Creating the " Next Normal", the "Remote Agility Framework"

Alex and John have a belief that with the advent of COVID19 the world is moving to where working remotely is the " Next Normal". This presents the opportunity to rethink the way that we work for the better, building closer communities, more sustainable working practices for organisations and the planet .

To that point they will introduce you to Remote AF the world's first framework for effective remote working.

They will discuss the principles that anchor the framework and how Remote AF has been designed with the levels of the organisation in mind.

Enterprise: Using patterns to make strategy accessible, enabling autonomous decision making with directional alignment.

Team of Teams: Patterns to align teams with data for effective planning, governance and delivery.

Teams : Designing to evolve teams in order to fit the nature of the problem that they are solving.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  1. why remote?
  2. introducing the framework
  3. teaming models
  4. remote team leadership
  5. how to successfully launch teams remotely

Learning Outcome

  • Understanding of why remote working can not only be effective, but valuable
  • Understanding of the different teaming models identified in the Remote Agility Framework
  • Appreciation of the different leadership modes required to support each team type
  • Understand what makes a successful remote team launch

Target Audience

Leaders, Product Owners, Agile coaches, Project Managers and Scrum Masters

Prerequisites for Attendees

No Pre-requisites

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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    Mathura Srinivasan - Bridging the gap between Business and Tech via OKR's

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    Linda Gallus / Aritra Dhar - Fun & Games (virtual games to add to your toolkit)

    Linda Gallus
    Linda Gallus
    Agile Coach
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    Aritra Dhar
    Aritra Dhar
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    90 Mins
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