Agile Leadership Online Workshop

Agile Leadership Online Workshop

A group of Agile Teams does not equal Organizational Agility!

Typical Agile introductions focus on training teams or tend to focus on specific roles in an Agile or Scrum adoption. Having a group of “agile” teams does not provide the holistic change that is required at various levels of an organization looking to improve by adopting Agile, Lean or similar practices. Managers in the agile organization:
  • Play a critical role in assisting the organization with the changes that will occur to structure, roles and process in beginning an Agile transformation
  • Are instrumental in fostering shared vision, removing obstacles, enabling self-organizing teams, motivating and inspiriting the organization to better serve their customers
  • Will need to undergo a potential shift to a more catalytic management and leadership style
In order for managers to be successful in the agile organization, it is critical that a common understanding exists across the project teams and leadership team of agility, the purpose of our continuous pursuit of agility and managers’ roles in this pursuit. This training is worth 4 PDUs

Duration

4 hours. From 9:00am to 1:00pm   [EVENT_LIST category_identifier=”agile_leadership_workshop” show_title=0]
Please note that the dates of this course are subject to cancellation or change

Objectives

  • Motivate and Support Agile Teams
  • Influence the Environment to Enable Change and Improvement
  • Support the Complex Nature of Product Development
  • Uncover Gaps between Vision of Teams, Leaders and Current Reality
  • Remove Barriers to Achieve the Organization’s Vision

Audience

Directors, Executives, Managers, HR Directors, etc

Prerequisites

Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of Agile.

Angela Johnson

Angela is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Transformation Coach providing education consulting services to clients across the United States who are adopting Agile. Angela has successfully implemented Scrum and Agile principles in a variety of projects from web-based applications to enterprise level retail and financial projects coaching teams, managers, stakeholders and executives. A graduate of Hamline University (B.A.) and the University of St. Thomas (M.B.C.), Angela has presented to PMI’s Global Agile Community of Practice and at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Minnesota Professional Development Days and chapter events and also to the Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association. Angela is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Angela facilitates the PMI Minnesota Agile Local Interest Group and is also an active member of the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Alliance.

Outline

Agile Overview Establish Common Understanding of Organization’s Goals for Agile Adoption Review Agile and Scrum Refresher: Understanding the Incremental Nature of Change Leadership and Agility Purpose ofLeadership in the Complex Organization Shifting Focus from Traditional Management to Agile Management The Importance of Shared Vision and Commitment Management Role Identifying Vision Gaps within the Organization Identify Potential Obstacles to Implementing Agile in your Organization Enabling Self-Organization The Agile Manager: Designer of Environments