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Agile Governance. Integrating agile organization in classical hierarchy
o How to seed and harvest lean-agility o How agile collaboration architectures are created that achieve a comprehensive alignment of all actors to creating value for the client o How to build organisation-wide collective capabilities o How to combine and integrate lean & agile methods o How to design and run hybrid governance models in which classical hierarchical and agile organisations run smoothly o How to embed lean-agility within the organisational structure and governance The speaker: Dr. Ralf-Eckhard Türke is Managing Director of Sustainance Ltd The company emerged from the transdisciplinary governance research program of the University of St.Gallen. Sustainance facilitates the establishment of agile forms of Governance in organisations. The focus is on the developing collaboration architectures that optimize collective effectiveness and productivity. Ralf has more than 15 years of practical experience in the application of agile and complexity science methods. He has accompanied numerous development projects in private and public enterprises, in health care, in cities and municipalities as well as in development aid institutions. Best practice for this Meetup: IT of a European insurer has been developing agile based on the Scrum framework for years and it’s running smoothly- at team level. Agility is applied effectively according to the contextual requirements and the needs of the individual teams are well addressed. However, at the higher level of the IT department, conflicts and coordination challenges are visible and growing bigger and bigger. New issues are constantly emerging and cannot be clearly assigned to a specific team. At the same time, collaboration with the departments of the business – which are still works in the traditional silos – has become much more difficult. In this session we will show how lean management and agility can be harmonized with the company's overarching governance. It will be shown how the interplay between the silos of the business and a lean-agile organization can be aligned systematically and made effective. Building collaborative Governance Architectures is a way to create hybrid-organisations that are collectively effective under conditions of permanent change. AGENDA 6:30 pm Doors open & networking 6:45 pm Introduction to Lean Startup/Lean Innovation 7:00 pm Presentation followed by Q&A 8:30 pm Networking 10:00 pm Closing SPEAKER Ralf-Eckhard Türke, Sustainance GmbH ORGANISER for today Yves Reymond, [masked] THE PEOPLE BEHIND LEAN STARTUP ZÜRICH Lean Startup Zürich Meetup is a community with the goal to spread knowledge and application of the Lean Startup/Running Lean/Lean Innovation/The Startup Way approaches for Startups as well as for innovation projects in established companies in the greater Zürich area. All organisers are volunteers with high intrinsic motivation and sharing the same enthusiasm for the topic. We are working pro bono and without a boss. Please let us know if you want to participate as a speaker, share your experience or would be interested in joining the organizer team. SPONSOR: Liip Liip supports this event with location and drinks. Liip invests their know-how and experience in innovative project assignments for the Swiss market. Liip manages to be a lean organisation without cutting corners: pared-down processes and transparent communication enable swift market access, reduce project-related risks and offer safer investments. To calculate drinks correctly, please unsubscribe before noon, if you can't come.


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