Past Meetup

Scaling Engagement

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Scaling Agile is literally impossible without engaged employees. Employees who are engaged in the change.

Yet the Agile frameworks for scaling routinely forget something truly essential: those pilot teams wanted to try Agile, Scrum and Kanban. Those pilot wanted to learn about the Spotify model. Those pilot team wanted to do it.

Then, when the organization wanted to scale Agile, this essential fact got lost in translation.

And the push began.

Does this sound familiar? Are you experiencing "the PUSH of Agile" in your own organization right now?

If so, this is the session for you:

In this session, you are introduced to a new concept: Engagement Models, which are proven patterns of implementation that you add to your Agile framework of choice, to mitigate the risk of failure. To increase the chance of getting rapid and lasting improvement.

Because engagement is essential. There is a mound of date from Gallup that correlates higher performance with higher levels of engagement. This data tells an undeniable story that spans 3 million samples over a 30 year period. Employee engagement is essential for success with Agile at scale. This includes the leadership cohort. Leaders must engage for Agile to stick.

What You Will Learn:

Why don't frameworks address employee engagement?
What are some successful patterns for engaging executives?
What is an Enterprise Engagement Model? Why do I need one?
What Engagement Models are available today?
Did ADOBE, INTUIT and HEINEKEN get lasting enterprise-wide Agile improvement by focusing on employee engagement?
Where can I learn more about the Engagement Model concept, and gain access to learning resources and tools?
Everyone who registers and attends this session will receive the Kindle edition of the OPENSPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK, a $10 ten dollar value:

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Coaching executives and teams since 2006, DANIEL MEZICK is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how. A frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, Daniel is a Scrum At Scale Certified Trainer. His list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, Adobe, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard University, and dozens of smaller enterprises. His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012. THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 he built upon THE CULTURE GAME patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method and co-authored the OPEN SPACE AGILITY HANDBOOK . IN 2018 he introduced the Engagement Model concept and published INVITING LEADERSHIP, a handbook for leaders of organizational change. Daniel’s enterprise consulting practice is built upon the core concepts found inside these books. Daniel conducts workshops based on these books, and also offers enterprise Agile coaching, and Agile training programs for teams, and management consulting. You can learn more and contact him at