2Days

Leading High-Performing Agile Teams

This is a deep dive course that takes you into some more advanced topics for Agile leaders. Participants start by brainstorming many of the real world daily challenges they face as leaders and then we discuss practical ways to address the challenges. The course aims to help the Leadership Triangle (ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Technical/Solution Leads) AND Managers  gain a deep understanding of their roles and how to lead high-performing, self-organizing teams. We will cover the key Servant Leadership, Facilitation, and Soft Skills necessary for each role to be successful.   This is a must have course for team leaders interested in taking their Agile teams to the next level!

DETAILED OUTLINE

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