Able Round Table — Agile Change Management on 25 January 2017

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Join us for our first Able Round Table of the year.

We will be welcoming guest presenters from The Management Consultants Association and from General Electric to discuss ‘Agile’ methodologies and their impact on the way organisational change management happens.

You will have read about Agile, maybe seen it in action, or worked on an Agile programme. But what happens when it is taken outside of the IT and technology world? How can it be used to advance change? What do others know that you might not?

As the HBR link above from 2014 about GE’s journey from the book The Lean Startup to Agile methodology explains:

The Lean Startup is an approach to developing new products that came out of “Agile” software development, with “sprints” (quick deliverables) and fast learning. It’s now being tried in manufacturing since GE and others believe that rapid learning cycles with customers will reduce the risk that you build something you can’t sell.

We will explain Agile for novices and bring out ideas that will also be of interest to those who consider themselves Agile masters.

We will also use associated practices and approaches to run the round table.  How familiar are you with The Lean Coffee? (Hint: It doesn’t involve soya milk.)  Join us on Wednesday to find out.

Here’s a preview of what one of our Agile enthusiasts will say:

The three E’s are a common learning model.  Education, experience and exposure can help you learn new things.  This isn’t different with Agile. Exposure to the language, techniques, ceremonies and process are a good way for leaders to pick things up. Create a way by which leaders can be exposed.  Take them to stand-ups, create a physical ‘Agile wall’ of information (scrum boards, release plans, goals, decision registers) so they can be immersed in the experience and encourage them to sit with the project team so they can be educated first hand.

If you work for a large commercial or government organisation and you would like to join us, please contact us on the email below to reserve a place and get further event information.

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