Sustaining Agility

The Impact of Key Elements on Organizational Resilience

Sustaining Agility: The Impact of Key Elements on Organizational Resilience

During the evening we will answer the following questions:

What are the characteristics and adaptive/decision making processes present in all organizations?
How do these characteristics and the adaptation process make or break Scrum projects and/or our ability to scale up agile?
How do they contribute to organizational resilience and potential long-term sustainability?
It will be an interactive talk:

We will work in two-to-three person huddles, for one-to-two minutes segments, defining and exploring concepts. This will be followed by additional comments and examples to solidify the learning
We will use live examples, exploring organizations that “got it” from the outset and those needing interventions to “make it happen.”

We will have a Q&A to end the evening.

About Marcelle Bastianello, EMBA, Psy.D.

Marcelle spent the roughly three decades in IT. Her last project was to lead a team that developed specs for the communications backbone for Verizon’s headquarters in Boston. She began a transition to organizational work wanting to explore better ways to get things done. First engagements included facilitating Open Space meetings. Marcelle became passionate about Open Space. Working on a dissertation provided an opportunity to understand Open Space at the most basic, fundamental level. Dissertation work also opened her eyes to seeing organizations from a different perspective, as a complex adaptive systems. Most important, it brought her to Holland’s work.

An engagement to develop a strategy for the Portland fishing community using Open Space also included a series of interviews and interview analysis. Time spent on this project allowed Marcelle to see what the Holland’s elements looked like in a large, intact, complex community and to look at the implications of the elements for resilience and long term sustainability. What she learned during that engagement became the basis for a methodology that fits well in organizations.

When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Where: CIEE 300 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

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