What we're about

This is a meetup for learning about agility. Agility provides opportunities in government & business, some of which now require agility as an additional skill set for the 2020s. The meetup's purpose is to upskill people in Azerbaijan on agility, regardless of the current skill set or education level. Perhaps, you want to reinvent or improve your job prospects or promotion prospects.

LeSS Meetup Baku embraces the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

With a little help from some colleagues, here is John Coleman's (your host's) attempt at defining organizational agility ...

The ability to drive disruption in the industry & the marketplace, an adaptive way of being/learning/sensemaking, through ↑effectiveness, ↑frequency-of-impact, ↑quality, ↑learning, ↓impediments, ↑flow, ↑efficiency, and ↑sustainability.

It looks like small cross-skilled cross-functional teams or teams-of-teams using Agile, Lean, Lean/Agile methods, or the Agile Manifesto principles.

It feels like, ↑psychological-safety, ↑engagement (employees, customers, partners and other stakeholders), ↑respect, ↑leaders-embracing-uncertainty, ↑leaders-serving-teams, ↑leaders-as-coaches, ↑excellence, ↑transparency, ↑inspection, ↑adaptation, ↑team-based-commitment, ↑openness, ↑inclusion, ↑courage, ↑passion, ↑focus, ↑energy, and ↑fun.

It is underpinned by the Agile Manifesto at www.agilemanifesto.org (http://www.agilitymanifesto.org/).

It’s a helpful way of being in this Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world. It is a required skill set for the 21st century, regardless of speciality or function. It is not just for IT.

Events are facilitated by John Coleman, a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer & Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) Friendly Trainer. See ace.works/timeline and https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog?uid=217428.

Experience simulations/games, talks, and learning on topics such as:

• Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen events

• Toyota Improvement & Coaching Kata

• Scrum

• Lean UX

• Kanban

• Nexus

• Large Scale Scrum

• People & change

• 21-century leadership that you won't find in any MBA program

English language only at these events, so it's also an opportunity to improve your English:).

Past events (152)

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) - Baku


Daily Flow livestream

Online event

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