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Executive Leadership Management

Engaged leadership is essential for successful transition

Overview

When an organization commits to undertake a transition to Lean-Agile methods, regardless of the approach, it is essential that executives, leadership and management get involved. We have a full offering of executive and management briefings and courses to provide either an overview or a full understanding of what is required. Our approach is to offer pragmatic briefings and workshops that help leaders engage with the critical success factors required for guiding the transformation and managing the portfolio. Every course can be tailored to the needs and circumstances of the client.

Courses​

This overview is recommended for C levels, Principals, Sponsors, Business and Technical Senior Managers, and key organizational stakeholders (Finance, HR, Operations) whose organizations are either exploring how to improve the Return on Investment of a company’s technology investment or are already in transition to Agile. Executives and management play a key role in an Agile adoption and it is critical to have a consistent perspective with clear expectations of what is involved for success.

Course Objectives: 

The objectives for this course include:

  • Gaining a high-level overview of Lean-Agile

  • Developing a consistent perspective of how to achieve the benefits of Lean-Agile

  • Understanding the impact of Lean-Agile to your organization

 

Learning Objectives: 

The learning objectives for this briefing include:

  • Understand the responsibilities of Business, Management, and the Teams and the key roles in Lean-Agile

  • Minimize / eliminate the risks associated with technology development

  • Realize Business value quicker by doing Business value increments

  • Identify key needed changes in drivers and thinking

Lean-Agile Executive Briefing

This two-day workshop is tailored for leaders involved in scaled Lean-Agile / SAFe® transformations. It is designed to help leaders through the paradigm shift required to apply Lean and Systems Thinking at all levels of the delivery organization. It is intended to assist leaders in understanding the why of the transformation, the path they should take and their required roles in the upcoming effort.

The experience can support up to 15 leaders, presented in a workshop fashion with exercises and activities designed to present key ideas required to understand and commit to the benefits of scaled Lean-Agile practices. It prepares leaders to recognize expected challenges and come up with counter-measures to address challenges during the transformation.

 

Since this workshop is domain- and context-driven, we personalize the experience by having two senior level executive coaches co-teach this event.

 

The effectiveness of this course is greatly enhanced when our executive coaches can perform pre-workshop interviews and assessments to verify the context in which the leaders perform. We recommend two weeks in advance a half day of effort for each of two instructors to perform offsite/onsite assessment of context and domain through interviews and observations. 

 

Course Objectives: 
  • To enable executives and directors understand how to use lean principles to transform their organization

  • To provide the context for developing software faster, with higher quality and lower cost 

  • To create a new paradigm of software development that integrates people and process

  • To enable participants to see the cost of poor quality in the software development cycle

  • To improve the awareness of the importance of fast-flexible flow

  • To underscore the importance of using process as a baseline for change.

 
Learning Objectives: 
  • Understanding the importance of time to market and how to use minimal marketable features to achieve that

  • Why visibility of the organization's process is so important

  • Why efficiency will lead to low cost, but why you can't go after low cost directly

  • What is in the way of predictability

  • Why quality is so important

  • How to measure success

  • How to use pull to plan

  • Understand key factors in transitioning

Preparing Leadership for a Lean-Agile Transformation