Thu, 05 Nov | Meetup (UK)

A Tale of Two Agile Worlds: Episode 2 - Bonfire of the Resistors

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A Tale of Two Agile Worlds: Episode 2 - Bonfire of the Resistors

Time & Location

05 Nov 2020, 18:30
Meetup (UK)

About the event

We are hosting this together with 'Our Agile Tales' The Agile Manifesto came out in 2001. Today, it seems that everyone is on the Agile bandwagon, making it fairly common in many workplaces. Still, whether a company is already established with Agile or just starting on their Agile journey, resistance to Agile, abounds. How is that manifested in such organisations? Where are the sources of the opposition? Do they come from People? Executives? Middle management? Individuals? All of the above? Or do they come from departments such as Engineering? HR? Programme Management? Everywhere? In this Episode 2 of “A Tale of Two Agile Worlds”, we'll look at middle management's and team’s resistance from both the UK’s and the US's perspectives. We’ll compare and contrast the manifested behaviours of resistance to Agile - both overt and covert forms. We'll see how the people perceive and react to them. We’ll also dive deeper into understanding the various sources of such resistance. Through the UK and US viewpoints, are we going to find the problems divergent across the pond, or are they ubiquitous? And would we be able to find the same solutions to the middle management resistance problem? About the Speakers Our Friends in the US Mun-Wai Chung (MW) MW has been on this Agile journey for about 20 years. She works in organisations all over the world, started in Engineering and ended with her last corporate title as Chief of Staff when she started messing around in HR, Finance and Facilities. You can find more information on her website - JF Unson JF has been working for 30 years now in Silicon Valley and started his Agile journey in 1998. As an engineer, he decided to try things he read about on netnews with his team, and the results surprised him. He has been using Agile since then and shares his thoughts and experiences through his blog at Our Friends at home in the UK Sheetal Thaker Coming from a digital and business background, her area of expertise is digital business transformation and strategic change. Her core strategies involve meaningful change in a way that avoids business disruption, creating outcomes that are credible and longstanding. You can find out more at Giles Lindsay Giles is a technology and agile leader with over 25 years’ industry experience. He is a former CTO and is now the CEO of Agile Delta Consulting. He is a also a Fellow with the Chartered Institute for IT and a Fellow with the Institute of Analysts and Programmers. He’s a long-term Agilist and Enterprise Agile Coach as well as being member of the Advisory Council of the PMI Disciplined Agile Consortium. Learn more at GDPR NOTE: For the benefit of members who cannot attend, we will be recording our talks and we kindly request that only those who consent to being recorded, accept an RSVP to recorded events. Recorded events will be added to the Agile World YouTube channel and you can subscribe to it right here:

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