Meet an Agile Saturday Tallinn XVI speaker Tommy Ågren (Sweden), with a talk “Organizational design and complexity“
Topic: Organizational design and complexity
About the talk:
Today there are various frameworks and methods for scaling agile, which many organizations adopt as means to become an agile organization.
Many frameworks and methods are based on structures, design elements, and practices that we more or less take for granted as the recipe for organizational design and success. Structures and design elements can indeed serve as enablers for agility. However, in some cases they can also be misleading, especially if applied in the wrong context.
So how can we know if our design elements are providing a viable foundation for an organization to become more agile? What could be indicators for a good fit, and what could be indicators to be cautious and rethink?
To address this question, we need to become more aware of context and degree of complexity, and bear in mind what we are trying to accomplish by “being agile”.
Tommy lives in Stockholm, Sweden and works as Senior Agile Coach or Change lead.
He has been working within the IT business for about 30 years in different types of roles (Developer, Architect, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Change lead).
Over the last 20 years Tommy has been involved in and gained experience from different Agile change initiatives from types of organizations, such as Banking and Finance, Retail, Telecom, Industry, Aeronautical and Defense industry, MedTech, the Public Sector and more.
Tommy is passionate about organizational development and scaling agility. In his work he uses a broad spectrum of different frameworks, methods, and practices. However, he prefers to use these pragmatically as “tools” to solve real problems – not as own ends.