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Welcome to #AgilityLab in Copenhagen!

We are a diverse group of people, eager to experiment with and explore ideas and concepts in the agile space.

We welcome curiosity, creativity, interaction and an open mind. We don’t believe we have all the answers and we do not see agility as a religion.

The organizer team is here to help you get started with events, invites, venues etc. Just reach out to one of us if you have an idea for a meetup.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

On behalf of the organizer team

Torsten W. Hansen
Mobil: +45 2034 6161

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Policy

‱ #AgilityLab is open and free to join for everyone.

‱ When you sign up, you commit to show up.

‱ Events are in general free to attend. Any exceptions need to be agreed with the organizer team.

‱ All members are encourage to suggest topics and events. Please contact the organizer team before setting up a meetup event.

‱ We support experiments, research and students with relevant topics.

‱ We reserve the right to moderate.

We, the organizer team, can be reached through the link “Organized by” on the right hand side of the main page.

Upcoming events (4)

Humans Make Agile â€œđŸ…łđŸ…žđŸ…”đŸ…”đŸ…žđŸ…ČđŸ†„đŸ…»đŸ†ƒâ€ - with Phillip Cave

𝐂𝐹𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐹 𝐚𝐧 đąđ§đ­đžđ«đšđœđ­đąđŻđž inquiry to experience how humans make anything â€œđŸ…łđŸ…žđŸ…”đŸ…”đŸ…žđŸ…ČđŸ†„đŸ…»đŸ†ƒâ€. The good news is you are the one that makes it difficult. Surprise! Where else would it come from but you? Did you think it was SAFe or Scrum or the Scrum Master or the Agile Coach or the Leader or the Team? Nope. It’s you. And even better news, it’s all the other humans too. And this is very good news because it gives you something to work with.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 đ©đ„đšđČ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 in this interactive conversation is your version of how you and others make Agile “difficult”. And as a hint
 it’s not about Agile. Substitute “Agile” with other words like “relationships”, “thinking”, “society”
 etc. Humans Make “Difficult”. The beauty of “Agile” is it becomes a catalyst to play with the heart of any “conflict” or “difficulty” 
 how humans process Life and how they learned how to process Life. Yes, you read that correctly. You have a process, and you were automatically trained (conditioned) to process the way in which you process Life. And not knowing that is what makes Agile â€œđŸ…łđŸ…žđŸ…”đŸ…”đŸ…žđŸ…ČđŸ†„đŸ…»đŸ†ƒâ€.

𝐓𝐡𝐱𝐬 đąđ§đ­đžđ«đšđœđ­đąđŻđž 𝐭𝐱𝐩𝐞 𝐱𝐬 đŸđšđ« đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐱𝐟 đČ𝐹𝐼:
👉 Want to know why it is so “hard” to “Be Agile”?
👉 Want to understand why it is so “difficult” to install SAFe (any framework)?
👉 Want to begin an awareness into your human (and all human) pattern(s)?

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐩𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐭 đ­đšđ€đž 𝐚𝐰𝐚đČ đŸđ«đšđŠ 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬 đ­đšđ„đ€ 𝐱𝐬:
âœłïž Awareness into how you process Life (you, circumstances, others, events)
âœłïž Curiosity to see yourself and others in a new way
âœłïž A “tool” or two to employ in your life and in your work

This inquiry is designed to create a new insight into your pattern and thereby human patterns of processing Life. And then give you a couple of tools of what to do with this new insight for you and any “Agile” movement you are trying to catalyze.

𝐀𝐛𝐹𝐼𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŹđ©đžđšđ€đžđ«

Phillip Cave, founder of Dear Human.LIFE, is a “being human afficionado” who helps humans and leaders at all levels step into their whole human integrity to express and lead with courage. Through his work with hundreds of humans in leadership, team and life roles, he’s seen firsthand that putting “You” (your whole aware self) into your life and leadership is pure magic for having the results you intend to have, get your relationships and teams to “co-create”, and most importantly, feel good about yourself and your impact.

In addition to startup founder leader types (his favorite), Phillip’s list of clients he’s helped include Starbucks, Microsoft, Tableau, Accenture, Roche as well as leaders and teams in tech startups, banking, insurance and health care. While that list might look “impressive” to some, he loves getting down and dirty with real life human “problems” to create “solutions” that matter to the people that call on him to coach, mentor and teach.

Phillip has been “around the block” and “in the trenches” creating his own life “messes” in tech startups, relationship systems, large corporations, world travel, consulting and coaching. He takes his own life experiences to then compassionately connect with others with a little zest and fire. He shares what he calls his “personal WTF moments” because he always wants to be reminded of his humanness and to relate to our collective humanness.

