I'm an Agile leader now. What's next? Creating strategic value outside the bounds.

In today's world Agile is often stereotyped as something that is just used for software development. As an Agile Coach or ScrumMaster, you may feel boxed in by these same stereotypes. Yet, we believe that a good agile leader can add value across their organization. At Veracity we've found ways to use agile and lean principles to add value and performance in places outside of traditional software teams. We think agile principles, tools, and techniques can help in places like strategy, planning, market feedback, and culture. Using real world scenarios, let's take a look at some of the ways we believe agile leaders can bring value beyond their development teams.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Our playing field: The Launch Continuum
  • Our comfort zone: Agile in Development
  • Remembering the basics
    • Agile Manifesto and Principles
    • Theory of Constraints, Principles of Flow, and Lean Thinking
    • Teams: Collaboration, Communication, Visibility
  • Moving outside our comfort zone
    • Agile during Strategy & Analysis
    • Agile during Planning & Feasibility
    • Agile during Adoption (after launching)
  • Exploring some case studies

Learning Outcome

Practical ideas for experimenting with agile principles and techniques to create value in places where agile is not usually found.

Target Audience

Agile Leaders, Coaches, ScrumMasters and anyone interested in creating value via agile principles and techniques

Prerequisites for Attendees

Exposure to agile manifesto and principles. Have a desire to bring agile value outside of traditional agile boundaries.

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