Holistic Agility: Rediscovering the Power and Meaning of Agile

Many companies are struggling with Agile. They have lost sight of how the teams at the center of an Agile transformation are only the first drop in the lake. That first drop will create a ripple effect that must be allowed to progress throughout the entire organization in order to unleash the power that Agile promises and to achieve top performance. Holistic Agility provides a perspective on how to create a healthy and whole organization that is unified and adaptive to change. It aligns the inner workings of the organization in a way that enables them to create harmonious and symbiotic relationships with each other and their customers - relationships that work to the benefit of everyone involved.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Discussion Topics

  • Why Do You Want To Be Agile?
  • Teams as the "first drop in the lake"
  • Product Management
  • Business Strategy & Stakeholders
  • Architecture
  • Operations and Support
  • Executives and Senior Leadership
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • A Unified, Healthy and Whole Organization

Learning Outcome

All attendees should be able to identify what departments/groups in their organization are causing impediments to agility, be able to articulate why change would be beneficial to them as well, and have examples/quotes/anecdotes to use to help communicate clearly and effectively

Target Audience

Any attendee at any level of maturity who is looking for ways to empathize with and communicate the need for change to other parts of the organization

Prerequisites for Attendees

N/A

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  1 year ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • addressing the whole organization

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • pitching the abstract to prospective attendees. This one expects them to already be sold on attending your talk.
    • pitching the outline/structure to the reviewers. This one doesn't say what your point is about different parts of the organization.

    The abstract is the place where you sell your session to the right prospective attendees. Help them recognize themselves and their situation, and tell them what benefits they'll get by attending. Give them enough information about the content to convince them that they'll get that benefit.

    The outline/structure is the place where you sell your session to the reviewers. Help them recognize that you'll deliver on your abstract. Give them details about the content and the way that you'll present it to convince them that you'll do a good job.

    See also https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1028714041349263360.html for an independent description of submitting a successful proposal.


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