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SETTING THE RIGHT EXPECTATIONS
….for Agile change across your Organization
October 27, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video: Reasons why we need Layered Champions?
Success With Business Agility
July 28, 2021
Daniel Mezick describes how to use flexible PATTERNS instead of rigid PRACTICES to achieve Business Agility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.