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AGILE PEOPLE SWEDEN

2019 Conference

October 21 – 24

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this year’s theme

From Agile to Business Agility – Exploring Agility in Finance, HR, Leadership and Marketing

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

Our purpose is to accelerate this transformation by spreading the agile values of customer collaboration, energized people, learning organizations, inspiring leadership and rapid change to all areas of business and organizations. We invite HR professionals, IT Managers, forward thinkers, people managers and everyone else who is interested to explore this shift, join the discussion, learn what is happening and get practical ideas!

why attend?

Be a pioneer in crushing the silos. Manage new ways of collaboration in order to support digital transformation on all levels, with the help of an agile mindset in your organization.

Create innovative organizations made up of curious and engaged people who feel safe and are given the responsibility to act.

Combine business agility and technical agility as enablers for successful strategic digital transformation.

keynote speakers

Alize Hofmeester

Alize Hofmeester

As an entrepreneur, founder of the People Journey Circle© and active member of several global agility communities, Alize now is a senior advisor for establishing company-wide ‘agility’. She helps companies to unlock the human potential in their organization and how to invite people to collaborate and connect.

Bjarte Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes

Bjarte Bogsnes has a long international career, both in Finance and HR. He is a pioneer in the Beyond Budgeting movement, and has been heading up the implementation of Beyond Budgeting at Equinor (formerly Statoil), Scandinavia’s largest company. He led a similar initiative in Borealis in the mid-nineties, one of the companies that inspired the Beyond Budgeting model. 

Marina Alex

Marina Alex

As an entrepreneur, management consultant, agile coach and pioneer of Agile Sales, Marina specialises in building sustainable and robust agile organisations. She has a strong record of accomplishment with more than 10 years of sales experience. During this time, her sales teams regularly brought over $1.5 million per year; outperforming all other teams and meeting/exceeding their sales targets.

speed speakers

Doug Kirkpatrick

Doug Kirkpatrick

Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and educator. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post blog on Great Work Cultures and the author of “Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization.” As a partner in NuFocus Strategic Group, an international consulting firm, he leads organizational change and education initiatives around the world.

Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones is a speaker, mentor, workshop leader, and Chief Provocateur at InSight Out Consulting. She works with progressive leaders and teams to strengthen their leadership skills, increase their capacity for decision-making, and instill a mindset that prepares them for exponential change and complex environments.

Sebastian Shaw

Sebastian Shaw

Seb Shaw is currently working in digital transformation in Sweden and how lean principles and a focus on agility can help traditional organizations change for the customers’ benefit. He has previously worked in Project and Program management across eCommerce, platform delivery and local government in the UK, as well a distant background in law.

 

John Collins

John Collins

 John Collins is a Senior Engineering Manager at FlixBus in Berlin, responsible for leading multiple agile software development teams in data science research, incubation, and machine learning.

John has previously worked in Seattle as a hardware engineer at Microsoft developing the Xbox 360 and Xbox One and as a Program Manager for the HoloLens augmented reality headset.

Anna Elgh

Anna Elgh

CEO Svenska Retursystem AB since 2014. Long experience of leading and transforming different operations in different companies such as Lantmännen, SAS and Statoil, with a special focus on Supply Chain, Sustainability and Lean Management.

Marcus Hammarberg

Marcus Hammarberg

For 15 years Marcus Hammarberg has been doing agile and lean software development and helping others do it. He has worked in many different settings, from big banks and insurance companies to start-ups and within retail. At one big insurance company, the first agile team, started by Marcus, eventually spread to a lean initiative across the business.

James Priest

James Priest

James Priest serves internationally providing organizational development consultancy, learning facilitation and mentoring for people wishing to increase business agility and grow agile and responsive learning organizations where people and company thrive.

Ulrika Ekbohm

Ulrika Ekbohm

Ulrika is currently working as a HR-professional at Svenska Spel, mainly focusing on change management. As a business-driven, curious and relations- oriented leader with passion for people the agile principles and values became a perfect match. She has worked in several HR roles the last 12 years, both in specialist and leading roles.

Diana Russo

Diana Russo

After more than 10 years of experience in HR management roles, responsible for all aspects of traditional HR and payroll, I realized that soon there was a fundamental change going to take place that would drastically transform the way we organize work and design organizations. After trying and testing new approaches, developing new thought-models and HR-tools, I started my own company in 2009.

