S.L.I.C.E. in Action - Liberated with Structures

During Agile India 2019, I presented SLICE as a way of conducting experiments to embrace and improve agility. Here's the sequel to the original experience report.

This workshop aims at assisting the audience to experience the SLICE way of experimenting in a Liberating Structures based setup. The workshop starts with

  1. S election of Hypothesis using "25/10 Crowd Sourcing" Liberating Structure.
  2. L earn more about the hypothesis using "1-2-4-All" Liberating Structure. Create groups.
  3. I mplement the hypothesis with the most apt Liberating Structure as taught by the facilitators (4 facilitators).
  4. C reate collaterals after the timebox expires.
  5. E xpand collaterals to other teams and repeat (thrice)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the audience with an experience of SLICE and Liberating Structures in a pragmatic manner.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • S election of Hypothesis using "25/10 Crowd Sourcing" Liberating Structure.
  • L earn more about the hypothesis using "1-2-4-All" Liberating Structure. Create groups.
  • I mplement the hypothesis with the most apt Liberating Structure as taught by the facilitators (4 facilitators).
  • C reate collaterals after the timebox expires.
  • E xpand collaterals to other teams and repeat (thrice)

Learning Outcome

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the audience with an experience of SLICE and Liberating Structures in a pragmatic manner.

Target Audience

Agility practitioners across the spectrum

Prerequisites for Attendees

Check out this page if possible: https://www.vishalprasad.in/slice

schedule Submitted 3 months ago

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  • Oana Juncu
    By Oana Juncu  ~  1 month ago
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    Hi Vishal and Rusha,

    Thank you for your submission.

    Can you clarify in your description why SLICE is an effective approach to conduct experiment and embrace Agile and state why is the differentiator of SLICE from other approaches?

    Kind regards,

    Oana

     

    • Rucha Ramchandra Kapare
      By Rucha Ramchandra Kapare  ~  1 month ago
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      Hi Oana,

      Thank you for the comment. The details around why SLICE is effective and what differentiates it from other approaches is answered in the attached video from Agile India 2019 session. I hope this answers.

      https://www.youtube.com/embed/CCN8bN6HeAg?feature=oembed

      Please let us know if you need additional details.

      Thank You

      Rucha and Vishal 


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    Vishal Prasad - Why I stopped Coaching Agility and so should you!

    Vishal Prasad
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    Experience Report
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    The story goes ...

    During the Agile Coach Camp at Agile India 2019, we had an interesting discussion driven by Woody Zuill around the concept of Organisational Inertia. This has been a topic of research since the early 80s with the newest research in 2000s as well. The research basically revolves around two aspects:

    1. An organisation's incapability to keep up with major shifts
    2. The resistance towards change

    These don't necessarily stop change from happening but considerably slows down the shift. With organisations struggling to survive in a VUCA world, Organisational Inertia becomes one of the critical factors for consideration. Enter, an Agile Coach! Our industries have heavily invested in them in the recent past and continue to do so in order to help them survive in this VUCA world. Shane Hastie addresses this as the Golden Age of Agile Coaching in which coaches can help the poor souls navigate themselves during a period of turmoil. I respect that.

    But my evil mind links the concepts of Organisational Inertia and the Golden Age of Agile Coaching differently; so during the Agile Coach Camp, I asked folks to run a Thought Experiment which I also mentioned in my talk during Agile India 2019.

    The hypothesis is: "We can deploy Agile Coaches in organisations and hopefully the organisations will overcome their inertia in 10 years to provide a better work experience to their employees. Contrarily, if Agile Coaches cease to exist, organisations may crumble under their inertia in 5 years and the ones left will be great places to work" ... from a Behavioural Economics standpoint, the second option seems better.

    Being a SLICE fundamentalist, I decided to run this hypothesis and began my experiment on 3rd June 2019, the day after I finished my last batch of ICAgile's Agile Coaching training. At the time of submitting this proposal, it hasn't been very long since I started the experiment, and it hasn't been easy to deliberately take a step back from coaching interventions. The observations have been interesting (if not amazing) so far and this is my experience report that I wish to share during Agile India 2020.

    My plan is to run a set of experiments until 31st December 2019 and then decide my way ahead. I mention below the observations so far that I wish to share in my talk but there may be other experiments that I'll share if provided a platform at Agile India 2020.