Workshop

The ORGANIC agility Foundations Workshop is $300.00 if bundled with a conference registration, or $400.00 standalone.

ORGANIC agility Foundations Workshop

Facilitator: Dave Sharrock

Date: Friday, October 18

Becoming a resilient organization and adapting to an agile way of working requires a shift in mindset and culture. This workshop allows you to experience how ORGANIC agility can support your organization in dealing with complexity and becoming resilient in a volatile environment, and why it matters.

Part 1: Understanding the context, reason for existence, and framework of ORGANIC agility. In this section we will go over the real life challenges your own company faces and place them in the context of current market changes. Then, we will talk about protecting an organization against the unpredictable. We will cover the concept of resilience and the role organizational culture plays in achieving it. Finally, we will introduce the ORGANIC agility framework and the understanding of an organization as living thing, composed of multiple complex parts and able to change and evolve, as opposed to a mechanical, engineered system. This section will also go briefly over the core principles of ORGANIC agility.

Part 2: This workshop is not just about creating knowledge, but also about seeing how it works in practice. As a result, the second part of the workshop will consist of an immersive, in-depth simulation that will take you through all of the ORGANIC agility principles, one by one, and will lead you through developing the capabilities of a model example, so that you will be able to visualize how they could apply to your own organization over time. This experience is designed to offer both the knowledge and the lived example that can help shift mindsets and prepare the ground for the work of growing towards resilience.

About Dave Sharrock

Dave Sharrock helps companies and organizations get things done visibly and early by applying an agile/lean mindset to product development. Dave has over 20 years experience working with product delivery organizations, from Fortune 100 companies to startups, telecommunications to branded consumer goods. A sought-after speaker and coach, Dave is is an expert on organizational change and agile product delivery and the only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) in Canada. A firm believer in continuous learning, Dave is also a CAL Educator and holds an MBA and a PhD. Dave moved to Vancouver in 2010 from Europe, and leads agile42 in North America.