- Agile Speaker: Enjoying The Journey of Sharing Your Ideas And Stories
Silversquare Triomphe - Coworking space in Brussels
There are so many brilliant ideas, cases and stories out there that could inspire others, improve our way of working and living and eventually, changing the whole planet. Or simply something that has to be presented in a meeting or workshop at the company, meetup or conference... Still, many of these messages might never be heard or well understood. Maybe because of fear, stress, anxiety, shyness, assumptions, you name it. Maybe there is not enough confidence and/or experience. Or simply by not knowing how to get started. How to pass your message in a clear, engaging and efficient way? How to use the agile mindset to get started, test and improve your presentation skills? What are the pitfalls, tips and tricks about public speaking? Public speaking/presenting is a skill like many others: at the beginning, it can be very hard, we might feel clumsy and nervous and the killer thought might cross our minds "I'm not cut out for this". But with practice, feedback and continuous improvement, anyone can get very good at it! Thus, if you've never done a presentation in public and want to do it or already have done it and simply want to sharpen your skills, this meetup is for you! It will be a good mix of theory + practice + feedback, in a safe space where we all can grow and develop our skills set! All you need to bring is your open mind, eagerness to learn, practice and also support others in their learning during this evening together. Let's enjoy the journey of sharing your ideas and stories! :) - - - Timing: 18h - Doors open + welcome (network, relax, reply emails, do whatever ;) ) 18h30 - Start (sharp :) ) (Break in the middle as needed by the group) 20h30 - End of the session / start of networking (over some beers and pizzas) The evening will be animated by Artur Margonari, agile coach, trainer, facilitator and passionate speaker at Wemanity Belgium. Can't wait to see all of you there The Wemanity Team
- Preparing the Battle of Westeros - a GOT Agile Game
Silversquare Triomphe - Coworking space in Brussels
Nobles Houses of Westeros, call your bannerets! We invite you on the 12th of June at Wemanity (Silversquare Triomphe) at 18h for the first session ever of our new Agile Game, based on the universe of Game of Thrones. The subject goes over scaled product teams. Gathered by Houses, you'll have to communicate efficiently to defeat your enemies! No need to know this universe to come to play with us, the session is spoiler-free, and we'll invite you after for feedback around beers and pizzas!
- Agile HR: Agile Rewards, Compensations & Performance Management
Hi everyone & welcome for this 3rd edition of Agile HR MeetUp! This one is a very special one thanks to: - Pia Maria Thoren, our guest speaker for this event. Pia Maria is the founder and board member of Agile People, co-signer of the Manifesto for Agile HR Development and author of Agile People, a book fully dedicated to HR topics tackled in an Agile way. - Euroclear, a financial institution specialized in post-trade services: our partner & sponsor for this event. This session will be dedicated to the very challenging topic of Agile Rewards & Compensations. We will explore during this session different ways to manage Rewards and Budgets and also how this impacts Performance Management in an Agile organization. Be also prepared for a role-play simulation with a psychological safety health-check exercise! Agenda for the evening: 5:45 pm: welcoming of participants, sandwiches & drinks 6:15 pm: start of the MeetUp 8:15pm: end of MeetUp & networking session Looking forward to seeing you there! The Wemani'Team
- Feedback: a tool as powerful as dangerous
Hello dear agilists, here we go with a new meetup about "Feedback: a tool as powerful as dangerous." How many times did you want to give feedback but you didn’t? What is blocking you give a reward or an opportunity to improve? How can we develop a culture of feedback? What are the tools, good practices, and also the hidden traps? Let’s see how to use feedback as a natural way to grow together. Some people can be afraid to give or receive feedback. They are right to be afraid. I was afraid about it too. Because when is it not well used Feedback can be a dangerous concept that can bring you down… So we will see together how we can turn it in a powerful way. A way that can help us to grow. To reach it we will clarify the foundation and the added value of feedback. When it is clear we will explore how we can transform our habits to take maximum advantages of feedback. But also how we can step by step practice this culture through different feedback exercises. As feedback is a team exercise, we will go further through the different resistances that we can meet. And I will share some answers that can help people to go through their blockage. To finish the session we will exchange all together different tips & tricks about feedback. Agenda: 18h - Doors open + welcome 18h30 - Start of the session (sharp :) ) 19h30 - End of the session / Start of networking (over some beers and pizzas) Can't wait to see all of you there The Wemanity Team
- Analysts & Agile: Is it a match?
