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Dear follower of the Agile Consortium Belgium events,

In the past 3 years we received great feedback on our annual conference and we would definitely like to keep this track going.
The last conference was on ‘Scaling Agile for the Enterprise’ and today we are proud to communicate the new theme: ‘Making Enterprise Agility Sustainable‘.

The event will take place on Thursday 8 February, 2018. Click here to register.

We hope you are as excited as we are and we are looking forward to welcoming you all!

Warm regards,
Agile Consortium Belgium

This conference will be live broadcasted in France and in The Netherlands.


  • 08 February 2018
    Making Enterprise Agility Sustainable
    08:30 - 09:00
    Registration & Coffee
    09:00 - 09:15
    Welcome (AUDITORIUM)
    Welcome by the chairman of Agile Consortium Belgium, Jan De Baere.
    09:15 - 10:00
    Andrea Provaglio: Rethinking agile leadership (AUDITORIUM)
    The Agile world seems to have recently discovered the importance of "leadership". This can be very good news and it can also be very bad news. It’s bad news if the so-called “Agile Leadership” is a way to rebrand traditional management models, along with their underlying mindset, so that they could survive in a rather different cultural ecosystem — namely, Agile. On the other hand, this interest can be very good news if Agile Leadership is seen as something almost entirely new. In his presentation, Andrea showcases the unique qualities of Agile Leadership and how it requires a more mature understanding and practice in the entire organization.
    10:05 - 10:50
    Nuon Solar Team (AUDITORIUM)
    The Nuon Solar Team will be presenting their agile practices and eight winning factors that helped them win the World Solar Challenge seven times so far.
    10.55 - 11:15
    Coffee break
    11:20 - 12.05
    Françoise Bronner: Agile workplace tasting... (AUDITORIUM)
    Metamorphosis or Mutation? All about agile workplaces for sustainable, desirable and disruptive organization.
    11:20 - 12:05
    Bernhard Sterchi [workshop]: 'Complexity Savvyness as part of Agile Culture, The Amber Compass and the Cynefin Playing Cards' (BREAKOUT ROOM)
    In its core, the Agile approach addresses the operating system of an organisation: roles, processes, routines etc. But when you talk about being Agile, Agile culture, scaling Agile, Agile outside of software, you have to address not only the operating system, but individual understanding and competence: how to think about a situation, how to deal with an individual case etc. Only this way can you prevent people from being slaves to the operating system. At the core of an Agile competence is the understanding of complexity as the challenge to which Agile methods are an answer. The Amber Compass provides the essentials of understanding and dealing with complexity. It includes principles and activities such as Aligned Autonomy, Manage by Vectors, Distributed Intelligence, Adjust Granularity. In this session you will work in small groups and explore the Amber Compass yourself. You will do so playing a discovery version of the Cynefin Playing Cards, an interactive tool to build your complexity savvyness.
    12:05 - 13:15
    13:20 - 13:30
    13:30 - 14:15
    Presentation on Ventouris (AUDITORIUM)
    Ventouris is a 12-year old product fully developed and maintained using agile and XP practices. Demonstrated sustainable agility, plus quality commendation from external auditors confirming compliance to regulatory requirements, very limited technical debt and high maintainability. The result of a partnership between 8 employer’s social security competitors collaborate through the scaling of agile teams.
    13:30 - 14:15
    Johan Decoster [workshop]: The Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter (BREAKOUT ROOM)
    What are all the things you think about and take care of when you invite people for a little party? Lots of decisions and many invisible actions are happening beforehand. In the English language there is a nice word that captures this all: hosting. But you cannot only host parties, also conversations and collective learning processes benefit from good hosting. And it is not the same as ‘facilitating the meeting’. Can you image you would facilitate a dinner with friends or family? Hosting is different, it goes deeper and is beyond facilitation. The term Art of Hosting and Harvesting Conversations That Matter contains many elements: the convening, inviting, holding and guiding the conversations. This hosting practice and methodology is also known as the art of participatory leadership.In participatory leadership we want, just as in a successful party, that everyone can join in, feels safe and OK. Art of Hosting is crucial in the future of work, in a world where we no longer separate thinking from doing, in a world where everyone’s voice matters. Whether it is in your community, an Agile transformation or teams doing BAU.
    14:20 - 15:05
    Kim Oostvogels: The Z.E.A.L. model – Awaken the soul of your organization (AUDITORIUM)
    The environment in which our organizations operate is changing quickly. Our society is facing tremendous challenges. Agile organizations are part of the solution. The Z.E.A.L. model situates agile organization structures into a nurturing context to enhance successful and sustainable results.
    15:10 - 15:25
    15:30 - 16:15
    Colleen Johnson: Compound Agility (AUDITORIUM)
    Agile efforts typically begin in engineering but become stagnant when they fail to expand to other parts of the organization. This talk will explore the individual systems that must thrive for an entire organization to be agile. The four core elements that must exist for agility to scale with longevity and purpose are: alignment to strategy, customer-first values, lean discovery practices, and capacity for change. We will take an in depth look at how each element operates with agile methods and what is required for them to evolve within the business. Gain an understanding of how to move beyond following practices in isolation in order to achieve harmony in the full embrace of reciprocal agile principles at scale.
    16:20 - 16:40
    Wrap up and closing remarks (AUDITORIUM)
    16:40 - 17:50


  • Address
  • KBC Bank, Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels
  • Phone
  • Goede Organisatie +31 342 47 52 55