makes your organization tick and how you can use these principles to make change that matters. After the session, we will provide additional resources that let you kickstart change with the TOP Structure right away!

About our speaker:

Michael Küsters
Thought Provoker
#agile, #safe5, #scrum, #screamnotscrum & #transformation

More reading
TOP Structure
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/michaelkuesters_top-structure-an-alternative-to-scaling-activity-6996518342756823040-sv44
ScreamGuide
https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/content/?keywords=%23screamnotscrum

About our hosts:

Thoralf J Klatt
Thoralf serves as an Enterprise Agile Coach. He started his career developing medical devices like CT scanners and became a Certified Scrum Master in 2007. Based on many years of experience in diverse domains, Thoralf qualified as SPC in 2016, as Scrum@Scale Meta-Framework and Scrum Inc. Trainer with Jeff Sutherland in 2019, and as Mobius Navigator Coach with Gabrielle Benefield in 2020. Details: you can connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

Markus Willner
#likeabosch
Markus works as Head of Agile Coaching / Chief Scrum Master, Systemic Coach, SPC at https://bosch.io
Connect w/ Markus here https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-willner/

Past events (51)

** BA 5.1 - Zak Moore: neu-bau for the Experience Economy

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