Agility in practice

The agility simulation makes concrete the routines and operating models behind everyday work. At the same time, the team gets to reflect on the elements of agility.

Agility simulator

Agile action is the goal in many teams, but what does agility consist of? The agility simulation makes concrete the routines and operating models behind everyday work. At the same time, the team gets to reflect on the elements of agility.

An agile approach involves, for example, a quick feedback cycle and exposing one’s own actions to critique. There may be different thresholds for initiating these. The simulation also opens a discussion on unclear issues and helps to address issues related to trust.

Agile practices are effective in many situations – whereas in others, traditional planned practices work better. The introduction of agile ways often requires a review of the criteria and then joint experimentation.

The themes include various elements of agility such as quick brainstorming, tolerating mistakes, asking for help, interacting and handling change.

The team immerses themselves in a discussion of agility practices as well as experiences and feelings that influence their implementation.

CLAIM 2: THROWING INTO TASKS

Who in your team throws themself to new tasks quickly?

CLAIM 3: PROVIDING IDEAS

Who in your group brainstorms and provides new and sometimes unfinished thoughts?

CLAIM 4: ASKING

Who in your group asks relevant questions?

CLAIM 5: REQUESTING HELP

Who in your group dares to request help, even if it shows their imperfection?

Background

Our agility simulation has been planned and executed in an agile way. The background to the simulation is general literature on agility and common practices in agile organisations.

Objectives

  • To create a common understanding of how the team works
  • Adopt agile practices and identify obstacles
  • Have a discussion about the status of the team and the next steps in becoming agile
  • Make existing policies and role divisions visible

For whom

  • For teams that want to develop their agility in operations.

  • Duration of the simulation is about 2 hours. 

 

Other simulations

Glue your team together

The simulation helps in understanding your colleagues and makes visible team members’ preferences regarding different kinds of job tasks. Fits well for understanding social coherence and building of mutual understanding.

Readiness for change situations

The simulation assists the team in concrete change situations. It creates social cohesion and belief in the team’s ability to function in unexpected situations.

Efficient management team

The simulation takes a facilitated approach to dealing with the team’s readiness and strengths in different situations facing the management team.

Results workshop

To support different simulations, we offer a separate results workshop, which is designed to provide the team with a development path based on the simulation results.

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