The Agile Executive



This is a brief overview and look at what this thing called Agile is all about and how it can help you achieve your vision for agility within your organization. Organizational agility is vital in today’s business climate. And it all starts with awareness, a vision and a commitment.

I’ve worked with executives at all levels and from San Diego to The Silicon Valley to Sweden on understanding what Agile is and how it may impact work at their level; I’ve helped them connect the dots on how to navigate in this new culture and supported them as they go along the way with executive and leadership coaching.
 
 
 
 
This interactive session will give you the foundation essentials to begin your executive support of agility.

Program: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Class size: 15 (Max)
Why is this important?: This type of shift in your organization requires all levels of leadership. See the blog post below.
Who should attend?: Managers and executive leaders up to C-level.
Pre-requisite: Organizational Assessment. The output and recommendations from this shape the ‘Your Targets’ section in the agenda below.

Agenda:

Understanding Agile

  • What is it?
  • Where did it come from?
  • Top reasons for the adoption of Agile
  • What’s most popularly used and why?

Your Targets: A look at your organization’s targets (this is from output of an assessment done prior to this training)

  • Report/Summary of Assessment results
  • Focus on positive core (mini-workshop)

5 Levels of Planning

  • Review and impact to your organization

Scrum

  • What is it?
  • Where did it come from?
  • What’s important about it?
  • What are the roles, events and artifacts?
  • What role do you play in these activities?

Getting Started

  • Understanding the challenges ahead
  • Stages of cultural evolution
  • How your organization aligns
  • Building accountability in

Closing

  • Review of resources
  • Ah-ha and Action Plans
  • Continuous improvement/Feedback

 

My approach to enterprise agility is one that includes your values, your mission, vision and more. Scroll down to see the steps to my 5 phase approach.

Executive and leadership coaching is a vital component to this work. Click here to see my professional coaching page for more on the value and impact of coaching.

 
 
 

Blog Post – Agile Transformation Considerations

Here is a link to a blog post that highlights some the missteps that can happen with Agile transformation. While some of the points are a bit dogmatic, the titles of each point happen in real life. I have seen them across cultures and industries. Knowing them upfront, can help you plan to structure your Agile transformation in a way that supports your vision for agility

Some notes about the “Twenty Top Fails in Executive Agile Leadership” article