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23-26th October

Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools

17 years later

 

It is now 17 years after the Agile Manifesto was created. Agile is changing the world. As the rate of change is exponential and complexity is rapidly increasing,  Agile has been proven immensely successful in handling this increased complexity. Still, the first Agile value is often forgotten. However, there is still an over-optimistic belief that process, tools, and simplistic or highly rigid frameworks will be successful moving forward.

 

At Agile People we believe that exploring ways of collaboration and interactions between people with different perspectives is the best way to address complexity. This is why we have chosen the theme for this year’s conference. As always we aim to join an as diverse set of participants and speakers as possible. People from IT, Management, HR and other professions and people with different backgrounds from different parts of the world.

 

Join us in exploring how to inspire and develop workplaces that are fit for the future, people and planet!

SPEAKERS

The following people will be speaking at this event.

Dave Snowden
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Dave Snowden

Cognitive Edge

Doug Kirkpatrick
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Doug Kirkpatrick

NuFocus Strategic Group

Erik Schön
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Erik Schön

NetEnt

Evan Leybourn
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Evan Leybourn

Business Agility Institute

Fabiola Eyholzer
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Fabiola Eyholzer

Just Leading Solutions

Frida Mangen
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Frida Mangen

DEK

Sonja Blignaut
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Sonja Blignaut

More Beyond

PROGRAM

See the event schedule below.

23-24th of Oct: Pre-Conference Workshops

This year we are expanding the two main conference days with two pre-conference workshops days. The purpose is to make the conference even more diverse, interesting and novel and to give even more opportunities for learning. We will be adding more pre-conference events as we go.

Note: The ordinary conference ticket does not include the pre-conf tickets. Registration to the pre-conference sessions must be is done separately for each event.

 

25th of Oct: Main Conference Day

As before, on the main conference day, we have a mix of international keynote speakers, speed speakers, panel discussion, coaching corner with speakers and much more. We finish the day with our tradition of Agile Alé and snacks.

 

26th of Oct: Deepening Conference Day

This is the day to go deeper into one of the topics from the main day according to your choice. Choose which one of the keynote speakers you want to participate with to secure your spot. You may change your choice at the conference venue (as long as there is space).

Pre-Conference Workshops

23-24th Oct

Main Conference Day

25th Oct

Deepening Conference Day

26th Oct

Registration

Opening registration - get ready for the main event!

60 min

Welcoming

Introduction to the event!

15 min

Opening Keynote

The first keynote of the conference! Unannounced speaker - More information coming soon!

45 min

Morning Coffee

Coffee break

20 min

Futurework: Managing Complexity With Simplicity – Doug Kirkpatrick

The talk will explore the lessons learned from the journey of vanguard companies as they unleash the power of organizational self-management. Is it possible to adopt an organizational model linking mission-critical processes to individual stewardship without the need for traditional management and formal hierarchy? Is it possible to slash the direct and indirect costs of bureaucracy? Is it possible to manage great complexity with simple principles? The answer to all of these questions appears to be yes. What you’ll take away:  

  • Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise Without Bosses and Titles
  • Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management
  • Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage
  • Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise
  • Learn How to Manage Great Complexity with Great Simplicity

45 min

Loke Room

Doug Kirkpatrick

Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of Amazon bestseller BEYOND EMPOWERMENT: THE AGE OF THE SELF-MANAGED ORGANIZATION and joined Forbes Books in 2017 to write about the future of work. He is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer, and educator. Doug is also a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) with […]

Speed Talk – Frida Mangen

Frida will share how she views the culture in Sweden and the world, and especially in our organizations. She will give you her opinion on the difference between psychological safety and a dependency of psychological safety. She will talk about how she at DEK technologies has worked with competence development, feedback and constant learning in relation to psychological safety.

25min

Frida Mangen

Frida Mangen has a degree in HR with focus on behavioral science. With a great interest in the psychology of organizations and society in general, she has a great commitment to Agile HR. Among other things she runs the AgilaHRpodden where she seeks answers to how we within organization, leadership, and HR can be involved […]

Speed Talk – Sonja Blignaut

Speed Talk with Sonja Blignaut - More information coming soon!

25 min

Sonja Blignaut

Sonja partners with leaders, OD practitioners and other decision­makers to enable responsiveness and strategic agility in organizations. She often engages not as a coach, but as a thinking partner to help leaders make sense of intractable or so­called “wicked problems”. Since 2002 she has been pioneering ideas and tools from complexity theory and narrative practices. […]

Speed Talk – Shane Hastie

Speed Talk with Shane Hastie - More information coming soon!

