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Meetup: ‘Coaching Leaders through Uncertainty’ with Tracy Sinclair

Live, online Agile Leadership & Business Agility Meetup event hosting Tracy Sinclair – Director at Large on the International Coaching Federation Global Enterprise Board & co-author of ‘Becoming a Coach: The Essential ICF Guide’.

—Overview of the event—

Coaching has always been a powerful way to support leaders through change and transition. However, the level of change and uncertainty being faced by leaders today is greater than ever before. This session shares some of the trends being noticed amongst leaders at this time, along with suggestions for further discussion around effective coaching interventions.

—About the Speaker—

Tracy Sinclair is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also, a trained Coaching Supervisor, Mentor Coach and ICF Assessor. Tracy trains coaches and works with managers and leaders to develop their coaching capability. She works as an international Corporate Executive and Board Level Coach, a leadership development designer and facilitator working with a wide range of organisations. Tracy also specialises in working with organisations to support them develop coaching culture.

She was named as one of the Leading Global Coach winners of the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Awards of 2019. Tracy was the President of the UK ICF from 2013-2014 and has been an ICF Global Board Director since 2016, serving as Treasurer in 2017, Global Chair in 2018 and Immediate Past Global Chair in 2019. She currently serves as a Director at Large on the International Coaching Federation Global Enterprise Board.

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Meetup: ‘Agile Skills in a Digital World’ with Lyn & Simon Girvan

Lyn and Simon Girvan discuss Agile skills in a digital world and answer crowdsourced questions on the topic.

Key Q&A topics include:
• Why is Agile important in a digital world?
• Businesses have always been agile – what’s different now?
• Is agile relevant beyond software teams?
• What are the most important agile skills?

Meetup: ‘Welcome to the Agile Mani-fresh-to!’ & ‘Uber reteaming’: 2 short talks

Details
Join us for our first-ever Agile Coaching Network event (live online), hosting two short talks by experienced and passionate Agile Coaches.

—Overview—

Talk 1: Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

What changed in 2020? Well, pretty much everything! We went in to the office, stayed at home, struggled at the home-school, bought a new bike, found out just how bad we were at baking banana bread and met our neighbours for the first time. Heck, we even got an updated Scrum Guide. What didn’t we get? An update to the Agile Manifesto.

Join this interactive session to hear two Agile Coaches pitch their hand-picked, latest and greatest Agile concepts, techniques and practices to add to the Manifesto and be prepared to dot vote which you think is best. What would you add to this hallowed piece of text? Bring along your thoughts and you will be able to pitch them at the end of the session as the People’s Choice. Hopefully, you will pick up some new ideas to help you plan your 2021 and sign up to the new Mani-fresh-to!

Talk 2: Uber reteaming – Stefan Aust

Frequent reteaming has a negative impact to an organization. New team members join, current members leave or are reassigned to other projects in an instant. Hectic transfers and chaotic handovers are part of a so-called uber reteaming of staff and build products. In this meet-up, we will discuss the implications of uber reteaming and helpful remedies.

Meetup – ‘Uber Reteaming’ with Stefan Aust

Uber reteaming – Stefan Aust

Frequent reteaming has a negative impact to an organization. New team members join, current members leave or are reassigned to other projects in an instant. Hectic transfers and chaotic handovers are part of a so-called uber reteaming of staff and build products. In this meet-up, we will discuss the implications of uber reteaming and helpful remedies.

Meetup – Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! with Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

Welcome to the launch of the Agile Mani-fresh-to! – Chris Yardy & Rich Freeman

What changed in 2020? Well, pretty much everything! We went in to the office, stayed at home, struggled at the home-school, bought a new bike, found out just how bad we were at baking banana bread and met our neighbours for the first time. Heck, we even got an updated Scrum Guide. What didn’t we get? An update to the Agile Manifesto.

Join this interactive session to hear two Agile Coaches pitch their hand-picked, latest and greatest Agile concepts, techniques and practices to add to the Manifesto and be prepared to dot vote which you think is best. What would you add to this hallowed piece of text? Bring along your thoughts and you will be able to pitch them at the end of the session as the People’s Choice. Hopefully, you will pick up some new ideas to help you plan your 2021 and sign up to the new Mani-fresh-to!

Meetup: Bringing Leadership Agility to Agile with Bill Joiner

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Bill Joiner – author of Leadership Agility and founder of the Leadership Agility 360 assessment.-

–Overview of the event—

Everyone is talking about the need for agile leadership. At this event, you’ll hear about a provocative, robust approach to agile leadership called Leadership Agility.

You’ll learn why Leadership Agility requires more than an agile mindset, and how highly agile leaders think and act when leading organizational change, leading teams, and navigating pivotal conversations. You’ll also learn the three distinct stages leaders grow through as they become increasingly agile.

—About the Speaker—

Bill Joiner is a widely recognized thought leader in the world of Agile leadership. Building on his doctorate in leadership and organization development at Harvard University, he has over three decades of experience as an organisational change and team development consultant, and a leadership educator and coach. Following the publication of his book, Leadership Agility, he has expanded his practice to include training hundreds of coaches in Leadership Agility Coaching and in how to use the Leadership Agility 360 and Leadership Agility Accelerator (self-assessment). He is the CEO of ChangeWise and is based in the Boston area.

