Whose Agile Project is it Anyway?
1/2 to 1 Full Day depending on client needs
Using the Agile methodology to lead and manage projects is becoming more and more commonplace in organizations. In addition to being able to use the various tools and approaches that define the Agile framework, project leaders and team members must possess critical interpersonal skills that facilitate enhanced and clear communication, quickly build trust, and, possibly most importantly, allow everyone to pivot and respond to new ideas, input, and changes as a project moves through its lifecycle.
Whose Agile Project is it Anyway? is an engaging, interactive, and participant driven workshop designed to help teams and organizations ensure that key interpersonal skills are in place to increase the effectiveness of an Agile project or initiative. Special attention will be placed on leveraging improvisational comedy techniques to create an environment that helps team members think quickly on their feet, be open to new ideas and suggestions, build on the input of others, and establish trust.
In addition to focusing on the interpersonal skills that the Agile methodology relies on, participants will also learn key principles and techniques for leading and participating in Agile driven projects.
- Understand how important team dynamics and interpersonal skills are to Agile
- Teach and embed critical interpersonal skills within teams and groups
- Learn key elements of the Agile process
- Be able to launch and lead a project that uses Agile
- Using ‘Yes and…’ versus ‘Yes but…
- Listening for understanding
- Building trust among team members
- Knowing when and how to quickly pivot and make needed adjustments
- Sprint Planning Meetings and "Stories"
- Scrum Meetings
- The role of the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and team member
- Sprint Review Meetings
- Agile/Scrum case study/simulation