Creating an antifragile organization in 7 steps

Being antifragile is an important feature to build organisations that not only can resist external shocks, but also can thrive in a stressful situation. Only a system that can even improve in uncertainty can be defined as antifragile. After that, I tried to find a good solution to make an organisation antifragile, and I could understand that we need to focus on various aspects: vision, product, team, stakeholders and contracts. During one year of fieldwork, I have been collecting a series of working tools, patterns and methodologies. Based on this experience, I have developed a workshop to convey the Antifragile concepts by using serious gaming techniques: the participants will take part in an exciting challenge, trying to create the Best Antifragile Organisation in the IT world. The workshop starts with a fun introduction made of videos and pictures explaining the base Antifragile concepts.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

In the first part of my workshop, we will explore the concept and the theoretics of Antifragile. In the second part the attendees, playing togheter, will try to identify new schema and orders for creating an organization that improve in uncertainty.

This practical and engaging workshop will be a explorations of how an Antifragile organization could be created  starting from the organisational point of view. We will take a look at what Antifragile is and how to put it into practice, considering different viewpoints: the Manager's viewpoint, the internal Decision Maker’s viewpoint, and the viewpoints of all the personnel in the organisation that will be involved in the transition process.

Learning Outcome

This practical and engaging workshop will be a explorations of how an Antifragile organization could be created  starting from the organisational point of view. We will take a look at what Antifragile is and how to put it into practice, considering different viewpoints: the Manager's viewpoint, the internal Decision Maker’s viewpoint, and the viewpoints of all the personnel in the organisation that will be involved in the transition process.

Target Audience

Owners, Managers, Product Owners, Team Leaders, and all the influencing people in the organization

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      Oana Juncu
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      Coemerge
      schedule 3 years ago
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      Oana Juncu
      Oana Juncu
      Executive Coach
      Coemerge
      schedule 3 years ago
      Sold Out!
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      We are drawn to people who share the same beliefs and have had similar relevant experiences. These groups give us strength and a sense of belonging. However, this creates a “self-sealing logic” that can lock out learning, because we state our beliefs as proven evidence. Every missed opportunity of collaboration, may it be at enterprise, organisation, or team level, is a symptom of our inability, as a group, to observe and learn from other group experience and set of values. We are here at the most important Agile Conference, seeking to meet people who have similar experiences, and eventually share same conclusions. What if we were about to create another bubble of "Self-Sealing-Logic" ? 
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      Özlem Yüce / Joshua Arnold - Quantifying Cost of Delay: Why is it the “one thing” to quantify? How do I do it?

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      When people hear about Cost of Delay they sometimes doubt whether their organisation is ready for it. They say things like, “We don’t have the maturity for it”, or “We couldn’t do that because our stakeholders wouldn’t support it”. We’ve heard people say this too. And yet, in hindsight, people find it much easier than they thought! We will show you how to get started with using Cost of Delay, despite these doubts.

      Building blocks

      The first essential building block is to understand the value. To help structure the conversation we will use a simple economic framework to surface the assumptions and drive to the economic impacts. The second essential building block is to understand the urgency. For this, we will look at different urgency curves to help us understand how value is likely to decay over time. Combining these two gives us the Cost of Delay helping us to question and better understand what our gut tells us about value and urgency.

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      Özlem Yüce - Value and Urgency: The Power of Quantifying Cost of Delay

      Özlem Yüce
      Özlem Yüce
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      schedule 3 years ago
      Sold Out!
      45 Mins
      Talk
      Beginner

      “If you only quantify one thing, quantify the Cost of Delay” – Don Reinertsen

      Everyone seems to talk about Cost of Delay, but few are actually quantifying it. And yet doing so helps us to better manage stakeholders, improve prioritisation and change the focus of the conversation away from cost and dates onto delivering value quickly.

      In this talk you will hear about how quantifying Cost of Delay of our ideas helps with:

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      – Managing multiple customers

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