Going undercover: understanding Agile inside out

The success of agile practices has impacted the masses’ understanding of what’s really happening behind the scenes. This too often leads to blind adoption and mediocre results. In order words, for many teams agile practices have become the new waterfall.

With a deeper understanding of the core tenets of the agile mindset and a simple process to help you think in an agile way, you will become a master of sustainable improvement with tangible results and with a lot less frustration.

Expect this session to energize you with a healthy combination of theory and practice.



 
 

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • 5 min: Introduction
    Introduction of the topic and the speaker
  • 10 min: History of and drivers behind the agile manifesto
    Short history of how software engineering evolved over the years and how this inspired the creation of the Agile Manifesto
  • 30 min: Exercise: Pocket sized principles
    Exercise and debrief around the principles of the agile manifesto (https://www.tastycupcakes.org/2010/01/pocket-sized-principles/)
  • 15 min: Agile Thinking explained
    Overview of the 6 principles of Agile Thinking. This provides the participants with a framework to think through problems in a results oriented way
  • 20 min: Exercise: Collaborative origami
    Exercise and debrief around collaboration (https://www.tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/collaborative-origami/)
  • 5 min: Wrapping up and closing
  • 5 min: Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Get insight into how to interpret the agile manifesto in your own environment
  • Learn a results oriented approach that can be used regardless of your environment
  • Get a deeper understanding of what agile practices and methods are really trying to achieve

Target Audience

Beginner, Practitioners, Coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

Nothing

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