Agile Introduction: For those who are just starting their journey into Agile, we’ll explore various Agile methods. We will see that of the top 5 frameworks, more than 50 roles are panned out. Not a single one to management! Is it surprising that some of them would be set in an passive aggressive resistance mode towards agile ? Keeping your options open is a foundation of many agile practices (TDD, Scrum, FDD) and it should be the same for agile management. We will explore this avenue of continuously creating or modifying expiry conditions for the life options at work.
Complexity: Much of what we know about management is based on practices designed in the industrial and manufacturing era where the knowledge worker had to be monitored closely. But Dave Snowden has changed the laws with the Cynefin framework. We will see how narratives are key to decipher complexity and how to recognize where we stand and where we go from there.
Energize People: What makes you want to go to work in the morning? Can this be scaled out? Can you adapt to changing conditions in the workplace?
Empower Teams: Empowerment. A great buzzword, but how do we do it? We’ll explore practices you can use right away to help your teams understand where the invisible electric fences are.
Align Constraints: Self-organization doesn’t mean chaos! Learn how to use situational leadership to put the right constraints in place so that you can stand back and deliver.
Develop Competence: People love to learn, we will see how to foster a craftsmanship attitude based on trust and respect. We will address the value of slack, how to manage it with proven techniques and its importance in improving yourself.
Grow Structure: Tired of silos? In the Cynefin framework, we start from where we are, so there is no need to fight them or get rid of them! We will however experiment on structures and see how to set ourselves for learning by arbitraging the odds of success and failure.
Improve Everything: Promoting evolutionary change is a nice approach to eliminate passive resistance for those of us aspiring to agility. We will discuss a scientific approach to agility success so that in turn, you will be able to improve anything in your organization.
Daniel began his career in the 1980’s and followed the path that was fashionable at the time. Over the last 10 years, he got involved with agility and never looked back.
He adopted Scrum at the beginning and balanced his portfolio with a lot of Lean and Kanban recently as the scientific approach converges more with his early career mindset. But agility is key.
Gifted at training and explaining, he looks forward to helping others.