Practice
Practice

If you want people to change behavior, you have to give them tools that allow them to do so.

This course covers the practicalities of introducing Agile Lean Leadership (ALL) into an organization. Example Patterns, methods and templates are presented and discussed. This ALL Practition course is for leaders who want to get a solid handle on templates, tools and patterns that can be used for helping transform an organization. The course builds on the Foundation or the Executive course and provides the participant with practical tools for implementation within an organization. Read a PDF description of the course here…

Learning Objectives

Agile Lean Leadership Context

Understand the practical implications of the prevailing management Neo-Taylorist paradigm versus ALL. Being able to address the ethical dilemmas.

Leadership

An insight into different tools and workgroup methods that enable leaders to analyze and assess the current status of their organizations.

Organization

Case stories of how others have solved challenges and exploited opportunities. Examination of sample patterns, tools, practices and templates.

Change

Understand the mechanisms that make people in an organization willing to try to change. The importance of psychological safety and disciplined reflection.

Content

What is the real difference? Highlighting the implications of the Neo-Taylorist approach versus Agile Lean Leadership. Exercise to describe the differences and how to spot the status of the organization in practice. The ethical dilemmas:

    • Wicked problems. Exploitation or sustainability?

Concrete tools for the Leader – How can the leader get a reasonable understanding of the present situation the potential for positive charge and then be able to monitor the development?

      • Produce an ALL Canvas to lay out the key factors 
      • The Future Backwards exercise: understand the present and options for moving in the desired direction?
      • Cynefin assessment. Individual evaluation – in which domain are people comfortable and can contribute?
      • Templates for working with complex challenges.
      • Value and Impact estimation. Value follow up.

Organizational tools and templates – Organizational canvas and Relationship diagram. Circle and relationships manifests, different examples. Various blackboard templates for investigation and problem solving. Roadmaps at large.

Organizational patterns – Patterns are helpful ideas that can be used as scaffolding, when applying ALL values and principles in context. Contracts, employment etc.

    • A mix of planned and event driven work
    • Crisis, sudden drops into Chaos, crews, re-teaming.
    • ALL Adaptor pattern for incomplete transitions

ALL in an imperfect world – Often it is not possible to have the perfect Team, supplier or complete ALL transition:

    • Team Members pulled out for other work.
    • Dependencies on outside experts or other resources.
    • Too few, immature or demotivated Team members. Patterns for conflict resolution.

Change – in behavior, driven by clear purpose, useful tools, psychological safety and submitting to transparency.

“Nobody changes by being told, they have to be shown!” – Timothy Keller

Online courses

When the one-day courses in the Agile Lean Leadership program are delivered online they follow a slightly different format due to the very different nature of online courses.

First of all, where a physical course lasts a full working day, the same online course consists of two 3-hour sessions, one delivered in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session is in  3 sections with a 10 minute break in between. We try to go for sessions 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-15:30.

To compensate for the shorter exposure time, the participants are required to do some homework before the course. Each of the courses either has an accompanying “Birds’ Eye View” document that we ask the participant to read or a video to watch beforehand. We also ask participants to take a small survey that covers the content of this material to improve imprinting the learning. This is required for a successful outcome of the course. As additional preparation we ask each participant to bring 3-5 questions to the training regarding topics he or she would like to discuss.

Our online course content is compact and focused, but we always prioritize activities that focus on dialog and interaction as well. We assume the participant has read the Bird’s Eye View and has it available for reference. So, in John Wayne’s words “we ride hard and fast!”.

About a week after the training course we offer participants a one hour online retrospective for follow-up questions and clarifications. It is not mandatory, but it does provide a space for people to ask questions before taking the online test.

It is our experience that the format of 2 x 3 hours of course sessions for online courses represent the absolute maximum participants can benefit from in a day. It is therefore important that participants prioritize time for preparation as well to get maximum benefit from the course. In order to ensure sufficient interaction between the instructor and participants please note that we either limit the number of participants 10-12 people for a course, or we choose the option of adding an extra instructor for classes of more than that number.

Prices and Conditions for Courses

  • Each public Agile Lean Leadership one-day course is offered at an Early-Bird price of EUR 640, USD 800, NOK/SEK 6,500 or DKK 4,800 when registering more than a month before the course date, after that the prices are: EUR 720, USD 900, NOK/SEK 7,200 or DKK 5,400.*
  • Each public Agile Lean Leadership two-day Course (ALLSM or ALLPO) is offered at an Early-Bird price of EUR 1,230, USD 1,500 or DKK 9,000 when registering more than a month before the course date, after that the price is EUR 1,350, USD 1,650, NOK 15,900 or DKK 10,000.
  • All Prices are excl. Danish VAT.
  • Courses include meals, course materials, certificate of participation, access to online resources and free participation in follow-up events for two years.
  • Participants can choose to sit an examination after each course. This consists of handing in a written assignment for review and assessment by the instructor and one independent instructor. The students will receive comments and a passed/failed note, grades are not given. The examination costs EUR 160, USD 190, NOK/SEK 1.600 or DKK 1,200.
  • Registration via email at info@agileleanhouse.com, invoices are sent out from the organization arranging the training course. Payment has to be received before the start of the course.
  • Cancellation policy: Registration can be cancelled up until one month before the start of the course without any fees. Cancellation between one month and two weeks before the course start is charged with 50% of the course fee. Cancellation the last two weeks before the course start will be charged fully. Transfer to a later course can be negotiated, in case unforeseen circumstances appear.
  • For free events we kindly ask participants to register via email at info@agileleanhouse.com. Registration can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the event FOC. After that, a no-show fee of EUR 55, USD 65, NOK/SEK 550 or DKK 400 will be invoiced.
  • The courses are also offered as internal, on-site courses for organizations and companies. Normally a minimum of 10 participants are required. If you are interested please contact us for further information, via email here… or find the right contact person here…

*Except for the Agile Lean Leadership Executive Course which is offered at an Early-Bird price of EUR 825, USD 1000, NOK/SEK 8,300 or DKK 6,100 when registering more than a month before the course date, after that the prices are: EUR 920, USD 1,100, NOK/SEK 9,300 or DKK 6,800.*

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