Agile Thinking

Agile Thinking will provide your team with this deep understanding of the principles underlying any agile practice, method or process. It will help your team to get the most out of the practices it uses today and introduce practices that address immediate problems. Agile Thinking will help you implement Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, DevOps and other practices in a way that makes sense for you and your teams.

Agile Thinking consists of six principles as shown in the diagram below:


Agile Thinking is your first step in sustainably transforming your organizational culture to become a learning organization.

What problem does it solve?

Teams come in all shapes and sizes. The business domain they are active in or the technology they work with adds to their uniqueness. Agile practices are designed to solve specific challenges in well defined team environments and therefore can be a struggle to understand or try to adopt, especially when your team environment does not match the one targeted by the practice. This leads to frustration, mediocre results at best and often to the word agile being banned to the catacombs of failed IT initiatives.

Does this mean that agile practices are not valuable for those teams? Does it mean that we first need to change the organizational structure before we can get the benefits that agile practices are trying to bring? Not at all. While not all agile practices - or at least as they are described in literature - will provide you with immediate benefits for your team and their objectives, all agile principles are applicable and will help guide your team to make meaningful decisions on the way to delivery. Armed with a deep understanding of the principles, your team can adjust some practices to fit their unique context and get the benefits they are after.

What's covered?

We cover many topics in the interactive workshops including:

  • What is Agile really?

  • Understanding objectives

  • Agile manifesto

  • How to create fast feedback

  • Iteration

  • Identifying and removing waste

  • Collaboration and cooperation

  • Quality and systems thinking

  • How to apply Agile Thinking to your daily work

Agile Thinking has enabled over 2,000 participants to have a deeper understanding of how to create more agility in their daily work.

Logistics

  • The workshop is delivered online in four 2-hour virtual sessions or as a 1-day in-person workshop.

  • During a full day experiential workshop, the participants will

    • experience the underlying principles that are used in every agile method or practice

    • understand how to benefit from agile practices in any environment, regardless of the methodology or other constraints within the environment

    • and be introduced to a coaching framework enabling continuous improvement.

  • We need a minimum of 12 participants to work in small teams and discuss a variety of challenges participants bring. We can accommodate groups as large as 20 in a single workshop.

  • We encourage everyone to participate in this workshop, from business partners who help define the vision, over managers who govern delivery to testers and developers working hands-on to get the results into the hands of the end users.

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What to expect

Discovery

Different people have a different understanding of what agile principles and practices entail. We run a short survey to get insight into what participants expect from the workshop and how they see it impact their daily work.

Workshop

A full-day in-person workshop (delivered online in 4 sessions) lets participants experience the underlying principles that are behind every agile method or practice, learn how to benefit from agile practices in any environment, and discover a coaching framework enabling continuous improvement.

Reinforce learning

When the participants have had a chance to implement the workshop's learnings during their daily activities, we followup with an additional survey. This allows us to build a plan with the customer that further cements the benefits of Agile Thinking.

Scale

We provide a train the trainer program for Agile Thinking enabling organizations to independently expand the impact of the Agile Thinking program with all their current and future employees.

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