Using the Heart of Agile for Self Education

Recently, I completed a 30 minute interview with Alistair Cockburn, in a conversation designed to talk about the Heart of Agile, Organisational Agility and 1st Conference. 

This is the third part of a series of 6 videos from that conversation, that are being published in the next few weeks. We hope it helps you understand why 1st Conference is structured around the Heart of Agile, give you some tips on how you can use Heart of Agile, and help you think about how you could get the most from coming to the conference.

We also hope it aligns with our goal of developing content that adds value over time and helps you to learn and develop your skills.

In this video, Alistair encourages me to explain the idea behind using the Heart of Agile as the format for 1st Conference this year, and what our intention is in doing it.

The series includes:

  • Things you may not know about Alistair. link
  • 4 words to help you to enable greater agility in your organisation link
  • Using Heart of Agile for self-education (this video)
  • How Heart of Agile can be the bridge to organisational agility. It's what 1st Conference is structured around! (coming on 10 Jan)
  • An exercise that can drive collaboration (15 Jan)
  • Alistair's advice on how to get the most out of 1st Conference (17 Jan)

The entire, unedited version will also be made available.

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A quick summary of the video.

We are using the Heart of Agile Quadrants "Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect & Improve" as a learning methodology for the conference. (see schedule here)

  • The inspiration behind using Heart of Agile as the structure for the conference was realising that our greatest asset was our ability to facilitate the people at our conference to think and learn off each other.
  • We realise that everyone is facing similar issues in trying to change the way modern organisations function, but there's no one way to approach it as every organisation is different.

Our role as conference organisers is to play the role of "Host Leaders" for the attendees to:

  • Learn skills to facilitate collaboration in their workplace, while collaborating with your peers on what you want to get out of the conference.
  • Teach skills around delivery and fast learning through the validation of assumptions, while doing work that validates (or invalidates) some of your ideas.
  • Learn thinking processes for reflection, while reflecting with peers on your experiences from the conference and the experiences you've had in your roles.
  • Learn tools to clearly articulate and define how you want to improve, while working with your peers from your community of practice, define how you can actually return to work and improve.
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