Agile Reboot

Many organizations would describe their Agile experience as less than ideal.

Did you buy new tools, rename roles, and get certified without seeing any real improvements?

Do you struggle to ship, deliver defective results, and repeatedly break commitments?

Do you “go through the motions” of Agile but not actually see a difference?

If the scenarios above sound familiar, you are experiencing “Fake Agile.” Genuine agility is moving with quick easy grace. It means improving results and then improving them again. If you’re not getting the benefits from your Agile implementation, then it’s time to reboot your organization, your team, and your thinking to experience genuine agility.

The Agile Reboot Workshop is a powerful 5-day workshop in which participants, working in cross functional teams, deliver real and lasting value for their organizations. Through this experience, participants learn the meaning of genuine agility, how to align a team to a meaningful goal, deliver value continuously while meeting tight deadlines, get feedback quickly from customers, experiment and learn rapidly as you evolve your solution as well as the objective, and finally, unlock the secrets to high performing teams.

The real results that our teams delivered during this workshop will save our organization millions of dollars annually, and that pales in comparison to the value of the less tangible and quantifiable things we experienced.

Agenda

  • DAY 1: Building the Right Foundation
  • This Ain't Your Grandma’s Agile
  • Principles, Processes, Practices, and Results
  • Traditional vs. Agile/Lean thinking
  • Cargo Cults and Fake Agile
  • DAY 2: Delivering Value; Eliminating Waste
  • Lean Thinking and Software Development
  • Thin Slicing and Evolutionary Design
  • What If You Could Deliver Today?
  • What If It Was Easy?
  • DAY 3: Fundamentals of High Performance
  • When a Team is not a Team (hint usually)
  • Permission, Trust, and Safety
  • Self Directed Teams - You’re Doing it Wrong
  • Higher Performance, Tighter Tolerances, and Agreements
  • DAY 4: Experiencing Modern Agile; Quick Easy Grace
  • The Principles of Modern Agile
  • Demonstrating Results to Stakeholders and Senior Leadership
  • Project Closure and Deeper Learning
  • DAY 5: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Digging Deeper
  • How can we Accelerate the Flow of Value to our Customers?
  • What do we Plan to Change Next Week?
  • How do we Apply this to Our Teams?
  • Workshop Wrap-up and Taking the Next Steps

Course Details

Transfer
Knowledge: 40%, Skill-Building: 60%
Learning outcomes
  • Experience what being on a high performance Agile team feels like.
  • Experience working as a team, aligning around a shared goal, limiting WIP to one thing, eliminating distractions, and having full autonomy (self organization) around how the work will be done.
  • Towards the end of the workshop, each team will present the results of their completed project to the organization’s Senior Leadership.
Method of Instruction
Instruction, interactive dialogues, hands-on exercises and project work, videos, demonstrations, instructional games, and working on real work.
Target Audience
Primary: This workshop is suited to anyone in an organization who is interested in uncovering better ways of getting awesome results. Participants should attend as complete teams, not as segregated roles.
Course Level
Introductory
Course Prerequisites
Required: Want better results than you’re currently getting.

Requirements

General Requirements

To ensure a successful class, we require the following facilities:

  • Projector (HDMI compatible) and Projector screen
  • Audio Speakers (connected to instructor's machines). Sound should be audible to the whole class
  • Lightweight Flip-Chart Presentation Easels for Instructors (2 Stands)
  • Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, Plain White (4 Pads)
  • Sharpie Permanent Markers, Broad, Chisel Tip, 8-Pack, Assorted Colors (2 Packs)
Class Room Setup

To ensure a successful class, we require the following facilities:

  • Room should be large enough for class size (normally 30 - 60 students)
  • Arrange seating as separate tables with 6-8 students per table
  • Additional flipcharts and stands for team collaboration

Once an agreement for the workshop is confirmed, we will work with your designated contact to ensure that the environment is configured properly prior to the workshop.

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