07 - 09 November 2018

M Shed, Bristol

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Session duration:
150 minutes

Presented by:

Roland Flemm


Emile Silvis


About this Workshop

As a manager, I want to see problems as systems so that the organisation can learn to be truly adaptable...

When we try to solve complex organisational problems, we’re often like the six blind men describing an elephant: we focus only on the parts, convinced that we alone know the truth. We fail to see holistically, how the parts interconnect to make up the whole.

Our systems thinking workshop gives you the tools to approach “soft problems” (such as undergoing an agile transformation) as complex systems.

We will take you through the basics of causal loop diagramming as a useful systems thinking tool. You will also get your hands dirty on modelling a case problem and sharing your model with others.

This workshop is suitable for people working in management positions, agile coaches and scrum masters.

About the Speakers

Roland Flemm

Roland Flemm has over 20 years' experience in IT development and infrastructure. He's also spent 9 years working as a scrum master and agile coach. He's worked in various international companies, mainly in the financial sector. Roland has a reputation for having a “non compromise agility” style and likes playing guitar and cooking.


Emile Silvis

Emile Silvis is a South African agile practitioner living and working in the Netherlands. He started off as a business analyst, but has since started a business, learned to program and led a team of software engineers. He likes systems thinking, start-ups, sci-fi, pizza and philosophy.


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