27 October 2016: Leadership in Agile Organisations: How do agile transformations impact our leadership culture?
Hereby we would like to invite you to the event Leadership in Agile Organisations at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, on Thursday, 27 October 2016. This event is organised in cooperation with PwC and CA Technologies.
Curious what that looks like? You can find pictures from last year’s event here, and the impression video here.
Leadership in Agile Organisations
To lead or to manage, to trust or to control? Change is happening faster than ever. Challenges such as the refugee crisis bring waves of opportunities and risks at an increasing pace. Customers move their preferences away from mass-produced products towards tailor-fit. Central governments struggle to meet these challenges by scaling down its services or raising taxes alone.
The old models are too rigid and an increasing number of institutions within the public sector is looking for alternative, more dynamic and scalable solutions. Our organisations are leaning towards agility to adapt to such rapidly changing environments.
The changing structures have an impact on leadership and culture. Agile organisations cannot be led in a Tayloristic, top-down hierarchical fashion. The transformation of bureaucratic institutions into a more transparent, accessible, responsive, adaptive, effective, efficient and accountable government has just begun.
The goals of the event is to learn, get inspired, and facilitate knowledge exchange within a community of practitioners, change agents, and researchers.
Who should attend?
Higher management staff and civil servants.
At this event, experts and speakers share their insights to inspire you on leadership in agile organisations. During the workshops, participants can experience different leadership approaches.
There is currently little experience on agile transformations in the Netherlands (and Europe in general). Due to the tacit nature of experience it is best shared from person to person. An event with the right types of activities can help leveraging the network.
Guiding questions are:
About Agile for Excellence
The Agile for Excellence (AE) lab at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs supports organisations with methods for ideation, development and management of products and services. We do this through research, advice and education.
In order to facilitate the knowledge exchange we divide the event into: (1) keynotes, (2) leadership workshops, and (3) drinks and networking.
Leadership with a big P – the role of purpose
Ben Kuipers (Leiden University, Public Leadership Foundation, Performability)
The role of leadership is changing; teams are expected to take more shared leadership, whereas formal leaders are asked to be more servant and authentic. WHAT is getting less and less important, whereas WHY and HOW are becoming more crucial. A clear purpose helps teams to become high performing and leadership contributes significantly to that. In this session you learn about the power of purpose in teams and leadership to create agile organizations.
Leadership and Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) in Project Management
Wouldn’t it be nice if the right stakeholders were actively engaged in your projects? If they are positive and enthusiastic about their role? If the customer is committed and takes on responsibility when needed? Leadership based on Sociocratic principles is able to influence this. How is Sociocratic Leadership different? Through a simple simulation Douwe will let you experience the effects of different styles of Governance and how a Dynamic Governance structures like Sociocracy can help create engagement of stakeholders and create commitment for decisions that need to be made in your project and ultimately contribute to the success of your project. After the workshop you will have a better understanding of the four principles of the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) and how this contributes to more effective leadership, better engagement of stakeholders and improved decision making in your project.
Agile Transformations and Management, a mismatch?
Anne Plancius (CA Technologies)
Change is inevitable when you are in the midst of a transformation. You will need to learn and help others to acquire new skills too. In this workshop we will investigate your learning style and your default coaching mechanism, and learn how these two can be mapped towards an agile transformation. Maturing will not be a continuous process, but a continual process, so we use ‘Oei, ik groei’ as a metaphor to explain this.
Aligned Autonomy: When do you let go and when do you step-in?
Marten Meij (Prowareness)
With self-managing agile Teams it’s hard to know when you can let go and when you should intervene. When do you let them make mistakes and learn and when do you step in and prevent big mistakes from happening? How do you create a team that thrives, that’s pro-active, thinks like an entrepreneur and really takes ownership? In this workshop of 45 minutes we will talk about aligned autonomy: when the team is aligned on goals and when they are mature enough, you can give them the right autonomy. We will do an exercise, brainstorm together on the topic and share experiences from different companies. You’ll get the right mindset to answer the above questions and you’ll get a handy tool that you can apply the next day.
True Agility: Working together, focussing on outcomes
Tjitske Visser and Roline Roos (PwC)
Agile leadership is not a one-person job! The new guiding principles for companies to work together consist of (1) gaining commitment for resources and motivation in new ways, (2) making sustainable connections, and (3) adding value. Most organizations struggle to be a valuable partner in a ecosystem/network of organizations. How to be a good partner and lead in an effective ecosystem (ketensamenwerking) focussing on value. How to keep focus on outcomes, when working in a complex collaboration? In this workshop we offer perspectives on how to work successful in ecosystems (ketensamenwerking). We use our experience from consulting and ongoing PhD-research.
