About Agile100

#Covid19 hit most of the world by surprise. Suddenly, everything changed. Business as usual – gone… at least for an unknown period of time. For us, #Covid19 accelerated the pace to bring our offerings to the digital world. We started out with live online training and created a bunch of videos. But then we asked ourselves, what opportunities are out there to drive our mission forward? After all, we want to make society more productive, more humane, and more sustainable.

Our Agile100 virtual conference series aims to bring the knowledge and experience of the world’s top 100 agile thinkers and speakers to everyone across the globe. We want to embrace the latest technology to help spread the best ideas. At our core, we believe that people with access to knowledge and information can tackle any challenge and make our world more productive, more humane, and more sustainable.

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10 Talks by 11 Agile
Thought Leaders

Join us to learn from the world’s top agile thinkers!

James Priest & Jef Cumps

Co-Founders
Sociocracy 3.0 & iLean

Gabrielle Benefield

Founder & CEO
mobiusloop.com

Pete Behrens

Founder & Managing Partner
Trail Ridge Consulting

Klaus Leopold

Founder & CEO
Flight Levels Academy

Darrell Rigby

Partner & Director
Bain & Company

Alexander Osterwalder

Entrepreneur & Co-Founder
Strategyzer

Melissa Boggs

Co-CEO / Chief ScrumMaster
Scrum Alliance

Markus Andrezak

Founder & Managing Partner
überproduct

Diana Larsen

Co-Founder
Agile Fluency® Project

Joe Justice

President & Principal
Agile Business Institute

Agile100
is brought to you by

Zuzi Sochova

Agile & Enterprise Coach
Certified Scrum Trainer®
Board Member @ Scrum Alliance
Author of “The Great ScrumMaster”

Sohrab Salimi

Founder & CEO of Scrum Academy
Certified Scrum Trainer®
Board Member @ Scrum Alliance
Initiator of Agile100

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Featured Talks & Schedule

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Friday May 29, 2020 from 12:00 PM (noon) to 10:00 PM (CET)

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Sociocracy 3.0 – A Social Technology for Organizational Agility

By James Priest & Jef Cumps

Co-founder and developer of Sociocracy 3.0, James spends his time helping people ...

Co-founder and developer of Sociocracy 3.0, James spends his time helping people to get the best out of S3. Besides developing and delivering learning journeys for people around the world, he works with organizations to improve productivity and engagement, increase business agility and grow resilient learning organizations that thrive.

Jef Cumps is the author of “Sociocracy 3.0 – The novel”, the co-founder of iLean and a very experienced teacher and coach supporting all kinds of organizations in their transition towards more agility. He has been working with many teams, managers and leaders to help them facilitate (organizational) change, embrace self-organization and effectively getting things done in a humane way.

Favorite Quote from James & Jef

“Collaboration is the bedrock for a modern organization.”

Video recording at Sociocracy 3.0

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Pivoting in a Pandemic – how businesses need to adapt at lightning speed in a crisis

By Gabrielle Benefield, Founder & CEO

Gabrielle has led many international product organizations, both large and small, ...

Gabrielle has led many international product organizations, both large and small, through scrum training, with outstanding results. Using agile and lean in 2005, she led a small San Francisco start-up to an Initial Public Offering. At the other end of the spectrum, she has led the agile transformation at Yahoo!, scaling to over 250 teams globally.

Favorite Quote from Gabrielle

“Everyone is still banging on about scaling Agile. Ok we have lots of people being ‘Agile’. But do you know if it’s improving the outcomes?”

Video recording at: Pivoting during a pandemic

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One-word Culture Shaping

By Pete Behrens, Founder & Managing Partner

Pete is an Agile Leadership Coach and Founder of the Agile Leadership Journey. ...

Pete is an Agile Leadership Coach and Founder of the Agile Leadership Journey. For almost 30 years Pete has been leading and guiding organizations to deliver value to their customers more effectively. Pete will talk about demystifying culture and illustrating how everyone in an organization can shape culture to enable agile ways of working and through that contribute to a more agile organization.

Favorite Quote from Pete

“Everyone of you can impact the culture of your organization, so don’t wait for the CEO to do it.”

Video recording of: One-Word Culture Shaping

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Flight Levels in Action

By Klaus Leopold, Founder & CEO

Dr Klaus Leopold, computer scientist, Kanban pioneer and creator of ...

