The Future of Work in Scotland

(Previously Scaling Agile and DevOps Scotland)

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the wonderful Francis Laleman.

    Francis will facilitate a workshop in (roughly) two parts, and no, it doesn’t start with the why. Much rather, on the contrary. Getting off with a round of activities and conversations, deep-diving into experiments and quick fails, a certain pattern emerges - a placeholder for learning outcomes.

    After this: what have we done? How did we get here? What was this for? - - and an attempt to categorize, contextualize, understand – and, perhaps, see how this pattern can serve the Agile, learning organisation.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    ● Discover unconventional facilitation methods for cooperative learning
    ● Understand how exformative learning upturns the conventional approach to education and to L&D – and delivers better results
    ● Peer-to-peer learning and guidance about how you too can use this approach in your work as a SM, PO, Agile coach...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting author of "Succeeding with OKRs in Agile", Allan Kelly.

    Agile has lost its shine, "corporate agile" has stripped away all the fun, passion, excitement and learning. Adding OKRs just makes it worse: a reinvention of top-down management by objective with added metrics to mislead and distort reality. Such OKRs are little more than a return to command and control.

    That is what this former OKR cynic thought, but after using OKRs with multiple teams he got a surprise: they work. Used right OKRs fit well with agile.

    OKRs offer the tantalising prospect of reawakening agile's radical side, aligning management with teams, improving communication and resolving the tyranny of the backlog.

    In this presentation Allan Kelly will share his journey from cynic to enthusiast and explain how to use OKRs to bring out the best in agile.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    ● The two strains of th...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting organisational development specialist, Sile Walsh

    In this session, Sile will share her insights into what diversity looks like in practice.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    1. Understand inclusion from a practice perspective.
    2. Learn the 3 essential techniques that support you being more inclusive straight away.
    3. Understand the number one barrier to inclusion – globally

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

    Sile specialises in strategic leadership and organisational development.

    She is experienced in coaching senior leaders and middle managers across sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, education, technology and commerce within Ireland and internationally.

    Sile has over ten years of experience working with individuals, teams and organisations supporting change management, leadership development, inclusion and diversity, and o...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting the awesome Ben Ford.

    In this session, Ben will lead an exploration of Col. John Boyd's OODA loop. What it really is, and what it means for us in a technology industry that’s moving faster than ever.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    ● OODA - the algorithm of ADAPTATION
    ● The algorithm of Situational AWARENESS
    ● Mission Command - the algorithm of ACTION

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

    Ben learned to code on an amphibious assault ship in 2003 while serving in the Royal Marines. Since then he’s worked in tech across many industries. He’s recently come full circle, and now translates military principles to tech companies to enable them to operate more effectively in the chaotic new world we find ourselves in.

    Ben is on Twitter at @commandodev

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are delighted to be hosting McChrystal Group Partner Gerry Osborne.

    In this session Gerry will be exploring the question is transitioning to the Hybrid Working context a matter of strategy, or communication… or both, and if both which comes first?

    This discussion will focus on why the modern information environment demands that we place communications at the heart of organisational transformation and strategy and summarise the 3 components of communications that we must consider to make sure that what we say and do is not just received, but believed.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    ● Hybrid Working – the Belief Battlespace.
    ● Components of effective communication – Content, Reach and Rhythm
    ● How to place communications at the heart of strategy

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

    Gerry Osborne is a partner in McChrystal’s London Office, where he is responsible for...

  • The Future of Work Scotland team are very excited to be bringing you this amazing Ask Me Anything event with the industry leader that is Diana Larsen, co-author of the seminal text Agile Retrospectives.

    Come join us for a dialogue with Diana Larsen, author, coach, consultant, speaker, start up founder, and sojourner in the many various fields of Agile. We'll focus on your specific, real-time questions, challenges, dilemmas and issues about all aspects of the Agile Fluency Suite (Model, Diagnostic, Improvement Cycle, and more). She will also be open to discussing retrospectives, teams, agile, adoptions, lift offs and team chartering, the future of work, managing & leading agility, complexity, team learning environments, and more. There will be only a few prepared slides, followed by a spontaneous Q&A about real challenges you face today. Invite her to discuss whatever is top of your mind! We'll get through as many topic areas as possible between networking and close. It's sure to be in...