đŸ…șđŸ…°đŸ…œđŸ…±đŸ…°đŸ…œ - an Appetizer - with Leise Passer Jensen

📒 Are you trapped within an unfit agile framework?

😳 Are you doing Scrum but wonder if it is as the right choice?

đŸ€ Can you distinguish Kanban from Scrum?

đ—đ—Œđ—¶đ—» 𝘂𝘀 đ—¶đ—ł đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ 𝗼𝗿đ—Č ...
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... relatively new to the concept of agile and want to get a taste of Kanban, or you are

... involved in a Scrum initiative and are wondering what Kanban can offer, or you are

... wondering if your organisation has chosen the appropriate approach to increasing agility.

And you might want to skip this Meetup if you are an experienced Kanban practitioner.
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đ—§đ—”đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ—žđ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—œ
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You will learn...

★ What is Kanban
★ What to use Kanban for
★ How to distinguish Scrum from Kanban
★ Should you even consider using Kanban?
★ Why you should never impose Kanban on any teams

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👇 What 's next? 👇

Maybe learn more about đ—žđ—źđ—»đ—Żđ—źđ—» in AgilityLab Copenhagen...
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Ulrik U. Gade will continue AgilityLab's Kanban Meetup series on March 17: đŸ…șđŸ…°đŸ…œđŸ…±đŸ…°đŸ…œ Basics, Made Simple.

It is an interactive workshop where Ulrik guides us on how to do Kanban in a team, using the online simulation tool TWIG.

Sign up to the AgilityLab KANBAN - Made Simple, March-17: https://www.meetup.com/AgilityLab/events/275961973/

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đ—„đ—Č𝗳đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—»đ—°đ—Č
Kanban Guide by ProKanban community:
https://prokanban.org/the-kanban-guide/
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đŸŽ€ đ—Šđ—œđ—Č𝗼𝗾đ—Č𝗿 đ—•đ—¶đ—Œ
Leise Passer Jensen has been a passionate agnostic agilist for more than two decades. She is an entrepreneur and founded AgiliT in 2018 where she is guiding teams, leaders, and organizations with increasing their agility - by ensuring high engagement, inspiration, and without using force. She is an associated Scrum Trainer at AgileLeanHouse, pragmatic, and an advocate for simplification.

"𝘐 𝘣𝘩𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜€đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜šđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮đ˜șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ź - đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜±đ˜­đ˜Š. đ˜•đ˜°đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮đ˜șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ź! 𝘋𝘰𝘯'đ˜” đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š 𝘱 đ˜€đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘱𝘼𝘩𝘾𝘰𝘳𝘬 đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜” đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜„đ˜° !", Leise says.

She is a writer and co-editor of Serious Scrum, and one of her articles was just nominated a top-100 candidate for Best Agile Articles 2020.

𝗣𝘂𝗯đ—čđ—¶đ—°đ—źđ˜đ—¶đ—Œđ—»đ˜€
♊ đ˜šđ˜”đ˜°đ˜± đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Ł-đ˜°đ˜±đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼đ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹. đ˜đ˜Żđ˜·đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š — đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Żâ€™đ˜” đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜šđ˜€đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜ź 𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Ž
https://medium.com/serious-scrum/stop-sub-optimizing-fix-the-real-problems-or-your-scrum-will-stay-as-is-forever-803fd8c73b6
♊ Can we please stop imposing agile?
https://agilit.dk/can-we-please-stop-imposing-agile/
♊ "đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘩 đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Żâ€™đ˜” đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜© đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘈𝘹đ˜Ș𝘭𝘩 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Ž"
https://agilit.dk/article-scaling-agile-for-dummies/

đŸ…șđŸ…°đŸ…œđŸ…±đŸ…°đŸ…œ Basics, Made Simple - with Ulrik H. Gade

Learn đŸ…șđŸ…°đŸ…œđŸ…±đŸ…°đŸ…œ the fun way.

đ—§đ—”đ—Č đ˜„đ—Œđ—żđ—žđ˜€đ—”đ—Œđ—œ
In this interactive workshop, you will be learning by doing Kanban in a team, using the online simulation tool TWIG.

âžĄïž You can participate regardless of your starting point and prior knowledge.

âžĄïž You will learn about the basics of Kanban no matter what agile framework or method you already use.

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We will connect your experience from the simulation to the basic concepts in the Kanban Guide Guide, provided by members of the ProKanban community.
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đ—ąđ˜‚đ˜đ—°đ—Œđ—șđ—Č
After the workshop, you are able to start working with đŸ…șđŸ…°đŸ…œđŸ…±đŸ…°đŸ…œ in your own work. Or at least you will have a good, initial understanding of what doing so might entail.

