Transform teams and iterate to excellence
Agile ways of working improve speed, innovation, product quality, and employee engagement. Any team can benefit. Our leader programs provide a roadmap for how to shift culture. Team programs cultivate the mindsets for agility and introduce agile practices and tools.
Plan with agility
Get to done
Learn and improve
LEADER AGILITY PROGRAMS
Foundations of Enterprise Agility
Program participants first learn about the advantages of agile approaches—and the imperative for agility in their industry. Through case studies, they see how other organizations have made the switch, and the successes and challenges they faced along the way.
Participants gain a better understanding of how agile their organization is currently, and what the path to greater agility will look like for them. They learn about agile principles, structures, practices, language, and workflows, and the rationale behind them.
Critically, participants see how these concepts apply to their organization, and learn about their role in leading the transformation. By the end, they have a roadmap and set of next steps for themselves.
Leading the Agile Transformation
A successful agile transformation requires a cultural transformation. Leaders play a vital role in changing the culture—the norms, mindsets, and behaviors of an organization.
Program participants see how their organization’s context matters: without altering its existing structure and system of rewards, the old culture will continue to be reinforced, and people will find it difficult to change. Participants learn to identify what kinds of behaviors get incentivized—through financial rewards, recognition, or praise—and what they can do to encourage desired behavior instead.
Participants practice leading by example, role modeling agile thinking and acting for others. This includes embracing mindsets such as:
- Abundance. Agile leaders look to open new market spaces through innovation, partnerships, and customer collaboration—seizing opportunities to create value for and with all stakeholders.
- Flexibility. Rather than create detailed long-term plans and follow them to a T, agile leaders provide direction, plan incrementally, and adjust based on results.
- Customer centricity. Agile leaders make a habit of frequent customer interaction. They prioritize ruthlessly based on what will provide the customer the most value, and measure the success of initiatives in these terms.
TEAM AGILITY PROGRAMS
Program participants learn about the values and principles at the heart of agile, along with the benefits of agility—for the customer, the organization, and themselves. They also cultivate the mindsets and behaviors needed for agile teams, such as:
- Embracing change. An agile team member understands the need for new products and ways of working, is comfortable with uncertainty and experimentation, and can pivot when something isn’t working.
- Getting to done. Agile teams work quickly and with focus, deliver usable and valuable products in short cycles, and iteratively improve on them based on customer feedback.
- Ownership mindset. Agile teams organize themselves to deliver exceptional results, take pride and accountability in their work, and own responsibility for outcomes.
The program provides the know-how, psychological techniques, practice, and support needed to change traditional ways of thinking.
Over the past two decades, teams have used agile methods to deliver high-quality work faster, refining these methods over time. In this program, participants take their teaming to the next level, honing practices that will enable them to:
- Deliver value on time. Program-level planning makes sure teams are aligned on priorities. Sprint planning, done right, allows teams to commit to goals they know they can meet.
- Improve coordination. Daily standups give team members a chance to share progress and impediments, and ensure they get the help they need. Agile boards make progress transparent, facilitate communication between teams, and keep dependencies front of mind.
- Grow as a team. Regular retrospectives let team members discuss what went well and what can be done better. Team members agree on how they want to approach work differently next time—creating a cycle of continuous improvement.
Participants adapt agile practices for their own teams, and learn how to use helpful tools. Our follow-up coaching ensures that teams get the most benefit from their new practices.
Transform the way you work
WITH AGILE TEAM TRAINING
We tailor training to meet your needs. We can equip select teams with agile ways of working, even if the broader organization remains business as usual. Training focuses on practical advice that’s most relevant to your people and projects.