25 min

Lunch Break

Lunch included in the event ticket.

55 min

Thought leader panel

Panel discussion event with all the keynote speakers

40 min

HR as Champion for Individuals & Interactions – Fabiola Eyholzer

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools’ is a key value in the Agile HR manifesto. But what reads like an easy and common-sense ambition turns out to be a challenge for most organizations and their HR. HR is struggling with the ambiguity of delivering value in form of programs that are essentially a series of processes and tools while trying to embrace the new world of work. And with so many transactional activities to keep HR busy, it can be difficult to personalize the employee experience. But we cannot humanize our organizations unless we start advocating individuals and interactions. In this presentation, Fabiola Eyholzer will discuss how HR can help an organization to build connections, engagement, and trust.

45min

Fabiola Eyholzer

Fabiola Eyholzer is a pioneer in Lean | Agile People Operations and CEO of Just Leading Solutions LLC, a leading New York based consultancy for HR and Business Agility. As seasoned HR Consultant and trusted advisor, Fabiola supports enterprises in building stronger, more responsive and innovative businesses and helps them accelerate their transformation journey by […]

Keynote – Dave Snowden

Keynote with Dave Snowden - More information coming soon!

45 min

Loke Room

Dave Snowden

Founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge.  His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making.  He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.  He is a popular and […]

Speakers Coaching clinic with coffee

55 min

Certain Uncertainty – Evan Leybourn

This talk will share the state of business agility around the world. We’ll look at the Domains of Business Agility, interspersed with case studies from 4 multinational organizations in both the banking and utilities sector. More information here!

45 min

Loke Room

Evan Leybourn

Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic – perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government […]

Agile Alé

120 min

Deepening Workshop – Complexity – Sonja Bilgnaut

Sonja Bilgnaut will go even deeper on the keynote with Dave Snowden from the day before. She describes the workshop as follows: There is a growing awareness that the organizations we work in are more like unpredictable and interconnected ecosystems than predictable machines. In these complex ecosystems, most of our models and “best practices” are no longer effective and managers and decision­makers often find that they are not equipped for this new world of work as the prevailing management paradigms are based on assumptions of linearity, predictability and certainty. The Agile movement has introduced new ways of work that promises a faster, more adaptive response, but it often doesn't reach it’s full potential as organizational governing structures and strategies are mostly still rooted in the mechanistic control paradigm. What is becoming increasingly apparent is that organizations that want to become strategically agile and responsive will need to fundamentally shift not only work practices but also how they think, strategize and organize. In this session, we will explore the nature of complex adaptive systems, and also answer the practical “so what?” questions in terms of what this means for our work practices.

60min

Saloon C

Sonja Blignaut

Sonja partners with leaders, OD practitioners and other decision­makers to enable responsiveness and strategic agility in organizations. She often engages not as a coach, but as a thinking partner to help leaders make sense of intractable or so­called “wicked problems”. Since 2002 she has been pioneering ideas and tools from complexity theory and narrative practices. […]

Deepening Workshop – Self-Management MasterClass – Doug Kirkpatrick

Participants will gain a comprehensive and clear understanding of and appreciation for self-management Principles. They will also discover and apply practices that instantiate fundamental self-management principles, including but not limited to: 1) Developing Natural Leadership, 2) Developing Peer Agreements, 3) Negotiating Process Accountabilities, 4) Defining Decision Rights, 5) Identifying Stakeholders, 6) Gamifying Work, 7) Developing a Personal Mission.

Commitment keeping comprises fully most of the foundation of effective organizational self-management. Commitment making and commitment keeping are critical self-management skills. Commitments are affirmative speech acts having a structured lifecycle. Participants will interactively learn and practice the language and science of commitment making and commitment keeping.

Self-management is ultimately about management, which is how work gets done in organizations. Learners will discover the elements of management and how are they carried out in a self-managed ecosystem. Likewise, conflict is a necessary part of work life. Learners will understand and practice how to directly address issues and achieve resolution of conflicts when there are no human bosses.

