Prior to attending class, participants should be familiar with basic Agile principles, typically having managed one or more Agile projects (directly or through subordinates).
Class Size Limit: 20 (Minimum 8)
At the end of the workshop you will be capable of adding significant value to your Agile project teams and the supporting organization.
Specifically, you will gain the following:
How can I make a real contribution, given that Agile teams tend to manage themselves? Ever since Agile became popular at the beginning of the decade, managers have been asking this question. A definitive role for managers is still nonexistent in the Agile literature. Agile team members have even been heard to jest that they don't need a manager anymore! Given the nature of self-organizing teams, this is may be an understandable perspective, but nothing could be further from the truth.
An Agile organization desperately needs managers, ones with new skills, alternate mindsets, and a fresh perspective on managing. The job of manager shifts from director / manager of the team's work, to a position of coach, boundary keeper, obstacle remover and organizational change driver. Also, exercising a few specialized skills from Lean and Agile thinking rounds out the list.
The Compleat Agile Manager™ comprehensively defines and explores these new competencies, so necessary for effective management in an organization adopting Agile. Participants will significantly increase their contribution as manager, moving beyond the basics of Agile to beginning mastery of these Agile management disciplines. The course combines mini-lectures, expert demonstrations, skill development exercises, scenario discussions (small groups), and a case study. (Yes, it will be a long day!)
$1,200 per attendee.