The next ALE Bathtub was initially scheduled for … 11th of March, 9:00 – 11:00 PM CET. We had do deal with some organizational issues, so we had to postpone for about 5 weeks and will announce the new date asap! However, we still try to run it in th special format, so we can call it the “Jacuzzi Edition”.
It has been a while since the last ALE Bathtub, which provided some great insights into how different companies, methods and organizations work from different angles to get the way we do business changed. We care about this, because we hear the call for change from everywhere. Our environments change at every increasing speed. And corresponding to Dr. Edwards Deming many quotes, we don’t have to move, because survival is optional.
Change is one of the most urgent and most challenging topics we face. While in theory the need for change seems logical for an individual, it becomes even more challenging to pursue, as soon as we enter the level of organizations and societies. On the other side we see methods struggling with resistance. And we see hot debates, which approach might be the right one.
So for the next ALE Bathtub we settled the theme: “CHANGE BEYOND METHODS”.
And we have two great guests on board, whose current work contributes much to this – Dan Mezick and Mike Burrows. In order to foster a broad participation by various people, we want to make it more interactive, hence the “Jaccuzi Edition”. So this ALE Bathtub will not only be listening, but involve many for an interactive dialogue on the topic (an approach we learnt much about with a sister platform, the ALE Hangout – formerly known as xALEc).
More about our guests
Dan is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more about Dan’s work at www.DanielMezick.com.
Mike is well known in the Kanban community as an experienced practitioner, communicator and teacher, and for some notable contributions to the way Kanban is understood, taught and applied worldwide. He is a member of the management board of LKU’s Accredited Kanban Training (AKT) program and on the advisory board of its Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP) program. Mikes works focuses very much on the humane side, on leaderrship and value-driven aspects of organizations. He currently works on his new book “Kanban from the Inside”, to be expected for this year. Read more about Mike’s work at positiveincline.com