What we're about

Welcome to the Digital Leadership meetup.

Please also visit our website at : https://www.lead-digital.org/

Digital is at the core of the change and disruption that we are seeing in the marketplace and many enterprises at the moment. Whilst most groups are focusing on Agile adoption or the multi-variations of doing Scrum, we chose to widen our perspective and look at what is next. What leadership is required to manage the digital transition that businesses need?

Our perspective goes further than method application, we look at Strategy, Operations, Organisation Design and People/Leadership development. Those, we believe, are the essential components of successful digital leadership. Technology features as well but from a purposeful perspective of supporting the strategy or improving the operations.

Our meetup has been enjoyed by many participants over a year and the group has grown from strength to strength. The feedback from our visitors has consistently mentioned that we brought something different. People come to our meetup to anticipate and prepare themselves to what is next in the industry.

We are an inclusive group that values participation and involvement. We also have a Slack channel.

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Audiences: The meet-up is addressing the management level of organisations looking to understand and develop their capabilities to support the digital evolution. It is also opened to all knowledge workers who want to take initiative and leadership in digital. Practitioners are also welcome to come, learn and contribute.

We are looking to expand the Organising team, and looking for sponsors, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved and/or have suggestions for speakers.

Code of Conduct

"Come and See, Ask Questions, Respect People"

We are slightly paraphrasing Mr Fujio Cho (Chairman of Toyota) in his description of Lean Leadership and Gemba. This sums up the essence of how a digital leader should think and behave.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our Digital Leadership meet-up are asked to agree and adopt this code of conduct. Our meet-up is aiming to drive us to be better with Digital Change. One of the foundations to achieve this is “being” the values rather than just “doing” a method. Respect for people is a fundamental value of leadership and it is therefore essential that we make this central to the value charter of this group.

Organisers will ensure that this code is lived by all during the events and off-line in-between events, so to make it an enjoyable experience for all. Lack of Respect is not promoting a collaborative and learning culture, and this would have no place in this meet-up. The basis of a learning culture is to explore the diversity of opinions and experiences. Diversity has to be embraced and any form of discrimination would be failing the core values and essence of this group.

Our meetup is, therefore, a place of harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any meetup venue, including talks, workshops, parties, twitter and other online media, during the meet-up or outside of it. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup without a refund at the discretion of the meetup organisers.

If anybody felt hurt or offended in any way as a result of presentations, participation or subscription to our group, we invite you to come forward to the organisers, by talking to us directly or dropping us a note from the Group page. If you know of somebody that felt hurt but is worried to come forward, it is also your duty to report it. All such matters would be taken seriously and handled accordingly. The meetup organisers will be happy to help participants contact appropriate venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the meet-up. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all meetup venues and meetup-related social events.

This Code of Conduct is derived from http://confcodeofcond... (http://confcodeofconduct.com/)­ , http://leanagile.scot... (http://leanagile.scot/2017/code-of-conduct/)­ and http://leanagileus.co... (http://leanagileus.com/code-of-conduct/)­ .

Upcoming events (3)

Agile Lean Coffee #31: Hybrid Team Culture

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This is the 31st in a series of Agile Lean Coffees run by Aginext and the Digital Leadership Meetup. These are free, monthly, virtual ways to talk about certain topics and safely discuss your experiences.

This month is focussed on Hybrid Work Culture. We know that flexible work increases diversity, equity and inclusion. But hybrid work is a whole other challenge in terms of culture and communication. How can we learn to communicate better? Please bring your own experiences and questions and let's talk it out!

This month's lean coffee is a follow-up discussion after our great panel at Agile Tour London in October: Panel: The Culture of Hybrid Work https://youtu.be/0rlXWxQyyF4

We will be joined by Hybrid Work advocates Claire Donald, VP of Engineering at Moo, Gwenno Haf Hughes, Agile Team Lead at Zappi, and Charles Humble, Editor in Chief at Container Solutions.

Lean Coffee is a facilitated, but agenda-less meeting. Our participants gather, build an agenda of conversation-starting questions — and start discussing. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically selected. We do ten-minute topic timeboxes (or less depending on topics), and then vote thumbs up or down if we want to continue for another five minutes. We do not record to contribute to a safe space for sharing.

Thank you to the tool Lean Coffee Table for allowing us free use: https://leancoffeetable.com

This is part of a series of activities that Aginext.io is sponsoring as we look to bridge the gaps between our conferences and to build a proper accelerated agile community.

Anyone who joins our lean coffees can also be invited to our exclusive agile-minded Slack community to continue the conversation.

