How Can Agility Transform Education to Prepare Students for the Future?

location_city Online schedule Sep 24th 05:30 - 06:15 PM IST place Zoom people 26 Interested

In this presentation Jessica and Roslynn will present how agility can transform the modern education system to purposefully teach students the skills that they will need to find success in the ever changing economy. 

   Jessica and Roslynn have brought Agile into their middle school classrooms and found incredible results. Students were able to cultivate their own agile mindset, build their own kanban boards and employ project management skills to design and process their own projects. Along the way students also built time management, leadership, organizational and communication skills, which are all highly necessary to navigate an ever evolving economy. 


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

Jessica and Roslynn have designed an interactive presentation where they are able to present artifacts of learning, yet involve the audience to build our robust conversation about the current state of education and what is best for our children. 

We will be using visuals, as well as establishing an environment  of open conversation to discuss the current state of traditional education and how pull based agile education can prepare our students for the future. 

Jessica and Roslynn seamlessly present case studies and evidence to the audience to show how middle school students can learn agile, work in teams, and succeed in a hybrid setting. 

Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn about how agility can be used in the classroom down to the youngest elementary grades as well as in the home. They will have a different perspective of the education system and what can be achieved if we re-imagine our systems with an agile mindset. 

Target Audience


Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees should have knowledge of basic knowledge of agility. 


schedule Submitted 1 year ago

  • Jeff Gothelf

    Jeff Gothelf - Outcome-based Product Planning

    45 Mins

    Roadmapping is a flawed concept in the age of Agile. Maps, by their definition, are linear and we don't build linear products and services any more. We build continuous systems. Nevertheless, we have to be able to create and provide some plans for our teams, leaders and customers to set expectations about the ongoing improvements and future of the services we build. How do we communicate that effectively in a continuous world? How do we ensure the voice of the customer is included in these plans?

    In this talk, Jeff Gothelf will discuss the concept of outcome-based product planning. Using specific examples and detailed tools, Jeff will show how taking a customer-centric look at product strategy and creating continuously improving plans ensures the teams maintain their agility, customer-focus and ultimately, the success of their product.

  • Bart den Haak

    Bart den Haak - How to make OKRs Lean again

    45 Mins

    OKRs are a goal-setting, strategy execution tool that involves setting ambitious goals that lead to measurable results. The thing is, over the years, OKRs have gotten too complicated - they need to be put on a diet - and that’s where Lean OKRs step in. They are hyper-focused on one single OKR to rule all others. Often, OKRs are not set up for success and thus tossed aside. I can name four (and a half) common reasons why your OKRs aren’t working. Among them, the importance of finding a rhythm for making OKRs part of your way of working, leading teams with trust, and getting the foundation in place so teams aren’t running before they learn how to walk.

  • Simon Copsey

    Simon Copsey - Systems Thinking for Happy Staff and Elated Customers

    45 Mins

    Every organisation has problems to overcome. At first glance they seem daunting: software bugs, financial issues, staff troubles, operational woes.

    However: what if all these problems weren’t disconnected, but actually stemmed from the same underlying cause? What if - by tackling that underlying cause - we could make all those obstacles disappear in one go? And, what if it was surprisingly simple to find that underlying cause?

    This talk draws on the Theory of Constraints and aims to provide you with the tools you need to understand and uproot the cause of complex, cross-functional problems that cause widespread pain and all too often go unaddressed.