2-Day Lean Change Agent Workshop

presented by Ralph van Roosmalen, Annelies De Meyere
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8 — 9 November 2018
Utrecht, Netherlands
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Attend a 2-day workshop and learn how to apply Lean Startup, Agile and Lean thinking to change management

About the Workshop: As innovation and disruption continue to increase, more and more organizations are looking for how to change faster in order to remain competitive. Many of those organizations are looking at Agile to do that, but tend to use outdated change management approaches that are not equipped to manage fast-paced change. This 2-day workshop is designed to show you how to use Agile and Lean techniques to facilitate change. Lean Change Management is a modern approach that takes ideas from Lean Startup, Agile, Organizational Development, and Change Management in order to help you figure out the best approach to the change you’re faced with. You’ll learn what Agile is, and how to apply Agile thinking to your change programs, as well as many good practices and lightweight planning and exploration tools for getting your change off the ground and headed in the right direction.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how to apply Agile and Lean techniques to Change Management
    • How to use Agile techniques within your existing Change Management framework
    • How to reframe resistance to change to respond to change
    • How to modernize your change management practices
    • Combine ideas from Lean Startup, Agile, OD and CM to develop your own contextual change frameworkAlternatives to ROI and project management thinking
    • How to use light-weight planning and measurement tools such as Change Canvases, OKRs, Perspective Mapping and more.

    2 Day Course Outline

    Day 1:

    • Introduction: why are you here? What is the ultimate question you hope to have answered?
    • What is Lean Change Management, and how is it similar, and different, to how you approach change today?
    • Agile Change Management: Overview of the Agile values and principles, and how you can apply that thinking to change management.
    • Alignment: How to use light-weight tools for change readiness, change liftoffs, and ongoing facilitation of change
    • Incremental Change: How to move away from traditional ROI and towards reducing uncertainty by breaking down change into quarterly objectives with tangible key results.

    Day 2:

    • Experiments: How to move away from change activities, and towards change experiments. This includes good practices for communication, creating alignment, providing status to change sponsors and more.
    • People: Why the notion of ‘resistance to change’ is wrong, and why the “70% of changes fail” is incorrect. We’ll explore how different people respond to change differently, and how you, the change agent, can navigate that complexity
    • Your Own Change Framework: We’ll take the learning from both days, and discuss what your own change framework could look like and you’ll answer your own questions that were created at the beginning of Day 1.

    What You Get

    • A copy of the book Lean Change Management
    • Access to the Lean Change Agent Network
    • Lean Change Management workbook
    • A lifetime of connections with over 700 people who have attended these workshops (as of Oct 2016)


    • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    • Two experience facilitators, Annelies de Meyere and Ralph van Roosmalen
    • Coffee, tea, and lunch is included
    • Start at 9:00, ends around 17:00
    • No laptop required
    • The workshop will be in Dutch unless non-Dutch speaking attendees are there. In that case, it will be English.
    • Materials will be in English.

    van Roosmalen

    Ralph is an independent Agile Coach at Agile Strides. He is an active member of the Agile community and shares his insights and knowledge by speaking at conferences and writing blog posts. Since 1997 he fulfilled several roles within the ICT, mainly at ISV's, these vary from Developer, Test Manager, Scrum Master, Development Manager and VP Research and Development. Since 2004 he is already involved in Agile projects.

    Helping people and therefore organizations, to get them moving to create a better work environment, a work environment that people love and inspire them to do great things is his passion.

    As manager and coach, he gained a lot of experience with change. Organizations are in a continuous flow of change nowadays. Ralph applies Lean Change Management practices and ideas in many projects.

    Furthermore, Ralph is Management 3.0 and Collaboration Superpowers Facilitator. Furthermore, he is the first person who wrote book about Management 3.0 besides Jurgen Appelo. The book is called "Doing It - Management 3.0 Experiences" where Ralph shares his many experiences with Management 3.0 practices.

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    De Meyere

    Annelies tumbled into Agile by proxy through her husband and the interesting network she encountered, and started mixing these newly discovered skills in her day-to-day work as Service Manager in a high security environment with international clients.

    Feeling the need for better communication across teams and levels within organisations, Annelies made the switch to become an Agile coach via Co-Learning. Helping companies adapt towards a more flexible way of working, guiding teams towards better results and facilitating change management. She is highly specialised in getting teams with different cultural backgrounds on the same level of communication, reaching far better results and stronger team bonds.

    Annelies is a brainstorm facilitator, trainer and coach for teams and individuals, Management 3.0 facilitator and practitioner, Certified LeSS Practitioner and Certified Purple Belt Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.

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