Many companies are attempting a radical and often rapid shift from hierarchical structures to more agile environments, in order to operate at the speed required by today’s competitive marketplace. The success or failure of any transformation often starts with C Suite Executives. Agile for C-Suite training focus on the orientation to Top management to deal with complex challenges faced by Organization. Ex. Transformation / Disruptions / etc.
Training Title: Agile for C-Suite - 1 day
Why it is important for Senior management to embrace Agile?
How it leads to the betterment of Organization, Teams, People and Customer Satisfaction?
As decision makers, the Leadership in any Organization need to focus on providing necessary training and tools to managers, executives and their teams to understand and implement Agile methodologies. When everybody at an Organization level understand what is Agile and the advantages of implementing it, Leadership gets the buy-in from team who adopts and practices it on day-to-day basis. Thereby Customers/Product Owners will reap the benefits and focus on the small portions of deliverable chunks and knock out what is not mandatory at an early stage.
Many Organizations today are not Agile. While there are few challenges like convincing senior management and getting Customer’s time frequently, it is important to educate all the stake holders on Agile techniques.
In today’s disruptive world, leadership looks ahead to deal with complex and dynamic problems. Agile is the way forward!
FAQS ON aGILE
Agile is a mindset or a different way of doing things. Agile provides the flexibility of starting with what we know and what we have. Agile helps in producing results by bringing people together.
Agile can be applied at an initiative level/special purpose as well as the organizational level.
– Initiative level/Special Purpose
. Launch a Product
. Develop software
. Start a Business
. Start a Branch
– Organization level
. Human Resources
. Customer Care
. Research & Development
. Learning & Development
To understand ever-changing customer needs and provide them as early as possible.
No, Agile practices such as Lean exist from the 1990s.
Scrum, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, DSDM (Atern), Crystal are few Agile practices or Agile frameworks.
Though there are different Agile Practices/Agile frameworks, all of them are based on 4 Agile Manifesto & 12 Agile Principles. We can do a quick assessment and recommend suitable agile framework/agile practice.
Few benefits of agile are Happy customers, More Business, Empowered teams, Faster decision making, Improved quality, Flexibility to change (as per market needs in VUCA world), Freedom to Innovate
All types of organizations are practising agile. To name few, Agile is used by Startups such as Uber, Airbnb, and Corporate such as Ford, IBM, Microsoft, Tesla
Agile practices are used in most of the industries. Few are automotive, software, banking, healthcare, real estate.
Agile is simple and easy to understand. However, many organizations face challenges in adopting agile. We recommend conducting a preliminary assessment of Organisational Agile maturity for better results.
The majority of Agile initiatives failed due to resistance, lack of cooperation among different departments, minimum/no involvement of Senior Management. Everyone across the organization should have a basic understanding of Agile principles. We recommend starting the training in the below sequence.
– C Suite with Senior Management/Department heads
– Training to Departments & Support Functions
– Training to Teams
This approach ensures everyone is aware of Agile principles and drive Agile transformation together