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Agile for Managers Workshop

$795.00

In this training you will learn:

  • 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

 

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Class Description

In this training you will learn:

  • 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

Agile Overview

Agile is not a particular software methodology with a prescriptive checklist of things-to-do, but a philosophical approach to working iteratively and collaboratively. Managers will get an overview of the benefits of working in an Agile environment, as well as the highlights of the most popular Agile software methodologies. Armed with knowledge of the principles, vocabulary, and ceremonies of an Agile Framework, managers are equipped to extend the concepts beyond software development and into their role as an Agile leader. Understanding these concepts will help teams speak a common language throughout the organization and give managers the ability to lead by example.

Promote Agile Adoption

One of the biggest barriers to Agile Adoption can be a lack of buy-in from management and a misunderstanding of their role in the Agile transition. By understanding the importance of their role as an Agile champion and servant leader, Agile managers can help facilitate a smooth transition for their teams. Organizational change starts with ensuring that leadership has a clear understanding of their role and can be effective as change agents.

Modern Day Leadership

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.

Discover Real-World Techniques

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.

In-Class Group Exercises:

In-class exercises help you practice the fundamentals of Agile Management and the techniques that will increase their effectiveness.

  • Define Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Learn common terminology and ceremonies used in Agile frameworks
  • Learn Prioritization techniques
  • Learn the difference between traditional command and control leadership vs. servant leadership
  • Practice a collaborative leadership model
  • Use retrospectives to build continuous improvement

20 Immediate Benefits of Participating in this Workshop

  1. Understand the benefits of using Agile development
  2. Understand the most common Agile software methodologies used
  3. Learn terminology associated with Agile projects
  4. Learn prioritization techniques
  5. Learn the characteristics of an Agile team
  6. Learn the barriers to Agile adoption
  7. Learn how to facilitate organization acceptance of Agile practices
  8. Learn about organizational culture
  9. Learn about styles of leadership
  10. Learn 10 intrinsic desires of employees
  11. Learn the 7 dimensions of software projects
  12. Learn the 12 Best Questions to ask team members
  13. Learn how to facilitate continuous improvement
  14. Learn how to empower teams
  15. Learn the 7 levels of delegation
  16. Learn how to use a collaborative leadership style
  17. Learn common metrics used in Agile environments
  18. Learn about Jurgen Appelo’s Management 3.0 Model
  19. Learn the roles and responsibilities of an Agile Manager
  20. Learn how to lead a high-performing Agile team

Course Outline

Helping leaders understand the role of an Agile Manager and how to best lead their teams in an Agile organization.

Day 1

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. Retrospective Day 1

Day 2

I. Review of Day 1, Day 2 Objectives

II. 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

III. Management 3.0 (Jurgen Appelo)
•Energize People
•Empower Teams
•Align Constraints
•Develop Competence
•Grow structure
•Improve Everything

IV. 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.

V. Becoming an Agile Leader
•Mental Models
•What is Agile Leadership?
•Servant Leadership

VI. Retrospective Day 2

Who Should Attend?

This Agile Project Management training course is designed for anyone who will be managing agile teams and people, including:

•Senior Managers
•Product Owners
•Development Managers
•Development Leads

Additional Info

Class Length

2 days

Class Locations

Live Virtual Class-Attend from Anywhere

Class Dates

Dec 15, 2015 thru Dec 16, 2015

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Course registration info, our commitment to your privacy,

and general terms and conditions

 

Course registration information:

All courses carry Project Consult’s Guarantee of 100% Satisfaction: 
Project Consults provides an unsurpassed training experience. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, simply notify the instructor or registrar of your intent to withdraw from the program prior to the first morning break, turn in your course materials and receive a 100% refund. If at the end of the program day, you are unsatisfied with the program, we will credit your tuition towards a future program of your choice.

Payment Policy:
Payment is required at time of registration. Approved forms of payment include a company purchase order, PayPal, or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Courses are available as onsite training: 
All courses are available as onsite training at your location. On-site options can be very cost effective.

Course Hours:
This course begins promptly at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted on the course page or in email notifications. Please arrive at 8:00 AM on the first morning of class to sign-in and meet your fellow attendees.

Shipping of Course Materials:
In an effort to reduce paper waste, course materials for live-online sessions will be digital. You will recieve information on how to obtain your course materials in your confirmation email.

Substitution & Cancellation Policy: 
If a change needs to be made to your public course registration (cancel, transfer, or substitution) Project Consults must receive written notice via email at sales@projectconsults.com. If a cancel or transfer request is made less than 15 business days prior to the class start date, payment will still be due, no refunds will be issued and you will be charged a $200 change fee. Your paid tuition will be available for one year to be used as a credit towards another course of equal value; only one reenrollment opportunity is allowed. Failure to attend the course without written notification will result in forfeiture of the full course price. Student substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of class free of charge. If a student substitution is made for a live, online session and any hard-copy materials have been provided to the initial student, it is the responsibility of the client to pass along those materials to the new attendee. If Project Consults is forced to cancel a course for any reason, liability is limited to the registration fee only. If you have questions or concerns, please contact sales@projectconsults.com or call 469-424-1084.

In certain situations, Project Consults may not have the required enrollment to hold a course as scheduled. We do our best to confirm every class, but our main mission is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to have a positive impact on their work performance. Based on this, should there be a cancellation for a class you are enrolled in, Project Consults will proactively automatically enroll you into the next available live, online session of the same course to provide you with the knowledge you originally needed. You will be notified during this process and have the ability to work with an Project Consults representative regarding alternate options if you are unable to attend the new session.

Substitution & Cancellation Policy (PMP Boot Camp): 
If you are unable to attend your scheduled training class, please contact us directly at 469-424-1084. We require a 16 calendar day notice to reschedule or to cancel any registration (and receive refund for payment). Failure to provide the required notification will result in a 100% charge of the course fee. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification, or contacts us to cancel within the notification window, the student will have the option to pay a $200 reschedule fee to attend one of the live, online sessions of the PMP Boot Camp. Within the notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

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Project Consults does not set aside a block of rooms for class participants. If you wish to book a sleeping room please contact Project Consults for the best hotel options or recommendations. For directions to the course location please call Project Consults or you may also contact the training center or hotel directly.

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