Workshops, sessions, talks, trainings, gatherings, meetups, conferences, open spaces… – if you are interested or you want to know more about the topic: let me know!
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27th of January, 2017: Lean startup meetup: short-talk “Effective collaboration”
Short-talk about the need for “Effective collaboration and decision making”, also in the context of growing startups.
25th of January, 2018: Liberating Structures session
Interactive session on facilitation techniques of “Liberating Structures”, http://www.liberatingstructures.com
7th of December, 2017: Teal 4 Teal meetup – Sociocratische besluitvorming
1st of December, 2017: XP Days Benelux – Experiential learning session: An Integral view on Agile (with Johannes Schartau)
Integral: holistic, complete, whole, all-inclusive, global
We are facing a flurry of contradicting ideas and differing perspectives each day like never before. And there is no sign of things slowing down anytime soon. This is true for the world at large, but especially for people working in Agile environments at the cusp of technological advancement.
As the world, our culture, our technology, and our minds evolve, so must our tools for addressing the growing complexity. We use theories as lenses in order to reduce said complexity and make it more manageable. And since there is a staggeringly large amount of tools and theories which help us on our way as coaches and members of Agile teams, one cannot help but wonder how they all fit together.
Using the Integral Agile framework, we can take a step back and not simply look at one true way to solve all problems. Rather, we will be focusing on a meta view of things. We will widen the lens we use to look at the world to include several theories and see how they fit together.
The Integral model / approach / framework makes clear that every event or situation may be understood within the context of interior and exterior dimensions in both the individual and collective dimensions. By looking through the different lenses we are able to assess, understand, and sense what’s happening in a more complete way.
We will help you widen your lens, make you curious to learn from other disciplines, and increase your awareness of your own bias (of course, you don’t have one, but hear us out first). Hopefully, by learning more about the Integral Agile framework, you will be able to handle more complexity and make more sense of the Agile world around you. We will address pathologies you probably weren’t even aware of and show ways towards a healthier and more balanced Agile ecosystem.
Together with the participants, we’re going deep and wide in this interactive session.
We are going to give an overview of the Integral Agile framework and give you the chance to check for your own preference or bias. We will form expert groups for each field, give groups the chance to learn from each other, and finally provide the opportunity to connect so that you can get help on your learning journey after the session has ended.
Our hope is that this is going to help you become a more well-rounded Agile Coach or practitioner. We want to help you make your Agile transitions more successful.
30th of November, 2017: XP Days Benelux – Talk: Practices for effective meetings, proposal forming and decision making
The goal of this session is to share experiences regarding meeting facilitation and more specifically decision-making practices. Those kind of meetings which have as goal to decide on a next action, or a proposal to move forward. Quite often people spend time in meetings, but are not actively involved. Or worse: people are part of meetings in which “things get decided”, but people are not sharing their opinion in a transparant way (they silently agree). Consequently decisions are made which are not widely accepted. We will explain the technique of proposal forming and sociocratic consent decision making as an alternative for other existing decision making techniques. We invite you to come and listen to our experiences of applying this method in real work life.
14th of November, 2017: Agile Belgium meetup – Interactive session: Effective collaborative decision making with Sociocracy 3.0! (with Jef Cumps)
Any idea how to make decisions with buy-in, without endless discussing?
This session will trigger your interest in Sociocracy 3.0 (abbreviated to “S3”).
S3 is a recent evolution of The Sociocratic Circle Organisation Method. S3 is designed for easy adoption into lean and agile organisations. S3 provides a coherent collection of principles based patterns and techniques for a conscious and more effective collaboration.
We will provide an overview of the possibilities of S3 and we will apply some of the powerful patterns regarding decision making. We will learn about consent decision making, which combines the speed of autocratic decision making with the collective wisdom and buy-in of consensus decision making. You’ll go home with a technique available to you to try-out immediately (at home and/or at work), enabling you to save precious time and to build trust inside your teams.
About Sociocracy 3.0
Sociocracy 3.0 was first conceived by Bernhard Bockelbrink and James Priest in 2014 and launched as an open source framework in March 2015. Liliana David joined the team soon after and together they regularly collaborate to develop both the framework and the website.
More info: http://sociocracy30.org/
20th of October, 2017: Agile Tour London – Talk: Introduction to Sociocracy 3.0 – Effective collaboration at any scale
Sociocracy 3.0 (by Bernhard Bockelbrink and James Priest) has its roots in classic sociocracy and agile/lean thinking. Sociocracy 3.0 offers a collection of principle-based patterns for various areas of organisational development.