Be the first to sign up for our Anti-Hybrid Aginext 2022!
Thursday April 28, Aginext Global, Live and Online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aginext-london-2022-remote-live-tickets-209198657817
Friday April 29, Aginext Local London (+ the Online day before): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aginext-london-2022-in-person-tickets-213683371717

Please also read and respect our Code of Conduct: https://www.aginext.io/code-of-conduct/

Flow System - Cohort information / preparation (Getting ready in 2022!)

This meetup is an information session for those interested in joining the upcoming Flow System Foundations learning cohort starting at the end of October.

During this session, we will cover:

Why Flow System is the next level of thinking for organisations needing to adapt to the complexity of the environment

The systemic perspective that Flow Thinking brings and the core foundations of Lean / Flow Thinking and the Toyota Production System.

The DNA of modern organisations with the three helixes of Complexity Thinking, Distributed Leadership and Team Science supporting Flow in fast-changing environments.

Who should attend, from Leaders to Practitioners and those looking to get ahead with Flow Thinking.

And of course, we will cover the cohort format, dates, how to sign-up and get involved.

We will also have a few previous cohort participants share their own learning experiences about the Flow System.

Note - You can see more about the Flow System Foundation learning cohort and sign-up at: https://www.henko.co.uk/flowsystem

Training cohort - Flow System Foundations - Planned for 2022

Online event

We are rescheduling this cohort to align with a recalibration of the training. Cohorts will now be in 2022. Please see other Flow based learning that we are planning to launch earlier.

Flow System:

The Flow System Foundations will give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the considerations for achieving Flow in fast-changing organisations and complex landscapes.

After Foundations, you'll gain a new perspective to re-energise any change journey as a Leader or Practitioner. You can then deepen your learning with the upcoming Advanced Courses or work with the support of Senseis.

The Flow System is not a new method to do Agile better. Instead, it is a fresh perspective of a holistic FLOW based approach to aligning and delivering Customer 1st value in modern organisations. Aligning your organisation, leadership and teams to work in harmony and continually add value to your customers is what the Flow System thrives to enable.

​Limited to 20 participants - Get ahead with Flow!

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course, participants will gain a brand new perspective in improving Flow in their work system.

You will gain an understanding of:
- The purpose and principles of a Flow System,
- The concept of Customer 1st and creating alignment to value generation,
- How Flow serves the Customer 1st value generation as well as more effective ways-of-working,
- How to deploy the Triple Helix of Flow in an organisation, and interconnect Complexity Thinking, Distributed Leadership and Team Science,
- How to organise the multi-team-system in support of the Flow,
- How to establish the different components of successful teams (team effectiveness & teamwork),
- Recognising and using the different methods, techniques, and tools under each helix of the Triple Helix of Flow.


The course coverage is extensive, and we believe in applying Flow to the training too. Consequently, this course is offered as a learning journey over a little over three months (accounting for the Christmas Break).

The course can be packaged in the following ways:
- (Recommended) - Full cohort + online learning & exam/accreditation
- Full cohort + online learning & exam + additional coaching/advisory Plus (1 day)
- Cohort participation only (no online self-paced learning access / no exam/accreditation)

For larger clients, we can organise in-house cohorts adapted to your specific requirements. Please enquire directly.

The cohort:
Cohort Kick-off on the 25th of February 2022 (2pm UK time - half day)

The cohort includes six half-day training sessions, one per fortnight (on Friday afternoons - 2pm UK Time) - Covering the main themes of the Flow System:
- Week 1 - Introduction to the Flow System - The why of Flow.
- Week 3 - Lean and Flow Thinking
- Week 5 - Complexity Thinking
- Week 7 - Distributed Leadership
- Week 9 - Team Science
- Week 11 - Integrating it all / Wrap-up

Five x 1hr group mentoring call every other week on Friday at 12:30pm (UK time) to discuss your challenges in practical application and learn from other cohort members (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 + celebratory end).

One individual session for a checkpoint and to discuss your specific challenges. More sessions can be optionally added.

Dedicated Slack channel for the cohort.

The online curriculum:

Online self-learning curriculum that you will progress in parallel to the virtual sessions. Please account 3-4Hrs effort per week.

Online accreditation examination for Flow System Foundations - Accreditation is achieved after completing the final assessment. The assessment consists in 80 Multi-Choice-Questions to be answered in 60 min. Two attempts of the evaluation are included. Note: You need to take this option to pass the accreditation and progress to the advanced course.

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Organizational design fit for humans with Novi Milenkovic

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