Diana Larsen
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Agile has a problem. When we started out with Agile, people used it because it made their lives and products better. Now people complain that Agile is about meetings, top-down mandates, and wasting time. We can do better. It’s time for a change.

In response, Diana Larsen and James Shore developed The Agile Fluency™ Model and Martin Fowler published it, “Your Path Through Agile Fluency” (http://agilefluency.com). The model describes how teams grow in their understanding of Agile over time. It's a descriptive model, because it reflects what happens in the real world, and in it's an aspirational model, because you can use it to understand how to invest in improving your teams.

We've found the model very useful for helping teams, managers, and executives understand what they can get from Agile and what they need to invest in order to get those results. The model's emphasis on concrete outcomes means executives are open—even eager—to devote the effort needed. Leaders appreciate being able to see the tradeoffs and make a strategic decision, and teams thrive when given meaningful goals and the time and resources needed to achieve them.    

In this workshop, led by Diana Larsen, together we’ll dig deeper into the model, including:

-       Agile Fluency Model Overview

-       Bringing Agile Fluency into your organization

-       Examples of Agile Fluency in real-world teams

-       Examples of organizational investments

-       Supplemental materials for metrics and assessments

-       Agile principles and practices in the model

-       New directions and support for the Agile Fluency Model

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

I. Introductions & Background

2. Walking through the Model - Explore every step along the path (Lecture + Questions)

    a. 1 Star - Benefits, Shift, Core Metric + Interactive Questions

    b. 2 Star - Benefits, Shift, Core Metric + Interactive Questions

    c. 3 Star - Benefits, Shift, Core Metric + Interactive Questions

    d. 4 Star - Benefits, Shift, Core Metric + Interactive Questions

3. Applying the Model to Your Teams, pt 1 (Interactive table groups) - What benefits does your organization want/expect? What will the organization invest?

4. Applying the Model to Your Teams, pt 2 (Interactive table groups) - Where do teams fit along the path now? What is the difference? 

5. How can leaders (coaches, managers, scrummaster, etc.) contribute to the shift? (Interactive table groups + Plenary Discussion) - Generating and sharing resources

6. New Direections for Agile Fluency (Short lecture + Q&A) 

7. Next Steps

Learning Outcome

During this workshop, participants will: 

- Examine and discuss the Agile Fluency model, as a general model and in application to familiar teams

- List the benefits they need, want and are getting from their teamsand explore the gap

- Experience a fluency model for identifying skills in one domain

- Develop a plan for shifting unhelpful patterns of "agile" in their teams or organizations

- Select a direction to expand the Agile Fluency model in application

Target Audience

managers, coaches, scrummaster, team leads, programmers, testers, product owners, product managers, directors, executives,

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