Session 1: Sooner Safer Happier General Webinar
October 11th, 2022
A movement enabling organizations to achieve better outcomes for all and a more humane world of work. Sooner Safer Happier, Patterns & Antipatterns for Business Agility documents patterns and antipatterns for business agility based on observations from 100’s of organizations. This interactive event including Q&A led by authors of Sooner Safer Happier, Jonathan Smart, Zsolt Berend, Myles Ogilvie, and Simon Rohrer takes a deep dive into each of the major Patterns.
Session 2: Continuous Attention to Technical Excellence Virtual Workshop
October 25th, 2022
Stakeholders with a long-term interest in platforms that improve over time need to actively support continual investment in excellence. Technical excellence practices reduce the long-term cost of your platforms and of making changes to them. If your organization regards its IT department as a ‘feature factory’ the emphasis is to maximize the rate of feature delivery. A common result is that shortcuts taken to expedite delivery, fail to be remediated. The shortcuts become ‘Technical Debt’ that accumulates over time and if it is not repaid makes change harder, slower, and more costly. This session focuses on the importance of technical excellence as an integral part of your ways of working improvement.
Session 3: Pop the Learning Bubbles: Become a Learning Organization Virtual Workshop
October 27th, 2022
Humans are tribal in nature. The tribal instinct is not just to belong - it's also to exclude social bubbles. Whilst organizational structures have positive intent, they also can raise challenges especially when it comes to knowledge sharing. If the silos / social bubbles of your organization are too strong then learning is reduced. Being a change agent means finding ways to ‘pop the bubbles’, to foster the spread of knowledge about improved outcomes and new ways of working. This session focuses on how to become a learning organization.
Session 4: Build the Right Thing: Outcomes over Output Virtual Workshop
November 1st, 2022
What are you optimizing for? Are you optimizing for time to value and learn? Do you have connectivity of outcomes from strategy to execution, with regular prioritization based on leading and lagging indicators of progress? How is this being visualized? Is your organization structured to support the flow of value, minimizing the time to value? Are you optimizing for belonging, for learning, for colleague engagement? This session introduces a pattern that gives you a tailwind for aligning your organization and ways of working around value delivery.
Session 5: Build the Thing Right: Speed with Control Virtual Workshop
November 3rd, 2022
Public organizations and regulated industries have a large number of externally mandated governance, compliance, and control restrictions. In order to maintain customer trust, organizations need strong risk management. Improving BVSSH outcomes requires speed AND control, not speed out of control (fragile) or control with no speed (not agile). Seeking early collaboration between delivery teams and risk SMEs. Taking a context-sensitive approach to judging risks. Instrumenting the system of work used by delivery teams to visualize risk. To operate at speed requires strong brakes and this session introduces ways of working that achieve this.