Feb 28 DOWNTOWN MEETING: Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

Richard set a record when he facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with his software development team. This is unique: they are the only people in the world to have held Open Space for such a long time. They pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering both what it’s great at and its limitations. Richard will share the highlights of what they learned: what worked, what didn’t work, and the surprising results.

At this session you will learn:

  • Open Space Technology: what it is, how to facilitate it
  • The importance of a real problem for a great Open Space, and how Open Space is exactly the right tool for organizing a group of people to solve it
  • How to prepare for Open Space
  • A radical use of Open Space: use it to manage your team for extended periods of time
  • How to facilitate Open Space well
  • As a facilitator, which seductive shortcuts should you avoid?
  • Unexpected positive and negative outcomes



About The Presenter:

Richard Kasperowski is an Agile coach-manager. He leads the software dev team for one of the world’s largest social identity systems, coaches Agile software teams around the world, and is the founder of Nokia’s Boston-area Agile community. He contributes to the larger Agile and Scrum community in the United States and elsewhere. Read more about Richard at http://kasperowski.com and follow him at @rkasper.

Meeting Agenda:

5:00 pm Introduction

5:30 pm Beverages and socializing

5:50 pm Main event

6:50 pm Done

7:00 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: The downtown event is being held at a new location.

711 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA  02110

Workbar Atlantic Ave is right down the street from the MBTA Red & Silver Lines (South Station stop).  It is also just a short walk from the Orange Line (Chinatown or Downtown Crossing stops) and the Green Line (Boylston or Park Street stops).