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A Leader's Guide to Agile Trade-offs - September 9, 2020

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Agile Fluency Project

100 North East Farragut Street, Studio #04

Portland, Oregon 97211

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Discover investments, trade-offs, and leverage points to power up your software development teams.

Successful agile teams execute with routine, skillful ease. That doesn’t happen overnight. As a leader, which investments will get results sooner? Use the Agile Fluency Model and Game to gain new insights into where to invest your people, time, and resources.

Start here to learn how to guide your organization's investment in growing teams' skills and capabilities. You'll learn about the Agile Fluency Model, an in-depth tool for understanding how to balance the benefits you want against the investments you're willing to make.

You'll also experience an immersion into thinking about agile and the trade-offs that emerge over time. The Agile Fluency Game is a rich simulation of two and a half years on a software team that's adopting agile ideas for the first time. You'll decide how and when to invest in learning versus investing in delivering features. You'll learn the outcomes that result from these decisions, leading to actionable insights that you can immediately apply to your organization.

Who Should Attend

  • Organizational leaders tasked with growing their delivery capacity and capability
  • Managers and directors who are building skilled agile teams
  • Executives who depend on software development to achieve business agility and marketplace resilience
  • Agile consultants and coaches who want to add to their toolkit

What People Say

About the Agile Fluency Model:

“[The] Agile Fluency [Model] is the best model I know for conversations about goals of an agile adoption or the current state and possible goals for improvements to an agile process.” —Sebastian S., Agile Coach and Consultant

“The power of this approach is that we were then able to identify concepts and skills that we needed to work on to round out our capabilities at the fluency level we felt was appropriate for us.” —Woody Z., Agile Coach

“This is about understanding your own context and needs and what's right for you." —Linda R., Agile author

“How much are you willing to invest; and how much do you want to gain? The Agile Fluency Model helps to make this decision and moreover to understand the journey of agile teams.” —Jutta E., Agile author

“The Agile Fluency model is an important contribution for its excellent blend of rigour and relevance.” —Jaana N., Senior Researcher, Swedish Institute of Computer Science

“[The] Agile Fluency [Model] has been an effective tool for me to help tell the agility story to the entire organization.” —Brent S., Principal Software Engineer

About the Agile Fluency Game:

Saved us money on our agile transition effort by getting a preview in 90 minutes!” —Director, Agile Center of Excellence

“Makes the need for best practices come to life.” —Manager

“Played first game and beautifully painted ourselves into a corner through the same mistakes real teams make. How’d that happen? Powerful teaching.” —Senior Learning & Development Manager

“[Our leadership team] experienced 20 years of agile learning in 4 hours!” —Director, R & D

“The shift from playing the game gave new focus to our discussion of leadership challenges.” —VP, Product Management

What You'll Do

Come prepared to engage in an interesting and interactive workshop. You'll participate in in-depth discussions with your peers about the nature of software development and how to get the best results from your teams. In between interactive exercises and simulations, we'll provide short lectures to guide your thinking and spark new ideas.

Lunch and a light breakfast are provided.

What You'll Learn

  • How to recognize typical patterns teams follow as they gain proficiency
  • How to focus investment in teams for the most business benefit
  • How to create a customized investment plan for your organization

Course Outline

We’re always tweaking and improving our material, so this outline is subject to change.

  • Understanding the Agile Fluency Model
  • Aligning delivery teams with your organizations' goals and needs
  • How to help teams develop and flourish
  • The Agile Fluency Game: A teamwork simulation for software delivery
  • Takeaways you can apply to your real-world environment
  • Improving teams and your organization with the Agile Fluency Lifecycle
  • How to plan organizational investments that support a team's learning journey

Questions? Need more details?

In-depth information about the Agile Fluency Suite and all our Workshops and Events are available on our website. Contact us at info@agilefluency.org.

Coronavirus Precautions for this Workshop

We have intentionally kept the number of seats in this workshop small. We believe you would have a better atmosphere with a small, select group of colleagues, that is sufficient for a lively exchange of experiences and questions, and few enough for lots of individual attention. That decision is serving us well in this climate of concern about the coronavirus. In addition,

1) Our training room size and setup for this workshop will accommodate the recommended social distancing (≥ 3’) between participants.

2) We will remind everyone that agile hugs and hand shaking are inappropriate at this moment in time. We will encourage and support personal connections and are very open to elbow bumps, foot daps, “live long and prosper” Star Trek hand signs, etc.

3) We will have available only individually packaged food items and drinks.

4) The facilities for washing hands are quite close to our room. No need to wait for a formal break to step out.

5) Our office building is relatively small and lightly populated with staff from other businesses. We are far from center city crowds.

6) We will have plenty of hand sanitizer, tissues, and cleaning wipes available throughout the course.

7) We will suggest smaller, usually uncrowded restaurants that we trust for evening meals.

8) We are open to any other suggestions you may have that will help us to offer the care that you need to feel comfortable for learning. Please contact us.

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100 North East Farragut Street, Studio #04

Portland, Oregon 97211

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