Agile Boston 2021 Virtual Meetups

SETTING THE RIGHT EXPECTATIONS
….for Agile change across your Organization

October 27, 2021

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In this presentation, Agile Boston organizers Ann K Brea, Joseph DeAngelis, and Daniel Mezick present several reasons why key barriers to Agile adoption such as leadership participation, management support and cultural clashes such barriers to Agile adoption continue to remain, and present practical ways you can overcome these barriers.

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The Layered Champions Workshop

October 13, 2021

 

Frank Saucier and Ann K Brea introduce an updated Layered Champions worksheet and demonstrate how to use with two volunteers mapping real life organizational structures and impediments.  The worksheet was changed to reduce some confusion around whether the managers of the PO and SM are part of the Layered Champions Team.

Quick answer … They are not!

The Layered Champions Team (LCT) consists of the Orbit 1 and 2 champions (PO + SM + DEV Managers). Champions in Orbit 3 and above are part of the Layered Champions Network (LCN), however, they would only be engaged with the LCT when necessary. For example, if the PO or SM left the company, the manager of that role would join the LCT until that accountability hole was solved. That doesn’t make them the PO or the SM. They would simply be involved until health was restored.

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LC Worksheet Updated

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How Social is your Leadership?

September 22, 2021

In this presentation, Agile and Engineering Leader Sathpal Singh shared his journey into Social Leadership, its potential and how he adopted it’s mindset and behaviors.

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Helping Organizations Change that are all Changed-out!

September 8, 2021

In this interactive workshop, Kim Antelo looks at a few types of Change Models (Kotter, Heath, ADKAR) to see how to make change easier and more attainable for your organization while having a lot of fun.

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Video: Kim Antelo explains the Kotter Change Model

 

Layered Champions: Creating the Space for Self-Management

August 25, 2021

Frank Saucier discusses an approach called “Layered Champions” that can help create the space needed for self management to grow.

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Layered Champions

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Layered Champions Worksheet

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Video: Reasons why we need Layered Champions?

 

Success With Business Agility

July 28, 2021

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Daniel Mezick describes how to use flexible PATTERNS instead of rigid PRACTICES to achieve Business Agility.

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Video: The 8 patterns of Open Business Agility

 

An Enterprise Transformation that Shows that You Can Too!

June 23, 2021

Martin Hinshelwood of Naked Agility (nkdagility.com) explains how Microsoft’s Azure DevOps Services formerly VSTS went from a three-year waterfall delivery cycle to three-week iterations and open sourced the Azure DevOps task library and the Git Virtual File System.

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An-Enterprise-Transformation-That-Shows-That-You-Can-Too

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Video: The Case For Change at Microsoft

 

The Inviting Vision Game

May 26, 2021

Daniel Mezick, filling in for Darren Terrell, explains how invitation is the key ingredient to getting lasting engagement, and how invitation is used to gain willing participants to play the “Inviting Vision Game” developed by Darren Terrell; a game that defines the Why, What and How of a dynamic vision that people in your organization can get behind and execute.

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The “Self” in Self-Management: The Untold Story

April 28, 2021

Dr. Miriam Sasse shares her personal and profound stories from various transformations, and offers insights into the completely normal, human difficulties in agile and digital transformations. She also offers suggestions for stress-reducing and appreciative thought patterns.

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The Self in Self-Management

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Decision Making for your Agile Teams

March 24, 2021

Listen to stories from Cristin Hernandez and Heidi Araya’s work inside organizations, learn how to help teams make better decisions, and hear what can go wrong if you’re not thinking holistically about how you decide to decide.

   

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Better Decision-Making for your Agile Team – Agile Boston

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Self-Organization Through Self-Managing Scrum Teams

February 24, 2021

Joseph DeAngelis defines what Self-organization and Self-management are, common reasons why Scrum teams are impeded from being Self-managing and what a healthy Self-managing Scrum looks like.

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