Abstract/Description

We are drawn to people who share the same beliefs and have had similar relevant experiences. These groups give us strength and a sense of belonging. However, this creates a “self-sealing logic” that can lock out learning, because we state our beliefs as proven evidence. Every missed opportunity of collaboration, may it be at enterprise, organisation, or team level, is a symptom of our inability, as a group, to observe and learn from other group experience and set of values. We are here at the most important Agile Conference, seeking to meet people who have similar experiences, and eventually share same conclusions. What if we were about to create another bubble of "Self-Sealing-Logic" ?
The hands-on exercices used in the workshop use "Liminal Thinking", the latest fabulous work of Dave Gray, combined with examples of "Third Culture Kids" profiles. The approach aims to support organisations become continuous learning entities, that reinforce leadership and trigger cultural shift.
Session's main goals are :
- create a space of opportunity to "unlock" our own bubble of beliefs through a set of hands-on exercices,
- experience , through the open discussion during the exercices, how learning enhances leadership,
- allow the audience to discover Dave Gray's "liminal thinking".
We will learn to unveil the impact of our beliefs and start understanding why we have needed them. What were the relevant needs that lead to our assumptions?
On the other hand, during the session, we will pick some other "self-sealing logic" group and try to understand without judgement their own process that led them from their own relevant experiences to different beliefs.

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About the Speaker(s)

Oana's over 15 years of experience in Software Development and System Management led her choice to Agile, as the most effective approach for 21st century leading organizations focused on quality products creation that matter . She recently embraced the entrepreneurship path by founding cOemerge : www.coemerge.com , a company that helps its clients embrace Agility and build product that matters trhough Lean Startup.Oana acts as Agile Transformation facilitator , using Creative Solution Definition, and train and coach Agile teams (from core Business to Software development and support services) to adopt the most adapted set of practices, from Scrum to Kanban and Lean improvement techniques. A key focus is supporting organizations to acquire Product Ownership driven by User Value and align teams(exploring User Experience) mission to enterprise mission. In her former position as Program Director , Oana helped teams build an Agile Program portfolio become Agile.In the specific context of Eurosport, where the world of media combined to the world of sport requires that Software Development activities are highly adaptive and committed to usable results, Oana held the CIO position between 2006 and 2007, she had her first reflections about XP, SCRUM and LEAN.Oana also participates actively in Agile French and International Community, as she strongly believes that connected knowledge is a value generator. She is a frequent speaker in different Agile French and International conferences as Agile2013, ALE, LeanKanbat and many others. She helps reinforce collaboration in the Agile and Lean community by being present as an ALE2011 Member of the Organision Team - Programme Sofa & Vision Sofa , a member of the Agile Tour Board since 2009. She's also an Innovation@Games Trained Facilitator since 2009 and developed an original approach of defining Lean Startup Products , called