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From Chaos to order with Self-Organization
According to one of the principles in the Agile Manifesto, the best products come from self-organizing teams. Standard Scrum, as one of the most known agile ways, is meant for just one team. The past decade several frameworks for scaling agile to many teams have become popular. But what has become of the idea of self-organizing teams? And what if the complete organization becomes more agile? Isn’t a complete self-organizing organization the next step in agility? In this talk we are going to investigate which ways there are to self-organize without leading to chaos, but instead bring order. There will be a sneak preview of a coherent set of methods for self-organization based on e.g. sociocracy and OKRs. The speaker for this part is Tom Heisterkamp, Agile Coach, Trainer and Speaker @ Tom is self-employed and works for Air France-KLM right now. His mission is to make the world a better place by applying agile and self-organizing ways of working. In the second part we continue on the learning organization aspect. In the 80s the learning organization was a popular term. It consists out of five disciplines: personal mastery, team learning, shared vision, mental models and systems thinking. Scaling an agile way of work poses similar anchor points. The first 3 closely related to self-organization. Implementing scaling, requires the last 2 disciplines. Bases for our dialogue is the modern perspective on business agility and “organizational sensing”. Business agility is defined by Patrick Steyaert as the combination of flow of work, networked collaboration and organizational learning. Organizational sensing connects the “under-current with the above-current”, thus managing changes in complex adaptive systems. The speaker for this part is Arno Korpershoek, agile and complexity coach, @Co-chi. I am self-employed. My personal purpose is to create a (emotional) safe world where trust giving decisions are good for everyone. At this moment I focus on business agility where strategy is supported by a sensing capability realizing resiliency as well as calm alertness.

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