Announcing Agile Coffee Talk in Bangalore on 22nd October 2016, at Lemon Tree Premier, Ulsoor, Bangalore
Theme - “Agile Transformation“
The reason behind choosing the term “Agile” must have been because “being adaptive and responsive to change” is one of the core elements in Agile Thinking
Over the last 15+ years of Agile, we have learnt practices and processes that help manage the changing requirements effectively and efficiently. However, when it comes to Agile Transformation, we are talking about change in a larger set up. There comes a whole new set of dynamics and challenges that need solutions beyond the integrated practices that may have been working so far In the upcoming Agile Coffee Talk in Bangalore, we are going to take look at Agile Transformation and managing change that comes along with it. We will listen to seasoned practitioners share their thoughts on influencing and bringing sustainable change in your transformation journey.
The first session in the agenda is ready. While prepare the rest of the agenda, don’t wait to sign up as the seats are limited.
Change Management (CM) refers to any approach towards transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations using methods intended to re-direct the use of resources, business process, budget allocations, or other modes of operation that significantly reshape a company or organization. We are happy to announce the first session of the Agenda –
Lean Change Management – A Workshop on Bringing Change Despite Chaos
Soma Mohanty and Purav Shah challenge you to experience the chaos of change at its best! In this session, you will work your way through the initial confusion and lack of clarity to build solid understanding of a given situation and hence a better road-map to progress. This workshop is based on the transformation system developed by Virginia Satir. An element of the Satir System is a five-stage change model that describes the effects each stage has on feelings, thinking, performance, and physiology. Using the principles embodied in this model, you can improve how you process change and how you help others process change.
The second session is – A healthy coaching mindset for a smoother transformation
We as Agile Coaches get irritated when Agile is referred as a Process. We emphasize that Agile is a Mindset. And we proudly declare that changing from Waterfall to Agile requires mindset change. When we say this, we most often refer to the teams or organizations that are undergoing the change. We almost always ignore the change in mindset that we as coaches need to bring in ourselves and in our approach when we lead the transformations. So, what is that mindset that the Coaches need in order for us to lead the transformation in a better way? Let us learn more about it here.
Last but not the least is an interactive session by Deepak Gururaja - Discover Yourself – Are you a Coach or Mentor or Consultant?
The roles of Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters or any such change-agents are very critical in managing change and bringing sustainable transformation. But, are these roles as simple as that? On asking around or searching online, one will find that the Coach is more than just a Coach and a Scrum Master’s role is not limited to removing impediments. They have motivational, consultative, facilitation and educational roles. And what more, they have to switch hats multiple times based on the needs and situations in a given team.
In this talk Deepak Gururaja will help us in distinguishing between theses situations and the switch of roles a Change-agent has to make accordingly.