Marianne Garre Fink

Marianne Garre Fink

Translator, Facilitator and Navigator – over the past 20 years Marianne has lived and worked on two continents, she has been employed in academia, by NGOs and in different companies and has held various roles before arriving at her current destination. As a change manager in SimCorp, Marianne has found a job where she can focus on helping individuals navigate through the changes that constantly happen in a large organization whether it is going from waterfall to agile development or from open-space offices to activity-based working.

Arie Van Bennekum

Arie Van Bennekum

Arie is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline & common sense from his early days in the health care and the military forces up to where he is today. This eventually led to being one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto. Over the years Arie has become an expert on Agile transformations. Next to this work in Agile and Agile transformations Arie lectured 20 years at the Rotterdam University on topics such as Agile, project management, and Facilitation.

Henrik Nilson

Henrik Nilson

Henrik has been working in the borderland between software development, public transport, and helping organizations become digital companies for the last 15 years. Henrik has, for the last two years, been CIO at Västtrafik, Sweden’s second largest public transport company. His focus was adapting the organization to the disruptive changes that start to materialize in the area. An area free from real competition up until now.

Anne Ek

Anne Ek

Anne is Head of HR for B3 Consulting Group, one of Sweden’s largest growing consultancy companies with senior consultants within IT and Management. Starting as a business and change management consultant more than 20 years ago, Anne has developed her own HR-journey through many different leadership roles within large companies and consultant organisations, but always with the same passion and focus – development of people and business.

Joakim Sundén

Joakim Sundén

Joakim is a consultant at Crisp, helping leaders, organizations and people to deliver more customer value faster. From 2011 to 2017 he worked as an Agile Coach at Spotify where he worked with leadership teams, leaders and delivery teams to develop people, increase employee engagement, and build better products faster. Joakim worked together with the CTO and R&D Leadership to develop and introduce concepts like tribes, chapters, squads and guilds, aka “The Spotify Model” of Agile at scale.

Marie, Malin and Anna-Karin

Marie, Malin and Anna-Karin

Marie, Malin and Anna-Karin are convinced drivers for a more agile culture within Scania. By building coalitions and finding allies in the organisation they are determined to influence in as many areas as possible to bring the agile mindset to leaders and contributors. Marie and Malin are both working as agile coaches with experience of change management in a big organization. Anna-Karin is an experienced HR professional with a lot of change and improvement work experience and a vision to create a better working life for as many people as possible. Being introduced to agile people was a wakeup call to remember what HR and people management is essentially all about.

conference days

Pre-conference workshops will take place on October 21-22. The main conference is on October 23rd. All the keynotes and speed talks will be on the main day. Workshops going deeper into the topics discussed during the main conference keynotes are happening on October 24.

A more detailed schedule will be released soon.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Date: 21-22 October 2019
Location: 7A Odenplan
Address: Norrtullsgatan 6
City: Stockholm

The Main Conference Day

Date: 23rd October 2019
Location: 7A Odenplan
Address: Norrtullsgatan 6
City: Stockholm

Deepening Workshops

Date: 24th October 2019
Location: 7A Odenplan
Address: Norrtullsgatan 6
City: Stockholm

Latest news

We’re so excited about this year’s conference that is just around the corner!

 

There are still some tickets available! If you haven’t gotten yours yet get them now!

The 7th consecutive Agile People Sweden conference is here! It’s going to be the same format as last year with pre-conference workshops, one big main conference day, and deepening workshops to finish it all off. The theme of the year is going to be From Agile to Business Agility – Exploring Agility in Finance, HR, Leadership and Marketing” More information will be posted to the website as it gets finalized. Sign up to the newsletter for updates, or stay tuned on this website!

Latest Social media posts

Very good article about the inflation in job families, competency profiles and categorizing and labeling employees: https://t.co/WpDj29z7Qr:

“Too often, however, selling Agile involves selling Agile frameworks or methodologies without consideration for the things that truly matter, the mindset and ideas behind the frameworks.” — @GervenMichiel https://t.co/XsXyG1VF44

Countdown

Pre-Conference Workshops are between 21-22nd of October

The Main Conference day is the 23rd of October

Post Conference Workshops will be held the 24th of October

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Schedule

Pre-conference Days – October, 21-22

The time schedule will be the same both pre-conference days and have smaller breaks throughout the days

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09:00 – 12:00

Pre-Conference workshops start

 

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09:00 – 12:00

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12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

Lunch will be served at the venue

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12:00 – 13:00

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13:00 – 17:00

Pre-Conference workshops continue

 

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13:00 – 17:00

Main Day – October, 23

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08:00 – 09:00

Registration

We open the doors at 08:00. Enjoy some coffee.

