Agile in Your Context

Bridging the gap between Agile ideas and your reality

Is your Scrum/Kanban implementation not going smoothly yet?

 

Wondering which parts of Agile to pay more attention to, and how?

 

Looking for focused expert guidance for better Agile in your context?

“State of Agile” surveys, Scrum courses, and LinkedIn posts might give you the impression that 90% of the industry has got Agile all figured out and implemented splendidly.

 

In reality, what commonly passes for “Agile” is a weak mashup of Scrum/Kanban/SAFe ideas inside a little-changed management system. Many teams get some form of Agile going and then stop improving, far short of their potential. Too many others are on their first or second Agile reboot.

 

It takes a lot of effort, time, and leadership to transform even a single team – let alone an organization – and results are not guaranteed. However, enough teams and organizations have done it successfully, so the possibilities are real. And what’s the one thing they all have in common? Their Agile implementation is uniquely suited to their context.

 

Wearing various hats – coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator, manager – I have been supporting many Agile journeys since 2001. I have learned what’s critical for successful Agile adoption, and have developed useful tools for addressing these aspects.

 

I’ve packaged my techniques and strategies into a one-day practical workshop to help you improve your Agile implementation now. We’re not doing simulations, building with Lego, playing games, or training your whole team; you’ll be analyzing your own situation and considering improvements using the same techniques I apply in coaching/consulting and with ideas from fellow attendees.

 

It only takes one day. You’ll leave this workshop with a prioritized list of actions to take and conversations to start so your team can get to a better place with Agile.

 

This workshop is designed for people who:

  • Are helping a team (maybe two) succeed with Agile.
  • Have the basic concepts down through experience and study.
  • Have some influence over the implementation, whether formally (as ScrumMaster, Agile Team Leader, manager) or informally

 

If you have a colleague on the team who fits this description, you’ll get better results by attending together.

Workshop topics and structure

  1. Baseline: The choices that guide Agile work and decision-making
  2. Approaching work initiatives
  3. Managing work intake
  4. Engaging people and teams
  5. Doing the work
  6. The journey: What helps and hinders

 

Module 1 is an interactive presentation. Modules 2-5 involve a fair bit of independent work, done with my guidance and bolstered by input from the other participants and stories from the trenches. Module 6 is a conversation around your particular action plan.

Logistics

TBD.

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WORKSHOP GOALS

 

  • Develop viable customizations of Agile ideas that fit your context.
  • Learn what matters long-term when going Agile.
  • Gain insights into some of your struggles and challenges, and decide which battles to pick.

WHERE AND WHEN

 

Raleigh, NC: April 6, 2018

 

Toronto, ON: April 16, 2018

 

Registration for either one is not open yet.

 

Want to know when registration opens?

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All prices in Canadian dollars (C $1 =~ US $0.80, GBP 0.60, euro 0.70) Dismiss

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