Friday, June 4, 2010

Lean/Agile Leadership Series

"People change what they do, not so much because we give them analysis that shifts their thinking, but because we show them a truth that influences their feelings."

John. P. Kotter, Heart of Change
High Performance requires
Engineering, Teamwork and Focus
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A classic failure scenario when implementing Scrum is lack of understanding and support from management. Why? Since they do not understand what the Agile/Scrum teams are trying to accomplish, the have not bought into it.

Mary & Tom Poppendieck closed the gap between management and Agile with their Lean Software Development books. Inspired by their work, I have created a series of workshops, the Lean/Agile Leadership Series to expose all levels of management to the basic truths behind Lean, Agile and Scrum.

The goal of these three Workshops is to create Awareness, Interest and Desire among all levels of Management and Thought Leaders for the Lean Principles and Agile Values.

Each on-site workshop consists of an introduction to the corresponding Lean and Agile principles and values, a discussion of the pressing issues of your organization, an interactive simulation to experience the principles at work, and a debriefing on opportunities and side-effects of applying these principles in your organization. You and your management leave each workshop with ideas for improvment that you can apply to your business immediately.

Curious about the workshop? Download the Lean/Agile Leadership Series description or contact me.

Ready to go beyond the internal marketing phase? The check out Mary and Tom Poppendieck's Lean Leadership course to learn essential Lean tools, skills and principles. September 8 and 9, 2010 in Diessenhofen, Switzerland (45 Minutes from Zurich Airport).

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