Agility is a mindset. It is not just a set of practices that can be installed. But how do you get out of the practices trap, especially when you have to mobilize not just software development and IT teams but the entire organization towards business agility where value is created through meaningful work? How do you engage business teams, users and customers? How do you enable higher levels of collaboration, not just within teams but also across teams? How do teams develop their own capabilities for collaboration and learning? How do you get individuals, teams and even the entire organization into a flow state where everybody is doing the right thing at the right time by having the right conversation? Rational explanations and models of agility will only go so far.

To be truly effective, the agile mindset needs to be experienced. By joining this Okaloa Flowlab teaser session, you will be exposed to a novel, unique approach for teaching and coaching business agility. Built on the premise that experience must come before theory, you will do experiments through board-play style simulations that reflect real work environments. You will discover an “agile team dojo”, a safe-to-fail environment for practicing and developing agile capabilities.


  • Introduction to the workshop
    • Creating a shared model of understanding about flow, collaboration and learning as corner stones of business agility
  • Initial simulation
    • Experience “doing agile”
    • Understanding and analyzing friction
  • Experiment simulation
    • Experience “being agile”
    • Understanding and analyzing outcomes
  • Next, discuss different options for teaching and coaching with Okaloa simulations: i.e:
    • developing agile leadership,
    • extending agile teaching and coaching to the enterprise level,
    • developing and evolving agile portfolio management solutions,
    • creating enterprise flow, …


Learning Objectives (bullet points)

  • Using simulation to allow participants to develop their own (agile) thinking
  • Boost agility by developing agile thinking that leverages existing practices
  • Learn how to develop an “agile team dojo” in which teams can exercise their agile capabilities


Audience (bullet points)

  • Agile coaches and practitioners


Course Details

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Approach of Delivery: Experience before theory (Classroom Training)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Recommended Batch Size: Maximum of 30
  • Participants Profile: Beginner, Intermediate and advanced
  • Facilitator: Patrick Steyaert
  • Course Delivery Language: English



This course has already been held.