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Agile in Your Context

Bridging the gap between Agile ideas and your reality

Is your Scrum/Kanban implementation encountering some challenges?


Have you tried various “best practices” but the results are so-so?


Interested in focused, proven guidance for improving Agile in your context?

Most Agile implementations are well-intended and based on familiar frameworks and practices. Yet, they struggle to take off, or quickly plateau, far short of their potential. Too many companies 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, 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

We will explore six key areas for great Agile implementations:


  1. The choices that guide Agile work and decision-making
  2. Launching work initiatives
  3. Managing work intake
  4. Engaging people and teams
  5. Doing the work with maximum agility
  6. The journey: what helps and hinders


Modules typically start with a short interactive presentation and proceed with a fair bit of independent work, done with my guidance and bolstered by input from the other participants and stories from the trenches.


Location: TBD


Max attendance: 16 people.


Cancellation: If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the course, feel free to find someone to take your place. If you can’t find a substitute within this time frame, we’ll refund all but $400 to cover our administrative costs.


If you cancel within 30 days before the course, we can’t provide a refund. However, you may find a substitute.


No matter when you need to cancel, if you find a substitute, please let us know ASAP who that person is. It’s up to you to take care of payment arrangements with that person. Bonuses are not transferable between registrants.




  • Develop customizations of Agile ideas to better fit your context.
  • Learn simple techniques to establish what matters long-term when going Agile.
  • Identify conversations to start, causes to pursue, and challenges to experiment with.



Fall 2018 (exact day TBD). You may get on the early-announcement list.

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