About This Chapter
Enterprise Agility & Agile Leaders - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, we've provided short and informative lessons on enterprise agility and agile leaders. Your employees will review short video lessons about the principles of the agile manifesto and the methods of agile scaling. This chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device 24/7, so you'll be able to work with all of your remote and on-site employees.
How It Helps
- Focuses on leaders: This chapter provides information about enterprise agility and agile leaders that addresses the needs of leaders.
- Provides knowledge: Your employees will learn more about enterprise agile planning and an agile coalition network when they access this chapter.
- Offers strategy: When reviewing this chapter, your leaders will come away with tips and tools they can use to lead and develop agile teams.
After completing this chapter, your teams should be able to:
- Detail the principles of the agile manifesto
- Discuss the purpose and levels of enterprise agile planning
- Outline the framework and methods of scaling agile
- Detail the purpose and advantages of the agile coalition network
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of agile leadership
- Lead and develop agile teams
- Identify high performance questions for agile teams
- Understand how to use a leadership agility compass
1. Principles of the Agile Manifesto
Agile methods surfaced to replace software development project management methods that were rigid and unresponsive. As with any concept, agile methods have guiding principles, and in this lesson, we'll look at those four guiding principles.
2. Enterprise Agile Planning: Purpose & Levels
Enterprise agile planning allows companies to apply agile principles to non-design initiatives. In this lesson, we'll take a deeper look at enterprise agile planning, including its purpose and its three main levels.
3. Scaling Agile: Methods & Framework
Traditional Agile methods like Scrum work well for five- to nine-person teams. In this lesson, we'll review some of the most popular Agile methods and explore frameworks aimed at adopting Agile for large organizations.
4. Agile Coalition Network: Purpose & Advantages
This lesson will describe the purpose of an agile coalition network and discuss the advantages of being part of this network when your organization is looking to use or is using agile methodology.
5. Agile Leadership: Roles & Responsibilities
Executives, senior level stakeholders and team leaders hold specific responsibilities in an agile organization. In this lesson, you'll learn more about these responsibilities and the behaviors of these leaders.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Practical Application: Using a Leadership Agility Compass
The Leadership Agility Compass is a business tool to help you, from the implementation of an initiative to follow-up. In this activity, you'll find the compass and a checklist for working through the four quadrants.
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