Thursday June 25, 2020 7:00 PM

You can also listen to Johanna Rothman’s talk with Shahin on the Lean On Agile Show.

Modern Management: Adapt How You Lead for Agile Success with Johanna Rothman

Thursday, Jun 25, 2020, 7:15 PM

Online event

84 Members Attending

About session: Agile approaches have downplayed the role of management. Too many people say, “We don’t need no stinkin’ managers.” On the contrary. We need managers to create and refine the agile culture and create leadership capability across the organization. Without modern management, any agile transformation dies a quick and ugly death. Instead…

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Friday July 10, 2020 7:00 PM

With the COVID19 pandemic as an unprecedented transformation, we as Agile coaches and leaders, have an opportunity to make a difference in navigating people through change more than ever. An opportunity that calls for creativity, compassion, co-creation.

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ACCCA decided to run an online version of their 3 days open-space except shorter. It will take place in a timeline that allows for participants for almost all timezones in the world to join the celebration.

The theme this year is We are better together. Bring curiosity, open mind, puzzles, but most of all, your presence!

It will also be entirely free. The donations will help cover costs with tooling and any remainder will be donated to The Food Bank.

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In this episode, Jamie joined Shahin to talk about the recent disruption all of us are experiencing.

We conversed about and around the following topics:

  • Cognitive overload, learning tips, and personal disruptions
  • Disruptions in our professional lives and the following: Instagram Influencers, Lonely Planet, etc.
  • Responding to Change and Agile transformation at the time of covid19
  • Creative ways of teaching then and now: SMS based learning
  • Psychic Entropy: a state of mind where your thoughts cannot flow to have concrete ideas but are stuck in the same state of thought like a Merry go Round.

We referred to and/or mentioned the following people:

Peter Aceto

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Thursday September 17, 2020 7:00 PM

We enjoy having conversations. Who doesn’t? We are social animals after all. We like to know more about each other’s stories. It is a feature built-in by default. As coaches, it is vital to use this basic instinct to our advantage. The easiest way to influence people is to have a conversation with them. You can use it coaching, mentoring, transformation, or just building a relationship with them. Can you imagine any of the above not to start with a conversation? I can’t!

Conversations are two-way streets. The easiest way to have a two-way communication is to ask questions. Questions can be dumb, unrelated, out of ordinary, crazy, or even beautiful. Can they be efficacious too? They can! An excellent communicator knows how and when to use Powerful Questions to make any conversation a mighty one.

Powerful Questions generate curiosity in the listener and stimulate thoughtful conversation. They are usually thought-provoking and challenges the underlying assumptions. Powerful Questions, if asked in the right tone and body language, generates creativity and new possibilities.

Is it hard to ask Powerful questions? It might be. It is not that easy, and indeed not natural for everyone. The good news is that it is something that can be learned, and relatively very easily.

I invite you to join me for a workshop on Powerful Questions. In this workshop, I am going to help you build your muscle to ask more Powerful Questions. I will give you an easy tool to make your questions more powerful, and conversations more enriched. Asking powerful questions will help you build bridges with people, you would become more empathetic with them, and do not be surprised you are going to listen more. Some of the characteristics of a great coach, one might say! Don’t you agree?

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Wednesday June 17, 2020 6:00 PM

Change Onion

The Change Onion

Take part in the survey What are the layers of an Agile Transformation? below and shape our collective Change Onion.

The Layers of Transformation at AgileTO



What People Are Saying About it

It was awesome I learnt a new perspective in agile change management.


The session was amazing; Loved the story

S. K. Scrum Master

Went through the presentation. Valuable insights.

H. H. Project Manager


You are in charge of a whole organization or a number of teams. Your ultimate desire is for them to become more productive, which translates into effectiveness and/or efficiency. You would ask yourself which is a golden key here, Kanban or Scrum? Is it an either/or question? Shall you start by practicing Scrum for a while and switch when matured? Is there a golden ratio of Scrum practices v.s. Kanban that makes your transformation successful? Do you find yourself in Scrumfalls? Is Kanban the magic solution? You are telling yourself: It’s time to switch to Kanban. Others have done it, so it must be the magic solution. If that’s you, most probably you are spending now time and money on a new “method” while barely moving the needle. I can assure you It can become successful, it has been done!

 Kanban is the new Scrum these days. Let’s look at the failure modes of adopting Kanban deeper and together. What are the conditions needed for a Kanban method to flourish and find its roots in an organization? What can lead to a successful Kanban introduction compared to Scrum? Are there any fundamental differences between them? How can you make sure if you are moving from Scrum to Kanban, or having the thought of it, to become successful? What are the pitfalls that you want to avoid? Join me in this session to share with you my experience as both Scrum and Kanban coach helping organizations transform. I will be sharing lessons learned and coaching techniques to help organizations and leaders realize the true potential of Kanban.

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Wednesday June 10, 2020 12:00 PM

Mike Burrows is a well known speaker, author and a thinker in the Kanban and to the wider software management world.

Agendashift is an approach to transformation, strategy and change that puts outcomes at the centre.

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Thursday June 11, 2020 1:30 PM

Klaus Leopold is presenting Flight Levels in Action. If you like a recorded session on Flight Levels with him, you can check out the Webinar we had with him a while back.

ALI presents: Flight Levels in Action with Klaus Leopold

Thursday, Jun 11, 2020, 6:30 PM

Online event

231 Agilists Attending

You our cordially invited to our June virtual ALI meetup with the brilliant Klaus Leopold! Klaus will be speaking about Kanban Flight Levels. Speaker: Klaus Leopold Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Ka…

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Tuesday June 9, 2020 6:30 PM

Remote facilitation is not easy, or is it? Is it about tools or people? or both? You can find it hearing Sue and Ellen.

Facilitating Remotely: It’s Not About The Tools by Sue Johnston & Ellen Grove

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020, 5:30 PM

Online event

35 Members Attending

Abstract: A face-to-face conversation is the most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team. So states the sixth principle of the Agile Manifesto. Then reality comes swooping in with a big “however.” Now that we’re at home during a pandemic trying to work, we find ourselves in meetings where other part…

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Tuesday June 9, 2020 7:00 PM

Featureban is a simple, fun, and highly customisable kanban simulation game. Since its creation in 2014 it has been used by trainers and coaches in Lean, Agile and Kanban-related events the world over.

The game starts simple with visual management (iteration 1); after that we layer on things like WIP limits (iteration 2) and metrics (iteration 3). This incremental approach is very much by design, and you are free to introduce your own elements in a similar fashion.

Kanban and Featureban for training

Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020, 7:00 PM

Online event

30 Agilists Attending

Please welcome John VanKoughnett as he will talk about his experiences of using Featureban to help facilitate Kanban training. John is an up and coming Coach with his KMP1 and is rapidly becoming one of the experts of Kanban in his organization. Due to Covid-19, a rapid pivot to online training, John has been teaching Kanban remotely since March. J…

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