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Tuesday, August 6 • 09:00 - 10:15
Part 1 of 2: The Oppression of Structure and the Tyranny of Structurelessness (Johannes Schartau)

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Structure is a concept that is mostly invisible yet shapes almost everything we do. The purpose of this session is to explore and make sense of structure and its use. When is there too much structure so that things become rigid? When is there too little so that things fall apart? At what point does structure turn into oppression? At what point does the lack of structure enable tyrannies?
Please note that there is no pre-defined learning outcome of this session. There is a structure held in place by facilitation that is supposed to let the participants shape and explore the content.
This session is for you if
  • you're not even sure what the preceding paragraphs are about
  • you're a big fan of defining things and making them explicit
  • you're a big fan of anarchy
  • you would like to explore your personal approach to structure
  • you like to discuss vague, slightly abstract ideas

Learning Outcomes:
  • Collect examples of what structure is and where we find it
  • Help participants gain clarity on their own relationship to structure
  • Identify how we individually cause joy and pain through the use or lack of structure
  • Explore how we as an Agile community relate to structure
  • Provide a way for participants to re-calibrate their use of structure in their work-life


Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
National Harbor 8