Does Agile Change your Process - or your Perspective?

With every great movement, there are pioneers, early adopters, and then the majority who follow their lead. The agile pioneers understood that agile is not a process change, nor a new SDLC to implement, but a whole new way to think and work while serving your customers. So why do most agile transformations focus on teaching frameworks, methods, laws, and practices?

Join me to learn how to activate and encourage this way of thinking, often described as an agile or growth mindset, within yourself and your company on your journey towards a more agile workplace.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

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I’ve been running this experiment since 2018, when I started introducing them in our new Agile Team Immersion, and it’s made a huge impact on the teams I coach. I spoke on this topic for the 4th time at Agile & Beyond.

I think the feedback I’ve gotten has helped me deliver some great content, and even help a few people start to think differently about what agile means for them.

The workshop agenda looks like this:

  • Intro and Icebreaker (5 minutes)
  • History of the Agile Manifesto (5 min)
  • Introduce the Agile Principles (3 min)
  • Run the Uncovering Better Ways exercise and invite participants to identify the top 10 values they feel best represent agile principles (12 min)
  • Invite the participants to decide what values they have, which opposing values they need to let go, and which ones they should master (10 min)
  • Debrief (5 minutes)

Learning Outcome

  • What makes us look at the same thing so differently
  • Why it’s important to study the History of the Agile Manifesto
  • What are the guidelines of Agility, and why is it important to make them personal
  • How to activate and encourage an agile mindset
  • How you can change someone else’s mindset

Target Audience

People just beginning to move towards agility, or those who are struggling to adopt agile to their environment.

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites needed

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