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I have a firmer grasp of the actual change challenges I’m navigating right now and have a number of actions and experiments that are clear to me after some of the activities and discussions that happened during the course.

Helgi Gudmundsson, Organisational & Leadership Coach

Course Overview

Coaching Agile Transformations with Lean Change Management is a co-created, feedback-driven approach to change management inspired by the latest ideas from Agile, Lean Startup, Change Management, Design Thinking and Complexity Thinking, plus original ideas and tools from the Lean Change Management toolkit. It is the perfect complement to the Enterprise Agility Foundations course.

Who this course is intended for?

This course is intended for you if:

  • You’re an agile coach at the enterprise and portfolio level or you aspire to such a role
  • You’re a transformational leader who wants to understand how to approach and facilitate enterprise agile transformation
  • You’re an agile coach who finds working with leaders and leadership teams a major struggle
  • You have a strong background in change management and have a curiosity about agile approaches at the enterprise level

This Enterprise Agility Deep Dive is NOT intended for you if:

  • You don’t want to be safely stretched or challenged
  • You expect the majority of the programme to be about agile scaling frameworks “because enterprise agility = frameworks and frameworks = enterprise agility”
  • You hold tightly to the belief that an “Agile Centre of Excellence” and an “Agile Playbook” are the magical solutions to enterprise agility
  • You hold tightly to the belief that linear, plan-driven approaches to change are the only way
  • You’re fixed in your belief that you’re not contributing to the problem, ever

This course will help you answer questions like

  • How can we facilitate organisational alignment for change?
  • How can we embrace and reduce uncertainty by iterating our way through change?
  • How can we integrate change management to transition to agile ways of working in an agile way?
  • How can we apply lean-agile practices to complex agile transformation programmes?
  • How can we reframe resistance to change by changing how we think about change?

Topics Covered

In this course you will…

  • practice the shifts required to move from managing change to facilitating change
  • understand your role as a change agent – what stances, skills, strengths, ways of being, attributes, models and toolsets you bring
  • apply the Agile values and principles to facilitating change
  • learn how to use light-weight tools for change readiness, change liftoffs, and ongoing facilitation of change
  • learn ways to create continuous alignment, visibility and transparency instead of writing endless status reports and communication plans
  • learn how to move away from change activities and towards change experiments
  • explore how different people respond to change differently, and how you, the change agent, can navigate that complexity
  • explore ways of building systemic permission and alignment with leaders and leadership teams
  • build an understanding of how diverse culture and leadership styles create the natural and positive friction that moves transformation forward

Some Practices You’ll Explore

  • The Lean Change Engine – applying Agile, Lean Startup and Design Thinking to change
  • Perspective Mapping – beneficial coherence starts by bringing in all perspectives
  • Ripple Diagrams – a tool to help us visualise the ripples our changes are causing
  • Change Canvases – catalysing and facilitating ongoing alignment through visual and tactile collaboration
  • Lean Experiments – designing change experiments for faster feedback and learning
  • The 5 Universals of Change – a compass for navigating change
  • Leadership Agility with StrongSuits™ – diverse leadership strengths build agility and resilience
  • Large Group Facilitation – bringing all voices into the room through Lean Coffee, Open Space, Hot Seat, World Cafe, Fish Bowl and more

More Past Participant Feedback

I’ve met some great people who I want to stay in contact with and I learned a lot of valuable tools and techniques that I will be able to use in the future. 

Amy Wright, Principal Agile Transformation Consultant at PA Consulting

Certification

This course is dual certified by Lean Change Management (Coaching Agile Transformations) and ICAgile (ICP-CAT).

Interested in this?

Check our schedule here or contact us for bespoke requirements.

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