Integral Agile: Deliver More Effectively Using This Powerful Lens and Awareness

Something amazing is happening right now.  All around the world, a new culture is beginning to emerge.  People who are bringing more beauty into the world, more love to our human family, and more wholeness to lives. It's a culture of people who are creating an entirely new vision of who we are and where we are going.  The Integral movement is ground zero for this emerging culture.  Integral Agile is the application of this amazing emergence scoped to our Agile delivery in the business and IT world.

This session will provide an overview of why Integral Agile is so important to embrace if we are to truly be successful in our endeavors and deliver effectively.  It will share an understanding of what Integral Agile is, with a focus on its core components of Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics.  You will also learn how to apply the All Quadrants All Levels (AQAL) “lens” to “see” your customer or organization where they “are at” so that you can choose tools, delivery practices, and communication means that resonate and align with them.

While Integral is an all-encompassing movement that would be too expansive for an Agile conference and rather hard to squeeze into a 45-minute session, a focused brief on Integral Agile fits very well.  No matter if you are a delivery coach, project manager, development team member, or engineer, you can deliver more effectively through using the lens provided by Integral Agile.  This talk will describe how to apply Agile tools, practices, and process based on this awareness of “where they are” so that you will be more effective in reaching “them,” and no longer need to wonder why your best laid plans are falling short of success.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. (3 mins) Introduction of myself and topic
  2. (7 mins) Explanation and examples of why Integral Agile is so critical to actual delivery of success
  3. (15 mins) High level description of what Integral Agile is, focused mostly on its main components
    1. Integral Theory - All Quadrants All Levels (AQAL) - Holons and Quadrants
    2. Spiral Dynamics (the "levels" part of AQAL)
  4. (15 mins) Slightly deeper dive into how to apply the AQAL "lens" meaning that audience members will see their peers/customers and their organizations through the four aspects presented by the quadrants allowing them to make a real impact when they return.
  5. (5 mins) Q&A

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand why they need to know about Integral Agile, what it is, and how they can apply it
  2. Learn high-level concepts of Integral Theory and Spiral Dynamics enough to apply it in our Agile business world to "see" our peers/customers and their organizations in order to make real impact
  3. Examine our own peers/customers and their organizations through the Integral Agile lens to be able to go back to work and deliver more effectively

Target Audience

Delivery coach, project manager, development team member, engineer, or anyone wanting to deliver more effectively

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