Agile for Leadership Workshop

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Course Overview

Successful Agile journeys require strong leadership to help navigate the organizational culture change that Agile introduces. Organizational leaders need to understand Agile to be change agents and help achieve the benefits of Agile, including delivering better products faster and delighting customers. In this workshop, learn what it means to be Agile, including the mindset, key practices, and techniques. Explore how leaders can support everyone in the organization to achieve organizational agility and realize organizational goals.

Private classes on this topic are available. We can address your organization’s issues, time constraints, and save you money, too. Contact us to find out how.

Note: This course has been approved for 4 PDUs

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for managers and executives who want to receive an overview of Agile/Scrum principles, practices, tools, and activities and want to learn the basics associated with leading effectively within an environment that is implementing them.

Course Objectives

    • Describe the Agile Manifesto
    • Describe Agile values and principles
    • Explain Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Explain the importance of Scrum events and artifacts
    • Articulate the organizational change model and why it is critical for Agile adoption
    • Understand leadership needed to get people through change and overcome resistance
    • Describe several methods used to adapt the organization to Agile

Course Outline

Agile and Traditional Project Approaches

  • Agile values and principles
  • Agile and waterfall
  • Agile methods and frameworks

People in an Agile (Scrum) Environment

  • Scrum roles
  • Coaches, sponsors, and others

The Big Picture and Initial Project Backlog

  • Project Charter
  • Story Map
  • Product Roadmap

Communicating in an Agile Environment

  • Task/Kanban boards
  • Work in progress (WIP) limits
  • Cumulative flow diagram (CFD)
  • Burn up and burn down charts

Agile Leadership

  • Keys to successfully implementing Agile
  • Organizational change model
  • Leading through change
  • Organizational readiness
  • Force field analysis

Implementing Agile

  • Considerations for various ways to implement Agile
  • Practices to avoid

Concluding Thoughts and Wrap Up

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Class Dates & Times

Class times are listed Eastern time
‘GTR’ = Guaranteed to Run

This is a half-day class

Price: $495.00

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