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Agile Organizations: Holacracy and the Structure of Agility

8 Apr 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location Ericsson
200 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
United States of America


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Have you ever heard of Holacracy? The Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Network is excited present Eric Babinet who is a seasoned Agilist having helped with their first steps to agility. Eric will be speaking on Agile Organizations: Holacracy and the Structure of Agility. Looking forward to seeing you there! Thanks to Ericsson and Bratton & Company for hosting this awesome event! Regards, Stacey Louie, Silicon Valley Agile Leadership Organizer Agenda: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking 7:00 PM - 7:10 PM Announcements & Introductions 7:10 PM - 8:30 PM Presentation, Hands-on Exercise, Q&A 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Wrap-up & More Networking Cost: FREE (snacks and refreshments provided) "Holacracy and the Structure of Agility" Holacracy® is an approach to structuring and running an agile organization. It gained a bit of attention earlier this year after Zappos announced that they were adopting it and were no longer going to have traditional manager roles or a traditional management hierarchy. Holacracy is not the first or only way to run a “manager-less” organization, but it is definitely one of the most clearly defined and probably one of the most “structured”. The core structure that Holacracy uses is a “holarchy” of self-organizing teams, which basically means self-organizing teams that are contained within a larger self-organizing team, that is contained within a larger self-organizing team, etc. How these self-organizing teams get created and how you can run an entire organization in this self-organizing way is quite interesting. During this session we will take a closer look at how Holacracy works and interactively explore questions such as: What is organizational structure? What types of structure enhance agility? How does structure relate to Agile transformation? Speaker: Eric Babinet, Agile Business Consultant, Outformations, Inc. Eric Babinet is an experienced Agile coach and consultant, as well as a Certified Holacracy Practitioner and Holacracy Agent. Between 2006 and 2011 he was very involved in helping adopt and scale Agile to over 125 Scrum teams. Currently he works as an Agile Business Consultant with Outformations, Inc., helping companies adopt and scale Agile, and learn about Holacracy. Outformations has been using Holacracy since 2012.