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 (2)

Agile Lean Coffee #36: Flow

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This is the 36th 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.

Following last meetup's discussion of kaizen or continuous improvement, we are moving onto Flow, the heart of any continuous delivery transformation.

Loads to talk about! And this meetup's founder and kaizen super-fan Philippe Guenet will be joining this conversation!

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.com 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.

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

Working Group - Digital Excellence - Solving the Tech Debt

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In order to refresh the format of the meetup, we are looking to start some working groups offering a continuity of focus on established themes. Each theme is likely to run for 3 to 6 months with a meetup per month.

Working groups are public and open to all and will mix meetups and off-line Slack channel discussions. It will be about the collective contribution and each meetup will explore a specific aspect on a topic, with value for regular attendees to further ideas and deepen perspectives on the topic. One-off participants will also gain benefits of contributing their challenges and checking-in on the elaborated thinking from the working group.

This meetup will start a focused series on operational excellence in Digital business, with a specific focus on solving Technical Debt. Please note that it will not be about technical solutions and what good engineering should be. There are plenty of references for this. We will focus on the more difficulties of adoption and how Tech Debt can be resolved from a systemic & leadership perspectives.

This first meetup will focus on clarifying the problem. In good Kaizen, one focuses on understanding the problem and problem causes well. Once the problem is well understood, finding solutions becomes easier.

The more you'll contribute, the more you'll get out of it. The discussion will continue off-line and we will shape the next meetup to further the exploration of the topic and possible solutions.

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Agile Lean Coffee #35: Continuous Improvement

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