About This Chapter
Agile Leaders, Teams & Environments - Chapter Summary
Expert instructors created the lessons in this chapter on agile environments, teams and leaders. Your employees can learn about the process of developing agile teams as well as high performance questions for these teams and the definition of agile environments. This chapter can be accessed from work or home on a mobile phone or computer.
How It Helps
- Builds strong teams: By reviewing this chapter, your leaders will know how to develop and lead agile teams to build a strong environment and company.
- Provides important information: These lessons offer information immediately applicable to the work your leaders do on a daily basis, including the identification of high-performance questions for agile teams.
- Makes training flexible: Employees can access lessons regardless of the locations of their offices or the hours they work.
Use this chapter to ensure your leaders can do the following:
- Define an agile environment
- Discuss organizational culture and agile transformation
- Develop and lead agile teams
- Outline high-performance questions for agile teams
- Explain the types and value of agile team performance metrics
- Differentiate between adaptive and hierarchical organizational structures
- Identify the advantages of a boundaryless organization
1. What is an Agile Environment? - Definition & Example
An agile environment is one conducive to effective and adaptive teamwork, rooted in healthy culture and communication. Identify the key characteristics of agile environments through examples in communication, teamwork, and methodology.
2. Organizational Culture & Agile Transformation
This lesson explains how to assess an organization's culture and determine appropriate steps to 'evangelize' the change necessary in order to adopt Agile. It also discusses some common challenges to organizational change.
3. Developing & Leading Agile Teams
This lesson describes the process of building a self-organizing agile team. It also covers the importance of knowing team members as people and professionals.
4. High Performance Questions for Agile Teams
High performance questions ask agile teams to think rather than tell them what to do. In this lesson, you'll learn more about how to use questioning techniques to help agile teams reflect and grow.
5. Agile Team Performance Metrics: Types & Value
This lesson discusses the different types and values of agile team performance metrics. Special focus is given to iteration metrics, team kanban boards, team PI performance reports, and SAFe assessments.
6. Hierarchical vs. Adaptive Organizational Structures
How does an organization's structure impact the organization? In this lesson, we'll look at hierarchical and adaptive organizational structures, including what they are and some key benefits of each.
7. The Boundaryless Organization: Structure and Advantages
Boundaryless organizations refers to the act of removing the barriers that separate employees, employers, and customers so they can work together toward a better business experience. Learning more about the type of boundaries--vertical, horizontal, external, and geographic--the importance of structure, and the positive and negative outcomes of this system.
8. Practical Application: Assessing Agile Team Performance Using Metrics Based Questions
Measuring the performance of agile teams requires a unique set of metrics. In this activity, you'll work through a set of questions designed to help you more efficiently assess your agile team performance.
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