Being a Leader in an Agile Organisation

Organised by: Software Cornwall
Date: Wed 12th May 2021
Time: 13:00 to 17:00
Location: Online event

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This course combines comprehensive coverage of the Agile Mindset, behaviours and ways of working

What you will learn

Part 1:

  • Overview of Agile and the Scrum framework.
  • The importance of teams to Agile (4 3 2 1 model)
  • Creating a Physiologically safe environment and the concept of servant leadership.

Part 2:

  • Where a manager fits into Agile and how they support the growth of Agile
  • Characteristics of an Agile organisation
  • Empiricism
  • Leadership styles
  • Understanding and developing the team members

Delivery will be via a combination of slides, talks, interactive exercises and 3rd party videos.

Who is this course Suitable for?

Anyone who is new to Agile and wants to gain an understanding. Or those that have been working with Agile for a while and wish to develop their knowledge.

Why should you book this course?

This course combines comprehensive coverage of the Agile Mindset, behaviours and ways of working. With the insights and experience gained over 30 years of working with Agile in the real world. This results in providing every participant with a solid foundation and mental models from which they can build True Agility.

Are you a leader or part of an organisation that is considering the adoption of Agile working? Understand the differences in practices, thinking and management of staff when working in an organisation will greatly improve your chances of success and make you a more effective leader.

Anyone who is working in an Agile organisation who feels that they are not currently getting the promised benefits and are wondering why.

What you will need

Online – access to computer with decent stable broadband connection. Access to web camera and audio device. All session will be delivered over Zoom or MS Teams. Additional software such as Mural or Whiteboard will use web cloud-based services for which links will be provided.

Trainer Bio

Mark Gray

Mark has been working with Agile on real world projects for over 30 years. He was involved in the early stages of the definition and discussions that resulted in one of the first Agile frameworks. Working for a Global IT consultancy for 22 years Mark was exposed to a wide range of industries and cultures. During this time Mark advised the UK Cabinet office, where he collaborated on the first ever E-commerce strategy. Mark was fundamental in successfully introducing and demonstrating the advantages of Agile to many organisations.

Mark regularly publishes articles on Agile use and misuse on the Medium platform and often presents at conferences and meetups. Mark is currently working with IBM on the global Agile transformation of BP.

Mark prides himself on taking organisations beyond the adoption of frameworks and allowing them to realise the full benefits of True Agility.

Unless it is giving you a real business advantage it’s not True Agility.

The European Social Fund is partially funding Software Cornwall to run this training project to provide development training for employees within the software industry. As a Software Cornwall member you will be receiving a discount to this course by email. This course is only available to those from the UK or EU. To participate in the training certain personal information will be required from attendants as proof of employment and eligibility to attend. This information is for the purposes of ensuring that the training will go to the correct participants. You will also be required to complete an evaluation form after the training as part of the attendance.