The Future of Work in Scotland

(Previously Scaling Agile and DevOps Scotland)

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are very excited to be bringing you this session with the authors of Comic Agile, Luxshan and Mikkel, in conjunction with our friends at BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group.

    The exact format and content of this event is yet to be confirmed with the authors. We have also put this to the Future of Work Scotland community, so if you have any thoughts or ideas please share them with us, at thefutureofworkscotland@gmail.com

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Explore the motivations and journey to the Comic Agile book
    ● Exploratory conversation around some common Agile adoption fails
    ● Discussions around why Agility is challenging in many enterprises

    Here's some more on our awesome guests for this session:

    Mikkel Noe-Nygaard holds an MA in Architecture with a background in sustainable buildings and a speciality in Communications Design, but has always been working with user experience in software. Mikkel d...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting award winning author, writer, teacher and ex-US Marine Don E. Vandergriff.

    In this session, Don will explore bringing adaptability and mission command to the work place.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● How adopting mission command can be used to make a more empowered and adaptive workforce.
    ● The pandemic has encouraged decentralization, but the missing part is how to develop it? It does not require expensive technology or high end speakers (that actually works in the opposite way)
    ● How to develop people to enable it. In the book this can be translated into civilian centric methods to teach people how to be more adaptive and empowered

    Here some more on our awesome speaker for this session:

    Donald E. Vandergriff is considered an expert on Mission Command, Maneuver Warfare and Leader Development using the latest in Learning Methodologies. He is a noted speaker, award wi...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the "Soul Craftswoman" April Jefferson.

    April is a master of curating spaces for exploratory conversation and together in this session we will unpack what's going on to spur the great resignation and how might we respond as individuals and as a collective.

    Expect a mashup of liberating structures for this dialogue.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ⦁ A look at the complexity of the resignation surge now.
    ⦁ The changing needs of people working.
    ⦁ What might the future of work look like with this new learning?

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    April Jefferson is an independent coach, collaboration facilitator, experience crafter, game creator, and international speaker. She adds value to the world by guiding the journey to nourish oneself with generative engagement — enjoying harmonizing mindsets, crafting applied learning experiences, an...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be bringing you this event with author of The Leadership Book Neil Jurd OBE.

    In this session Neil explains a number of the key, simple and effective concepts from his highly regarded new book.

    He explores leadership in its most simplest form and will cover areas such as asymmetric leadership, false leadership and leading with humility. We will ground this in the context of 'People' which Neil covers in Part Two of his book, as well as what it truly takes to lead teams and organisations.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    1. An understanding of the difference between leadership and management
    2. How to build a more effective team

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    Neil Jurd is a leadership thinker, author, and presenter.

    His practice is based on experience gained as an officer in the British Army, both on active service and teaching leadership at th...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are pleased to bring you this intriguing session with Designing Collaboration consultancy co-owner Andrew Pope joining us from Australia.

    Every team is different – building hybrid ways of work requires an approach that allows teams to make their own informed choices. This session shows both the game-based approach that allowed teams to make their own choices but also how to identify goals for hybrid working.

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● How a UK government agency approached hybrid working practices for Microsoft Teams
    ● An understanding on some of the key issues and goal areas
    ● Learning some of the more popular techniques selected for hybrid ways of work
    ● Learning how a collaborative game-based approach allowed for problem discovery, overcoming blockers and solution development

    Here's some background on our awesome guest speaker for this session:

    Andrew is co-owner of consultancy Designing C...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the wonderful Benjamin P. Taylor for this intriguing session.

    Benjamin will be sharing some perspectives and speculation on the future of work:

    • Contracting models and power dynamics
    • ‘Gig work’ above and below the API
    • Rights and exploitation
    • A small diversion into the absurdity and mendacity of ‘IR35’
    • Simplified taxation and Universal Basic Income
    • The potential of DAOs
    • Three parallel worlds of tribal identity, dependence, interdependence and (inter)independence

    Learning Objectives:

    What can our attendees expect to take away from the session?

    ● Some new angles and combinations of future of work possibilities
    ● Discussion of what is important to hold on to or to obtain, and how to keep that focus
    ● Thinking about how parallel worlds are likely to emerge

    Here's some background on our amazing guest speaker for this session:

    Benjamin found on social media as @antlerboy – has been in public service reform and or...