Change

We sometimes hear that there is an agile transformation in progress and that we transform company culture. We do not believe in that. We believe that we create the conditions for change. This track is about practices which foster learning and cultivate initiative.

Thursday
,
November
5
,
6:00 pm
CET
Marc Burgauer
,
Maturity Mapping or how to tailor capability adoption to your existing culture

Organisations are incentivised to adopt maturity models (sometimes also disguised as frameworks) when seeking to improve on their capabilities. A major reason for their popularity is that they provide a context-free assessment of people’s abilities, which empowers people in authority to make judgments about other people’s capabilities without a need to acquire such capabilities themselves or taking their context into account. Maturity Models also tempt the executive because they describe a target culture as an idealised future state.  

Maturity models can be successfully adopted if the practitioners have insight into how the model can be contextualised for the current environment, how it fits into the current culture and that ability of contextualising is more critical to the adoption than depth of expertise in the model.

This talk introduces Maturity Mapping, a practice of applying Social Practice Theory (SPT) using Wardley Mapping in order to guide organisational transitions by enabling contextualisation for the adoption of capabilities. It is not only an antidote to maturity models, but shifts the focus of improvement away from who we are (investigation of individuals’ inner lives) to what we do (investigation of socio-technical interactions of collectives). Maturity Mapping allows us to visualise what we need to do and learn to execute a strategy, as well as informing what strategy options exist in our current context.

While Maturity Mapping is philosophically motivated and theory lead, the talk will explain the practice by showing examples of where it has enabled better outcomes.

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Thursday
,
November
5
,
6:00 pm
CET UTC+1
Marc Burgauer
,
Maturity Mapping or how to tailor capability adoption to your existing culture
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Organisations are incentivised to adopt maturity models (sometimes also disguised as frameworks) when seeking to improve on their capabilities. A major reason for their popularity is that they provide a context-free assessment of people’s abilities, which empowers people in authority to make judgments about other people’s capabilities without a need to acquire such capabilities themselves or taking their context into account. Maturity Models also tempt the executive because they describe a target culture as an idealised future state.  

Maturity models can be successfully adopted if the practitioners have insight into how the model can be contextualised for the current environment, how it fits into the current culture and that ability of contextualising is more critical to the adoption than depth of expertise in the model.

This talk introduces Maturity Mapping, a practice of applying Social Practice Theory (SPT) using Wardley Mapping in order to guide organisational transitions by enabling contextualisation for the adoption of capabilities. It is not only an antidote to maturity models, but shifts the focus of improvement away from who we are (investigation of individuals’ inner lives) to what we do (investigation of socio-technical interactions of collectives). Maturity Mapping allows us to visualise what we need to do and learn to execute a strategy, as well as informing what strategy options exist in our current context.

While Maturity Mapping is philosophically motivated and theory lead, the talk will explain the practice by showing examples of where it has enabled better outcomes.

Monday
,
November
16
,
6:00 pm
CET UTC+1
Jenni Jepsen
,
Intent based leadership
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Shift from a culture of permission to one of intentOur old idea of good leadership is where the leader knows all, tells all and is always in control. In fact, it’s difficult for us to change because those old habits are so hardwired in our brains! Intent-Based Leadership™ offers a way for us to rewire: to give control, trust and learn to be okay with not having all the answers. It's a way of leading where the leader sets the environment for others to excel and act to the maximum extent of their creativity and intellect; where team members come to the leader describing what they see, what they think, and what they intend to do. The result: the culture of the organization shifts from one of permission and waiting, to intent and action, and people feel more valued and come to better solutions. Jenni will share the principles of Intent-Based Leadership™ – what it takes to give control and achieve excellence in your organization.

Wednesday
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November
25
,
6:00 pm
CET UTC+1
Mija Rabemananjara
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L'apprentissage en entreprise, ou comment créer les conditions optimales pour une organisation apprenante
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Friday
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November
27
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6:00 pm
CET UTC+1
Simon Wardley
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Monday
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November
30
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6:00 pm
CET UTC+1
Sebastien Chauffray
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Faites une pause -- Apprentissages d'un voyage de huit mois
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SPEAKERS

Marc Burgauer

Marc has experienced professional life as a biologist, an award-winning performance artist and musician, as a business analyst, enterprise database architect and early web applications programmer, startup founder, company board member, and in various management functions.

An early interest in Complexity and management theories meant XP found an open door, when a friend shared the first articulation on extremeprogramming.org in 2000. Motivated by successful application of Agile and adjacent concepts over the next 15 years in two tech startups and, first covertly, in a large scale digital transformation in a Scottish public service, he made the move into coaching. After learning about organisational barriers in two of the UK’s major banks, he is currently helping a civil service to become a learning organisation.

Marc Burgauer

Agile Coach @ Registers of Scotland

Sebastien Chauffray

My name is Sebastien Chauffray, currently VP Engineering & Product of a major European eCommerce company. Having started over 15 years ago as a software engineer, I grew up through several positions, such as CTO for small and medium companies. Passionate about agility, alternative management and data-driven processes, I focus on developing team engagement and effective organizational flows to enhance the full potential of the collective.

Sebastien Chauffray

VP Engineering & Product @ Veepee

Jenni Jepsen

Jenni Jepsen works as a transformation advisor at Denmark-based goAgile. She helps people transform organizations to create lasting change. Jenni is recognized for her work in change leadership and Agile ways of working. She integrates neuroscience concepts into her coaching, training and sparring with leaders at every level. In addition to having her certificate in NeuroLeadership, Jenni is  a certified Intent-Based Leadership™ Practitioner, certified LEGO® Serious Play™ facilitator, and has numerous Agile certifications. She's also an author of TOGETHER - how leaders involve & engage people to get great things done (out Fall 2020).

Jenni Jepsen

Partner and Agile Coach @ goAgile

Mija Rabemananjara

Mija Rabemananjara

President @ les Agilopathes

Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley

Advisor @ Leading Edge Forum

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