Agile & Beyond 2019
Agile & Beyond is a grassroots, volunteer run conference that helps people learn about agile principles and practices as well as covers topics that help make people and companies awesome. With pre-conference workshops and over 100 conference sessions, there is a wide variety of topics for the agile newbie all the way to the agile expert.
When the people of an organization embark on their quest for increased agility, they are essentially recognizing a the opposite side of paradoxes that they had been ignored. Often times, though as they take their journey, they begin experiencing the downside of ignoring the half of the spectrum they left and there is an outcry to revert. A dilemma is created.
What are these paradoxes? Well the first of four you encounter are described in the Agile Manifesto’s values. If one could have both sides of the “over” statements easily, we’d take them. Successfully maximizing the appropriate upsides of each side of these values while minimizing the downsides is a swinging pendulum to manage. This becomes key to leading others in your organization.
These four values are just the start of the paradoxes that will emerge as you take your journey. This workshop will help you use a technique called Polarity Management to help manage the upsides and downsides of this balancing act. Once out in the open, dilemmas created when a swing one way or another become easier to handle and perhaps can even be avoided.