Modern Agile Workshop, September 19-20 2019
Genuine agility is enormously effective in helping us achieve our dreams. Being agile means moving with “quick easy grace” and possessing a “quick resourceful and adaptable character.” Unfortunately, “Agile” has grown into a complex tangle of roles, rituals, frameworks, tools, processes, brands and certifications. Too many people are being taught how to “do agile” rather than learning how to be agile. We need a return to simplicity. Modern Agile is here to help.
Designed for people in many domains (not just IT), Modern Agile is defined by four guiding principles: Make People Awesome, Make Safety a Prerequisite, Experiment & Learn Rapidly and Deliver Value Continuously. These principles are reverse engineered from what kick-ass organizations do to create a happy workplace and get awesome outcomes. Understanding and thoughtfully practicing these four principles will free you from agile dogma and help you achieve better results faster.
In this 2-day workshop, you’ll learn about the essential practice of psychological safety, what it means to have a just culture, how obsessing on making people awesome is far better than worrying about competitors, how to build a culture of experimentation and learning and the art of delivering value continuously.
Who this workshop is for
This workshop is suited to anyone in an organization who is interested in uncovering better ways of getting awesome results. This may include people from development, sales, operations, marketing, HR, management and leadership. The workshop is a mixture of interactive exercises and stimulating dialogues.
What you’ll learn
You will learn ways to achieve better outcomes by
- Understanding what real agility means
- Understanding modern agile’s four principle,
- Discovering what has become outdated in agile processes,
- Experiencing how the four principles guide decisions,
- Learning about organizations that benefit from modern agility,
- Understanding the fundamentals of psychological safety,
- Increasing safety in your culture, products, services and infrastructure
- Conducting experiments that help you learn rapidly,
- Identifying friction points and simplify your process,
- Engage the entire team to continually uncover better ways of working.