Building the Agile house brick by brick: How Systemic thinking & growth mindset help drive and sustain agility!

Doing agile is simple while being so much more elusive.Mindsets influence the whole gamut of emotional, logical processing and filtering we apply in our daily lives! We all have witnessed in some ways how a paradigm shift, a change in perspective, a flexible belief system could tremendously alter and impact the outcomes we seek in all aspects of our daily lives and society.

My talk hits at the core of systemic thinking, sharing experiences and real life stories of transformation effected by shift in mindset, creating a vulnerable yet safe environment for teams to experiment, explore and grow. I will also cover tools and models like the Karpman drama triangle that uncovers motivations and motives, the trust ownership model, the five dysfunctions that infect teams and how to cure them.

I am a story teller at heart and will weave stories around these topics that will keep the session interesting, engaging and active. Have shared video and slides from an earlier session, I will be modifying the content and delivery for India Agile session.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

- Start with mindset, learned helplessness and its impact on us.

- How the conventional ways of thinking and acting dis-empowers us.

- Some stories of mindset change and impact.

- Case study and stories from my own journey of agile transformation at Veritas and in my past organizations.

- Close by sharing take aways and key notes.

- Will have some exercises to engage and enthrall the audience.

Learning Outcome

- How mindset shifts could help form self organized teams.

- How systemic thinking and servant leadership can help build the foundation and structure of the agile house we all wish for and desire to have.

- Some tools and techniques to foster creativity, vulnerability that increases trust and cultural transformations.

- Also provide SMs ways to become effective coaches, servant leaders and become more nimble and agile in their transformation journey.

- How to deal with backslides and regressions.

Target Audience

Agile coaches, scrum masters, servant leaders, managers: basically any and everyone.

Prerequisites for Attendees

No pre-requisites as such. I rely on making the case study and experience sharing a way of getting an involved audience. The crux and success of my talk would be an engaged audience that could take away lot of practical insight and stories to share and implement in their lives.

schedule Submitted 11 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  11 months ago
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    Rakesh, thanks for your proposal. I like some of the examples you have shared in the video. however, I am missing how the attendees can relate to them in the daily work. Most attendees of Agile India over the years, know most of these concepts and ideas. They are looking for how some of these ideas could help them improve their coaching, or adoption, or transformation, eetc. Can you reqork your proposal to talk about some specific case studies where you used these ideas to deliver results that were superior compared to other traditional means, and addressed the problem more effectively? That would make the proposal more relevant and useful to the audience.