Agile + DevOps East 2018 Tutorial: Exploring OpenSpace Agility to Initiate Agility that LASTS

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Exploring OpenSpace Agility to Initiate Agility that LASTS

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How is your "Agile transformation" going? A McKinsey survey from 2013 found that 70% of transformation programs failed to achieve their intended goal for a variety of reasons ranging from culture to process to finance. More recently the news for digital focused transformations was even worse with 84% failing according to Michael Gail and the Pulsepoint Group. Agile coach and change agent, Dan Mezick has found the key for successful transformation is to engage employees. OpenSpace Agility (OSA) is an engagement model that works with any agile framework. It helps to engage as many employees as possible in your agile change. OSA is a safe, pragmatic and repeatable technique for getting a rapid and lasting Agile adoption. For organizational leaders, OSA is an employee engagement model and A-B-C template that operationalizes the core values of Lean, namely - respect for people, and continuous improvement. With OpenSpace Agility, you can expect a genuine, rapid and lasting Agile transformation, a dramatic increase in stakeholder satisfaction and potentially, genuine stakeholder delight and more predictable, reliable, repeatable, evidence-based improvement in overall results. This full-day workshop will empower you to understand and deploy OSA in your organizational contexts.


Dan Mezick

Coaching executives and teams since 2006, Daniel Mezick is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012. The Culture Game described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. In 2014 he built upon The Culture Game patterns and formulated the OpenSpace Agility method. OpenSpace Agility is a flexible template and engagement model for enabling lasting change in your organization. Daniel is the primary author of the Open Space Agility Handbook. You can learn more and contact him at