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Overview
Agile Management techniques promote autonomy and respect on teams, leading to trusting, collaborative relationships resulting in continuous improvement, higher productivity, stronger loyalty and higher performance for team members. Using a servant leader approach rather than a traditional command and control approach, managers become the catalysts to guide empowered self-directed teams.

This one-day course will give you hands-on experience with techniques for managing Agile teams. Explanatory lectures with demonstrations, combined with practice exercises will provide you with the experience needed to lead teams in Agile environments.

  • The benefits of working in an Agile environment
  • The Agile Framework, including an overview of methodologies, principles, terminology, and ceremonies
  • How to classify organizational cultures and leadership styles
  • How to foster change acceptance and Agile adoption
  • The role of managers in an Agile environment and how to become a servant leader
  • How to build and support Agile teams
  • Jurgen Appelo's Management 3.0 Model
  • How to motivate teams for continuous improvement
  • How to apply what you have learned to real life scenarios within your own organization
  • How to lead a high-performing Agile team
I. Introductions, Class Objectives

II. Making the Case for Change

  • Defining the Challenges of Software Development
  • What is the Problem Agile is Trying to Solve
  • What is Lean? What is Agile?
  • Agile versus Waterfall
III. The Agile Framework

  • Agile Framework and Methodologies
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Team Exercise: Teams will discuss which principles would be easy to implement and which would be difficult and share reasoning with the group.
  • Terminology and Ceremonies
  • Prioritization
Team Exercise: Teams discusses prioritization techniques and considerations for their industry and shares with the group.

IV. Organizational Culture and Leadership Styles

  • What is Organizational Culture?
  • Organizational Culture Models
  • Schneider's Culture Model
  • Mapping Agile Values into the Four Quadrants (Team Exercise)
  • Team Exercise: Map Agile Values into the Four Quadrants from Schneider's Culture Model
  • What's Your Organization's Culture (Team Exercise)
  • Team Exercise: Map Agile Values into the Four Quadrants from Schneider's Culture Model
  • Agile and Lean Methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Matching Agile Practices to Organizational Culture (Team Exercise)
Team Exercise: What are ways to help Agile Adoption taking into account Organizational Culture?

V. Agile Adoption and Change Acceptance

  • Barriers to Agile Adoption
  • Agile and Change
  • Kubler-Ross Model of Change
  • Change Acceptance
  • Characteristics of a Change Agent
  • Reasons Teams Have Difficulty With Agile Adoption
Team Exercise: Teams do role playing with a difficult change with one member of team acting as change agent practicing techniques learned.

VI. Building and Supporting Agile Teams

  • Definition and Characteristics of an Agile Team
  • Supporting an Agile Team
Team Exercise: Teams execute a self-organization exercise
Agile Teams aligned to an Organizational Hierarchy

VII. Management 3.0 (Jurgen Appelo)

  • Energize People
  • Empower Teams
  • Align Constraints
  • Develop Competence
  • Grow structure
  • Improve Everything
VIII. Continuous Improvement

  • Retrospectives
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Principles of Systems Thinking (Complex Adaptive, Chaos)
  • Continuous Improvement Processes
  • Self-Assessment
  • Tips for Successful Continuous Improvement
Team Exercise: Teams start with a problem to solve and take baseline measurements. Then, after practicing continuous improvement techniques, try again and measure for improvement.

IX. Becoming an Agile Leader

  • Mental Models
  • What is Agile Leadership?
  • Servant Leadership
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