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09:00 – 09:15

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09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming

By Conference Team

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09:00 – 09:15

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09:15 – 10:00

First Keynote

By Bjarte Bogsnes

“BEYOND BUDGETING – BUSINESS AGILITY IN PRACTICE”

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09:15 – 10:00

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10:00 – 10:20

Morning coffee

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10:00 – 10:20

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10:20 – 11:00

Second Keynote

By Alize Hofmeester

“YOU HAVE GOLD IN YOUR ORGANIZATION, SO KICK THAT CAGE OPEN”

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10:20 – 11:00

Speed talks – Round 1

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11:15 – 11:35

Speed talk

By Joakim Sundén

“DISCOVER WEEKLY: HOW AUTONOMY SAVED ONE OF SPOTIFY’S MOST LOVED FEATURES FROM BEING KILLED”

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11:15 – 11:35

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11:15 – 11:35

Speed talk

By Marie, Malin and Anna-Karin

“WHY JOINING THE FORCES OF AGILE COACHES AND HR IS A GOOD IDEA TO BOOST AGILE TRANSFORMATION”

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11:15 – 11:35

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11:15 – 11:35

Speed talk

By Sebastian Shaw

“MAPPING STRATEGIC CHOICE – COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN DIVERSE STAKEHOLDERS”

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11:15 – 11:35

Speed talks – Round 2

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11:45 – 12:05

Speed talk

By Anne Ek

“BEING A CURIOUS SELF LEADER”

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11:45 – 12:05

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11:45 – 12:05

Speed talk

By Dawna Jones

“NAVIGATING THE MESSY MIDDLE: IMPLEMENTING AGILE TRANSFORMATION”

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11:45 – 12:05

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11:45 – 12:05

Speed talk

By Marianne Garre Fink

“EATING YOUR OWN DOG FOOD – HR IN THE CHANGE TO AGILE”

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11:45 – 12:05

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12:05 – 13:00

Lunch break

Lunch will be served at the venue

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12:05 – 13:00

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13:00 – 13:45

Thought Leader Panel

By all Keynote Speakers

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13:00 – 13:45

Speed talks – Round 3

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14:00 – 14:20

Speed talk

By Ulrika Ekbohm

“FROM TRADITIONAL HR TO AGILE HR”

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14:00 – 14:20

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14:00 – 14:20

Speed talk

By James Priest

“OBJECTIONS ARE AN ORGS BEST FRIEND! – HARNESS COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE TO THRIVE IN A COMPLEX WORLD”

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14:00 – 14:20

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14:00 – 14:20

Speed talk

By Henrik Nilson

“DIGITALISATION IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT – VÄSTTRAFIKS JOURNEY TOWARDS BECOMING A DIGITAL COMPANY”

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14:00 – 14:20

Speed talks – Round 4

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14:30 – 14:50

Speed talk

By Markus Hammarberg

“HOW TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY SAVED A SALVATION ARMY IN INDONESIA”

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14:30 – 14:50

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14:30 – 14:50

Speed talk

By Diana Russo

“THE 12 INGREDIENTS OF AGILE ORGANIZATIONS: YOU CAN’T JUST LEAVE ONE OUT!”

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14:30 – 14:50

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14:30 – 14:50

Speed talk

By Anna Elgh

“WHEN YOUR STRENGTHS BECOME YOUR BIGGEST PITFALLS”

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14:30 – 14:50

Speed talks – Round 5

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15:00 – 15:20

Speed talk

By Arie van Bennekum

“AGNOSTIC AGILE – HOW TO ACHIEVE IT WHEN PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE”

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15:00 – 15:20

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15:00 – 15:20

Speed talk

By Doug Kirkpatrick

“THE NO-LIMITS ENTERPRISE”

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15:00 – 15:20

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15:00 – 15:20

Speed talk

By John Collins

“THE MYTH AND REALITY OF A FLAT HIERARCHY – HOW TO DOUBLE THE SIZE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION WITHOUT ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT LAYERS”

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15:00 – 15:20

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15:30 – 16:15

Speakers Coffee Corner

Get your questions answered! The speakers will be set up in different areas of the lounge and will be answering questions.

