Teams which are happy to challenge, support, question and hold each other to account are built on an ability to have open and honest conversations about their own performance and a purposeful desire to improve.
This programme will help unlock thinking as to what you can do to be more agile in projects and raises some questions which will help reveal deeper considerations.
This is for individuals who are just starting out on their Agile journey and want to see if the Agile is for them.
The Change Maker Programme will be delivered in a virtual learning environment through an easy to use system.
Each of the 6 sessions will be the perfect blend of real-time facilitator-led theory and practical and participative tasks and activities, with virtual breakout rooms to optimise learning.
The flexible module-based sessions are 3 hours long. There will be some short pre-course reading to complete prior to some of the sessions.
The workshop helps organisations and teams focus on what’s really important and achieve results more quickly than other ‘traditional’ ways of working. This can lead to a considerable reduction in wasted effort and, for many, leads to a more enjoyable working experience. The workshop is for all members of staff who want to experience a taster of how Agile approaches work.
The workshop is a combination of learning the principles of Scrum and team-based exercises. During the exercises, you will work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints to learn Scrum while using Scrum. They experience first-hand how the Scrum framework improves their ability to deliver value compared to traditional methods.
The breadth of the role’s responsibilities in delivering a successful product will become more clear from an Agile perspective. Metrics are identified to track the creation of value and the successful delivery of the product to the marketplace.
In previous sessions, we have looked at the principles and some process theory that underpins the Scrum framework, At the heart of the Agile and Scrum movement is that of the Scrum Master. This session looks specifically at the definition and the responsibilities of the role from a leadership and coaching perspective moving a team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. We will take a look at the thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts.
Companies with an Agile environment typically accept and promote change, innovation, and process improvement. They understand the different Agile frameworks and support important Agile practices, such as planning in sprints and working collaboratively. These workplaces support their team members. They also view engaged employees and customers as more important than following documented processes and contracts.
The four pillars of Agile that any Agile environment needs to support are:
In this session, we take a critical look at our organisations to see what could change to support the successful application of Agile PM
Date to be arranged by the delegate with the tutor.
We will be sharing blogs from our trusted thought leaders. They will complement the range of topics that you’ll delve into during the virtual delivery of the Change Maker Programme.
The Change Management Podcast, hosted by Dr Louise Bright, Director of Research and Business Engagement at USW, will give you exclusive access to USW’s thought leaders who are at the helm of supporting organisations to solve their business problems. We’ll also feature special guests who will give honest reflections on their experiences of change, the impact it has had on themselves, their teams and their organisations.