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Executive

This Agile Lean Leadership Executive course is for those who want a quick introduction to the whole concept and pattern.

The course gives a quick background of Agile and Lean Thinking providing an understanding of the mindset. Participants learn different ways to move the organization in the direction of trust, taking ownership, constant improvement, pride of workmanship, intrinsic motivation and organization for complexity. Participants learn about transparency from different perspectives, estimation, risk assessment and basic prioritization techniques. The course is completed by going through the fundamental patterns for building an organization that:

  • Is fast
    • Delivers value fast
    • Learns fast
    • Changes fast and inexpensively when needed
  • Has a consistency of purpose
    • Focused on the long term and and the sustainable
  • Is reliable and resilient
    • keeps promises and commitments
    • Have high quality standards in all aspects
    • Is able to react quickly and sensibly to the unexpected
  • Is innovative
    • Have motivated, energetic employees
    • Explore and experiment
    • Can handle complex challenges
  • Has balanced empathy
    • With the customer
    • With the employee
    • With other stakeholders and society at large

The agenda for the day is:

Agile Lean context

  • What makes people perform well and enjoy their work-life?
    • Why is this important? Intrinsic motivation, pride of workmanship
  • A tactile exercise to get a handle on constant improvement, self-organization and flow
  • Constant Improvement, constant learning
    • The Deming PDSA Circle
    • Empirical process control
  • Complexity theory, Cynefin
    • Why much work in the modern world fall in the complex domain
    • Why the traditional ways of Big Upfront Planning (BUP) are insufficient to solve complex problem effectively
  • Neo-Taylorism in contrast to Agile Lean Leadership

Agile and Lean basic patterns

  • The heart of Agile and Lean.
    • A fairy tale supplying an overview of the fundamental Agile and Scrum pattern
  • The classic Agile roles, taking care of the strategic, tactical and operational areas
    • The CO/PO: Team Captain, Product Owner, Commanding Officer or CEO
    • The XO/SM: Team Master, Coach, Executive Officer or COO
    • The Team or staff members
  • Retrospectives and constant learning
    • Kaizen and Kaikaku, small steps and giant leaps
  • Predictability and its importance
    • Estimation, different methods, pros and cons
    • Building reliable and predictable sprints or cadences
    • An exercise in estimation

Agile Lean Leadership, the 4 values and 16 principles

  • Clarity of purpose​, a clear vision
  • A clear line of sight to the customer, be clear on who you serve and why
  • Leadership in complex domains, the organization as a complex organism. Binding people together with common goal and values, not rules and regulations
  • Focus on sustainability and resilience, keep everything working over time and through changes
  • Building psychological safety and leading for learning

A model Agile Lean organization

  • The concept of circles, relations and manifests
  • The Relationship Map
  • Primary focus on serving the customers, decision making and escalation, cross-cutting concerns.

A basic familiarity with Agile is recommended for example through reading our "Scrum a Bird's eye view" here... 

The price is EUR 720, NOK/SEK 6,600 or DKK 5,250 excl. VAT, please register at info@agileleanhouse.com.