Curious what that looks like? You can find pictures from last year’s event here, and the videos from past events here: (1) Impression video, (2) Bas Touw (Nuon), (3) Andy Sales (CA Technologies), (4) Edgar van Zoelen (Philips), (5) Marcel van Oosterhout (RSM).
When: Thursday 27 October 2016, 13:00-19:00
Where: Leiden University - Campus The Hague, Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
Please click here for registration (100€)
Partner organisations please click here for partner registration (voucher code required)
11 December 2015: Agile for Excellence: Agile transformations in large-scale and regulated environments
We would like to invite you to the event Agile transformations in large-scale and regulated environments at Leiden University - Campus The Hague, on Friday, 11 December, 2015. This event is organised in cooperation with PwC and CA Technologies Agile Central
Innovate, adapt or die? While Information Technology provides much of the infrastructure in our organizations today, having implications on their governance, only an alignment to business and other organizational processes enables sustainable organizational agility.
Transformation Workshops (13:00-17:30), please register (100€)
Keynotes and Drinks (18:00-21:00), please register (free registration required)
How can we improve the engagement and effectiveness in today's organizations and avoid expensive project failures
While agile methods revolutionised the way we work in projects, there is still little experience on how to implement those organisation-wide, especially in large and regulated environments (large public organisations, energy sector, and banks).
The goal of the event is to facilitate knowledge exchange among the participating organisations.
Our guiding questions are:
Who should attend?
Management staff (business & IT), project and portfolio management, PMOs and change agents.
At this event, experts and speakers share their insights to inspire you on how to make your projects work more effective. Further, during the workshops, participants can experience the application of Agile Project Management across the lines of portfolio management, project management, and self-management.
In order to facilitate the knowledge exchange we divide the event into: (1) transformation workshops, and (2) keynotes.
Curious what that looks like? You can find pictures from last year’s event, and the videos of (1)Panel session, (2) Edgar van Zoelen (Philips), (3) Kim Bosman (Rally), (4) Marcel van Oosterhoud (RSM)
Agile Portfolio Management Game
Christoph Johann Stettina
Agile project management methods revolutionized the way how software projects are executed and organized. As a possible perspective, project portfolio management enables agility outside of individual projects through a global view on resources and their distribution across projects. In this session you will learn about prioritizing projects and requests, how to start defining your organization’s Portfolio Scoring Model, and about the political dimensions of portfolio management.
Scaling Agility - A Roadmap to Transformation
How do you plan an organizational transformation? Your agile transformation is a multi-quarter to multi-year journey. Waterfall approaches of developing a big up-front plan won’t work: there’s too much that changes along the way. You can’t know your transformation destination wholly when you start — just the general direction you are headed — and then you must steer along the way. And yet, we need a plan to guide our investment and focus.
Learn tried and true techniques to plan and steer your transformation from Rally’s transformation consultants. Leverage agile and Lean techniques to roadmap a transformation based on the goals and outcomes you're seeking. You’ll leave this workshop with tactical steps to get started on creating your own agile roadmap with measurable outcomes.
Rapid Prototyping & Agile Business Development
How to align ideation with agile projects to make agile businesses? While Information Technology provides much of the infrastructure in our organizations today, only alignment with business and other organizational processes enables sustainable organizational agility. Rapid Prototyping is a tool for ideation in multi-disciplinary teams: a loop to quickly hypothesize, develop, test and quantify ideas across experts from business development, IT, design, and your (potential) end-users.
In this workshop you will learn (1) to create showcases by quickly -and therefore cheaply- finding out what works and does not work by testing and pivoting ideas, and (2) to deal with team-based innovation methods, based on multidisciplinary teams across organisational boundaries.
Agile and Prince2 - a powerful marriage
Many enterprises use Prince2 as a way to drive their change portfolio. When adopting Agile methods organizations need to intertwine the Prince2 method with their Agile practices. In this session you will learn how to successfully mix Prince2 and Agile to achieve: (1) long term value, (2) delivery flexibility and (3) overall risk reduction. The session uses a people and process perspective on this present-day topic. The many everyday examples makes the session valuable for every change oriented professional.
When: Friday 11 December 2015
Where: Leiden University - Campus The Hague, Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
Transformation Workshops (13:00-17:30), please click here for registration (100€)
Keynotes and Drinks (18:00-21:00), please click here for registration (free registration required)