We will explain the basic concepts and look at some patterns regarding co-creation and evolution, meeting practices, and organisational structures. Sociocracy 3.0 is not a new “version” of agile, nor an organisational operation system to be installed… it’s an open and adaptive framework… You’re invited to change things in your organisation by applying patterns when there is value in doing so.
6th of July, 2017: Scrum Day Europe, Amsterdam – Talk: “Create products with impact”
Even with great development teams, we sometimes produce mediocre products. Those products might be of excellent technical quality, but do those products solve actual customer’s needs? So what’s worthwhile? Although we try to leave the views of the industrial age behind, and we embrace an agile paradigm, Scrum is quite often simply applied to manage software development as a lineair manufacturing pipeline. Request in, feature out.
Hence the question how we can augment from “good” to “great” products? A product or service with an impact. A product that makes a difference in people’s life. We look at conditions necessary to be able create products with impact. We discuss what kind of thinking is necessary. We look at some tactics, tools and techniques possible to utilise and adopt within a Scrum context. You will see examples of impact maps, roadmaps and visualisations to integrate customer discovery and learning in your product development flow.
22nd of June, 2017: Lean Startup Belgium: session on Lean UX, incremental UX
17th of March, 2017: Leancamp Brussels open space – Focus on Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Lean UX and Agile Development
LeanCamp is an Open Conference where the worlds of Lean Startup, design thinking, lean innovation, agile and customer experience are connected. This format is famous across the world for its unleashing of crossovers, knowledge and creating a vibe in the startup community. And now for the first time in Belgium! Let’s show that we care about a more entrepreneurial spirit in Belgium and join Lean Camp or at least share this event! It is an UNCONFERENCE meaning that you are responsible for what you get out of it. You set the agenda.
24th of November, 2016: XP Days Benelux, 2016: Lean startup boardgame
23 november, 2016: Agile Dojo “Creëren van een waardevol softwareproduct”
4th of November, 2016: Lean Kanban Benelux – Lean startup simulation
21th of October, 2016: Agile Tour London – Playing Lean session
17th of October, 2016: Scrum Alliance gathering (Munich) session – The question today isn’t: “Can we build this?’ but, “Should we build this?”
Scrum Alliance Gathering Munich
Session Type: Talk
Summary: There are lots of reasons why products fail, but the number one reason remains the fact that we simply build something nobody wants.
“Are we building the right thing? Our end-users can tell if we are building the “right” thing. But sometimes they do not know either. We are dealing with “know unknowns” and “unknown unknowns”. Get some insight how to create a process of continuous discovery and continuous learning.
Key points of the session:
- Expressing assumptions and declaring hypotheses
- Focus on outcomes the purpose of experiment design, and how to focus on testing the right “things”
- How to create a continuous feedback loop with your end-user
- How to integrate lean startup principles in your agile product development
- How to get validated learning and examples of how to reach product/market fit
- We discuss lean tools and techniques how to value making over analysis and how to value learning over growth.
- We present examples of techniques for experimenting.
23h of September, 2016: Agile Tour Brussels – Playing Lean session
15th of September, 2016: House of Innovation, Antwerp – Lean Startup 1 day training with Playing Lean and Lean Canvas
30th of August, 2016: iLean – Playing Lean session
26th of August, 2016: Darefest – Happiness for teams session (Management 3.0)
11th of July, 2016: Agile Belgium – Lego Serious Play workshop
30th of May, 2016: Agile Belgium – Management 3.0 workshop
7th of April, 2016: Agile Tuesday – Playing Lean workshop
8th of January, 2016: Lean Startup: Playing Lean workshop
Full day workshop on Lean Startup, learn while Playing Lean.
December 14th, 2015: Agile Belgium – Agile Games Night
An evening of agile, lean, collaboration, team simulations, games: share and learn!
Read about the evening
November 2nd, 2015: Agile Tour Brussels: Lean UX workshop
Intro workshop on Lean UX: applying principles of lean, design thinking and agile product engineering. From hypotheses, to designing experiments and the importance of metrics. Apply the cycle of “Build, measure, learn” to the design of your product or service and its User eXperience.
September 28th, 2015: Agile By Example – Lean UX workshop: Cross-functional product design
Intro workshop on lean approach to product design and development.