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Could you use some guidance for your Agile implementation?
Have you adopted Scrum/Kanban, but the promised benefits haven’t quite materialized?
Wondering which parts of Agile you can adopt later and still get great results now?
“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 organizations won’t advertise this, but they are on their first or second Agile reboot, and things are not necessarily better.
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.
Workshop topics and structure
Baseline: The choices that guide Agile work and decision-making
Managing work intake
Engaging people and teams
Doing the work
Readiness for the (long) journey
Modules 2-5 will involve a fair bit of independent work, done with my guidance and bolstered by input from the other participants and stories from the trenches. Modules 1 and 6 will be more like an interactive presentation.
This workshop will run on September 28, 2017, 9:00-5:00, at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale near Dufferin St. and Highway 401.
What you’re seeing here is the Earliest Testable Design for this workshop. I’ll give you the best I can; you’ll get a ton of value; and still, this is iteration 1. Therefore, I’m not charging its regular rate ($600-$700) to attend. Instead, I’m asking for three things:
$250 to cover my costs (facilities, coffee, printing, etc.)
Feedback about various segments
A testimonial I can use to market future iterations of the workshop (I hope you’ll use your full name and company name, but that’s optional.)
Gil’s workshops were engaging and thought-provoking, and the follow-on coaching sessions provided teams with thoughtful, pragmatic advice that they could begin acting on immediately. This feels like a turning point for us on our journey to being Agile.
- Sarah Brody Webb
I left the workshop with both a much better defined framework of what soft skills are needed to grow my team, and techniques to improve those skills.
- Byron Jung
Sometimes, reading good advice 147 times on blogs is not as effective as having one person ask you to actually do it. I paid for the course, not an employer; I consider that fee a sound investment.
- Duncan McRae
Our teams responded enthusiastically to the ideas that Gil presented in "Being Agile." With an Agile mind-set, many immediately began re-examining how they were working, with a new sense of freedom and empowerment.
- Philip Whitcombe
Gil helped my team learn and implement Agile engineering. Later, his assistance was vital in providing me with the confidence, knowledge, and skills for becoming an Agile Team Leader... He is an excellent down-to-earth coach and mentor.
- Matthew Campbell
Gil fundamentally changed the way that I think about software development. He consistently provided our team with thoughtful and pragmatic advice that helped us work together more effectively and provide better value for our clients.
- Scott MacLellan
I found the information Gil provided invaluable and very well presented. The insights gained in that seminar will change my approach to software development forever.
- Alon Sabi
Gil is an exceptional agile coach and amazing facilitator. His delivery of seminars was well thought out with great exercises that really captured the essence and complexity of real-life situations and yet were condensed and focused.
- Claudio Gambetti
Gil delivered an excellent interactive workshop for all our team members. It was an absolute pleasure to learn more about the Agile culture and what that means for us. Seeing the difference between "Being Agile" and "Doing Agile" was incredibly useful.
- Sean McKaig
Gil brings an enormously helpful message that companies ignore at their peril if they want to deepen their investment in Agile. He’s experienced in many of the challenges to Agile teams, and resourceful in coaching teams through new challenges.
- Michael Goitein
The course content was excellent and tailored to our needs... Being primarily based on code samples and exercises it was a chance for in-context and practical learning that I have already seen being applied in our code.