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"The quest for mastery never ends" - Sathpal Singh

This meetup community is focused on how the world of work is evolving. It covers a broad range of areas from modern leadership approaches, team dynamics and organisational design to ways of working, collaborative models, agile practices and how we communicate.

We wish to encourage thought-provoking discussions, being open minded and proactive learning. We love to share knowledge and make new bodies of work accessible to audiences far and wide. We celebrate contribution and participation.

We believe deeply in collaborative thinking, co-creation, the power of visualisation, ethical leadership, diversity and inclusion.

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Upcoming events (2)

Managing Products: A Reality Check - Marc Abraham

Online event

The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you a session with Marc Abraham, co-curator at Mind The Product. This will be an interactive debate with a panel of experienced product people, and the audience in which we will tackle the realities of developing products. Learning Objectives: What can our attendees expect to take away from the session? ● A real-life understanding of the opportunities and tensions inherent in product management. ● Practical tools and techniques to better manage the challenging aspects of creating and managing products. ● Being comfortable embracing the tensions that come with managing products. Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session: Marc is an experienced product management practitioner, and a Head of Product - Engagement at London based ASOS. He has worked for a large number of successful digital organisations, from startups to more established businesses and has written about my learnings in the book My Product Management Toolkit which came out in 2018, and the more recent Managing Product = Managing Tension He also publishes on Medium and his own site: https://marcabraham.com/

The Future of Agile - where next? A panel discussion.

The Future of Work Scotland team are excited to be supporting the Agile20reflect festival with a look at the "Future of Agile" This session will see four of our past guest speakers return to engage in a lively debate on where Agile goes from here. What could the future hold? Come join us in 2021 and here the thoughts of four respected Agile thought leaders. Our panel will include: Daniel Vacanti: Dan is a 25-plus year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work and managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year. He has been conducting Lean-Agile training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded ActionableAgileTM (previously Corporate Kanban) which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. In 2015 he published his book, “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability”, which is the definitive guide to flow-based metrics and analytics. In 2017, he helped to develop the “Professional Scrum with Kanban” class with Scrum.org. Daniel holds an M.B.A. and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley. Dan joined us in Aug 2020 for his brilliant session on estimation, "When will it be done?". We are big fans of Dan and super excited that he will be joining this discussion. Johanna Rothman: Johanna is a speaker, consultant and author of many books including managing product development and From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams: Collaborate to Deliver (with Mark Kilby). Johanna joined us in April 2020 alongside Mark to share her insights on going from co-located to dispersed teams. Johann is known as the “Pragmatic Manager" and provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development. We love hearing Johanna's insights and are delighted to welcome her back! Lyssa Adkins: Lyssa has not previously been a guest speaker with us but she really needs little introduction. A recognised coach, facilitator, teacher and inspirer. To quote Lyssa "I believe that Agile is a brilliant, emergent response to help us thrive in our ever-increasingly complex, changeable and interconnected world. My current focus is coaching Leadership Teams and Boards of Directors to take up the Agile transformation that is theirs to do -- on both a personal and group level. For many years I have been a passionate contributor to the discipline and profession of Agile Coaching and have trained thousands of agilists in the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to coach teams and organizations to get full benefits of Agile" Lyssa is of course the author of Coaching Agile Teams which is still a best seller 10 years later. We are thrilled that she has agreed to join our panel discussion and share her thoughts with our community. Tobias Mayer: Tobias joined us for a brilliant session in October 2020 where he facilitated a discussion on "The Now of Work" amidst the challenges of the global pandemic and all the upheaval it brought for our work and lives. Tobias Mayer is an explorer of human relationships, writer, mentor, teacher and speaker. He is committed to the liberation of the corporate workplace, and to that end, spends a lot of time thinking, talking and writing on personal responsibility, grassroots initiative and confronting the status quo. Tobias is the author of the 2013 book 'The People's Scrum', and the upcoming audiobook 'The State of Work'. Website: tobiasmayer.uk Events List: tobiasmayer.uk/events The People’s Scrum Audio: tobiasmayer.uk/tps We are delighted he is making a return to share his valuable insights.

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