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How to Navigate a VUCA World with Personal Agility

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What plans did you make last year? How many were still valid after the COVID crisis hit? Whether for your company, your team or yourself, the WUCA world challenges you to manage risks, find energy and purpose, overcome setbacks and achieve long term goals. How to find and hold direction when everything is changing.

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How to Navigate a VUCA World with Personal Agility

  1. 1. How to Navigate a WUCA World with Personal Agility Peter Stevens
  2. 2. Who is out there? • Please type your name, location, what you do and who you do it for into the chat
  3. 3. Meet Peter Stevens “Mr. What Really Matters” HB-DGI photo courtesy of Hervé Girard
  4. 4. Where were you when the lockdown order came?
  5. 5. I was finishing a workshop on Executive-Led Agile Transformation
  6. 6. Uncertainty dominated Image courtesy of seanfoneil-at-flickr CC-BY-ND 2.0
  7. 7. How is shopping different in a chao2c situa2on? Image courtesy of Richard Burlton/Unsplash
  8. 8. Shop! Photo Peter Stevens
  9. 9. How do you navigate a VUCA world?
  10. 10. How do you navigate a VUCA world? VUCA and Agility
  11. 11. How do you navigate a VUCA world? Risks And How To Reduce Them VUCA and Agility
  12. 12. How do you navigate a VUCA world? How to Apply Agility in Any Context to Master VUCA Risks And How To Reduce Them VUCA and Agility
  13. 13. How do you navigate a VUCA world? VUCA and Agility
  14. 14. What is VUCA? UncertaintyVolatility Complexity Ambiguity Image credits: unsplash.com
  15. 15. What is Agility? Image and metaphor courtesy of Vibhor Chandel
  16. 16. IMHO the first sentence represents the Agile mindset
  17. 17. IMHO the first sentences represents the Agile mindset Learning Collaboration Purpose
  18. 18. Agility is Purpose Learning Collabora1on
  19. 19. How do you navigate a VUCA world? Risks And How To Reduce Them VUCA and Agility
  20. 20. Simplified explanation from an investment banker: Investing in options means taking a position Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  21. 21. Hold that position for a period Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  22. 22. If your assumptions are correct, you profit Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  23. 23. If your assumptions are wrong, your investment is gone for good Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  24. 24. Risk depends on duration and impact if it occurs Time Out–Money--In Longer Duration = More Risk BiggerInvestment = MoreRisk Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  25. 25. What happens if your planning rhythm is slow compared to the volatility in the world? Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  26. 26. How to reduce risk Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  27. 27. 1. Shorten the duration Time Out–Money--In Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  28. 28. 2. Reduce the financial commitment Time Out–Money--In
  29. 29. Scrum pioneered short iterations to reduce the risk of product development Shippable ProductVision Maximum 30 days Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  30. 30. Vision Potentially Shippable Product Every sprint, the Scrum Team reviews their progress and direction with stakeholders Maximum 30 days Review: Product with Stakeholders Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  31. 31. Vision Potentially Shippable Product This enables fine-grained decision making about what to do next… Maximum 30 days Review Product with Stakeholders What brings value? Planning: What to do? How to do it? Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  32. 32. Shippable ProductVision Potentially Shippable Product …and virtually eliminates delivery risk at the end of the project Maximum 30 days Review Product with Stakeholders What brings value? Planning: What to do? How to do it? Image © 2009-2019 Peter Stevens Licensed CC-BY-NC-ND
  33. 33. How do you navigate a VUCA world? How to Apply Agility in Any Context to Master VUCA Risks And How To Reduce Them VUCA and Agility
  34. 34. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship • Coach yourself to do more of what matters • What really matters scales for creating alignment • Focus for speed • Take care of yourself
  35. 35. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship
  36. 36. Imagine you’re the captain of a sailing ship on course to Jamaica Goal © 2020 Personal Agility Institute LLC
  37. 37. Stay on course by checking your position from time to time On course to Jamaica © 2020 Personal Agility Institute LLC
  38. 38. What happens if you are caught in storm?
  39. 39. What happens if you are caught in storm? Urgent things you have to do © 2020 Personal Agility Institute LLC
  40. 40. Your Life is the Ocean… Where are we? Where is Jamaica? © 2020 Personal Agility Institute LLC
  41. 41. Your Life is an Ocean… and Personal Agility is your GPS Set course for Jamaica © 2020 Personal Agility Institute LLC
  42. 42. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship • Coach yourself to do more of what matters
  43. 43. To get the right things done, master three aspects Doing Work QuestioningSetting Priorities
  44. 44. To get the right things done, ask yourself six questions regularly 1. What really matters? 2. What did I do last week? 3.What could I do this week? 4.What is important, urgent or makes me happy? 5.What can I expect to get done? 6.Who can help?
  45. 45. Personal Agility is a simple coaching framework to help you spend more time doing what matters Stuff done, Closer to who you want to be Celebrate & Choose Who you are, What you did What could I do this week? What can I expect to get done? What really maNers? Do What is important, urgent or happy? Who can help? 6 Questions 1 Recurring Event What did I do last week? 🎉 Choose photo credit: Stockfresh.com
  46. 46. © 2020 Personal Agility InsHtute LLC Use the PAS Breadcrumb Trail to know you where are Use the PAS Priorities Map to set your course
  47. 47. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship • Coach yourself to do more of what matters • What really matters scales for creating alignment
  48. 48. How to create alignment among 400,000 people • Every member of the Apollo mission knew: • We are going to the moon • It’s not going to fail because of me • If something goes wrong… © 2020 Peter Stevens Apollo 11 Ready for Launch
  49. 49. Knowing what really matters enables everyone to take the right decisions • Every member of the Apollo mission knew: • We are going to the moon • It’s not going to fail because of me • If something goes wrong, remember item 1 © 2020 Peter Stevens Chandrayaan 2 Ready for Launch
  50. 50. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship • Coach yourself to do more of what matters • What really matters scales for creating alignment • Focus for speed
  51. 51. Focus enables speed Capacity Demand “to do’s”
  52. 52. By stretching yourself too thinly, you work like crazy, but things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y
  53. 53. Speed comparison This is you working on one thing at time 1 week
  54. 54. 1 week Speed comparison This is you working on five things at once 1 2 3 4 5 20 weeks
  55. 55. 1 week Focus enables you to match your planning rhythm to the volatility 1 2 3 4 5 20 weeks
  56. 56. By trying to do everything, you don’t focus on what matters Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y Waste Stuff That Matters!
  57. 57. Five tips for applying agility to anything • You’re the captain of your ship • Coach yourself to do more of what matters • What really matters scales for creating alignment • Focus for speed • Take care of yourself
  58. 58. A “Resource” is something that makes you happy • Breathe • Get enough rest and exercise • Be kind to yourself (and others) • Do things that make you happy
  59. 59. Would you like to learn more? Reach out to one of our ambassadors © 2020 Peter Stevens
  60. 60. Questions? Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia

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