Dear friends of agility,
we are currently facing massive challenges to create transformation strategies in so many areas of our lives. These include workplace, digitization, environment, health and our everyday lives and interactions. The upheaval is noticeable on a daily basis. And it is up to us to pave new ways for the future.
Back in 2019 (pre-covid-19 time) the slogan of the planned AAC 2020 was „Destination Agile“. With traveling being a normal thing at the time, the conference was supposed to offer a "suitcase" full of helpful agile methods and tools. A few months later, a pandemic rocked our world and totally disrupted our everyday routines. Our lives — especially traveling — suddenly changed tremendously, so we're wondering whether the metaphor "Destination Agile" is still viable? Does agility offer support in these disruptive, unstable, complex times?
To enable a mutual exchange of experiences, we have, therefore, adapted the Agile Austria Conference 2022 slogan to "Destination Agile: Is agility the final goal or the way to achieve it?“. In this context, we will consider & discuss the following topics:
- Agile travel reports: What positive or negative examples of transformations can you give? What does an organization of the future look like? How can organizations evolve and establish a true agile mindset?
- Agile travel preparations: Which general settings and requirements are important for an agile transition and the implementation of agility?
- Agile travel guide: What requirements arise for managers? Which leadership models work? What are the essential ingredients for leadership in an agile organization? How has the journey affected you as a leader?
- Exotic travel destinations: What is your non-IT organization's experience with agility? What changes are necessary to be able to react quickly to customer needs and market changes? Which tools, levers, and opportunities does agility offer outside of IT?
So let's pack our agility suitcases once again and set off to new destinations!
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Your AAC team
About trees, agility and me
During the most severe lockdown Linda spent a lot of time outdoors, walking with her husband. Being already aware of the benefits of being outside and enjoying nature, during this challenging time she also discovered several books, articles, and podcasts about how amazing trees are. Even though they are rooted in place and seem to have no control over their environment, trees are agile. They communicate, cooperate and look after one another. Linda sees this as a great metaphor for how agile works and in her talk she will explain how her year-long journey to learn more about trees simultaneously led to learning about the secret of agility and her role in the agile space.
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has authored four books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda's background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.
The unFIX Model for Versatile Organization Design
The unFIX model is a simple tool that helps you with versatile organization design. Unlike many agile scaling frameworks and self-management methods, unFIX has its focus on continuous innovation and the human experience. It facilitates gradual change, dynamic teams, and an important role to play for managers.
But ... Don't we have enough agile scaling frameworks already? What's wrong with the other ones? Is this really something new? Isn't this just unproven theory? In this session, Jurgen Appelo presents his new unFIX model and the reasoning and inspiration behind it. Of course, he will also happily discuss all questions.
Jurgen Appelo is a serial founder, successful entrepreneur, author, and speaker, who ia pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers. He also offers a platform for you to share your practices and stories with the rest of the world.