The October event of the agile100 brought a few innovations. After five events on Hopin, we noticed that most of the platform features were not really used by the participants. We noticed that a virtual booth of software vendors and companies didn’t work very well and that the visitors preferred to use the breaks to get away from the monitor or talk to friends and acquaintances privately the chat.
Thus, a platform pivot took place: We separated from the multimedia platform Hopin and switched to the more familiar zoom for this agile100 event. In addition, we set up an agile100 slack channel, which gives all participants the chance to network with each other or to get in contact with us beyond the events.
In addition, we now have the possibility to use the breaks for breakout rooms or group discussions. While the two moderators Zuzi Sochova and Sohrab Salimi are onboard the speakers, all participants will either go to the waiting room or a breakout room where they can network with other people. This brings formerly strangers closer and gives some “lucky ones” the chance to talk to the speakers in a smaller group after their session. A feature which, without giving away too much in advance, was particularly well received by the participants.
The seven speakers in October were a very exciting mixture of well-known and rather unknown speakers as well as agile novices and “old” acquaintances in the industry.
The lineup consisted of:
Shani Ospina: “How Assumptions Drive how we Act and What to Do about It”
Willy Wijnands: “Transforming Education with eduScrum”
Marsha Acker: “How Collective Intelligence can Change Culture”
Michele Zanini: “Humanocracy: Resilient Organization, Meaningful Jobs, Zero Bureaucracy”
Danny (Dank) Kovatch: “The new era of a Scrum Master”
Dot Tudor: “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys!” – How do You Handle Accountability and Empowerment?
Judy Neher: “Humble Leadership”
Shani Ospina: How Assumptions Drive how we Act
The partner and co-founder of The Cognitas Group started her session differently than most people might have anticipated. Without any presentation, she used a very practical example (the behavioral patterns of Sohrab) within a discussion to explain how assumptions influence our lives. Together with Sohrab, she developed a discussion without prior consultation or coaching, which showed Sohrab and the audience again and again how assumptions and presumptions always lead to decisions.
Very exciting were also the analyses and the support she offered, which made it very easy for the visitors and Sohrab to understand how to break out of this cycle. But take a look for yourself!