Hereby we would like to invite you to the Agile for Excellence conference 'Agile Ecosystems' at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, on Thursday, 26 October 2017. The event is organised in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Uitvoeringsorganisatie Bedrijfsvoering Rijk (UBR), and CA Technologies.
Agile Ecosystems – How to create shared purpose in an ever changing world?
Do we compete or collaborate? While digitalisation creates ever-new connections across legal, business, and cultural entities, we need to learn to benefit within such ecosystems. However, both alignment to a common purpose and sharing of assets have their limits. What are the rules of engagement, how to create a win-win in an ecosystem, and what are the leadership competencies required? The goals of the event are to learn, get inspired, and facilitate knowledge exchange within a community of practitioners, change agents, and researchers.
Who should attend?
Are you a manager in a leading position or a higher civil servant? During the event, experts and speakers share their insights to inspire you on agility outside of individual organisations. During the workshops, participants can experience different ecosystem approaches in practice.
Guiding themes are:
Curious what that looks like? You can find 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). You can find pictures from last year’s event here, and our 360° impression of the Leadership in Agile Organisations conference here (watch on a VR headset or enabled mobile phone).
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) ecosystem workshops, and (3) drinks and networking.
Create a trustful partner ecosystems in days and serve your agile teams with great market and purchasing know-how
Mirko Kleiner and Philipp Engstler (Flowdays)
External partners are often tightly integrated in the agile organization, playing an essential contributing and know-how carrying role in SCRUM, Kanban or any other agile team. However, a lot are still treated as suppliers instead of partners, leaving you short on opportunities partners potentially could bring to your teams. In a faster changing and complex environment it’ll become a competitive advantage for a company to have fast access to an ecosystem of trusted partners with matching values and a fast contribution to your goals. The lean procurement canvas offers a similar disruptive approach for procurement and partner management as the business model canvas and lean start-up was for business development, the lean agile procurement canvas is for the partner management, regardless if you are on the offering/partner or buying/procurement site of the process.
Shared leadership in Agile ecosystems
Dr. Ben Kuipers (Leiden Leadership Centre of Leiden University, Public Leadership Foundation), Lisa van der Heijden (One Young World Ambassador The Hague, Public Leadership Foundation), Giulietta Marani (ICTU, Public Leadership Foundation). This workshop is a co-production of the Leiden Leadership Centre and the Public Leadership Foundation.
To truly connect and cooperate in ecosystems that remain Agile, there is a great need for shared leadership and common purpose. How do actors in the ecosystem create common ground, bridge different interests and genuinely cooperate? Based on practical cases (such as Schiphol Airport) and theoretical insights in leadership, we will focus on and experience the interactions between people within the ecosystem and the way they create a shared purpose.
Rapid prototyping of Emerging Technologies
Frank van den Nieuwboer (Accenture), Wouter Oosterveld (Liquid Studio)
In the Agile Ecosystem rapid prototyping and rapid application development are key to future-proof your business. The Accenture Liquid Studios help companies become built for change through new technologies, skills and ways of working. The combination of Emerging Technologies, multidisciplinary teams, startup culture and a strong Agile way of working provides a basis for identifying business opportunities for customers, and fits well within the Accenture strategy to rotate our firm to the New IT. During the session we will elaborate how we rapidly prototype and deliver software to help our customers expand and enter new markets. We will explain our rapid prototyping tools, concrete use cases and provide hands-on demonstration examples.
Social innovation in healthcare
Rob van Uden, Kim Schön, Karlijn Cazemier
Innovation is not solely about technology improvements, especially not in health care. The innovation that will make a difference for many of us will also be of a social nature. What is ‘social innovation’? How to get grasp of its impact? We want to discuss these questions with you, among others.
