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Enterprise Agility Foundations & Coaching Agile Transformations: A Deep Dive

Overview of Enterprise Agility Foundations

Pretty certain this has been my favourite course I’ve ever taken. Thanks Patrick Verdonk for facilitating and thanks to the rest of the class for making our time together so wonderful.

Course Participant, Enterprise Transformation with Lean Change Management, March 2022

“Ryan is a fantastic instructor, communicator and listener who is incredibly knowledgeable and reads the room well.”

Yvonne Torrent-Lim, VP Transformation & Delivery Excellence at MOI Global

Course Overview

Sometimes, as change agents, we forget that organisations are social systems. While our brains desperately want change to follow a linear and standardised progression, we know complex organisational change never has, and never will, work that way. 

Enterprise Agility Foundations is designed to help you understand the aspects and lay the foundations for enterprise agility. It is the perfect complement to the Coaching Agile Transformations course.

Who this course is designed for

Enterprise Agility Foundations and Coaching Agile Transformations are designed for agile coaches at the enterprise and portfolio level, transformational leaders who want to increase their coaching mindset, or anyone aspiring to these roles. It is also relevant for professionals with a strong background in change management and/or organisational design who have a curiosity about agile approaches at the enterprise level.

In this course, we’ll explore:

  • How organisational systems enhance and hinder agility
  • How to know to what extent to centralise or decentralise change 
  • How to swim with the organisational currents towards positive change, and how to know when to swim against them
  • The continuous dance between organisational structures and culture

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Topics covered

  • Organisational and Business Complexity and interconnectedness
  • Enhancing Business Agility in an age of disruption
  • Enterprise Agile Coaching skills
  • Organisational Structures that enhance agility
  • Organisational Processes that enhance agility
  • Enterprise Agile Frameworks in context
  • Metrics that Matter
  • Case Study: An opportunity to apply the learnings by merging 3 organisations through an agile transformation

Tools and Practices We’ll Explore

  • Ecocycle Planning
  • The Pentagons of Enterprise Agile Coaching
  • The 5 Universals of Change
  • Enterprise Agile Frameworks Debate
  • Applying Pirate Metrics to Change
  • Boundary Spanning Facilitation
  • Large Group Interventions

Course Designers

This course was designed by the following leaders in the Lean and Agile Change Management community with feedback over several iterations from the wider community of licensed Lean Change Management facilitators and practitioners.

Certification

This course is dual certified. The ICAgile knowledge-based certificate ICP-ENT (Agility in the Enterprise) and the Lean Change Management Voyager certificate are issued to those who participate in a full course.



Overview of Coaching Agile Transformations

What a great course. I really felt stretched, in a good way.

Course Participant, Coaching Agile Transitions with Lean Change Management, February 2021

“There is no doubt at any point that Ryan is an expert and has practical experience with the topic he teaches. This combination creates fantastic learnings and relationships.”

Regine Prade, Operational Excellence Manager and Agile Coach – Roche

Course Overview

Coaching Agile Transformations with Lean Change Management is a feedback-driven approach to change management inspired by the best ideas from Agile, Lean Startup, Change Management and Design Thinking. It is the perfect complement to the Enterprise Agility Foundations course.

Who this course is designed for

Enterprise Agility Foundations and Coaching Agile Transformations are designed for agile coaches at the enterprise and portfolio level, transformational leaders who want to increase their coaching mindset, or anyone aspiring to these roles. It is also relevant for professionals with a strong background in change management and/or organisational design who have a curiosity about agile approaches at the enterprise level.