Dr Klaus Leopold, computer scientist, Kanban pioneer and creator of the Flight Levels Model, has many years of experience as a top management consultant with about 1000 workshop participants per year. He advises companies worldwide on how to act agile on the market. Klaus is author of the bestseller Rethinking Agile, Practical Kanban and co-author of the standard work Kanban Change Leadership. He is co-founder of the Flight Levels Academy and he publishes his current thoughts and experiences in the world of Flight Levels and organisational development on his blog www.LEANability.com. You can follow Klaus on Twitter at @klausleopold.

Favorite Quote from Klaus

“Theory without practice is useless. Practice without theory is expensive.”

Video of Flight Levels in Action

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Doing Agile Right – Transformation Without Chaos

By Darrell Rigby, Partner & Director

Darrell Rigby is a Boston-based partner and head of Bain & Company’s Global Innovation ...

Darrell Rigby is a Boston-based partner and head of Bain & Company’s Global Innovation and Agile practices. He is also the former head of Bain’s Global Retail practice. Over forty-two years of consulting, Darrell has led assignments in a wide variety of industries, including innovative growth strategies for more than one hundred of the world’s leading companies.

Favorite Quote from Darrell

“We need to run the organization efficiently, we also need to adapt. Finding that balance is the tricky part.”

Learn Doing Agile Right with our recording!

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Building Invincible Companies

By Alexander Osterwalder, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder

In his talk Dr. Alexander Osterwalder will show what it takes to build companies that ...

In his talk Dr. Alexander Osterwalder will show what it takes to build companies that are able to constantly reinvent themselves. He will explain how to innovate big by making small bets. He’ll help you understand how to systematically test big, crazy, audacious, and innovative ideas with small budgets, agile teams, and little risk. There is no more excuse for people, leaders, and organizations to not constantly reinvent themselves and create amazing customer experiences, embedded in profitable and scalable business models.

Favorite Quote from Alex

“Business Models are like yogurt in a fridge… ultimately, they will all expire!”

Here’s the recording of “Building Invincible Companies” from Alexander Osterwalder.

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Courage.Empathy.Creativity: The Complexity of Agile Leadership

By Melissa Boggs, Co-CEO / Chief ScrumMaster

Magic Maker, “What if” Asker, and servant leader Melissa Boggs empowers ...

Magic Maker, “What if” Asker, and servant leader Melissa Boggs empowers those she works with to do the next right thing. As Chief ScrumMaster for Scrum Alliance, she blends creativity and strategy to make bold moves in service to her colleagues and community. She leads with intuition, data, and vulnerability in pursuit of joyful, prosperous, sustainable workplaces for her own org and the world at large. Melissa is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Certified Agile Leader 1 (CAL1), Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP I). She holds an MBA in IT Management and a BS in Information Technology from Western Governors University.

Favorite Quote from Melissa

“Leadership begins with the alignment of personal values & organizational values, and agile leadership calls us to a deeper, more complex relationship with those values.”

Go to Melissa’s video recording of Agile Leadership.

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Living Strategy – how to make strategy an integral part of your company again

By Markus Andrezak, Founder & Managing Partner

Markus is working on internet products since the mid 90s. He has helped make Kanban ...

Markus is working on internet products since the mid 90s. He has helped make Kanban popular in Germany, invented Portfolio Kanban, and teaches product and innovation with his company überproduct. His latest work is a model that makes strategy fit better into Agile environments than traditional models: Markers – Options – Work.

Favorite Quote from Markus

“Strategy is clarity about where you want to go and how to get there.”

See the video recording from “Living Strategy“.

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How Limits Empower Your Agility

By Diana Larsen, Co-Founder

Diana Larsen co-authored *Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great*; *Liftoff: Start ...

Diana Larsen co-authored *Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great*; *Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams*; and *Five Rules for Accelerated Learning*. Through the Agile Fluency® Project’s model and its training/mentoring programs for agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 30 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

Favorite Quote from Diana

“If we stay in our comfort zone, we never learn anything new!”

Here’s Diana Larsen’s video recording.

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COVID Executive Response: How to pivot to making Essential Products and services in 1 week

By Joe Justice, President & Principal

Joe Justice works globally as an interim executive for agile organizations, bringing ...

Joe Justice works globally as an interim executive for agile organizations, bringing multinational companies increased return on capital. He is considered as a global thought leader for agile in hardware development. In his talk he will share insights on how teams are designing and testing ventilators in one week sprints, rapid roll out of COVID testing centers, and responsible practices for keeping physical operations open.

Favorite Quote from Joe

“Applying Scrum in hardware development is really no different to software development.”

Learn more about Agile4Hardware with Joe’s session: One-week response

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