𝗣𝗿đ—Č𝗿đ—Čđ—Ÿđ˜‚đ—¶đ˜€đ—¶đ˜đ—Č đ—žđ—»đ—Œđ˜„đ—čđ—Čđ—±đ—Žđ—Č?
There are no prerequisites for participation.
However, some interest in basic agile thinking may be helpful.

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👀 ^ 👀 đ—žđ—źđ—»đ—Żđ—źđ—» đ—źđ—»đ—± 𝗩𝗰𝗿𝘂đ—ș?
If you wonder when Kanban might be preferred over Scrum and vice versa, you may wish to join the even more basic 𝘈𝘹đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș𝘓𝘱𝘣 𝘒𝘈𝘕𝘉𝘈𝘕 đ˜ˆđ˜±đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜¶đ˜± on March 10th. Here we may also briefly touch upon 'What is Agile'.

Sign up to the AgilityLab KANBAN Appetizer: https://www.meetup.com/AgilityLab/events/276116180/

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Kanban Guide by ProKanban community: https://prokanban.org/the-kanban-guide/

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đŸŽ€ đ—Šđ—œđ—Č𝗼𝗾đ—Č𝗿 đ—•đ—¶đ—Œ

Ulrik H. Gade is a lean-agile coach with Agil Procesforbedring in Copenhagen, Denmark, with about 15 years of experience with agile. He is focused on making agility work for the organisation as a whole, and has long cultivated a side interest in Kanban while doing a lot of Scrum and SAFe in his day job. At this event, Ulrik is looking to share his passion and to give people new to Kanban a great, approachable start.

Making SAFeÂź work with virtual scaled planning - with Ole Jepsen

“I was so confused and frustrated!”
“No one listened l to my input.”
“It was such a waste of time.”

Sound familiar?

These are comments we’ve probably all heard after a PI Planning event. What we want to hear instead is:

â€œđ—™đ—¶đ—»đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆, 𝗜 𝗮đ—Č𝘁 đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Żđ—¶đ—Žđ—Žđ—Č𝗿 đ—œđ—¶đ—°đ˜đ˜‚đ—żđ—Č.”
“𝗜𝘁 đ—¶đ˜€ 𝗼𝘄đ—Čđ˜€đ—Œđ—șđ—Č đ˜đ—Œ đ—łđ—¶đ—»đ—źđ—čđ—č𝘆 𝘁𝗼đ—č𝗾 đ˜đ—Œ đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗾đ—Čđ—”đ—Œđ—čđ—±đ—Č𝗿𝘀.”
â€œđ—Šđ—Œ 𝗮𝗿đ—Č𝗼𝘁 đ˜đ—Œ 𝗿đ—Č𝗼đ—čđ—č𝘆 đ—°đ—Œđ—»đ—»đ—Č𝗰𝘁 đ˜„đ—¶đ˜đ—” đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿 𝘁đ—Č𝗼đ—ș𝘀.”

After preparing and facilitating countless SAFe planning events, Ole Jepsen understood key things that enable SAFe planning events to actually work, including:

★ The input (epics or features) must be co-created by representatives from the teams and key stakeholders, and they must be sliced into potential releases, so they drive the program toward early deliverables.

★ The longer-term plan (typically 9-18 months) must be co-created by the same people by roughly estimating and prioritizing the epics/features, so both stakeholders and teams get a shared overview, shared understanding, and shared ownership.

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In this session, Ole will share war stories from both face-to-face and virtual big room planning events as well as tips and techniques that have worked to turn frustrated event participants into ones who get the benefits.

We’ll also play with some of the trickier steps TOGETHER in breakout rooms.

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And yes, đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚ đ˜„đ—¶đ—čđ—č đ˜„đ—¶đ—» 𝗼 đ—œđ—żđ—¶đ˜‡đ—Č đ—¶đ—ł đ˜†đ—Œđ˜‚đ—ż đ—Žđ—żđ—Œđ˜‚đ—œ 𝗯đ—Č𝗼𝘁𝘀 đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Œđ˜đ—”đ—Č𝗿𝘀!
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Bio
𝗱đ—čđ—Č 𝗝đ—Čđ—œđ˜€đ—Čđ—» works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile, and is the author of the new book TOGETHER: How leaders involve & engage people to get great things done.

Ole uses his expertise in Agile methodologies, Intent-Based Leadershipℱ and facilitation, to help get large programs back on track, and support leaders in organizations to create workplaces where people thrive and deliver value.

Ole is active in the international Agile community, speaking at conferences and consulting worldwide. In addition to numerous SAFeℱ and other Agile certifications, Ole is also a certified Intent-Based Leadershipℱ practitioner.

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