Dear community, Here we go with a new meetup about "Analysts & Agile: Is it a match?" With Xavier Dufour Functional Analyst @Wemanity. The goal of this meetup is to present the role of the analyst in general, and moreover discuss its relevance in agile teams, especially scrum. We shall talk about the changes agility brings to this function and what tools the new agile analyst can use. All this leads us to the real question: Is the presence of the Analyst still relevant in scrum teams? Content: - What is software analysis? - The function of Analyst - From Waterfall to Agile, what changed? - Some tools for Agile Analysis - Conclusion: Is the analyst still relevant in Scrum teams? Agenda: 18h - Doors open + welcome 18h30 - Start of the session (sharp :) ) 19h30 - End of the session / Start of networking (over some beers and pizzas)
- Agile in HR - Set goals like Google with OKRs
Hello Agile HR community of Belgium! For this 2nd MeetUp on Agile in HR, we have invited a special speaker to animate a talk and workshop on goal-settings and OKRs: Richard Russell. Richard has worked in senior management and product/sales roles at Amazon and Google as well as Deutsche Bank. He founded three startups and was appointed Chief Product Officer of an AIM-listed startup. He is now a startup coach and innovation consultant in Luxembourg serving clients all over Europe. Richard has been using OKRs at Google and is now helping other companies adopting them. Agenda of the night: 6:15-6:30pm: Welcoming you to the MeetUp 6:30pm: Start of the MeetUp 8:30pm: Networking around pizzas and beers! We look forward to seeing you there :) The Wemani’Team
- Boost your team's productivity with a powerful visual management
How do you visualize your task board and what is hanging around the team’s workspace? How easy it is to understand the information presented on your walls? Have you heard about concepts such as OBEYA, information radiator, 5S and others Visual management is very important to create shared understanding, provide clear and fast information, align towards the same goals and yes, tackle problems! Because we cannot tackle what we cannot see. Thus, in this session, we will understand better the key elements of a powerful visual management, see what worked well for the teams I've coached and what actually didn’t and learn some tips, tricks and examples of it so you can create a powerful visual management and boost your team’s productivity! Agenda: 18h - Doors open + welcome 18h30 - Start of the session (sharp :) ) 19h30 - End of the session / Start of networking (over some beers and pizzas)
- Agile Games Night 10th edition ✨
Dear community, You’d like to learn more about Agile/Lean in a serious but playful way? Do you want to learn games to teach Agile-related concepts? Or you want to facilitate a game in a secured environment? Then the Agile Games Night is for you! What you can expect during this evening: - Playing a lot of games - Having a lot of fun - Meeting great people - And last but not least: Pizzas! What we expect from you: - Your good mood! - Suggestion of games. Ah yeah… if you suggest a game, you facilitate. And if you don't know any agile games, just come and participate! 😊 This time we want to propose an exclusive and special theme, you'll have the occasion to invest in your favorite games! As we’ll provide food (Pizzas!!) and drinks, could you make sure you indicate your presence? And if it should change before the event, please update it as well! Thanks in advance & See you soon! The Wemanity Team
- Agile in HR - Building the best place to grow.
Hello everyone, Join us in our upcoming session focusing on Agile applied in... Human Ressources! The objective of the MeetUp: Build together a list of tools & practices we can start applying the next day to make Human Ressources "future-proof" in our organizations! How we are going to reach it: - Share with you HR-related challenges at 3 different conferences (Heart of Agile in Paris, Agile Sans Frontières in Brussels, MeetUp in Luxembourg) + multiple exchanges with HR stakeholders. - Organize workshops in small teams to tackle these challenges - Help HR advance toward the future by creating a cookbook of tools, practices, material to read, etc. - Vote for the next topics we are going to work on in an upcoming workshop. - Have fun! Interesting for: - People working in HR (obviously), - Managers, team leads, - People willing to bring their organization to the future, - People with experience in improving HR Agenda: 18h30: Welcoming everyone 18h45: Beginning of the MeetUp 20h15: Analyzing & feedback time, voting and assessing next steps 20h30: Networking around pizza & beers provided by Wemanity :-) Looking forward to seeing you there. Kind regards, The Wemani'Team
- Coach_Labs II🔬
Have you ever wanted to practice your (agile) coaching skills? Have you heard about (agile) Coaching and want to see if it suits YOU? Wanna brush up on your (agile) Coaching? Learn something new or just want to have fun with other passionate of the world of (agile) coaching? Then Coach-Labs is the place to be! In a safe environment, you can learn (or teach) new coaching tools and practice your own scenario or one of our scenario’s representing day-to-day work situations. Facilitated by two agile coaches, the whole group chooses which coaching techniques will be explained. So you as a group will decide what the agenda of the evening will be based on what brings more value to you. After explaining the techniques you get to choose from several scenario’s or get to bring your own. In a small group, consisting of a Timekeeper, Coach(es), coachée(s) and Observants you will practice and give each other feedback on the technique, learning and adapting as you go. In the end we’ll all share our experience and learn from each other. The only thing you’ll have to bring is your presence, good energy and eagerness to learn :) Doors open at 06:00 pm. We'll start at 06:30 pm! The amount of seats is limited, so just subscribe to the waiting list, and we’ll see afterward if we have some seats available. Game on!!