Agile Leadership

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
3401
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Overview

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.

Audience

Managers and individual contributors who want to lead in an organization defined by rapid change, and particularly one transitioning to Lean and Agile methodologies.

Skills Gained

You Will Learn How To You Will Learn How To

  • Lead your organisation into the future by identifying and enhancing business value
  • Increase the effectiveness of your organisation'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

Course Outline

  • 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 behavioural skill sets
  • Defining the behaviours and values of the Agile leader
  • Adding Business Value to the Organisational Mission

Appreciating diverse organisational cultures

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

Identifying business value

  • Defining your sphere of influence
  • Developing organisational mission statements
  • Quantifying strategic plans using metrics
  • Tangible and intangible business values
  • Embracing Uncertainty to Increase Business Value

Recognising root causes

  • Accounting for the planning fallacy
  • Determining the effects of complexity on your organisation
  • 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 organisation
  • 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
  • Recognising the importance of action planning
  • Creating your action plan

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite
Onsite3 1500 £1500 2019-02-15
London
London3 1695 £1695 2019-05-01