Jay W Vogt, Grounded Visioning, User Story mapping, Dan Mezick, agile boston
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WEDNESDAY September 22 2010, 630PM

 

JAY W VOGT ON: GROUNDED VISIONING: CREATING A SHARED VISION TOGETHER FAST

Jay W Vogt is an organizational development consultant with over twenty-five years of experience working mostly with fast growth businesses and nonprofit organizations.

He founded Peoplesworth, his private practice, in 1982. Jay is an accomplished facilitator, mediator, trainer, management consultant and coach. He is a master at facilitating large groups, having led over one hundred events averaging over one hundred participants each.

He holds a master's degree in counseling from Antioch/New England and a B.A. from Hampshire College. Jay is the author of Recharge Your Team: The Grounded Visioning Approach, a new book by Praeger on his visioning work with clients.

 

Presentation: GROUNDED VISIONING: CREATING A SHARED VISION TOGETHER FAST
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This talk introduces Grounded Visioning, a new methodology for creating shared vision fast. The method helps diverse groups of people come together and discover the common ground that unites them, and does so with remarkable speed.

Teams can develop a shared vision in two hours or less. Multiple stakeholder groups as large as 150 or 250 can find common ground in four hours or less. The method is the subject of a 2009 book entitled Recharge Your Team: The Grounded Visioning Approach.

Expect to:

1. Learn the six steps of the method;

2. Get an experience of how it works;

3. Hear cases of it in action, and

4. Understand some of the theory that makes it as powerful as it is simple.

 

DAN MEZICK SAYS:

You want to attend this meeting if you want the teams you are commited to, to be GREAT.

Team greatness is literally IMPOSSIBLE without that team being in a stated of shared vision.

If you want your teams to have a legitimate shot at greatness, attend this meeting !!

Do you actually want greatness for your teams?

Jay is local to Boston and is a highly experienced and skilled facilitator. I know Jay through a mutual friend, Harrison Owen, the creator of Open Space. I immediately purchase Jay's book and then contact him as a result of that introduction.

"Shared vision" is a model of the work and the team, held by and between all team participants. This team state is an essential of high-performing (GREAT) teams. Jay's technique is based on Appreciative Inquiry and is one of the best techiques I have ever heard of for quickly getting teams to a state of [Shared Vision].

Bringing Jay Vogt into our community is an intentional act.

He has something very important to say.

You do not want to miss this meeting.

 

09-22-2010 MEETING AGENDA:

6:30 PM: DAN MEZICK on "VISUAL MANAGEMENT Part 2": Story Mapping. Story mapping is a visual sense-making technique developed by Jeff Patton in which groups of stakeholders visualize complex requirements using a card wall and stick notes. The feature breakdown in user story maps is User Activity -> User Task -> User Story.

User Activities are things that users do towards achieving a particular goal.

User Tasks are specific steps within an activity.

User Stories are small end-to-end vertical slices of functionality that implement User Tasks. Story mapping Background link.

7:00 PM: Food & socializing & networking time

7:25 PM: JAY W VOGT on: GROUNDED VISIONING: CREATING A SHARED VISION TOGETHER FAST

8:25 PM: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION OF MEETING

 

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