Leading High Performing (Agile) Teams

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Seattle, WA 98104

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Successful organizations understand the value of High Performing Agile Teams.

This course aims to help leaders gain the key skills needed for setting up their teams for success, assessing their health and removing organizational obstacles that impede their performance.

(Interested in attending as a group? For 2 or more, email us: info@empoweragilecoaching.com for group discounts.)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain clarity on what healthy vs. unhealthy teams look like and the impact leadership has on team performance.
  • Explore the team maturity steps and what leaders can do to support and accelerate team growth.
  • Practice assessing the health of a specific team in terms of their Clarity, Performance, Leadership, Culture and Foundation.
  • Transform insights on team health into actionable growth plans for team maturity.
  • Learn how to stand up teams through the forming stage and how to setup teams for success with clarity on their purpose, roles and expectations, decision making, ceremonies and a strong foundation.
  • Discover how to ‘stabilize’ teams through the storming stage and learn more advanced skills related to conflict management, managing dysfunctional behavior, technical agility and removing organizational impediments.
  • Explore teams that are norming and how to optimize their performance, improve metrics, speed to market and business outcome delivery.
  • Learn how to ‘enable’ teams that are performing through creating space for innovation, growing change agents and enabling knowledge sharing across the enterprise.

Who will benefit from this course? This course provides critical, real-world guidance for managers transitioning from a traditional environment to Agile and for Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Technical Leads who have had basic training and are ready to grow their leadership skills and support teams in becoming high-performing.

You have a solid understanding of the framework and are looking to gain more skills to lead teams and learn to effectively deal with conflict and challenges that arise when leading collaborative teams. Moreover, you want to hear how others are tackling these complexities.

This class, Leading High Performing Teams, will set you up to dive deep into these more advanced topics for Agile leaders. This is a class where you will learn how to deal with real-world challenges through some of the softer skills that go beyond the basics of a ScrumMaster or Product Owner course. In this two-day class, participants will start by brainstorming many of the real-world challenges they face as leaders and then discuss practical ways to address the challenges. The course aims to help the Leadership Triangle (ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Technical/Solution Leads) and managers to gain a deeper understanding of their roles and how to lead high-performing, self-organizing teams, by covering key Servant Leadership, Facilitation and Soft Skills necessary for each role to be successful.

Why take this class? Instructors Julie Springer and Ryan Fullmer have the experience of leading organizations through Agile transformations, have cultivated high performing teams and have a passion for making the learning experience engaging and personal. With years of on-the-ground experience to draw on, they will support you throughout your learning experience and are there for you beyond the two-day class, to support you as you go back to your organization and begin to apply the practices.

Who should attend? ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Technical Leads, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Resource Managers.

If you:

  • Have a strong desire to serve your team
  • Are looking to grow and develop your skills
  • Are considering a new role in coaching or leadership

If you’re interested in learning if this is the right fit for you, email us and we can help you to determine if this is the right path for you.

What people are saying:

"I really enjoyed this course. A lot of great information, especially as a new manager. Julie was excellent, knowledgeable without being preachy." - Project Leader - Financial Industry

"Wonderful class, instructors were great allowing the class discussion to be [company] specific." - Agile Coach, Technology Manufacturing

"Excellent facilitator, knew the material very well. Good examples from personal experience. Very good at encouraging conversation and feedback/thoughts." - Project Leader - Financial Industry

"Both instructors are very knowledgeable and able to draw on their personal experiences with teams." - Director, Process Improvement, Global Automotive Business

What you’ll learn:

  • The Agile Values and Principles Refresher
  • The Agile Lifecycle End to End
  • Comparing Agile Roles to Traditional Roles
  • Deep Dive into each Leadership Triangle Role
  • The Role of Agile Managers
  • What are Self-Organizing Teams
  • Top Challenges Leading Self-Organizing Teams
  • Servant Leadership – Letting Go of Command and Control
  • Assessing the Team Structure and Roles
  • Creating a Collaborative Environment
  • Assessing and Coaching on Team Dynamics
  • Protecting the Team from Outside Disturbances
  • Coaching on Basic Agile Practices and Principles
  • Assessing the Backlog and Coaching on Effective Requirements
  • Assessing and Coaching on Agile Engineering Practices
  • Listening for Impediments
  • Effective Tracking and Reporting
  • Running Effective Retrospectives
  • Practical ‘We Should Try’ ‘We Should Stop’ Action Items

Why This Course?

  • Unique course designed to address real world challenges with leading Agile teams. Provides practical solutions as action items.
  • This course is designed with 60% interactive group workshops!
  • Engage in several workshops that simulate real world team issues!
  • Practice leading a dysfunctional team and receive feedback!
  • For private courses, we can discuss YOUR company projects and develop practical action items for improvements.
  • You walk away with valuable course material, handouts, resources and cheat sheets including our Agile Coaching cheatsheet that will support you on your projects.

14 Group Workshops Included!

  • Workshop 1 – Your Learning Objectives
  • Workshop 2 – Healthy vs. Unhealthy Teams
  • Workshop 3 – The Multi-Tasking Game
  • Workshop 4 – Traditional vs. Agile Roles
  • Workshop 5 – Role Change Management Plan
  • Workshop 6 – New Team Member On-boarding
  • Workshop 7 – Team Vision
  • Workshop 8 – Define Your Team Norms
  • Workshop 9 – What are We Known For?
  • Workshop 10 – What are You Known For?
  • Workshop 11 – Practice 1:1 Conflict Resolution/ Coaching Session
  • Workshop 12 – Ball Point Game
  • Workshop 13 – Try Doing… Stop Doing…
  • Workshop 14 – Build the Growth Backlog



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What can I bring into the event?

No need to bring anything to class; all course materials will be provided.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please either call or email. Email: info@empoweragilecoaching.com or call: 503.308.9510

What's the refund policy?

Up until 10 business days prior to class, you can cancel your registration and receive a full refund. After this time frame, you may transfer your course to a later scheduled date, or you may transfer your registration to another attendee. If you need to cancel or transfer, please notify info@empoweragilecoaching.com.

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Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your registration information at any time. If you have questions, please email us, info@empoweragilecoaching.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you need to have someone attend in your place, please notify us info@empoweragilecoaching.com and we will make the necessary changes.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We would prefer to know in advance of any registration attendee changes being made, so please notify us by email or call so that we can plan accordingly. Email: info@empoweragilecoaching.com or call: 503.308.9510

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