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 3.2 – Anke Dorow: On top of the Wave w/ EQ (ONLINE)

Online event

In many present-day workplaces, things can get overwhelming and hectic, with multiple to-do lists thrown at us all at once and with the expectation to multitask. It can sometimes feel as if the waves are ripping the ground right out from under our feet, and we are constantly trying to stay afloat in this turmoil. Our amygdala –the internal human alarm system – is switching on our fear and survival instincts, sadly inhibiting our creativity and growth-mindset.

How can we improve these stressful scenarios as well as our reactions to them?

In this talk by EQ consultant and coach Anke Dorow, we will take a look at how more EQ, or Emotional Quotient, can help us as individuals, teams, and companies in calming our "fight or flight" instincts, finding solutions, and unleashing our full potential to proactively shape the world– together.

Join Anke as she talks us through the definition of EQ as well as the fundamental building blocks for strengthening it. You will also have the chance to discuss and practice with the building blocks in interactive breakout sessions.

About the speaker:

Since 2020, Anke Dorow has been an independent EQ coach as well as business consultant. She gathered her know-how from her over 25 years of work experience in the private sector, working in everything from commercial employment to the managerial levels in mid-sized enterprises and department-store chains. In 2020, while working at Salesforce.com, Anke completed the leadership program "Women aiming higher". That same year, she opened her independent consulting business in order to focus on what she is most passionate about: the empowerment of international corporations as well as business sustainability through steady growth in digital transformation and enterprises pivoting towards viable new market opportunities.

You can learn more about Anke and her consulting services on her webpage https://www.yunike.de/ as well as connect with her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankedorow/

About our hosts:

Rachel Dickstein
Rachel is a Scrum Master and board member of the BAM Berlin community. She currently works as an Agile Project Manager at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial in Berlin on an integration-and-inclusion project funded by the German Chancellery.
You can connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-dickstein-projectmanager-07201990/

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

BA 3.1 - Alisa Stolze: Women in Agile (ONLINE)

Online event

Imagine All The People

Women in Agile is a nonprofit and collective effort to recruit, network, promote, and support the work of outstanding women in the agile community through blogging, speaking at events, and building a network surrounded by people of all genders. While Women in Agile originates in the US, since 2019 there is also an annual Women in Agile Europe conference. The European movement was started by a Dutch team and is now being “completed” by three German team members.

About our Speaker

Alisa Stolze

Alisa Stolze is Co-Organizer of the annual womeninagile.eu conference.
She is a Scrum Inc. Scrum Trainer & Fellow and co-signatory of the first Scrum@Scale Guide. Her homebase is the Scrum Events/Scrum Day network in Germany.
Feel free to connect via https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisastolze/ or https://womeninagile.eu

BA 3.3 - Katrijn Van Oudheusden: Selfless Servant Leadership (ONLINE)

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About our speaker:

Katrijn van Oudheusden

Katrijn is a coach to (aspiring) servant leaders. With over twenty years of international experience as a coach, management consultant, and organization development professional, she has focused her coaching practice on guiding leaders toward authentic, effortless selfless leadership, using a unique online process that applies sixteen tested practices from world wisdom traditions.

Katrijn has completed personal coach and non-dual coach training, Byron Katie's School for The Work, as well as systemic organization development qualifications. Her coaching is based on her understanding of nondual approaches, which emphasize the unity of all existence.

Originally from Belgium, Katrijn grew up as an expat child in Bangkok, Thailand. After university and first work experience in the Netherlands, she moved to Germany in 2008. She serves leaders located all over the world in English, Dutch, and German from her home in Frankfurt.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrijnvo/
Website: https://katrijnvanoudheusden.com/

About your host(s):

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. Details: https://bit.ly/tjklabs You can connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

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BA 3.4 - Descaling w/ CAMELOT, Pull-based Transformation w/ XSCALE (ONLINE)

*** STOP PRESS: Peter Merel of XSCALE alliance will join us for a short spiel and then we can discuss w/ him in the round. Please watch the Camelot Video mentioned below before joining. ***

"There's nothing wrong with the Agile Manifesto. However it can be extended to stop bureaucracy.

Descaling vs. Scaling

Scaling makes agile teams leaves on a tree.
Descaling empowers self-governance to
Bring agility to leaves, branches & trunk."

This event is beautifully set in a b r e a k f a s t environment to allow potential fellows from Australasia to join us. Bring your favorite hot drink.

Updates on main contributors will follow during the season break.

If you are ready to be inspired - or a friend of Monty Python - check out this awesome video: A CAMELOT Model Quickstart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH4juBAmqoE <==

And study the following site
https://xscalealliance.org/ as supported by https://businessagility.institute/

And for those with plenty of spare time and a pinch of salt:
by Peter Merel, Stefan Wolpers and friends

XSCALE Podcast #2: The Seven Samurai Change Kanban
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlCIKdjxGpo
The failure rate of big Agile change programs is a global dirty secret. Self-propagating transformation is safer, quicker, cheaper and more effective than the "long journey" promoted by theoretical frameworks and fast-talking consultancies.

XSCALE Podcast #5: Leadership as a Service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePUQH_1K-9A
We share some of the XBA training material on what the North American Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has to do with Prussian Field Marshall Von Moltke’s Auftragstaktik and Apple's DRIs under Jobs.

XSCALE Podcast #8: SAFe vs XSCALE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCJdV-RGEG8
Scaling vs De-scaling. Cost Accounting vs Throughput Accounting. Command & Control vs Mission Command. Training Hierarchy vs Learning Ecosystem. Release Trains vs Release Refactoring. Scrum of Scrums vs Chapters & Councils. Contagious Copyright vs Open Source. Big Transformations vs Self-Propagating Transformations. WSJF vs ROI+COD. One True Framework vs Agnostic Pattern Language

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 and Scrum Inc. Trainer with Jeff Sutherland in 2019, and as Mobius Navigator Coach with Gabrielle Benefield in 2020. Details: https://bit.ly/tjklabs You can connect at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjklatt/

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BA 2.8 Daniel Mezick: Improving Agility - Part 1 (Online)

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