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15:30 – 16:15

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16:30 – 17:15

Third Keynote

By Marina Alex

“AGILE IN SALES BRINGS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COPY”

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16:30 – 17:15

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17:15 – 17:30

Closing words

By Conference Team

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17:30 – 18:30

Agile Ale

Time to network with the other participants over an Agile Ale!

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17:30 – 18:30

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18:30 – 21:00

Dinner

Join the mutual dinner and keep networking. Tickets are available here!

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18:30 – 21:00

Deepening Workshops Day – October, 24

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09:00 – 12:00

Deepening workshops start

 

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09:00 – 12:00

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12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break

Lunch will be served at the venue

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12:00 – 13:00

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13:00 – 16:00

Deepening workshops continue

 

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13:00 – 16:00

pre-conference workshops

overview

Like last year, we are having the two workshop-days prior to the main event. The purpose is to make the conference even more diverse, interesting and novel and to give even more opportunities for learning. When you buy any ticket including the pre-conference workshops days you will be given access to join any of our workshops during the 21-22nd October in Stockholm.

Each individual workshop is held simultaneously throughout the two days. When you register, you will get the opportunity to choose which one you would like to attend. Note that the selection of workshop is made after the purchase of the ticket.

workshops

Agile People Coach Training
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Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR

Today, 2019, the most progressive companies have removed formal managers, realizing that people are most productive, creative and happy when they have personal control over their own lives and the ability to be leaders of their destiny, private or work-related. In these organizations, everybody is expected to be a leader, so there is paradoxically, a lot more leadership there.

This two-day workshop will be covering both the Agile People Coach Training on day 1, and following up with “Enabling Business Agility through Finance and HR” with our keynote speaker Bjarte Bogsnes on day 2.

You will get unique insights into Business Agility in practice, both from a Financial, Management and Human perspective. You will benefit from Bjarte Bogsnes’s and Pia-Maria Thorén’s extensive experience from organizational structures and cultures that enable success in a complex world.

ICAgile Certified Professional
Agile Talent (ICP-TAL)

Regardless if you are an agile coach, a line manager or an HR professional, you need to understand how people strategy and people operations need to change when working in a company embracing the agile value structure. How do performance management, recruitment, learning and development, compensation and benefits and the way we perform employee engagement surveys change? What are the specific skills that we need to use to run an agile transformation from a people perspective? And is there still a need to do succession planning in the future? This training leads to a Certification in Agile Talent by ICAgile.

The target audience for this certification includes people working within HR organizations in companies transforming to more Agile ways of working. Their current responsibilities may include aspects such as people development, recruitment, performance management, compensation and employee engagement / motivation. Organizational development consultants, hiring managers and Agile transformation leads exploring the people and structural aspects of transformations will also find this curriculum compelling.

ICAgile Certified Professional
Agile Leadership (ICP-ALP)

This new leadership training will show you new ways of working, where people and interactions are more valued than processes and tools, and where responding to change is more important than following a plan. Learn from the fringes! Understand how management innovation can provide just as much competitive advantage as technology– and product innovation! This training leads to a Certification in Agile Leadership by ICAgile.

The Agile Leadership certification is valuable to anyone wishing to learn about the paradigm shifts necessary to lead in VUCA environments and to develop relevant leadership capabilities. This certification was specifically designed for leaders where one or more of the following criteria apply:

 

  • Leaders at Director-level and above, who have broader, higher-level organizational responsibilities than first line supervisors
  • Leaders who lead an organization in which Agile constitutes a significant delivery methodology, or is on its way to becoming so
  • Leaders see the value of growing an agile organization, and are committed to developing themselves as agile leaders in order to achieve that aim

deepening workshops

overview

The deepening workshops will be held the day after the main conference day, the 24th of October.

Here you will dive deeper into the topics discussed during the keynotes the day before. The workshops will be held throughout the day starting at 09:00 in the morning and continuing until 16:00 in the afternoon. Coffee will be served during breaks, and at 12:00 lunch will also be served to all participants.

