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Agile Leadership

Duration: 3 Days
Course Price: $2,650

Smart leaders realize that career advancement is based on the business results they achieve rather than the knowledge they hold, and in today’s world of rapid change, agility is required to deliver these results. With this Agile training course, you will apply and facilitate an Agile leadership framework, realize your career aspirations, and advance your organization’s goals.

You Will Learn How To

  • Lead your organization into the future by identifying and enhancing business value
  • Increase the effectiveness of your organization's Lean and Agile initiatives
  • Develop your emotional intelligence to overcome resistance to change
  • Align and amplify contemporary leadership principles under the Agile Leadership Model

 

Smart leaders realize that career advancement is based on the business results they achieve rather than the knowledge they hold, and in today’s world of rapid change, agility is required to deliver these results. With this Agile training course, you will apply and facilitate an Agile leadership framework, realize your career aspirations, and advance your organization’s goals.

You Will Learn How To

  • Lead your organization into the future by identifying and enhancing business value
  • Increase the effectiveness of your organization's Lean and Agile initiatives
  • Develop your emotional intelligence to overcome resistance to change
  • Align and amplify contemporary leadership principles under the Agile Leadership Model

 

The Agile Leadership Framework

  • Finding your leadership style through the prism of established leadership models
  • Evaluating prevalent leadership models
  • The Agile Leadership Model
  • Building your analytical and behavioral skill sets
  • Defining the behaviors and values of the Agile leader

Adding Business Value to the Organizational Mission

Appreciating diverse organizational cultures

  • Analyzing the characteristics of hierarchal and adaptive structures
  • The myth of the broken organization
  • Distinguishing complicated, complex and chaotic systems
  • Agile and the Fifth Discipline

Identifying business value

  • Defining your sphere of influence
  • Developing organizational mission statements
  • Quantifying strategic plans using metrics
  • Tangible and intangible business values

Embracing Uncertainty to Increase Business Value

Recognizing root causes

  • Accounting for the planning fallacy
  • Determining the effects of complexity on your organization
  • The danger of extrapolating the past
  • The Innovator's Dilemma

Exploiting uncertainty

  • Applying the Cynefin Framework
  • Identifying disruptive technologies

The Agile Leader's Toolkit

Applying development methodologies

  • The domain of traditional methodologies
  • The domain of agile methodologies
  • Agile Project Management (PMI)
  • Scrum development methodology
  • Dynamic System Development Method

Managing risk

  • Traditional risk management
  • Agile risk management
  • Timeboxing to counter scope creep
  • The premortem versus the postmortem
  • Addressing the technology landscape

Emotional Intelligence for the Agile Leader

Cultivating your emotional intelligence

  • The Emotional Intelligence Framework
  • Identifying resistance to change in your organization
  • Applying active listening techniques
  • Avoiding group think

Sharpening your influencing skills

  • The importance of a leader's vision
  • Finding the balance between logic and emotion in fostering change
  • Appreciating the importance of reciprocity
  • Building an Agile coalition network

Creating an Agile Environment

Empowering teams and fostering their success

  • Identifying the structural empowerment required for the Agile team
  • Implementing the psychological empowerment required for the Agile team
  • Bringing leadership to the Scrum meeting
  • The reality of the 10x developer

Problem solving

  • Measuring the performance of Agile teams
  • The importance of strategic thinking in problem solving
  • The application of brainstorming to problem solving

Making decisions in a complex world

  • Making the decision right while making the right decision
  • Ensuring the "waterfall left hand" knows what the "Agile right hand" is doing

Implementing Your Agile Leadership Action Plan

  • Recognizing the importance of action planning
  • Creating your action plan
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