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Agile Lego City - Leadership Event

James Lewis

24 February 2016

by James Lewis

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La Fosse Associates hosted the Agile Lego City event for C-Suite and Heads of Technology and Digital.

Delegates learned how to either implement or improve agile methodologies in their teams, by attempting to build a full-fledged Lego city. In typical agile fashion, the evening was fast-paced, hands-on and productive.


Key Takeaways From The Event

1. Agile is not the answer

Agile doesn't fix problems, it highlights them. To work in an agile manner, your company needs self-organisation and dedication to the process. Those just starting to use agile often feel disheartened as faults are constantly flagged; remember, use it as a tool to identify issues and continuously improve.

2. Rinse and repeat

It's not based on exacting accuracies, but consistency. Agile is a "rinse and repeat method" and its processes, timescales and methods can be adapted to git any company. Don't be quick to ditch the scrum retrospective; it highlights areas of improvement to allow a company to evolve and improve.

3. Collaboration > Competition

Problems will exist between teams, so it's all about how you communicate. Cross-team communication is key to boost motivation and streamline the agile process across the entire company. Once this is realised, team motivation, productivity and management all improve.

Testimonials From The Attendees

"This is an absolute must for anyone going into an agile environment."

"Highlights the challenges of trying to get this complex and fundamentally difficult concept to a group of Senior Executive Leaders."

"Really enjoyed the seminar and learnt a lot from it."

"Should be reproduced at our organisation!"

Special thanks to Tony Grout and Chris Matts for facilitating.
Tony is the current Head of Digital and Non Digital Agile Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group.
Chris is an Agile practitioner in Product Development, Business Analysis and Project Management for over a decade.