speakers

Ben Linders
Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Ben Linders, Netherlands

Ben Linders is an Independent Consultant in Agile, Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, based in The Netherlands. Author of Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Waardevolle Agile Retrospectives & What Drives Quality. As an adviser, coach and trainer he helps organizations by deploying effective software development and management practices. He focuses on continuous improvement, collaboration and communication, and professional development, to deliver business value to customers. Ben is an active member of networks on Agile, Lean and Quality, and a frequent speaker and writer. He shares his experience in a bilingual blog (Dutch and English), as an editor for Agile at InfoQ and as an expert on TechTarget.


Microworkshop

PROBLEM? WHAT PROBLEM? LEARN HOW TO DEAL EFFECTIVELLY WITH IMPEDIMENTS.

If your organization wants to become agile and lean, teams need to be able to handle impediments quickly and effectively.

Playing the Impediment Board Game, you will practice how to recognize and analyze impediments, understand how they hinder teams, and decide what to do by deploying agile and lean principles and good practices. You’ll learn to become more effective by recognizing impediments early and get rid of them before they become a major issue.

The impediment game teaches you the five steps for handling impediments effectively:
– recognize and analyze impediments
– find out how they hinder the team
– find effective solutions to deal with them
– decide what to do and who can do it
– learn how to become more effective in dealing with impediments

Agile coaches use the Impediment Board Game in agile transformations to coach teams and help them to become self-organized and empowered to solve any impediments that they might face on their agile journey.

Come play the impediment board game!

Workshop

IMPROVING ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

Learn how to apply agile throughout your organization to develop the right products, deliver faster with better quality, and improve organizational agility!

Many organizations are going through agile transformations. They are implementing Scrum or Kanban and using large-scale agile frameworks like Lean, SAFe, LeSS or DAD, hoping to better serve the IT needs of the business and to develop products that satisfy their customer’s needs. Unfortunately, those transformations do not always live up to the agile promise of delivering better products, faster, at lower costs.

If your organization is

  • having difficulties to adjust itself to shorten delivery times
  • having products with quality issues and is loosing customers
  • doing an agile/Scrum/Kanban transformation but not seeing the expected benefits
  • unable to remove barriers that are blocking cross-organizational collaboration
  • trying to adopt agile but finding it hard to change the culture and mindset
  • looking for ways to apply agile practices more effectively and needs help with that
  • not able to improve in small but meaningful steps
  • on an agile journey but unsure where to go next or what would be the best thing to do

then this is the workshop for you!

Improving organizational agility isn’t easy. But it can be done!

 

Improving Organizational Agility

In the workshop Improving Organizational Agility you will experience how your organization can become more agile:

  • Practice how to create an environment that enables teams and empower them to apply agile practices.
  • Learn ways to establish an agile mindset throughout the organization.
  • Create a culture that supports collaboration and which motivates people to work together to create high-quality products and services.

The workshop is loaded with examples and suggestions to help you become more agile and lean.

Audience

This workshop is intended for:

  • Agile and Lean Coaches
  • Agile Consultants and Change Managers
  • Anybody who is supporting teams in agile transformations
  • Technical (team) leaders and Scrum masters
  • Product Owners and Project/Line Managers

The practices in this workshop will help you to apply agile methods and frameworks effectively to increase organizational agility.

Result

What will you get out of this workshop:

  • Practice how to assess your agility with Agile Self-assessments to find out how well you are doing
  • Learn effective ways to travel your agile journey and find out what you need to do this
  • Get ideas for improving collaboration and communication between teams and stakeholders and break down barriers
  • Learn tips and tricks to expand and scale an agile way of working throughout the organization
  • Get advice on selecting and applying agile and lean practices effectively

We have available Workshop only tickets and also Workshop + Congress tickets.

LinkedIn:
Ben Linders

Twitter:
@BenLinders

Microworkshop:
Problem? What problem? Learn how to deal effectively with impediments. 4.10MB

Workshop:
Improving Organizational Agility

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