This course will help you answer questions like

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

Topics Covered

  • Introduction: Why are you here? What is the ultimate question you hope to have answered?
  • The Change Agent: It starts with you. Meaningful change happens when you bring your whole self to work
  • The Lean Change Management Cycle and 5 Universals of Change
  • Agile Change Management: Overview of the Agile values and principles, and how you can apply that thinking to change management.
  • The Ecosystem of Change: How to use light-weight tools for change readiness, change liftoffs, and ongoing facilitation of change.
  • Alignment: Practices for communication, creating alignment, and providing visibility and transparency.
  • Experiments: How to move away from change activities, and towards change experiments.
  • Response to Change: We’ll explore how different people respond to change differently, and how you, the change agent, can navigate that complexity
  • Coaching at the Enterprise level: Working with leaders and leadership teams
  • Culture & Leadership Styles: Understanding diverse culture and leadership styles creates the natural and positive friction that moves transformation forward
  • Lean Coffee: An opportunity to ask any questions to the group.

Tools and Practices We’ll Explore

  • Perspective and Organisational Mapping
  • Change Canvases, Visual Work Management
  • Applying Agile, Lean Startup and Design Thinking to Change
  • Experiment creation and prioritisation
  • Satir Interaction Model
  • The 8 Dimensions of Leadership
  • Leadership Awareness with StrongSuits™

Certification

All active participants who participate in a full course will receive the Lean Change Management Agile Explorer certificate and the ICAgile Coaching Agile Transformations (ICP-CAT) certification.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is certification included in the costs?

Yes. This Deep Dive is quadruple certified. All participants who attend and participate in a full course will be issued with the ICAgile knowledge-based certificates ICP-ENT (Agility in the Enterprise) and ICP-CAT (Coaching Agile Transformations). In addition, participants will receive the Lean Change Management Agile Voyager and Agile Explorer certifications.

Is this just two back-to-back courses? Can I attend one course and not the other?

No. We’ve interwoven the two courses into one transformative deep dive journey into the best of Enterprise Agility, Enterprise Coaching, and Lean Change.

Is lunch included?

Yes, lunch is included daily, with a variety of hot and cold food options offered.

Any further questions?

Please email us at info@systemicagility.com

About the Trainers

Ryan Behrman

Ryan is an enterprise and team coach, consultant and change facilitator. Over the past decade he has trained hundreds of managers, coaches and facilitators in agile approaches to management, leadership, coaching and facilitation. He is the co-designer of highly acclaimed industry-certified courses in agile coaching, agile facilitation, enterprise agile coaching, and lean change management.

Ryan is a highly experienced agile team coach and enterprise agile coach and has a proven track record of bringing teams and managers together to communicate, collaborate and innovate in large scale programmes and multi-stakeholder environments in almost every industry spanning retail, supply chain, publishing, government, renewable energy, travel, cloud software, education, investment banking, wealth management, risk management, fintech, telco, energy, and data analytics.

Prior to coaching and facilitation Ryan spent a decade in the city of London as an e-commerce software developer and senior project manager in multi-national consulting firms.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from Warwick Business School and over a dozen certifications in personal, organisational and team development.

Patrick Verdonk

Patrick is a long time Change Agent and Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant. Over the past decades he has been actively involved in multiple reorganisations and mergers, and has trained dozens of managers, coaches and facilitators in agile and people-oriented approaches to change management. He is the co-designer of highly acclaimed industry-certified courses in enterprise agile coaching, and translator of Jason Little’s Lean Change Management book in Spanish.

Patrick is a highly experienced professional and has a proven track record of bringing teams and managers together to communicate, collaborate and adapt to change in large scale programmes and multi-stakeholder environments in industries spanning banking, retail, pharma, software development, gaming, cyber security and others.

Before going solo, Patrick worked for over 20 years as an international (The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Spain) internal consultant and change facilitator in the Telecom sector, working actively on worldwide reorganisations and mergers. He has always believed in a People Approach to change. Through training and facilitation, he helps people and teams understand how to adapt consciously and continuously to reach their aspirations through the application of Lean Change.

He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, an MBA from the Flanders Business School (part of the KU Leuven in Belgium) and internationally recognised certifications in Change, Agility and Agility in HR.

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