Event ACE Culture Essentials

Agile Culture Essentials

Agile is not only about implementing a new project management tool – it begins with teaching the Agile philosophy and starting to transform the work culture. Our program combines proven Semco Style practices & Agile practices to build a culture rooted in trust and autonomy.

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Ready to get more out of Agile with Semco Style?

Agile is not only about implementing a new project management tool – it begins with teaching the Agile philosophy and starting to transform the work culture. But without a holistic understanding of Agile, managers often act in conventional ways that are in contrast with the principles of Agile and unwittingly undermine their Agile teams. In fact, one of the key tenets of Agile is to put people over process – but ironically, Agile itself often has been interpreted as a process and is being imposed on people. Born out of years of experience, the Semco Style Framework and Roadmap provide a growing library of practices to build an Agile Culture.

Agile Culture Essentials (ACE) makes this Framework and Roadmap available for use by aspiring organizations that are looking to build a truly Agile workplace. Are you ready create truly self-managed agile teams?

This workshop is tailor made for leaders and coaches that are starting or looking to accelerate their transition to Agile. It gives you a better understanding of the ground, daily actions and behaviors needed to build an Agile Culture. We will focus on where to begin and how to combine both, Semco Style and the Agile Manifesto, to create a culture shift that is rooted in trust and autonomy and how to create truly Agile leaders.

It’s for Agile Coaches who are looking to enhance their portfolio of practices and tools with specific focus on building an Agile culture as well as for Senior Managers who are looking to build high performance Agile teams / improve the velocity of existing teams.

The program condenses the knowledge you need to implement practices that build effective, self-organized and Agile teams. Ready to start a lasting agile transformation within your organization?

Duration and Roadmap

Optional: ‘All about Agile’ session: Thursday, January 20 13:00 – 14:30 CET (UTC +1)

Optional pre-workshop Agile basics session for participants that are new to Agile.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the origin of Agile and its relevance nowadays
  • Overview of the basic tenets and principles of Agile.
  • Awareness of common Agile terminologies and what they mean.
 

Session 1: A new view on Agile: Thursday, January 27 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)

In this session you will increase your overview and awareness of Agile Culture and how to enhance it.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Experience the difference between traditional and Agile cultures.
  • Understand the changed role of leaders in Agile organizations.
  • Get visibility into newer ways of working. Feel the challenge of Agile in a simulation game.

Session 2: Developing Agile leadership: Thursday, February 3 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)

On day two of the training program we take a closer look at the role of leaders that is most supportive for Agile environments.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the difference between traditional and self-organized teams.
  • Appreciate the new role of manager in Agile teams.
  • Experience the practice of ‘Step Back Management’ through an experiential activity; the Agile Titanic Simulation game.
  • Understand the ‘Mini U model’ and learn the method of gradual intervention.

Session 3: Agile team skills: beyond the surface: Thursday, February 10 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)

In this session we focus on key skills any Agile self-organized team needs to masterin order to move beyond superficial application of practices such as Kanban boards and stand-ups.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to transfer decision making to the teams.
  • Get a deep understanding of boundary conditions, why they are needed and how to define them.
  • Learn to create the conditions necessary for more team-based decision making. Understand roles and responsibilities in self-organized teams.

Session 4: Agile team performance: Thursday, February 17 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)

On day four of the training program we focus on what is needed for a team to keep improving its performance.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to run effective retrospectives and why they are crucial for a teams development.
  • Get a deep understanding of psychological safety.
  • Create a personal action plan with hands-on practices to start with right away.

Session 5: Learn and share: Thursday, February 24 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)

The final session is all about implementing the learnings. We focus on the roadmap for transitioning to Agile.

Your Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the steps needed to prepare the organization for a transition.
  • Awareness of the sequence of actions needed.
  • Learn how to use Agile to implementAgile. Develop Personal Action Plans to implement learnings.


Investment

€ 990,- for the full program

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