Next AgileKC Meeting
The next meeting of AgileKC will take place on
Tuesday October 14, 2014 -- 6:30 PM at:
210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108
Registration: This will be a sponsored supported event.
In order to help our sponsor plan accordingly and know how many
guests to expect, please register for this meeting at Eventbrite
Enterprise agility is both a hugely popular aspiration and a widely
misunderstood buzzword. Many of us as Agile coaches wonder how we can
lead and catalyze agility at an organizational level. Our intentions are
earnest, but our skills and understanding are partial. This interactive
talk will explore what it would mean to coach across an enterprise, from
an executive's leadership maturity to the limits of culture, from
organization structures to value creating processes.
Drawing on 13 years as an enterprise Agile coach, Michael Spayd
developed the Integral Agile Transformation framework (upcoming book,
Coaching the Agile Enterprise), which includes the four prime
perspectives -- psychological, behavioral, cultural and systemic. These
perspectives help reveal both our limits and our strengths as enterprise
agile coaches, all four of which are needed for a successful
transformation. Each implies a type of competency and a mindset required
to leverage the perspective. Further, we'll explore four levels of
developmental complexity (from the work of Clare Graves) to understand
what is actually possible for a given organization and individuals with
whom we work.
The Integral Agile framework makes sense of the complexity within
organizations from individual behavior to organization culture to
structural limits. It also clarifies our motivation for trying to be of
service and points us in the direction of what actually does serve.
In a word, Michael's professional work is about transformation. He has
found that he is wired to help people-and-systems-change. He is drawn to
cutting edge technologies for coaching and developing organizations,
leaders and teams. As an organizational change coach and consultant for
20 plus years, he has worked with Fortune 1000, small businesses and
non-profits. For 13 years he has specialized in large-scale Agile
transformation, working with numerous organizations, leaders, and scores
His training as a Team and Organizational Coach created a foundation for
his approach, plus training in executive coaching, organizational
behavior, organization change and consciousness transformation. A
Co-Active leadership program was particularly influential in his own
leadership journey, and in coaching others on theirs. Formal credentials
include Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC),
Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), ICAgile Expert in Agile
Coaching (ICE-AC), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and Certified Scrum
Master (CSM). He is currently working on a book in the Mike Cohn series
called Coaching the Agile Enterprise. An excerpt of that book,
introducing the Integral Agile framework, was released in January 2014.
Hope to see you
If your organization would like to sponsor a meeting, please
contact Martin Olson and firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know. The Agile
KC group is made up of a variety of participants from through the meto-KC
area. Our members range from developers to QA to consultants to
executives. By sponsoring a meeting, you will be able to direct your
message to the group at large and participate in the collaboration that
makes Agile KC so successful.
* 6:30 Networking
* 7:00-8:00 Presentation
* 8:00-8:30 Open forum.
What is Agile KC?
AgileKC is located in the Kansas City area and conducts meetings to
discuss ideas and best practices for agile software methodologies and
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What is Agile Software
Agile Software Development represents a number of lightweight or
agile software development methodologies and techniques including
Extreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal, Lean Software Development ,Test
Driven Development and others.