Additional details about the deepening workshops will be released soon. During the main conference day of the 23rd, we will be putting up sign-up sheets so you can choose freely which workshop you would like to attend (as long as one isn’t full). In order to participate in one of these workshops, you need an event ticket including “Deepening Workshops Day”.

workshops

SWAY – With Marina Alex

Going deeper into the topics discussed in her keynote on the main conference day, Marina Alex will cover the following topics during the SWAY Workshop:

 

  • SWAY: the foundation – principles and rules
  • Roles in SWAY: Business owner, SWAY coach, SWAY team
  • Crucial factors for the distributed teams
  • Analysis of team’s ability for agile and BA transformation: Spiral dynamics
  • What stage of Spiral dynamics is agile possible at? What stage of Spiral dynamics is your team at?
  • Events, planning, demo, retrospective
  • SWAY Artefacts: Sprint list of the 3-month goals, a list of sprint goals, the list of improvements
  • Agile-space. How to prepare space for a new team
  • SWAY in practice: SWAY cases in business (marketing, sales, etc)
  • SWAY Canvas: Value-based approach to sales management
  • Traditional and agile sales: key differences
  • Case-study analysis. Mistakes and difficulties

The People Journey Circle and how IT helps to achieve business agility – With Alize Hofmeester

During this deepening workshop, Alize’s will tech about “The People Journey Circle” and how IT helps to achieve business agility. This is what Alize has to say about the workshop:

As founder of TwinXter I created a unique and differentiating approach for the changes needed in
the process leading towards a successful business agile organization: The People Journey Circle©.
This methodology is made up of 8 distinct building blocks and will be described in detail in my
upcoming book.

During the second day of the Agile People Conference, you will be introduced to this innovative
methodology in general and why this will help you to make the change to business agility in your
organization possible.

After the introduction, we will deep dive into the building blocks and explore in an interactive setting
how the practices, tooling’s and several cases can help you in your journey to business agility.

An approach you will immediately be able to put into practice with your organization, department, or teams when you are back in the office!

We will cover topics like:

  • Purpose driven people and organizations and how you can start to create your purpose
  • How to communicate in a different world and which tooling will help you
  • How to build an inclusive organization
  • Identify the blind spots in your organization and what to do with it
  • Role model and storytelling
  • What does distributed leadership mean for your organization
  • Build communities and co-create by using the wisdom of the crowd
  • Let go, Experiment and learn to create a different mindset
  • Learn how to create a differentiating and inclusive experience for all the people in your organization on the journey to the Future of Work

Deepening Masterclass Workshop – With Arie Van Bennekum

Building on his talk at the confer once Arie will take the group in applying Agile in a way you really get the benefits of Agile. After all, that is why companies transform. He will talk about dogma’s, myths and various Agile methods and practices that help you achieving different objectives. He will connect this to the profile of the Agile coach in terms of knowledge, experience, and skills.

Agile Learning Labs – With Kari Kelly & Helgi Guðmundsson

Have you ever gotten brilliant insights from a conference but never applied what you learned? It’s happened to us many times!

We’ve learned that the most powerful way to learn is to reflect, question assumptions, and experiment. This is why we’re excited to offer you Agile People Learning labs where Helgi Guðmundsson and Kari Kelly will take you through a double-loop learning experience where you’ll transform Agile theory into practice.

You’ll get to experience the following:

  • Open space for reflection on key learnings
  • Self-organize to identify themes and vote on topics to work through
  • Create scenes and scenarios on how theory can translate into practice
  • Leverage the wisdom of the group to help work through anticipated challenges

Gallery

Some pictures from last year’s conference

Registration

Come 4, pay for 3!

Bring your colleagues and amplify the learning when you get back home. If you come 4 or more you will get 25% off. Use this link Group2019 link.
For additional individuals to be added to the group later use this link to get 25% on any ticket.

Venue

Like last year, we’re returning to 7A Odenplan for this year’s conference.

Norrtullsgatan 6, Stockholm

Sponsors

Become a conference Partner for Agile People Sweden 2019

If you want to join us as a company and get exposure for potential clients before, during and after the conference, you need to put the dates in your calendar now. We will have a limited amount of partner companies onsite (2-5) so each partner will get a large exposure.

Read the full conference partner offer below.