Throw a purpose in a middle of a crowd, it will start to self-organize. Many self-organised entities like ... villages or cities have an "embedded purpose", not voluntarily shared out-loud or displayed in common places. Villages and cities have growth aligned to their embedded purpose. Acting in a purpose driven way is less obvious for organisations. More a company grows, more dissolved into the Process the original business purpose becomes. This talk presents the 3 stages of Agile Experience Awareness I've seen unfolded and reveals how aligning to a clear shared purpose triggers growth, Agile culture propagation, and scaling becomes a side effect. 

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

This talk will walk you through the 3 stages of Agile Awareness I've seen in different organisations that I call the #HowTo,  #Therapy and #Purpose . Audience will learn to recognise the symptoms of each of these levels and their potential to scale Agile. It will present comparison of three different cases I've met that were in the different stages and why the #Purpose level is the most resilient and scalable format. A systemic approach  for managers so they can  facilitate organisations grow in a purposeful way will also be presented.

Learning Outcome

There are several Learning outcomes of the session, main ones are :

  • Have a new purpose centric perspective on organisations Agile Adoption and scaling
  • Learn about the social impact of purpose driven organisation 
  • Reflect how focus on outcome and result is a culture change major game player 
  • Gather knowledge of an original change pattern based of system thinking

Target Audience

All stakeholders involved in Agile Transformation willing to have a deep dive into the quest of the transformation

Requirements

Video projector and mike will be all for this talk. No special preparation for the participants is required

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