This two-day leadership workshop is intended for managers, executives and team leads that are considering or implementing a lean or agile transformation, as well as for those leaders of any software organization needing a step-change improvement in software development productivity and quality.
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Class Size Limit: 40 (Minimum 15)
The workshop is an interactive, experiential-based format with tutorial and handson exercises, coupled with ample opportunities for discussion of applicability to the company’s current software development challenges and context.
The workshop is built in a modular format; the length of each module can be tailored to the specific needs of the attendees:
Module I –Introduction to Lean Thinking and Product Development Flow
In this module, Leffingwell describes the principles and practices of lean thinking, and introduces value stream analysis as a tool for understanding how to shorten the time from customer request to feature delivery. In addition, this module introduces eight core principles for achieving the economic benefits of continuous product development flow.
Module II - Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises
In Module 2, Leffingwell describes the fundamentals of software agility, as a “software instance of lean thinking” and highlights proven practices that enterprises have used to successfully scale agile adoption to teams of teams and the full enterprise. Advanced topics include lean requirements and portfolio management, intentional architecture, managing organizational change and measuring business performance.
Module III – Experiencing Scrum
In this portion of the workshop, Leffingwell introduces the attendees to the principles and practices of Scrum. This portion of the workshop is experiential in nature; in addition to theory, attendees will experience a short “sprint”. The lessons learned will enhance their personal understanding of agile and Scrum.
Module IV – Agile Technical Practices
Scrum provides many enterprises with the basic project management practices that teach teams selforganization, focus, incremental value delivery and accountability to objectives. However, without constantly improving technical practices, agile teams will not necessarily achieve their ultimate potential performance. In this module, Leffingwell introduces agile technical practices, including continuous integration, peer review, collective ownership and test-driven development.
Module V –The Agile Release Train
In this module, Leffingwell describes how enterprises can align agile teams to a common mission and vision and use cadence, synchronization and rolling-wave release planning to achieve product development flow. This module also introduces extended agile planning, estimating and portfolio management tools to help define release objectives and manage successful release execution.
Module VI – Agile Leadership: Building High Performance Teams.
In this module, Leffingwell explores the principles of agile leadership. Subtopics include the following:
• Managers as Agile Leaders
• Measuring Agile Progress
• Coaching Agile Teams
• Five Dysfunctions of a Team
• Problem Solving Workshop
The module ends with a problem solving exercise, introducing specific lean-based tools for problem solving, which can be used by managers to help teams self-analyze and self-correct the substantial challenges they face. The format for this ending exercise focuses on addressing specific challenges the attendees face within their current business context.
$1195 per attendee.