What are your principles?

Many companies attempting Agile are not getting the benefits they hope for. I believe most of these companies are more focused on blindly following practices than living the agile principles. Many of these companies have not fully embraced the principles and some do not even know the principles! For an organization to reap the benefits that agile offers, it must live the principles. In this workshop, I'll teach you exercises and techniques to reset the people in your organization around the 12 Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto and the 4 Modern Agile Principles.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Intro, norms, ice breaker 5m

Background and context 30m

  • Discuss that many companies attempting Agile are not getting the benefits they hope for
  • Discussion about experiences within your companies
  • Discuss how many companies attempting Agile are not following framework guidelines and draw correlations to principles this violates
  • Review information and quotes from respected thought leaders that support the idea that companies are not following guidelines that support the agile principles
  • Discuss the idea that many people in "agile organizations" aren't aware of the agile principles
  • Discussion about awareness of the principles in your companies.
  • Discussion about examples of those living/not living the principles in your companies.
  • Explain why an organization must live the principles to reap the benefits that agile offers

Exercises 40m

  • Conduct an exercise to discover the meaning of the 12 principles. Teach how to conduct the exercise as we do it. (Train the trainers)
  • Conduct an exercise to uncover the truth of principles people may not agree with or understand. Teach how to conduct the exercise as we do it. (Train the trainers)
  • Conduct an exercise to discover the meaning of the 4 principles. Teach how to conduct the exercise as we do it. (Train the trainers)

Review and closing - 15m

  • Group discussion about what we just learned
  • Call to action - takeaways for attendees to affect change when they get back to their companies

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the importance of embracing the Agile Principles
  • How to identify if people are going through the motions or living the principles
  • Learn an exercise to teach people the meaning of the 12 Agile Principles
  • Learn an exercise to teach people the meaning of the 4 Modern Agile Principles
  • Learn an exercise to help people embrace the Agile Principles

Target Audience

Anyone who is struggling on their agile journey

Prerequisites for Attendees

Ask people in your company about their understanding of the 12 Agile Principles and the 4 Modern Agile Principles. Come prepared to discuss what you discover.

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