What we're about

XSCALE Sydney is the original group of progressive agilists that gave rise to the XSCALE Alliance (https://xscalealliance.org/). Formerly "Agile: The Next Generation", we're the local branch of a global learning ecosystem that gets together irregularly to run new experiments that advance the state of the art in Business Agility, Product Management, and XP-based DevOps.

Upcoming events (2)

Business Without Thrones

161 Castlereagh St

In a business "without thrones" all communication between doers and deciders is face to face. All decisions for all business functions at all levels, not just in IT, are made by groups no larger than a right-sized agile team. And all decisions are continuously reviewed in response to changes in market conditions and technology constraints, enabling the organization to turn on a dime. Business Without Thrones is based on "The Camelot Model", a concrete, business-focused alternative to the Spotify engineering culture generated from two simple pattern languages. one for autonomy, and one for alignment. Meetup no longer permits video embeds, but to get an overview about how this model works see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH4juBAmqoE These "Without Thrones" practices are very easy to learn and apply, and many of them have been popular for decades in IT: quality circles, consensus decision-making, peer to peer working agreements, and leadership as a service. The key difference here is the descaling metrics, which enable us to combine these things into a profound experience of autonomy and alignment with zero command and control. Even for a Dunbar-sized group of people. But all that sounds very serious where, like all great learning events, this workshop is fun! It's based entirely on an open-source version of Minecraft for a start. No programming or any other technical skills required. You can bring your kids so long as they're mature enough to work around adults all day. If they love minecraft, they'll have a thing or two to teach you ... In any case ... Bring Your Laptop: Doesn’t matter what OS you run - the Minetest platform is free and runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. Not IOS, unfortunately. Almost anything else. We supply the network, the server and pizza, you just bring open mind, warm heart and flexible backbone. Because this isn't some tired old Scrum exercise or deadly dull scaling BS. This workshop demonstrates the absolute state of the art in business agility. And it will change your whole understanding of what that means forever. And the next day ... Code Without Thrones. If you've got technical folk pretending that agile-in-IT is enough, send them along. They'll learn what you learn, but with code. And they'll learn how to make sure that end of your business descales too: https://www.meetup.com/XSCALE-Syd/events/265526719/

Code Without Thrones

161 Castlereagh St

Welcome to our second experiment in Descaling DevOps, a moon-shot program that holds the potential to make a difference to people all over the world who design, deliver and deploy solutions to hard business objectives. You don't often get a chance to do something you can tell your grand-kids about. Building on July's experiment, and on the "Business Without Thrones" event of the previous day, Code Without Thrones is a one day hackathon applying the Camelot Model to prove that Dunbar sized groups can organize themselves to deliver real products out of real code, not Lego, with zero command and control. [Meetup no longer permits video embeds, but to get an overview about how this works try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH4juBAmqoE ] To control this experiment we're coding for robots that build castles in an open source version of Minecraft. Without managers, masters or owners, how can autonomous teams keep aligned and the work focused on maximum market impact? .How can autonomous teams deploy, align and adapt to change together? How do we harness three-way (actually four-way) DevOps for real business throughput without falling into yet another bureaucracy? Descaling is the key. We’re not on a fishing expedition or starting from scratch. Our brave experimenters will begin with the "Game Without Thrones" patterns for metric circles, consensus treaties, round councils, leadership as a service protocols, and descaling metrics. That's stage one to generate real autonomy & alignment. It'll take us just a couple of hours and while we're at it we'll learn the basics of Minetest and Moonscript ... Bring Your Laptop: Doesn’t matter what OS you run - the Minetest platform is free and runs on Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. We'll supplying the network, the server and pizza, you bring open minds, warm hearts and coiled spines. Because this isn't some tired old Scrum game or some BS scaling nonsense. We're advancing the state of the art here. And we need your help to do it. "Business Without Thrones" Of course descaling in IT only only ignores the critical problem most agilists face today. The bueiness leaders. If you have folk you need to really get business agility, you can send them along the day before you arrive: https://www.meetup.com/XSCALE-Syd/events/265528665/

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Code Without Thrones

161 Castlereagh St

$25.00

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