Agile IT Special Interest Group 

Agile Culture Adoption 
November 10, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Culture counts in all organizational transformations but it becomes critical in agile transformations. Learn how successful Agile transformations start with building a supportive team culture. 

Culture counts in all organizational transformations but it becomes critical in agile transformations. Organizations can do agile by changing their structure, processes, and technology. But they cannot be agile without changing the way people work and interact daily. Enabling a successful, agile transformation requires a fundamental shift in culture. In this session we will hear lessons learned from organizations that have successfully made this shift and help catalyze the transformation for other organizations just starting out on their journey.

Key Take-aways:

  • How to take change from organizational to personally meaningful
  • How to build and sustain a new culture that supports behavioral expectations.
  • Learn the value of monitoring progress, evaluating behavioral change and its impact on performance, and running regular retrospectives to learn from successes and failures.

In this IT Peer Group event, you will have an exceptional opportunity to think through your challenges and new ideas with subject matter experts and peer IT leaders. You will take away valuable insights to build a playbook of implementable strategies and action plans.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:10 AM The Brain Science of Agile

  The Brain Hacks of Stress Elimination, Change Tolerance, and Agility
Dr. Niraj Nijhawan, Life Ecology Organization LLC

Agile approaches—quickly cycling from creativity to critical review and revision—are a must in our rapidly changing and complex world, and they have enormous untapped potential for innovation, productivity, engagement, culture, performance management, marketing, sales, and customer success. But not everyone is ready for the unpredictability and negative feedback that agile incorporates. Fortunately, brain science has uncovered simple, validated methods that stabilize the brain for higher “agility tolerance.” This session teaches a practical toolkit of brain hacks that build adaptability, vulnerability, scientific fearlessness and more to help you guide companies of all sizes as they engage constantly evolving customer needs.

11:10 AM Panel on Agile & Change Management Best Practices for the Organization
  Jennifer Hoege, Hoege Management Consulting
Chad Beier, Organizational Agility Advisor, Whiteboard Consulting
Jeff Bubolz, Organizational Agility Advisor, Humane Consulting

11:55 AM Concluding Remarks
12:00 PM Adjourn
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