Away from the daily grind, out of the office, music as you arrive and name badges with a comical logo, participants briefly enter another world. This is the start of a 'happening', three days for participants to experience what it’s like to work according to ‘Agile principles’.
A playful introduction to ‘Agile’s’ applications and functions
The three-day 'learning experience' we developed and executed for the employees of a financial organization proves that it’s possible for employees to experience the added value of 'Agile' in just a few days. The program helps reduce resistance to the upcoming change and creates a good basis for implementing the new way of working.
On day 1, we focused mainly on mindset and behavior and much less on terminology and theory. We only introduced these on day 2, when they are literally and figuratively founded on knowledge and experience. On day 3, collaboration between all the teams was crucial for delivering a shared result.