Conference archive

Agile Dev West 2016 - Culture Change

Thursday, June 9

Susan McNamara
BIOVIA – Dassault Systems

Agile Hacks: Creative Solutions for Common Agile Issues

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Whether you are just starting agile or have already made the transition to using agile in your organization, you may face the issues that Susan McNamara describes. Is your team not firing on all cylinders? Do people feel stuck or bored? Is your team having trouble getting to Done at the end of each sprint? Susan has booted up agile in three different organizations and has found valuable approaches that work across different environments. She covers topics including getting the most out of your product owners/product managers, dealing with organizational constraints in the agile group,...

Bob Payne

Disrupting Ourselves: Moving to a “Teal Organization” Model

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

In his book Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux describes the “Teal Organization” model. Teal organizations have an evolutionary purpose, self-managing teams with little or no organizational hierarchy, and individuals who bring their whole person to work rather than putting on a work face when leaving the house. Zappos is the most talked about organization attempting a transition to Teal. Bob Payne describes how his organization is becoming a Teal Organization. Since the concept of Teal is not a specific recipe, they are basing their transition on practices gleaned from...