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Introduction to Agile
"The course activities was relevant and great!"
"Fine amount of theory"
"Good practical examples"
Agile Prioritization Techniques
Just imagine how many different things that need some sort of prioritization! It can be ideas, work tasks, decisions, strategies, actions … One prioritization technique might be good for one thing but not all of these. Sometimes you might also need a quicker method to prioritize.
This is a course that teaches different ways and techniques for prioritization and how you facilitate and use them effectively. We will take some of the simplest ones like user story-based techniques to slightly more complicated ones like impact vs effort and even more complicated ones like WSJF (Weighted Shorted Job First).
Introduction to agile leadership
The leader role has changed dramatically during the last years, it has gone from the team serving the leader to the leader serving the team.
This is an introduction to agile leadership where we look specifically at agile mindset, agile leadership behavior and introduce an agile leadership toolbox.
This course will be a start on your journey to become an agile leader.
Leadership as a Service
Leadership as a service is about inviting leadership from everyone in the organization. This includes creating a culture of trust.
This trust enables self-organized teams to make their own decisions and move forward with their work without constant supervision from management. Of course, there will always be situations where teams need help from managers, but by creating a culture of trust, we can empower teams to take ownership of their work and make decisions that are best for the business.
Leadership as a service is about creating an environment where everyone can contribute and feel valued. When we trust our teams, we create a strong foundation for success.
The course is based on theory, discussions and practical examples.
Okaloa Flowlab Simulation for teams
Okaloa flowlab workflow simulation is a perfect fit for learning about kanban, the best learning happens when people co-create and share in new experiences. It is a fun and very effective way of learning agile principles as the participants actually get to experience them first hand.
The team flow simulation provide an immersive experience that allows participants to experience what life is like without Kanban practices and then again, comparatively, what life could be like when you apply some Kanban practices. This is done in a team level environment but the basic principles can be applied in a broader context. Some of the key take aways include:
• The difference between optimization for utilization and flow
• The impact of work-in-progress (WIP) on your system of work
• The interaction between WiP, throughput and lead time¨
• How to limit WIP in your system of work
• The difference between estimating effort and understanding duration for work
Introduction to Flight Levels
Flight levels, overview of what is happening in an agile organization, the reduced need for reporting all the time, organize for complexity but have a good overview of the organization, trust, value for the customer not for the business are all selling points for adopting an agile methodology within your company.
Flight levels give c-level managers a birds eye view of what is going on within the portfolios without micromanaging every team.
Self organized agile teams are empowered to make decisions and move fast without having to wait for approval from management which in turn reduces the need for reporting back up the chain of command.
Organizing around complex products to portfolios may sound daunting, but with a good overview of what is happening within the company via flight levels, it becomes much simpler to trust that decisions are being made in the best interest of the customer rather than what is best for the business. The value for customers should always come first and by using an agile methodology, your company can ensure that it does.
Get the necessary knowledge on how to lead a lean-agile organization using SAFe® framework.
What you will learn:
• Leading transformation to business agility using SAFe®.
• Becoming a lean-agile leader.
• Understanding customers’ needs using Design Thinking.
• Activate your delivery of agile products and services.
• Implement Lean Portfolio management.
4 x 4 hours
SAFe® for Teams
Get the necessary knowledge that an agile team member needs in PI planning and iteration (sprints). Break up features to stories and develop iteratively with built-in quality.
What you will learn:
• Explain SAFe® agile principles.
• PI planning.
• Iteration planning.
• Execute iterations and demonstrate value.
• Improve the processes in the agile release train.
• Integrate and collaborate with other teams in the same release train.
• Be part of an agile team in an agile release train.
4 x 4 hours
Agile Process Tools: A look into Scrum, Kanban (and SAFe)
A lot of people start their experience and knowledge with agile from a method, process, and tool perspective. This interactive training will give participants a healthy view of process tools and give concrete example of Scrum and Kanban.
Participants will get to see and experience how Scrum and Kanban is in action.