Becoming Agile is never easy and never-ending. Each of us who works with teams and organizations spends a lot of time focusing on how to help others become more Agile. Just as critical though, is the need reflect on how WE can improve our capacity for Agile Servant Leadership because, in different ways, each of us is our own greatest champion and worst enemy when it comes to Agile adoption.This workshop is for Agile practitioners who are interested in deepening their understanding of how to do more of the things that already enable them as Agile leaders, and would like to explore the things that are holding them back.
This session will introduce two tools that can aid you in your efforts to continuously improve your own personal agility. The Five Measures Canvas is a tool from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” that has been adapted for use in this context to help create clarity around the challenges individuals face when pursuing Agile. The Personal Agility Canvas is modeled after Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas. The Personal Agility Canvas has been adapted to focus on key areas that should be considered by any individual who is interested in performing a personal retrospective and developing an action plan that can help them improve their personal practice of Agile.
Attendees of this session will:
●Gain a better understanding of different aspects of their personal and work landscape which are aiding and hindering their ability to adopt Agile.
● Set goals for improving individual capacity to become a better Agile Leader.
● Identify key areas of focus for improvement.
● Create a tactical plan you can use to increase your ability to move from “doing” Agile to “being” Agile.
● Pair up with an Accountability Partner who will provide support and accountability outside of class towards following through on your tactical action plan.
Participants in this session will be guided through how to use these tools to assess and enhance their own personal agility. We will also spend time on how to facilitate the use of these tools with team members and organizations so that the participants are prepared to introduce this on site once they have returned to work.
Speaker: Dave Prior
Dave Prior, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP, CST, has been leading technology projects and teaching individuals and teams how to manage their work for over 20 years. He has managed projects, programs, PMOs, and portfolios, and has been focused on Agile since 1999. Dave’s approach centers on finding a better way to help those who are making the journey from a traditional approach (waterfall) over to Agile.
Dave’s podcasts appear on LeadingAgile and ProjectManagement.com. The podcasts focus on best practices for transitioning from waterfall to Agile, as well as guidance and advice from other Agile practitioners.
Dave works for LeadingAgile and leads CSM and CSPO classes. He is also a member of the Scrum Alliance TAC and he lives in New York City.