A Tale of Two Agile Worlds: “Episode 1 – Resistance isn’t futile”

september, 2020

10sep6:30 pm8:00 pmA Tale of Two Agile Worlds: "Episode 1 - Resistance isn’t futile"6:30 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeOnline event Event Organized By: Leading in an Agile World

Event Details

Episode 1 Demonstrates Liberating Structure – 124 All

UK and US Agenda

⌚ 6.30pm (BST) – Kickoff / Intros and allow people in
???? 6.40pm (BST) – Session begins
???? 7.15pm (BST) – Open discussion to the floor
????️ 7.45pm (BST) – END

The Agile Manifesto came out in 2001. Today, it seems that everyone is on the Agile bandwagon, making it fairly common in many workplaces. Still, whether a company is already established with Agile or just starting on their Agile journey, resistance to Agile, abounds. How is that manifested in such organisations? Where are the sources of the opposition? Do they come from People? Executives? Middle management? Individuals? All of the above? Or do they come from departments such as Engineering? HR? Programme Management? Everywhere?

Introducing Episode 1 of “A Tale of Two Agile Worlds”:

Here, we’ll look at senior management’s resistance from both the UK’s and the US’s perspectives. We’ll compare and contrast the manifested behaviours of executive resistance to Agile – both overt and covert forms. We’ll see how the people perceive and react to them. We’ll also dive deeper into understanding the various sources of senior management resistance.

Through the UK and US viewpoints, are we going to find the problems divergent across the pond, or are they ubiquitous? And would we be able to find the same solutions to the senior management resistance problem?

About the Speakers

Our Friends in the US

Mun-Wai (MW)
MW has been on this Agile journey for about 20 years. She works in organisations all over the world, started in Engineering and ended with her last corporate title as Chief of Staff when she started messing around in HR, Finance and Facilities. You can find more information on her website – https://munwaic.com

JF Unson
JF has been working for 30 years now in Silicon Valley and started his Agile journey in 1998. As an engineer, he decided to try things he read about on netnews with his team, and the results surprised him. He has been using Agile since then and shares his thoughts and experiences through his blog at https://www.jfunson.com.

Our Friends at home in the UK

Sheetal Thaker

Coming from a digital and business background, her area of expertise is digital business transformation and strategic change. Her core strategies involve meaningful change in a way that avoids business disruption, creating outcomes that are credible and longstanding. You can find out more at www.agileworld.co.uk

Giles Lindsay

Giles is a Technology Leader with over 25 years’ industry experience. He is a Chief Technology Officer, as well as being a Fellow with the BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT) and a Fellow with the Institute of Analysts and Programmers. He’s a long-term Agilist and Enterprise Agile Coach. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Disciplined Agile Consortium. Learn more at https://agiledeltaconsulting.com

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