2013-10-24 Meeting: DANIEL MEZICK on OPEN AGILE ADOPTION

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OPEN AGILE ADOPTION

Note: This was the KEYNOTE session of the Global Scrum Gathering in Paris, France on 9/24/2013.

Most Agile adoptions are struggles, and often miss the opportunity to really make a big cultural change. The fact that typical Agile adoptions are mandated in the command-control style might be a factor. Another factor correlated with difficult adoptions might be the fact that the people who do the work have no say at all the selection of Agile practices. Another factor might be the fact that imposing Agile practices on a team is contrary to Agile principles and has been from the very beginning, according to Martin Fowler. We can do better.

Open Agile Adoption (OAA) is a repeatable technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. It works with what you are currently doing, and can be added at any time. It incorporates the power of invitation, Open Space, passage rites, game mechanics, storytelling and more, so your Agile adoption can take root. A hypothesis of Open Agile Adoption is that increases in engagement drives increases in productivity, after a brief delay. The purpose of Open Agile Adoption is to increase levels of engagement on the part of everyone involved.

The core concept of OAA is the rite of passage, or “passage rite”. A passage rite is a cultural event (and a kind of social game) that helps people who have membership make sense of complex social transitions. Agile adoptions are complex social transitions.

We’ll cover the origin story of Open Agile Adoption (it begins in Boston), cover the concepts and facilities of the method, and take your questions. This presentation is the same one delivered to the 400 people attending the Global Scrum Gathering keynote by Daniel Mezick on 9/24 in Paris France.

 

About the Speaker:

DANIEL MEZICK is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

 

REGISTER:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/488781

IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT at 6PM on 10/21/2013. If you plan to attend, make sure you register BEFORE THAT.

 

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 pm Introduction

6:30 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

6:50 pm Announcements

7:10 pm Main Event

8:10 pm Done (raffle)

8:20 pm Done Done

 

Meeting Location:

PAYPAL
1 International Place (6th floor)
Boston, MA 02110

 

REGISTER:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/488781

IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 48 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT at 6PM on 10/21/2013. If you plan to attend, make sure you register BEFORE THAT.


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