2 - 2,5h

Doug Kirkpatrick

Doug Kirkpatrick is the author of Amazon bestseller BEYOND EMPOWERMENT: THE AGE OF THE SELF-MANAGED ORGANIZATION and joined Forbes Books in 2017 to write about the future of work. He is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, writer, and educator. Doug is also a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) with […]

Deepening Workshop – Business Agile – Evan Leybourn

Evan Leybourn will go even deeper on the keynote from the day before.

All Day

Evan Leybourn

Evan is the Founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute; an international membership body to both champion and support the next-generation of organisations. Companies that are agile, innovative and dynamic – perfectly designed to thrive in today’s unpredictable markets. His experience while holding senior leadership and board positions in both private industry and government […]

Keynotes

Main Keynotes of the 25th

Doug Kirkpatrick

Futurework: Managing Complexity With Simplicity

The talk will explore the lessons learned from the journey of vanguard companies as they unleash the power of organizational self-management. Is it possible to adopt an organizational model linking mission-critical processes to individual stewardship without the need for traditional management and formal hierarchy? Is it possible to slash the direct and indirect costs of bureaucracy? Is it possible to manage great complexity with simple principles? The answer to all of these questions appears to be yes.

What you’ll take away:

• Learn How to Create a Highly Scalable Enterprise Without Bosses and Titles

• Learn How to Drive Organizational Agility, Innovation and Resilience through Organizational Self-Management

• Learn How Organizational Self-Management Can Create Strategic Business Advantage

• Learn How to Slash the Costs of Management, the Least Efficient Activity of Any Enterprise

• Learn How to Manage Great Complexity with Great Simplicity

Evan Leybourn

Certain Uncertainty

The world is changing more rapidly than ever before and organizations of every size are struggling to remain relevant in the eyes of their customers. The simple fact that the average lifespan of a company has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century demonstrates that not all organizations are prepared for this new reality. It is only high-performing, adaptable and agile organizations that will leverage, lead and thrive in this ambiguous and unpredictable market. We call this business agility.

The problem with a statement like that is that there is no common definition of what business agility means. And that’s actually a good thing. In a dynamic and changing market trying to lock it down will defeat the very advantage it brings. Instead, I want you to start thinking of business agility as the common thread. An adaptable and sustainable narrative that binds & guides, rather than directs, us into the uncertain future.

This talk will share the state of business agility around the world. We’ll look at the Domains of Business Agility, interspersed with case studies from 4 multinational organizations in both the banking and utilities sector.

What you’ll take away:

• Learn the domains of business agility

• Learn how to work with Finance and HR to increase agility in your current organization

• Learn the how Business Agility is being adopted by organizations around the world

Fabiola Eyholzer

HR as Champion for Individuals & Interactions

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools is a key value in the Agile HR manifesto. But what reads like an easy and common-sense ambition turns out to be a challenge for most organizations and their HR.

HR is struggling with the ambiguity of delivering value in form of programs that are essentially a series of processes and tools while trying to embrace the new world of work. And with so many transactional activities to keep HR busy, it can be difficult to personalize the employee experience. But we cannot humanize our organizations unless we start advocating individuals and interactions. In this presentation, Fabiola Eyholzer will discuss how HR can help an organization to build connections, engagement, and trust.

VENUE

7A Odenplan

7A Odenplan has a perfect city location with subway, commuter train and most city buses a few steps from the entrance.

It can´t get easier to get here! For you who come by car, there is a parking garage in the building with elevators up to the meeting floor.

Norrtullsgatan 6
113 26 Stockholm

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MISSION

What is Agile People about?

There is a shift happening in the world of work. Organizations are becoming more inspiring, human and purposeful. Organizations that are fit for humans and the future. Business are becoming a force for good. Peoples potential is freed up to have a positive impact in people’s lives, community and the world.

Our purpose is to accelerate this transformation through spreading the agile values of customer collaboration, energized people, learning organization, inspiring leadership and rapid change to all areas of business and organizations.

This is the 6th year consecutive conference. We take pride in being in the front line of organizational change. Join us to learn about the latest trends. We attract a fantastic audience of people from all types of business representing a diverse set of roles such as managers, IT professionals, HR managers and many others. It is the cross learning and collaboration that happens when we meet across functions that enable new solutions.

We attract thought leaders and inspiring speakers from many different organizations talking about the future of work. The conference format is also diverse. We mix key-note speakers, with lightning talks, with open space, world café, workshops and plenty of opportunities for mingling while enjoying our own Agile Ale.

See you at 7A Odenplan on October 25!

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Agile People Sweden 2018 Conference

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