Low-maturity functions – those parts of any large-scale organization that have not yet transformed – are the core theme for 2019’s Agile Munich, which will take place on May 8th-10th in Munich, Germany. We asked Chairman and conference curator Nils Oud, whose consultancy Incrementor will be hosting with Gladwell Academy, to outline the event.
“Implementing Agile ways of working at scale is always a phased process. You just don’t transform an entire company overnight. A lot of highly relevant functions – HR, Finance, Marketing, Sales – will likely stay at low maturity for quite some time. As the in-company community of Agile professionals grows, their dealings with these functions take on aspects of mutual struggle. How to mitigate that, is our conference theme.”
Authoritative speakers expected
Leveraging the networks behind Gladwell Academy and Incrementor has already yielded some impressive speakers, Nils promises – and he’s expecting the line-up to improve in the coming months. “So far I’ve had confirmations from Niels Pflaeging, a forward-thinking Agilist author of the book ‘OpenSpace Beta’ about transformations in a 90-day timeframe. Also expected is Natalija Hellesø, an authority on HR matters in an Agile workspace.
Who should visit?
I’d personally most like the two worlds collide at Agile Munich – a most fascinating and educational thing to witness. So the invitation is both to transformational consultants and experienced Agilists as well as professionals from the supporting functions. HR, Legal, Finance, Business Development: they all know what it’s like when one gets to change their ways of working while the other ‘stays behind’ for a time. They’ll all have interesting stories to tell.”
Venue: Künstlerhaus Munich
This year’s venue will be the city’s main hall for the performing arts, the Münchener Künstlerhaus. A venerable location, commissioned by the city’s leading writers, painters, and musicians of the year 1900, it was also the venue for last year’s highly successful edition. Expect decorated meeting rooms that breathe inspiration. “We have everything here to facilitate a fruitful exchange of ideas. Including some excellent caterers.”
Registration: early bird tickets are open!
The super early bird tickets have already been taken, says Nils – but several remain at early bird prices. “The programme is only going to get more impressive in the coming months. Be sure to check out the website, agilemunich.com and get your reservations when you can…!”