Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials Mar 17-18, 2020
Becoming an agile organization is a profound transformation that requires senior leaders, middle managers, and agile team members to change the way that they organize their work, manage that work, and measure the results of the work. Agile teams cannot do this on their own; they need help from the entire organization. The changes for all involved are profound, but so are the results when everyone’s goals and ways of working are aligned.
Professional Agile Leadership is a 2-day workshop organization leaders, senior and middle management. The workshop provides a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation. Leaders and managers are critical enablers in helping their organizations be successful, yet the role of leaders and managers in an agile organization can be quite different from what they are used to.
This workshop will equip leaders and managers to help their organizations change by providing participants with:
- An overview of what “Agile Transformation” is, why organizations need it to survive and thrive in a changing world
- Practical skills for helping to guide and coach agile teams, and to help them remove impediments during agile transformation
- An understanding of how to measure the benefits and impacts of agility in your organization
- What takes to become a servant leader from traditional manager to manage change more effectively
- Change is hard and become harder without motivated people so how to motivate team during change
- An understanding of how culture and values influence your organization’s ability to reap the benefits of agility
- An understanding of how Agile addresses the root causes of business uncertainty and IT project failure and/or dissatisfied customers
- The ability to compare and contrast Agile practices with alternative business practices and discuss how Agile fosters a culture of innovation and enhances financial performance
- An understanding of how to help form and support agile teams using an empirical approach to product delivery
- An understanding of typical challenges that agile teams face and how to support them by removing impediments
This workshop uses a combination of instruction and team-based exercises to help participants learn how to form and support agile teams to achieve better results, and how to lead the cultural and behavioural changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach. Training will share how to lead the cultural and behavioural changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile organization.
- The means to identify the potential opportunities and impacts of Agile Adoption
- Need of Agile Leadership skills during change
- Purpose for Organizational Agility
- Change the System: Creating an Agile Environment
- Steer from the Edges: Facilitating a Self-Managing Culture
- The Agile Organization: Building a Lean Enterprise
- The fundamental elements & principles to make change successful
- The difference between a traditional Manager and an Agile Leader
- Several applicable, practical implementation-tips for becoming an Agile Leader
- How to develop an education roadmap for the different roles in an Agile team
- How to measure the success of an Agile team
- Success/failure criteria for an Agile transformation
- Challenges of an Agile leader
- Leaders grow Agility
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials course is designed for managers and those in leadership roles who are responsible for the introduction and establishment of Agile methods and techniques in an IT organization/division.
- Manager/leader, responsible for leading one/more agile teams, including Scrum Masters, Product Owners and members of a Development Team
- You are a (HR/PMO) manager/leader, responsible for developing people in the agile teams
- Senior Executive, acting as a sponsor for the Agile transformation and want to know how to develop the leadership for the Agile transformation
You should already have a solid understanding of Scrum as this course will not be focusing on the basics of a Scrum implementation. This is so that time can’t be spent on ensuring those who attend get the most from the learning on how to manage an environment designed to make sure agile & scrum teams can thrive.
Price: GBP 1150
The Instructor Alasdair Macleod has been involved in agile transformations for UK Government, Utilities Companies and Financial Services. All of these Enterprise Organisations have been undergoing transformations to agile ways of working so that they can deliver better for their customers while ensuring there is a return on the investment to the organization.
This includes the wide transformation in the UK government to DIgital Services and moving away from traditional routes to provide government services that require large centers of people delivering services in an inefficient manner. To complete this Alasdair has been involved in the training of many teams that deliver work within digital delivery Centres and the managers who facilitate the relationship between these teams and the lines of business the deliver products for.