When does class start/end?
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
The success of the Agile Manifesto and values in the software development arena and across IT has raised the possibility of applying the principles and concepts more broadly. In this course, the...Read More
The success of the Agile Manifesto and values in the software development arena and across IT has raised the possibility of applying the principles and concepts more broadly. In this course, the participants explore concepts and strategies to apply Agile across the organization. Elements include organizational structure, leadership, jobs, roles and careers, re-engaging and empowering the workforce and the critical role of Human Resources in the transformation of a culture that values agility. You will learn methods for realigning your own organization for Agility and creating new ways to work. The course will also cover how leaders create an Agile organization.
Attendance for anyone seeking to have a better understanding of how to effect a cultural change within a team or organization to being more agile. This would include Human Resources, Leaders & Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile team members.
A better question may be “what happens if you don’t become an Agile organization?” Experts estimate there will be more technological change in the next 20 years than there has been in the last 300 years. Plus, the generational change in the workforce to Millennials and Generation Z translates into an unprecedented amount of disruption in every organization. How can an organization succeed in this environment? By becoming more Agile. We review the following:
In order to design work in a new way we have to be open to a new way of thinking. In this section we discuss Agile Values and Manifesto to uncover the critical people centric elements to Agile’s success. We also introduce the participants to Dynamic Thinking where we take a holistic, systematic and growth mindset to challenges you face within an organization. We cover the following:
The traditional hierarchical or siloed organizational structures has several significant constraints in achieving greater agility. These include lacking a holistic understanding of shifts in the needs and demands of clients, weaker collaboration between groups attempting to deliver value to clients and disempowered employees. In this section we discuss the core Agile concept of self-forming collaborative teams tied specifically to delivering value to the client. We discuss how applying these concepts to an entire organization impacts the skill sets required of the employees, how leadership will have to adapt as well as how many of the traditional tools in Human Resources will need to change. We cover the following:
What is the role of leaders in an organization that empowers its employees to self-organize to create value, encourages proactive critical thinking and rewards performance based on organizational and team objectives? In this section, we share the concepts of Servant Leadership, developing an Agile mindset, and achieving a highly engaged workforce. Discussion includes:
The foundations of Agile run afoul of traditional human resources tools like individual performance reviews, compensation tied to individual performance and education/learning dictated by the organization. Human Resources must become Agile to achieve the desired culture. In this section we work together to rethinking the role and tools of human resources, so they support the new culture. Discussion includes:
Despite all of the advances in technology we enjoy, most organizations mostly rely on subjective evaluations to identify and develop talent. For many organizations not much has changed in over 100 years. In this section we introduce you to a comprehensive approach to using data-driven methods to identify, recruit, and develop high performing individuals and teams. Data analysis has the potential to enhance collaboration, conflict management, career selection, and tap into intrinsic motivations. You will be required to complete an online personality assessment prior to the class. As well as complete some exercises. The discussion and exercises will use the data from the assessments to help participants uncover valuable insights about yourself and the other participants in the course. Discussion includes: