Let's face it, when organizations want to "go Agile", they really want help solving a problem they can't quite put their finger on. Some of the time they may buy a tool and call themselves Agile. Other times, they'll implement a few practices but not much more. There are no shortage of tools, methods and techniques for installing Agile and there are an equal number of failure stories. At the end of day, Agile is simply a trigger for an organizational change.

In this session you'll learn 3 techniques that will help you navigate through complex change by working on a real problem with your peers. After all, a consultant or coach is only going to take you so far!

 
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3 Innovative Tools for Architecting Change (20 minutes)

  • Change Canvases: how to create alignment for organizational change
  • Sphere of Influence: how to visualize where the support and resistance for your change is
  • Blast Radius: Who's affected, what they need to change, expected intended and un-intended consequences

Audtiion (10 minutes)

The audience members will be given the opportunity to present a problem they're trying to solve with respect to an organizational change, typically an Agile Transformation.  The fallback plan is to break the audience into groups and give them 15 minutes to create a scenario for another group to solve.  The fallback plan to that is to prepare scenarios in advance, just in case!

Workshop Component 45 minutes

Each group will take 30 minutes to use the tools they learned and create their solution to the problem.  The remaining 15 minutes will be for each group to present their solution and elicit feedback from other groups. 

Closing (15 minutes)

This section will be for people to ask the facilitators questions and hear stories about how others are using these ideas.

 

Learning Outcome

  • why sense-making tools are better for managing organizational change
  • how visualizing change helps align people within the organization

Target Audience

Managers, Agile Coaches, Change Managers, HR

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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