ORGANIZATION DESIGN GOES AGILE: WHAT CAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEACH US ABOUT SELF-ORGANIZING AND DESIGN?” (May 2nd Pre-Conference Workshop)

It seems everyone’s talking about “agile” as a path to business agility. New market leaders cite “agile” as the rationale behind innovative, yet unfamiliar, organization designs.  In this workshop, we’ll:

  • Explore the past, present, and future of agile, including a glossary of terms. (Where do these buzz words come from? Learn to speak the lingo.)
  • Examine the ways agile principles fit with ideas of organization design. (Where are we coherent? Where are we incoherent? When do we bring in the clowns? )
  • Experiment with using agile process techniques beyond software. (Really? You can do that? What works? What doesn’t transfer?)
  • Investigate how agile ideas and practices have and will impact the field of organization design. (What’s the fit? Let’s go deep on this one.)

Use a foundational agile practice, the retrospective meeting, to ground and continue the learning after the workshop. (How could an agile approach improve organization design? How could it improve my practice?)

SESSION IS SCHEDULED
MAY 2, 2016
1:30 – 5:00 PM
$249 Registration Fee

 

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to design work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great!; Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency™ Model. She is a past Chair and former board member (2007–2013) of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. Diana is currently on the board of the Organization Design Forum and is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.