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Agile Lego City - Leadership Event

24/02/2016 By James Lewis

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 fullfledged Lego city. In typical agile fashion, the evening was fast-paced, hands-on, and productive.

Guests at the Agile Lego City event

With special thanks to Tony Grout and Chris Matts for facilitating:

Tony is the current Head of Digital and NonDigital Agile Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group

Chris is an Agile practitioner in Product Development, Business Analysis, and Project Management for over a decade

Key Takeaways

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 fit 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:

"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!”

 

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