Within health care a lot of private initiatives lead to different business models and a different organisation within the sector. The organisation of the sector is getting more and more separate from protocols and financing methods. A lot of groups find themselves falling between two stools (e.g. not complex enough for disability care, but too complex for outpatient care). The ecosystem surrounding these groups are creating services to make sure these groups are taken care for, e.g. initiatives for elderly people. The Amarant group - one of the largest disability care organisations within the Netherlands - is a precursor when it comes to anchoring 'social innovation' in practice. They invest in legal, financial and operational help for elderly people and the network to stimulate more participation and control. They are looking for an answer to the question 'How do you organise the ecosystem in a complex playing field like this?'. They would like to try to answer this with you.
Real life case: How to use Agility in a public ecosystem?
Kam Mai Tan, Joery Matthys, Roline Roos
In the Netherlands the Public Prosecution Service (“Openbaar Ministerie”/ PPS) and the courts make up the judiciary. The PPS decides who has to appear before court and on what charge. The effectivity of the PPS is dependent on the cooperation with partner organisations. Specifically in case of suspects with e.g. addiction or mental health problems a dependency on health care providers and municipalities exists. The program "Sanctions with care" (“Straf met zorg”) aims to reinforce this cooperation by improving the organizational design of the cooperation and allocating extra capacity.
The program manager is setting up the program based on an Agile approach. She comes across questions like: How to set up Agile program management in a context where Agility is not widely used? What are minimum requirements of Agility in order to be effective? What to expect from the leaders in the ecosystem? Where to start? In this workshop we use academic insights from an Agility expert and the intelligence of the group to help the program manager. Do you want to share your experience in applying Agility in organizational development programs? Or do you want to learn how to apply the Agile approach? Come join us in a fusion of practice with academia, real time in a real life case!
From Command-and-Control to Connect-and-Collaborate
How to build sustainable communities
In this session Bussemaker will discuss how to build and run sustainable communities based on his vast personal experience in setting up communities. This highly interactive session will cover what works and what are the pitfalls. It will also adress why communities are becoming increasingly important in today’s society. Participants will be presented guidelines how they can create their own community or make better use of their existing network.
Het Rijks ICT-Gilde
Session will be held in Dutch
Deze sessie gaat in op het Rijks ICT-Gilde en de uitdagingen rond het aantrekken en behouden van goed ICT-personeel. De Rijksoverheid is momenteel bezig met het oprichten van het Rijks ICT-Gilde. Deze organisatie zal een aantrekkelijke werkgever voor ICT’ers moeten worden en daarmee moeten bijdragen aan het oplossen van het tekort aan personeel met harde ICT-skills, de echte vakmensen. Het Gilde zal op een creatieve manier gebruik maken van de bewegingsruimte die het Rijk als werkgever heeft spreken en tegelijkertijd het Triple-O (Onderwijs-Ondernemingen-Overheid) model inzetten om de doelgroep aan te spreken. Dit zowel voor de starter als de doorgewinterde medewerker en naast instroom, ook voor verambtelijking en behoud. In aanvulling hierop zal Serge Beaumont van Xebia de ervaringen van zijn organisatie op het vlak van binden, boeien en behouden van getalenteerd ICT-personeel uiteenzetten vanuit een alternatief perspectief.
Agile Ecosystems, Digitalization, Transformation, etc.
“Why” and “What” seems to be clear. “How” is the Million $ Question
Willem van Oppen
It is common knowledge that true collaboration is only possible when there is a common/shared objective! Why is it so difficult however to collaborate/define that common purpose? Stove-piped systems and organizations are at the Root Cause of failure to effectively collaborate. In a highly interactive session and using real life cases, Willem will discuss and demonstrate how true and sustainable collaboration can be achieved amongst a multitude of upstream and downstream stakeholders with often (what seemed) initial conflicting interests.
Transparency is the name of the game as “Transparency leads to Trust and that in turn leads to Traction®”.
The fun thing is that the solution is embedded in the approach of creating Transparency, whereby participants themselves divulge the solution and common cause.
Willem will elaborate two cases:
How to register?
When: Thursday, 26 October 2017, 13:00-19:00
Where: Leiden University - Campus The Hague, Turfmarkt 99, The Hague
We look forward to seeing you in The Hague!