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Leading the Agile Enterprise

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1 Day

There’s a growing chasm between those who can quickly respond to change, innovate at scale and leverage Information Technology (IT) as a competitive differentiator, and those that cannot. Successfully making the leap is a challenge, requiring an organization to transform its culture, technology and skills. In such a transformation, leadership is critical. Traditional leadership practices must be radically changed. Leaders need to evolve along with their teams and exhibit the behavior as they go about changing the way they work. During this course, participants will learn about the obstacles, challenges and pitfalls that lay ahead. They will learn about strategies and techniques to overcome these challenges. And, in completing the course, participants will become better leaders of thought and action in driving organizational change and enabling their teams to thrive.

This course includes a combination of lectures, discussions, exercises, an opportunity backlog and a workbook.
This course is designed for leaders about to begin or currently invested in an Agile transformation.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe the key principles and values of Lean and Agile.
  • Describe the impact of Lean and Agile across the enterprise.
  • Describe an organizational design framework for building an Agile culture.
  • Apply approaches to align Business and IT.
  • List, describe, and select tactics that quickly generate momentum in your Agile transformation.
  • Describe leadership approaches to delivering business outcomes
The Lean and Agile Enterprise: Principles, Values and Scope
Lean Principles
Agile Principles and Values
Exercise: Lean and Agile Thinking
Agile at the Team Level - Scrum
Agile Beyond Scrum
Exercise: Enterprise Agility

Agile 360: Business Drivers and Challenges
Reasons for Adopting Agile
Benefits and Challenges of Agile

Business Value: How do you know it’s valuable?
Revisiting Business IT-Alignment
Defining Business Value
Learning Organizations
Aligning via Outcomes
Exercise: Impact Mapping

Creating an Agile Culture: What’s possible in your organization?
Organizational Culture Assessment
Alignment: Culture and Agile
Leading Cultural Change
Current State? Future State?

Getting Tactical: Generate Momentum with Tactics
Selecting Tactics
Learn from Peers
Tactics to Reach Goals

Developing Agile Leaders
Agile Leadership
10 Things Agile Leaders Should Do Differently
Exercise: Delegation Game

Moving Toward the Vision
Confronting Current Reality
Exercise: Review and Prioritize the Backlog
Introducing LEAP4Agility
Exercise: Remember the Future
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