As Agile practitioners we have come to believe: Agile is a culture.
We invite you to explore Agile culture with us. You'll find sessions that engage and challenge you if you are exploring Agile culture for the first time. You'll also find sessions to engage and challenge when you've been immersed in Agile cultures for many years.
Teams and teamwork are a fundamental part of Agile culture. We'll introduce you to a Michelin star-rated restaurant, and you'll see what it takes to be part of a high performing team in that world. We'll look at some of the available science that helps teams achieve extraordinary results. We'll also look at culturally beneficial team metrics.
Individuals form teams. Teams combine in organisation. The Theory-U model helps us innovate at all three levels. Initiation rituals are vital in every culture. They welcome individuals and extend to them the benefits of the culture. Yet, Agile hiring and onboarding practices that welcome new individuals safely into our culture are still emerging. We'll explore that at the individual and team levels with supporting presentations, games, and visual frameworks for forming teams.
Collaboration is another vital aspect of our Agile culture. We'll practice creating the conditions for valuable collaboration. We'll practice in many serious ways that include fun games and other experiences. And jazz. We include jazz.
An Agile culture is inclusive. We will be examining the diversity of our lives and expereinces. That diversity intersects, influences, strengthens, and rewards our teams, and organisations. We feel it, and express it, in the way we collaborate. We seek not only to understand how diversity matters. We want to know about inclusion, and we want to know what do we do about it.
Finally, what's next? What do experienced practioners have to learn from an evolving Agile mindset? How is our current Agile culture relevant to the future workforce arriving in our organisations and teams today? Will the future workforce recognise our constraints in 3 years? In 10 years? What does that mean for the Agile culture? We ask those questions, and propose a few startling, pragmatic answers
Please join us and engage the ideas emerging from this track. When you chose to join one or more of the sessions, we invite you to ask each other a question. "How does an inclusive Agile culture create abundance for the organisation?"