Zak Meziane – An Agile Coach’s Guide to Creating an Agile-Friendly Culture

An Agile Coach’s Guide to Creating an Agile-Friendly Culture

According to the global Annual State of Agile Survey by VersionOne, the biggest challenge facing agile adoption is the “misalignment between organisational culture and agile values”. In other words, agile adoption is only possible in an “agile friendly” culture. If agile values go against your organisational culture or DNA, then agile practices will be rejected in the same way a body rejects a foreign object.

Using concrete examples from his experience as an Agile Transformation Coach & Consultant, Zak will guide the audience on an interactive journey to delve into the key components of an agile friendly culture, such as psychological safety and trust. He will also present a pragramatic and effective model that agile coaches, scrum masters and other leaders can use to act as the catalyst for the required cultural change in their own organisations.

The session is an interactive workshop and, as such, attendees must be prepared (and excited) to take an active part in the debate and content creation. The speaker will present 25% of the session material based on his practical experience and the latest thinking on the subject, with the rest being developed in close collaboration with attendees.

The people who will get the most out of this session are those already involved in an agile transformation programme, as they will be in a better position to contribute to the debate and benefit from the worskhop takeways in their day-to-day work.

Bio: Zak Meziane CEC, CTC
Zak is an Certified Enteprise Coach (CEC) and Certified Team Coach (CTC) with 15 years’ experience in helping organisations and their leaders thrive in a complex and changing economy by transforming the way they think and work.

In the last 5 years, Zak had the privilege of supporting major agile transformation programmes for blue chip organisations such as Bank of Ireland, Hargreaves Lansdown and Direct Line Group, coaching at team and leadership level.

As an agile transformation specialist, Zak focuses on supporting the cultural and behavioural shift required to allow agile practices to flourish. He spends a large share of his time coaching senior leaders on their own agile journey to enable them to role model agile mindsets and behaviours for greater organisational impact.

Zak has produced a number of thought leadership articles and blogs, which were published on Linkedin and on his own website

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18:30 Networking and Refreshments
19:00-20:00 Workshop
20:00-20:30 Networking



Jan 13 2020


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