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Agile For Executives - Salt Lake City, UT

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Course Overview

As development groups transform into Agile teams they become empowered, transparent, predictable, and much more capable of maximizing the ROI of their efforts, and lowering the total cost of software asset ownership.  Often, the remaining bottleneck in the environment is the interface between the development teams and the executive sponsors.

For this reason we offer a brisk, one-day course targeted for IT and non-IT executives who rely on Agile teams to fulfill their software needs.  This short course is designed for busy executives who want to understand what Agile means, how it is different form traditional models of software development, how it can benefit their organization and--most important--how they can interface with their Agile teams correctly so that the teams can work as fast as they can on the right things.  

Benefits

  • Learn what it means to be Agile
  • Learn how to describe the Agile Development process
  • Learn why Agile is popular
  • Learn about industry adoption trends and what drives successful adoptions
  • Learn about practices that enhance an Agile team's velocity
  • Learn about common practices that negatively impact an Agile team's velocity
  • Learn how to expand the benefits of Agile beyond the software teams
  • Learn about servant-leadership
  • Learn what factors create an effective Agile teamspace
  • Understand a high-profile Agile adoption and what could have been better

Agile For Executives Course Overview

 

Our course includes the following:

Part I - What Does It Mean to be Agile?

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Values

Part II - What is Agile Development?

  • Roles
  • Meetings
  • Artifacts

Part III - Why is Agile Popular?

  • Accountability
  • Predictability
  • Improvement
  • Business Value of Agile

Part IV - Industry Trends for Agile Adoption

  • Adoption Trends
  • Drivers of Agile
  • Impacts of Agile
  • Agile Portfolio Usage
  • Typical Champions of Agile

Part V - How Can Your Organization Benefit from Agile?

  • Are We Agile Yet?

Part VI - Practices that Enhance an Organizations Agile Engine

  • A look a effective practices...

Part VII - Practices that Slow a Corporations Agile Enging

  • A look at Anti-Agile patterns...

Part IIX - Expanding on the Agile Model

  • Agile in Marketing
  • Agile in Sales
  • Executive Support for Agile

Part IX - Common Adoption Challenges

  • Common challenges...

Part X - Adoption Case Study: SalesForce.com

  • Agile Transformation Approach
  • Agile Benefits
  • Other Benefits
  • Lessons Learned
  • What would they have done different

Part XI - The Agile Leader

  • Servant Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence

Part XII - The Agile Environment

  • Practices Follow Vales
  • Safe Envionrment
  • Trust
  • Teamspace
  • Tools
  • Information Radiators

Course Activities


Attendees perform the following: 
  • A Look at the Agile Manifesto
  • Graph your organization's agile profile
  • Velocity Impact Worksheet
  • Information Radiators
  • Back to work plan

  
 

Coaching & Mentoring



 
Red Rock coaches are available to help develop you into the leader that takes your team to the next level and beyond.  
Our coaches are John C. Maxwell certified leadership trainers, coaches, and speakers, and possess a solid background in software development best practices and leadership fundamentals.
  


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