Agile for Managers

As Agile methods become more universal, executives and managers must learn how to steer and support Agile adoption.

This one-day workshop will prepare leaders within your organization to drive Agile programs and guide their enterprises in rapidly changing business environments. They will learn how to transform teams and organizations, making them more efficient, innovative, and nimble.

Many Agile transformations improve team dynamics and collaboration but fall short of their goals to impact the larger organization. A full transformation depends not only on buy-in from teams, but strong leadership from executives and middle management.  This leadership requires a unique set of skills and knowledge.

Enterprise Agile adoption requires a multitiered approach: Agile can be scaled to larger teams and complex projects by linking project teams and coordinating their activities.

  • Program and portfolio management are important for large- scale Agile initiatives to communicate a strategic product vision, deliver value across organizational silos, and manage dependencies between departments and teams.
  • Underpinning all of this is a shift in mindset for individuals and teams. The Agile mindset must be supported by an organizational culture that values transparency, collaboration, flexibility, ownership, and self-organization.

Who Should Attend

Executives, directors or senior managers motivated to lead an Agile adoption, or looking to understand and drive Agile adoption at the program and portfolio level.

Features

  • Facilitated by thought leaders with a decade or more of real world agile experience
  • Heavy focus on working with real issues you are facing
  • Receive the free eBook, Managing Agile Programs,
 

What You'll Learn

Here are some of the competencies the Agile Leadership Workshop will help you master:

  • Understanding Agile Methods and the Agile Mindset
  • Building High Performance Agile Teams 
  • Creating an Agile Program Management System
  • Creating or Adjusting Portfolio Management
  • Managing Performance to Reward Teams along with Individuals
  • Driving Enterprise Adoption of Agile Methods
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Sample Agenda

Understanding Agile

  • A Case for Change
  • The Lean and Agile Landscape
  • Understanding Kanban
  • Flow Based Delivery
  • Lean and Agile Roots
  • Understanding Scrum
  • Discovery
  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Execution
  • Sprint Review/Demo
  • Sprint Review

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