Communities of Practice - the not-so-hidden force behind your company's Agility (EN)

16:15 - 17:15 Future of Agile

Speaker: Almudena Rodriguez Pardo, Norma Acevedo
Language: English


CoPs provided the energy and drive required to uncover opportunities at every level in any organizational unit, and so pull the company forward.


If your company is heading for Agile at Scale, it definitely requires Self Organization at Scale! Organizations seeking to grow their Agile network are in dire need of empowering their workforce, and there is where Communities of Practice (CoP) take over.

During the past few years we have seen at Ericsson ICT Development Center Aachen Eurolab (Germany) several CoPs emerge and take over the responsibility for the evolution of Kaizen, T-Shape, DevOps, employees’ motivation… even operational aspects such as 5G research or security are moving forward with the support of CoPs.

In this talk we will present to you our hands-on experiences, we will provide you with practical tips how to nurture CoPs in your organisation, we will show you how they managed to revolutionize the way a multinational giant of the telecommunications world growths within the new Ways of Working!


Learning Objectives

We will show that CoPs perform best with a wide diversity of employees where all roles are represented.

We will go through the different approaches for a CoP to be born.

When it comes to creating CoPs in your organisation, we will provide you with some practical tips to take home and try to implement.

You will learn some guidelines on how to use the outmost potential of communities of practices.

CoP will be presented as an operative element to drive change and innovation.

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