What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in helping their organisations develop the mindset and skills needed to create agile organisations.

Our meetups invite colleagues and clients to discuss their challenges and opportunities with creating agile organisations, after work in an informal environment. Engage with guest speakers, participate in team-building activities that you can take back to your organisation, or co-create an approach with other Meetup members at the event for how best to explore a topic.

From speaking to colleagues and business partners, we've learned that most organisations have a few champions of culture change however they are challenged with bringing everyone along for the journey. A change of mindset, they tell us, not new processes and tools, is what's needed to succeed.

Some great topics have emerged for this group's future meetups:

- Open discussions about how to 'bring others with us' on a transformation journey, and the challenges we have faced so far.

- Personal stories of how we led a transformation successfully in our organisation.

- How to cope with the sometimes opposite requirements of 'saying we're agile' while not doing the work to 'be agile'.

- How we are letting go of hub-and-spoke management to allow teams to identify opportunities and solutions to problems faster than in traditional organisations.

Organised by Future Focus Coaching & Development (www.futurefocuscoaching.org). We develop leaders and teams to have the skills needed to get new products to market quickly, create innovative products and services, transform their organisation's culture, and reach new customers. Through our coaching and training programmes, help transform organisations to be agile in more than just 'name only'.

Get in touch with us at info@futurefocuscoaching.org.

Upcoming events (5+)

Agile Fundamentals Online Course

Zoom Meetings

£895.00

Start your journey here! Essential learning for all agilists. This two-day Agile Fundamentals course, accredited by ICAgile, is the starting point for anyone who needs to work in an agile team or lead an agile transformation. As a result of participating in this Virtual Classroom, you will learn the mindset, behaviours, and skills to work in any agile organisation. Fully accredited by ICAgile, a community-driven organisation of pioneers, experts, and trusted advisors. Participants will be awarded ICAgile Certified Professional upon successful completion of the course. Delivered by ICAgile-approved instructors, participants will work in small groups to experience the new roles, iterative and incremental delivery of products, customer engagement, and planning practices with examples in Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and DSDM. This course is delivered using a mix of teaching, facilitator-led activities, and participant discussions of real-world problems in agile organisations. Participants may then choose to continue their learning journey on one or more of ICAgile’s eight learning tracks: DevOps, Agile Testing, Agile Engineering, Agile Coaching, Delivery Management, Product Ownership, Enterprise Agile Coaching, and Business Agility. This is the only Agile Fundamentals course approved for virtual delivery in Western Europe. Open to registrations from all of Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa. Who Should Attend ICAgile Agile Fundamentals is an excellent introductory course for agile leaders and teams. Learn the essential agile mindset, behaviours, and practices which are the foundation of working with any of the agile frameworks, for example Scrum, DSDM, XP, DevOps, Lean, Kanban, Lean Startup, or SAFe. So it’s suitable for people working in product management, HR, IT service delivery, product development, operations, software development and testing, enterprise architecture, and research and development. Course Outline Welcome and Introductions History and Mindset Individuals and Interactions Value-Driven Development Customer and User Involvement Planning and Adapting Continuing Your Development

The New Skills of the Agile Project Manager

Institute of Directors

Do agile teams have project managers? What new ‘people skills’ do agile project managers need to create self-organising teams? Join us for an informal discussion about how to adapt your skills to the needs of agile projects. Meet other professionals who are influencing culture change in their organisation. Confirm your attendance at this event so that your name is on the list at reception at the Institute of Directors.

Agile Fundamentals Public Course

Institute of Directors

£695.00

Early bird price £695 (until 3rd October). Standard price £1150. Start your journey here! Essential learning for all agilists. This two-day Agile Fundamentals course, accredited by ICAgile, is the starting point for anyone who needs to work in an agile team or lead an agile transformation. As a result of participating in this Virtual Classroom, you will learn the mindset, behaviours, and skills to work in any agile organisation. Fully accredited by ICAgile, a community-driven organisation of pioneers, experts, and trusted advisors. Participants will be awarded ICAgile Certified Professional upon successful completion of the course. Delivered by ICAgile-approved instructors, participants will work in small groups to experience the new roles, iterative and incremental delivery of products, customer engagement, and planning practices with examples in Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and DSDM. This course is delivered using a mix of teaching, facilitator-led activities, and participant discussions of real-world problems in agile organisations. Participants may then choose to continue their learning journey on one or more of ICAgile’s eight learning tracks: DevOps, Agile Testing, Agile Engineering, Agile Coaching, Delivery Management, Product Ownership, Enterprise Agile Coaching, and Business Agility. Who Should Attend ICAgile Agile Fundamentals is an excellent introductory course for agile leaders and teams. Learn the essential agile mindset, behaviours, and practices which are the foundation of working with any of the agile frameworks, for example Scrum, DSDM, XP, DevOps, Lean, Kanban, Lean Startup, or SAFe. So it’s suitable for people working in product management, HR, IT service delivery, product development, operations, software development and testing, enterprise architecture, and research and development. Course Outline Welcome and Introductions History and Mindset Individuals and Interactions Value-Driven Development Customer and User Involvement Planning and Adapting Continuing Your Development

Agile Fundamentals Online Course

Zoom Meetings

£595.00

Early bird £595 (until 28th October). Standard price £895. Start your journey here! Essential learning for all agilists. This two-day Agile Fundamentals course, accredited by ICAgile, is the starting point for anyone who needs to work in an agile team or lead an agile transformation. As a result of participating in this Virtual Classroom, you will learn the mindset, behaviours, and skills to work in any agile organisation. Fully accredited by ICAgile, a community-driven organisation of pioneers, experts, and trusted advisors. Participants will be awarded ICAgile Certified Professional upon successful completion of the course. Delivered by ICAgile-approved instructors, participants will work in small groups to experience the new roles, iterative and incremental delivery of products, customer engagement, and planning practices with examples in Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and DSDM. This course is delivered using a mix of teaching, facilitator-led activities, and participant discussions of real-world problems in agile organisations. Participants may then choose to continue their learning journey on one or more of ICAgile’s eight learning tracks: DevOps, Agile Testing, Agile Engineering, Agile Coaching, Delivery Management, Product Ownership, Enterprise Agile Coaching, and Business Agility. This is the only Agile Fundamentals course approved for virtual delivery in Western Europe. Open to registrations from all of Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa. Who Should Attend ICAgile Agile Fundamentals is an excellent introductory course for agile leaders and teams. Learn the essential agile mindset, behaviours, and practices which are the foundation of working with any of the agile frameworks, for example Scrum, DSDM, XP, DevOps, Lean, Kanban, Lean Startup, or SAFe. So it’s suitable for people working in product management, HR, IT service delivery, product development, operations, software development and testing, enterprise architecture, and research and development. Course Outline Welcome and Introductions History and Mindset Individuals and Interactions Value-Driven Development Customer and User Involvement Planning and Adapting Continuing Your Development

Past events (1)

Creating Agile Organisations

Institute of Directors

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