Stop the Agile Gatekeeping! Bringing agile generations together to accelerate your agile practice!

From Baby Boomers to Millennials, every generation engaged in agile discovery has made an impact on our overall agility. So often the attention is placed on what makes the generations different as though the differences are a negative. If we ignore, rather than embrace the differences, we can be held back by gatekeeping, or ideological agile wars. The key is to find the best in every generation and close the agile generation gaps!

Just as there are generations of agile discovery, there are also generations of “transformations.” Many of those in the workplace have been through multiple transformations and adjustments to agile practices, with varying results. During this workshop, we will leverage the Integral Model and Boundary Spanning Leadership techniques to explore your organization's culture and altitude. Differences in ideology can disrupt work and be a dividing force in agile efforts and strategy. We will tackle those challenges and identify practical approaches to bringing a unified vision to what agile means in your organization along with ways to reinforce and continually hone the agile culture you want to thrive.

Whether you are moving to agile for the first time, or looking to boost or extend the agile culture in your organization, this workshop will provide you with tangible ways to bring out the best of each generation.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

This workshop will use Training from the Back of the room techniques to educate on a technique, and then let the participants try it out for themselves in a group discussion, game, or worksheet. This workshop does not require you to have a current organization, as the work at tables helps you discuss the concepts as a group.

  1. Introduction: Presenters Introduce themselves and objectives - 5 minutes
  2. Interactive Discussion: What the agile generations are. How differences in ideology can disrupt work and a dividing force in agile efforts and strategy. What does it look like to amplify through the lessons learned from each generation? The importance of respecting each generation and what they have to contribute. 15 Minutes
  3. Introduction of Concept: Introduction to Integral Agile Model - 15 Minutes
  4. Game: What color is my culture? Interactive game where participants review the Integral Agile model through a quiz game via Kahoot - 10 Minutes
  5. Worksheet: Determine the Integral Agile Altitude of each part of your organization (I, We, IT, ITS) - 10 Minutes
  6. Discussion: Mindset of employees of each agile generation, what that means to your organization and working together with other generations - 10 Minutes
  7. Game: Rock Paper Scissors - Participants represent each generation as “Rock” (Generation 1) Paper (Generation 2) and Scissors (Generation 3). Each table will be given a question, and they need to answer the question through the lens of that generation (via traditional rock paper scissors). This illustrates the clash in differing answers to questions. - 10 minutes
  8. Worksheet: Once we learn from the ideological differences of generations, we present ways to find common ground using Boundary Spanning Leadership Techniques - 20 minutes
  9. Interactive discussion: How to craft a compelling vision to bring the organization together - 10 minutes
  10. Interactive discussion: Ways to reinforce the message and amplify the good by looking at your agile practice through each generations’ lens - 10 Minutes
  11. Close - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding of why agile could have a different meaning to individuals
  • How to use the Integral Agile Model to view your organization
  • Introduction to Boundary Spanning Leadership techniques to bring together differing cultures or ideology
  • Importance of bringing a unified vision to what agile means to your organization
  • Ways to reinforce and continually hone the agile culture in organization

Target Audience

This workshop is for coaches and practitioners who are starting to lead an agile transformation, and those who are facing tough challenges with their current transformation journey.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees should have at least beginner knowledge of agile or what a transformation for the organization could mean.

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