Blackbits Agility Barcamp 2021 - Agile Vision Sharpening
As an agilely organised, constantly growing digital agency, it is invaluable to adjust to new requirements in the team from time to time and to check our structures for optimisation possibilities. At our digital agility barcamp on 19 November, we therefore presented, analysed and discussed together.
Many heads, one vision
For a whole day, all Blackbits put their heads together at the virtual bar to jointly target new goals in agile work. Equipped with a barcamp package of the finest Italian delicacies, insights, best practices and processes from individual tribes were presented in short presentations, followed by lively discussions and many new ideas.
With an open mindset and plenty of room for new ideas around the design of our work and the further consistent implementation of Blackbit's own version of the Spotify organisational model, new impulses for the agile working culture at Blackbit quickly came together.
Insight into the Tribes - Mission Self-Organisation
Blackbit is organised in Tribes and Chapters in the form of a matrix organisation and is set up internationally. As a learning organisation, Blackbit faces the challenge of analysing the internal flow of knowledge and communication across the different business areas and incorporating the findings into the future structural organisation and orientation of the agency. The agile Tribe model creates the structural framework for self-responsible work in flat hierarchies. The rapidly changing conditions on the market require flexibility, a willingness to learn and a constant readiness to innovate. This agility drives us and requires a constant horizontal and vertical flow of information within our organisation.
From organisational forms, soft skills and best practices
CEO Stefano Viani opened our event with precisely this in mind: Company goals and agile organisation building at Blackbit. From the status quo to develop key insights for future-proof visions - this is the art of remaining agile. Starting with a look at the current company goals, our eleven Leadership Principles were also addressed. These shared values are a constant process of reflection that connects, challenges and encourages us.
Project Manager Lisa Kleffner linked the topics of company goals and our organisational structure with a practical example in her detailed presentation "This is how my squad works - how does yours work?" and provided an insight into the coordination and set-up of her team.
We consider the agile plug-in development within the agency to be a strong sign of the successful organisational form of our innovative digital agency. CEO Stefano Viani found the fitting words: "A clear sign of the successful transformation to an agile organisation is that innovations are increasingly brought forth and implemented by our employees."
Keep flexible and keep cheerful!
We are delighted that Blackbits from Berlin, Göttingen, Hamburg and Kiev have once again proven that teamwork and a passion for agility, innovation and customer satisfaction unite us. In order to remain true to these ideals in the future and to further optimise our quality standards, the collegial exchange and focus on our shared values is the fertile ground for a prosperous future.