What we’re about
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
• #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.
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- Experience a Self-managing Organisation from Inside – Leise Passer JensenLink visible for attendees
Are you also curious about what it is like to work in an organisation with no managers of other people?
Are you a leader or a follower who wonder what that is all about, and ponder which direction to take next?
💠 This highly interactive 2-hour workshop is *your* unique opportunity to experience a self-managing organisation - from the inside.
You will during this workshop
- Feel the happy moments and also the many doubts of working within a self-managed organisation
- Be invited to minimize your urge to solve problems in a self-managed team by using your ingrained and hard wired habits from the old world of power-hierarchies
- Get some handles to what to do when you can’t just ask a manager to take troublesome decisions
Via storytelling, experiments and learning from each other you will at the end of the workshop most probably realize why people working in Self-managing organisations claim…
“I can never go back to working in a power hierarchy or siloed organisation”
If you recognise some of the following burning questions, this workshop is probably for you:
- Surely there must be at least some formally appointed decision makers?
- How do we design an organization diagram for a Self-managing organization?
- How can people self-manage in projects?
- Don’t we need a bunch of extremely complex rules in order to avoid chaos?
- How do we avoid conflicts in Self-managing teams and organisations?
- Who ensures the psychological safety when there’s no managers to do that?
- How do we convince the others that this is a good idea?
- What happened to the Agile Coaches?
For an optimal learning experience, we highly recommend all participants to accept the invitation to frequently break out into small groups of likeminded people. It is, however, 100% optional and by invitation only.
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We kindly ask you to be prepared to enable your video during breakout sessions to maximize co-operation and learning.
Leise Passer Jensen is a Corporate Rebel, a leader, a follower, and an organisational developer with 20 years of practical experience with many types of teams. They were all told to be self-organized or self-managed, but Leise questions whether they actually were in practice.
Leise holds a Master of Computer Science, she is a change agent, trainer, author, illustrator, facilitator, manager, project manager, and public speaker.
In 2023 she published DamnGood Leadership* co-authored with Brian Dahl. It is a ground breaking book where the authors are bold enough to advice everyone working in complex domains to redesign their companies and adapt to the contemporary global and complex world:
Instead of clinging to ingrained habits, siloes and power hierarchies, the authors guide new leaders to become DamnGood Leaders - and followers - in DamnGood Organisations - based on the Learning Organisation. This is obtained by using Inviting Leadership**, increasing everyone's self-awareness and forming a networked organisation.
This is where previously formally appointed managers morph into a network of circles consisting of truly Self-managing teams*** demonstrating lots of emergent Leadership(s).
Leise's motto: We are all leaders and we are all followers.
*) First published in Danish: PisseGod Ledelse (buy it at www.saxo.dk). DamnGood Leadership is soon available as ebook on Amazon.
**) Inviting Leadership by Daniel Mezick & Mark Sheffield
***) See e.g. Beyond Empowerment by Doug Kirkpatrick
- Reinvent the economy. Change the future: Good Companies - with Piotr TrojanowskiLink visible for attendees
👉 In this talk Piotr Trojanowski, the author of Good Companies (2023), presents an alternative perspective on the economy.
We need to restore meaning, contribute to sustainability of the world effectively and fight civilizational debt.
To do that a deep transformation is necessary.
AgilityLab is proud to welcome Piotr Trojanowski to his first event in our community and here is what to expect:
Because we live in The Great Anxiety and The Great Disconnectedness era. Companies' economy have adapted to pursuit growth.
Unfortunately companies' current behaviors are rooted in the outdated mental model of the economy. It is derived from the outdated social meaning of business.
✳️ But our challenge is simple:
- Where does it lead us if we continue doing more of the same, just more efficiently?
- We need to interconnect behaviours, mental model, and societal meaning.
- Only that way are we equipped to grow up to our humanity’s potential and pursue a sustainable future.
Piotr helps us understand what we can do to turn that kind of ship around.
Piotr Trojanowski is a technology and product director, transformation leader, and enterprise agility coach. He seeds pragmatism and organizational effectiveness in companies and helps them with the challenges of agile.
Piotr led multiple digital, technological, and agile transformations at companies across Europe. His experience is in the technology sector, fintech, banking, and insurance, as well as e-commerce, where he delivered multimillion-euro strategic initiatives based on a people-centric, lean, and value-oriented mindset.
Piotr believes that the path to a company’s success leads through revealing the potential of employees. He believes that if we are to change the world, it needs to be done through companies.
"I believe that raising awareness and the dawn of new ways of working, agile and beyond agile, will bring people's lives back, redefine companies for purpose, and save the planet".