Creating enterprise agility through effective Agile Leadership

Learn the role executives and managers play in an agile enterprise in this hands-on one day course.

ZXM’s Agile Leadership Essentials™ is a one-day course that introduces a leaders role in agile product management, agile operating models, how they work, and why they are effective at reducing costs, improving time to market, and improving an organisation’s ability to pivot.

Learning outcomes

Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of leadership in promoting an agile mindset that can deliver reduced costs, decreased waste, and improve productivity.

  • The benefits of agile.
  • Doing more with less.
  • Reducing costs and improving productivity with agile.
  • Systems Thinking.
  • Value stream maps.
  • Agile reporting.
  • Measuring agility.
  • Assessing enterprise agility.
  • How agile operating models work.
  • Risks and potential blockers.
  • Case studies from other organisations.
  • How to get the best results out of adoption of agile.

Who should attend?

  • Senior Executives leading and supporting agile and digital transformations.
  • General Managers and Branch Managers.
  • Executives and managers whose business areas will interact with agile programs and portfolios.

Topics covered

  • Gartner’s research on agile benefits, outcomes and key risk areas.
  • Steve Denning’s 3 Laws of Agile.
  • Creating an agile culture.
  • Systems Thinking.
  • Scaled agile frameworks, including SAFe®, LeSS, Nexus, Scrum @ Scale.
  • Managing strategic initiatives through an agile operating model.
  • Agile portfolio management.
  • Agile product management.
  • Prioritisation by value.
  • Agile metrics and reporting – inputs and outcomes.
  • Forecasting and Roadmaps.
  • Optimising the whole work system through Value Stream Maps.

About our course facilitators

Zen Ex Machina facilitators are experienced agile practitioners, trainers and coaches with 10 years’ experience with agile, as well as extensive applied experience with all aspects of agile frameworks, including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, SAFe®, Scrum @ Scale, Nexus, and LeSS.

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