17.1 Schedule

Our schedule for the 17.1 Agile Dialogs based on our theme:

For getting to the organizational Agility you want, which works better: an intentional transition defined and pushed by the management of the organization or a co-created approach among those impacted?”

0800 Registration

0830 Welcome

0845 Opening Reflective Question

What choices do you allow people to make as they transition to the use of an Agile approach?

0900 Your Transformation Stories
Describe your successes in Agile transformation?
How did you plan for this success?
By what yardsticks are these measured?
What do we do when we have a failure when we expected a success? (Small or large)

1015 Break

1030 Agile Transformation/Adoption Approaches
How do we get people to try out Agile practices? In what ways do we coax them?
How much time are they allowed to take to make changes in the way they work?
How do we measure progress in our Agile transformation? In what ways do we allow this to reflect on the individuals in our organization?

1145 Lunch

1300 “Off the Rails”
Based on your plans and measurements, how do you determine if your approach is not working out? What do you do?
What interventions do you do?
What effect does your interventions have?

1415 Break

1430 “What do you hear?”
Now that we have identified the how we achieve success, how we approach change, and what we do when things aren’t going well…
For approaches that are establishing an approach for everyone to follow in the organization’s transformation, what do we hear from people that indicates people (managers or working level) aren’t on board?
For approaches that allow everyone a say in how they will approach the organization’s transformation, what do we hear from people (managers or working level) when things aren’t progressing as they feel it should?

What entrenchments in position happen? What side effects does this cause?
When we have helped people move on, what caused that to happen?

1545 Break

1600 Assumptions
What assumptions are we making for people desiring to pull towards working in an Agile manner?
What assumptions are we making that cause us to think giving them a push towards working in an Agile manner will help?

1700 Retrospective + Networking Happy Hour Hour

1830 or so: Dinner plans for further conversations can occur as desired 🙂

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15.0 Agile Dialogs Schedule

0900 – 0930 Registration, mingle & meet

0930 – 0945 Welcome & How the Day Will Work (ground rules)

0945 – 1000 Organize! (Self-Register into groups, each will explore the same topic, also place types of things you estimate on the board with your name) 

1000 – 1100 1st Sessions

1100 – 1115 *Break w/quick news*

1115 – 1215 2nd Sessions

1215 – 1300 *Lunch w/quick news*

1300 – 1400 3rd Sessions

1400 – 1415 *Break w/quick news*

1415 – 1515 4th Sessions

1515 – 1530 *Break w/quick news*

1530 – 1630 5th Sessions

1630 – 1645 *Break w/quick news*

1645 – 1700 Wrap-Up

1700 – 1730 Retrospective (Optional Attendance)  

After this if anyone is still wanting to hang out for a bit, we can retire to a local bar-restaurant for food, libations, and conversations.

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1st Sessions – Explore the questions: 

  • “Tell your stories. What successes AND failures have you had when using either of these approaches?”
  • “And how have the techniques you have chosen helped or hindered you?”
  • Expectation – each group will record how techniques help or hinder on flip chart paper to allow other groups to see what they did during the break.

2nd Sessions – Explore the questions: 

  • ““What objectives are you trying to achieve by using estimates or in specifically not using them?”
  • “And what techniques do you use to achieve those objectives?”
  • Expectation – each will group record the objectives and techniques on flip chart paper to allow other groups to see what they did during the break.

3rd Sessions – Explore the question: 

  • “What fundamental assumptions are being made when you use estimates?”
  • Expectation – each group will record assumptions on flip chart paper to allow other groups to see what they did during the break.

4th Sessions – Explore the question: 

  • “What fundamental assumptions are being made when you don’t use estimates?”
  • Expectation – each group will record the assumptions on flip chart paper to allow other groups to see what they did during the break.

5th Sessions – Explore the question: 

  • “Now that you have heard more about the other side’s perspective and how they use or don’t use estimates, what learnings can you take back to improve what you do?” [This does not meaning you have to adopt their position, just is there some nugget that you learned today that will be something you’d like to try?]
  • Expectation – each group will record the learnings on flip chart paper to and present during the break.