Meet-up – Agile People Leadership with Pia-Maria Thorén

—Overview of the event—

Agile People Coach – An alternative career for HR and Managers in the Future of Work

The role of HR and Managers is changing into a more guiding and coaching role for the people in the organization to be able to perform and be happy. At the same time, the world is getting more complex and there are few competitive advantages still remaining for companies who want to survive and flourish. One such competitive advantage is to learn faster than the competition so that you can be innovative and creative and invent and produce products and services that customers want and need. But it requires a totally different Leadership that let people make mistakes and learn from them. It also requires different principles for HR, who needs to abandon policy making and process mapping for supporting speed, adaptability, and customer focus. It takes cross-functional business teams on all levels to create a learning organization that has become a prerequisite for success, when everybody needs to take shared ownership for the company vision. The old structures with top-down hierarchies, annual budgets linked to fixed performance targets and rewards will not support the speed and motivation that needs to permeate future workplaces. In this scenario, the future career path for Leaders and HR will be one of the Agile People Coach – a role that aims to create the right conditions for individuals, teams, and the whole organization to grow and develop and change, as needed to survive. This talk will describe how Leaders and HR need to change to become Agile People Coaches.

—About the Speaker—

Pia-Maria is the author of Agile People – A Radical Approach for HR and Managers (That Leads to Motivated Employees), and the founder of Agile People. Agile People is a global network of people who work to improve workplaces by helping HR and leaders to attain an agile mindset for the future of work by using agile tools, methods, values, and principles. Pia-Maria specializes in helping companies move towards a culture of increased agility through Agile HR, Agile leadership and Motivation. Her main focus is to contribute to creating organizations where people perform better and feel engaged. Her main drive is to see the movement from one state to another in a company, contributing by making that change successful both from a financial and human perspective.

Personal Agility with Maria Matarelli

Join us for our next live Online event, this time hosting Maria Matarelli – co-founder of the Agile Marketing Academy, and co-author of Personal Agility: Doing More That Matters.

—Overview of the event—

Discover how you can apply Personal Agility as a powerful framework to do more of what really matters and create alignment in your organization through clarity of purpose and in reaching both personal and professional goals. In this presentation, Maria Matarelli will share how the Personal Agility System can lead to results by outlining relatable challenges and sharing simple techniques you can apply to identify and visualize what really matters, learn how to say no to things that don’t matter, get the right things done with less stress, and feel more joy and fulfillment in life while shifting the culture of your organization to a truly Agile mindset.

—About the Speaker—

Maria Matarelli is an international business consultant, experienced Agile Coach, and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who consults and trains companies on reaching true agility. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at industry conferences with locations from Shanghai to Singapore and Thailand to Nova Scotia. While looking for ways to continue to expand Agile outside IT, Maria and her team have been applying Agile to the Marketing realm with incredible results, which led to Maria co-founding the Agile Marketing Academy and Personal Agility Institute. Maria is also the Founder and President of Formula Ink, an international consulting company and is passionate about working with people and organizations to inspire agility.

Better Value Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns & Patterns for Business Agility with John Smart

Jon Smart shared details about his new book “Safer Sooner Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility”.

Jon assists organisations across industries to deliver Better Value Sooner Safer Happier, leading on Business Agility at Deloitte. Prior to this, Jon was Head of Ways of Working across Barclays Bank globally, which is 328 years old, with 80,000 colleagues in 40 countries. Over a three year time period, on average teams were delivering 3x as much in 1/3rd of the time with 23x fewer incidents and with the highest ever colleague engagement and with consistently high customer Net Promoter Scores.

Jon has 25+ years experience of taking and leading an agile approach to change, starting out as a developer on an investment banking trading floor in the early 90’s. Jon is a delivery practitioner and servant leader. He and his team is the winner in the category of “Best Internal Agile Team” and runner up for “Most Valued Agile Professional (UK) “ at the Agile Awards 2016.

Jon is the founder of the Enterprise Agility Transformation Leaders Network, is a member of the Programming Committee for the DevOps Enterprise Summit, a member of the Business Agility Institute advisory council and the Disciplined Agile advisory council and is an occasional guest speaker at London Business School.

Meetup: Agile Hardware with Joe Justice

The speed of New Product Development and New Product Introduction is related to the agile management of the enterprise and the agility of the manufacturing processes. The CEO’s of Volkswagen, Bosch, Toyota, and Tesla all agree that speed of change is the top priority.

Joe Justice, inventor of eXtreme Manufacturing and employee of Tesla company will show exactly how agile manufacturing is conducted. Joe will discuss the benefits and hurdles to hardware agile. Joe will display the steps to implement from executive, management, design, engineering, test, factory floor, and more.

Learning Outcomes:

1. How to increase speed, quality, and efficiency at the same time.
2. How to increase happiness, willingness, respect, and enthusiasm in engineering and manufacturing culture.
3. A complete New Product Development and New Product Introduction outline for agile hardware

About the Speaker:
Joe Justice is a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at both MIT and Oxford University in England, has featured in Forbes 5 times to date including as owner of a “Company to watch” by Forbes Billionaire Club, cited in more than 6 business paperbacks and hardcovers, the subject of a Discovery Channel mini-documentary for his work creating the disciplines Extreme Manufacturing, Scrum@Hardware, and The Justice Method. Joe earns his living by consulting globally as an interim executive for agile organizations, bringing multinational companies increased return on capital. He has designed and built 14 race and road-legal cars himself, some designed and built in as short as 27 minutes. He has also built some small houses and some robots. His method of cross-training CAD, CAM, CFD, FEA, procurement, Machine Shop, Composites Shop, Test, and user testing has earned global recognition as the WIKISPEED method. His teams have held 4 world records.