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World Agility Forum

World Agility Forum: An Encounter with Reality

Companies are more threatened than ever by the changes in technology, markets and complexity. Agility is seen as a potential saviour, enabling companies to master the challenges of the 21st century. How do you achieve real agility with so many cheap, tempting and fake imitations? What does it mean for executives? How can you get past the hype to achieve genuine benefit for you, your company and your customers?

The Forum explores Agile and agility through different perspectives. What works and what doesn’t? Intended to provoke your thinking, walk away with insights that enable reflection on your own mindset and need for agility!

Why: Authentic conversations about living agility at multiple levels
How: World Agility Forum & Awards Ceremonies
What: World Agility Forum Discussion
Where: Museum of Electricity, Lisboa
When: September 29th, 15:00 – 21:00

 

PART I

Agenda

14:30 | Registration & Networking

15:00 | OPENING SPEECH

15:05 | HISTORY OF WORLD AGILITY FORUM

15:10 | FAKE vs REAL AGILE MINDSET
Discussion panel moderated by Dawna Jones and Hugo Lourenço

15:15 | VISION OF AGILE

  • Steve Denning, author of “The Age of Agile” and “Understanding Fake Agile
  • Chet Hendrickson, co-creator of eXtreme Programming and how Agile has transformed from its roots to the goal it serves today
  • Perspective on SAFe (to be defined)
  • Perspective on actively steering an organizational transformation (to be defined)

16:05 | DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON AGILE: FAKE vs REAL AGILE TRANSFORMATION
Discussion panel moderated by Steve Denning

What is fake? What is real? Listen to different perspectives on how Agile is being implemented to achieve genuine agility. What does it look like when Agile is superimposed over traditional management style then called Agile?

16:35 | AGILE AROUND THE WORLD

What are the challenges and experiences of implementing Agile world-wide to result in agility in mindset and product development?
What are the challenges and opportunities eastern Europe faces in implementing Agile? 
What a multi-national company has learned about working across cultures using Agile methods and mindset?
What are the challenges and opportunities faced in southeast Asia in implementing Agile?

  • Abiodun Osoba, Nigeria
  • Evan Leybourn, Australia
  • Howard Sublett, USA
  • Speaker to be confirmed, Europe

17:20 | AUDIENCE DISCUSSION AND KEY TAKEAWAYS

You are a part of this too! Bring your ideas, opinions and add them to the discussions. We learn from each other. The greater the diversity the better. 

17:45 | Survey

17:55 | Closing Remarks

18:00 | Cocktail & Jazz

 

PART II

Gala Dinner – by invitation only (black tie)

19:00 – 21:00 | Music & Dinner

19:05 | SPEECH FROM THE COUNCIL

19:10 | CREATIVITY AGILITY RECOGNITION

19:20 | AWARDS

  • Leadership Agility (I)
  • Leader in Design and Creativity Agility (C)
  • Best Team Agility Initiative (C)

20:00 | AWARDS

  • Customer Service Leader (C)
  • Best Community Organisation (C)
  • Best Enabling Organisation (C)

21:00 | AWARDS

  • Best Transformational Initiative (C)
  • Lifetime Agility (I)

21:30 | Closing

(C) Collective Award
(I) Individual Award

Speakers

Chet Hendrickson

Chet Hendrickson

Software Developer, USA

Steve Denning

Steve Denning

Author, USA

Howard Sublett

Howard Sublett

Chief Product Owner at Scrum Alliance, USA

Hugo Lourenco

Hugo Lourenco

Founder | Advisor, Portugal

Abiodun Osoba

Abiodun Osoba

CEO, Agile Coach & Trainer, Nigeria

Peter Stevens

Peter Stevens

Scrum Trainer | Personal Agility, Switzerland

Nigel Thurlow

Nigel Thurlow

Lean Evangelist, Agile and Scrum Coach, USA

Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones

Leadership, Canada

Evan Leybourn

Evan Leybourn

CEO of the Business Agility Institute, Australia