As agile practitioners, we are well aware that we need to delegate decision-making and responsibility to members of the team, but it's often easier in principle than it is in practice. Frequently, delegating triggers some angst in most of us, usually revolving around our biggest fear: "What if they fail miserably?"

Fortunately, there are better questions to ask before we delegate, including:

  • How can I determine whether the person is capable of handling the responsibility delegated?
  • If they're not ready, how do I help them to acquire that ability?

In this combination tutorial and workshop, we'll answer both these questions so you can be more successful when you delegate. We'll also give you an opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge via in-class simulation and provide information to help you coach others in effective delegation.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  1. Why Delegation is so Difficult - and Why it's Important (5 minutes)
  2. Gauging Ability - A Simple Guide (5 minutes)
  3. Practical Delegation Described (8 minutes)
  4. Let's do it! A Delegation Exercise (20 minutes)
  5. Sharing & Recap (7 minutes)

Learning Outcome

When the finished, the attendee will...

  1. Be able to gauge a person's level of ability to complete delegated work
  2. Apply a simple, effective strategy for successful knowledge transfer and delegation.

Target Audience

Anyone working in an agile environment (all roles)

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants do not need to have any agile experience.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

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