Are you going through an existential crisis? Unsure why you're doing what you're doing?

Does your team, program, department, or even company seem to have forgotten why they do the things they do?

Many organizations these days are asking questions like, "How can we go Agile?", or "How do we scale Agile?". Those who are moderately self aware might ask themselves the question, "Why do we want to go Agile?", but most are missing the answer to two even more basic questions,

"Who are we?" and "What problem are we trying to solve?"

Knowing the answers to these questions can dramatically change the energy, focus and effectiveness of your group.  It can enable you to go from a group that sometimes gets some things done to a group that is truly making a significant difference.

In this session, we'll explore techniques for understanding who we are and what our purpose is. We'll look at how this affects each level in the organization as well as what we need to do as leaders in an organization to enable us to scale without losing our identity.

* This session is a further exploration on my talk last year, "Agile is not Enough: Revolution Over Transformation"

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This session will be a talk, with interactive exercises interspersed throughout.

We'll look at organizations with strong purpose and have participants compare and contrast that with their own.

We'll look at how the Agile mindset through the manifesto is an example of leading through purpose and the challenges that occur when people fail to grasp the original purpose behind it.

We'll then move on to what needs to be done to get clarity of purpose and how to scale it through your organization.

Learning Outcome

Why purpose is critical to your organization

What you need to understand in order to have a clear purpose

How that needs to spread throughout your organization

How to bake it into your organizations DNA

Target Audience

Those who are having a personal or organizational existential crisis

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