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5 Practices for an Agile Mindset

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Agile is both a set of practices and a mindset. Success lies in understanding both “Doing Agile” as well as “Being Agile”. In this hands-on session, 5 key practices to support an Agile Mindset will be demonstrated so that you have some practical tools use immediately at work. You will also be left with some deeper challenges about what it takes achieve Organizational Agility.

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5 Practices for an Agile Mindset

  1. 1. @MichaelSahota 5 Practices for an Agile Mindset
  2. 2. Michael Sahota ~20 Years IT ~15 Years Agile STRATEGIC PLAY® ! ! Toronto Canada ~5 Years Culture & Leadership
  3. 3. @MichaelSahota What is Agile, Anyway?
  4. 4. Where Does Agile Come from? Let’s Look at the Source.
  5. 5. Credit: h*p://www.krivitsky.com/2011/10/offshore-outsourcing-and-agile.htmlAlex Krivitsky
  6. 6. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  7. 7. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  8. 8. Individuals and interactions processes and tools
  9. 9. Individuals and interactions processes and tools People
  10. 10. People Process
  11. 11. Agile Mindset http://www.flickr.com/photos/tza/3214197147 Doing Agile Being Agile Agile Practices
  12. 12. Stop Talking about Agile http://agilitrix.com/2014/09/stop-agile-initiatives/
  13. 13. Start Valuing People
  14. 14. @MichaelSahota Failure Bow
  15. 15. Read More: h*ps://hbr.org/2013/04/go-ahead-take-a-failure-bow
  16. 16. @MichaelSahota Valuing People means dealing with People Issues
  17. 17. Value All The People
  18. 18. @MichaelSahota What’s Your Role?
  19. 19. “Find yourself in the service of others.” Scrum Master?
  20. 20. @MichaelSahota What to Focus on?
  21. 21. Project Aristotle @ Google http://www.nytimes.com/ 2016/02/28/magazine/what- google-learned-from-its-quest-to- build-the-perfect-team.html?_r=0
  22. 22. 2 Things
  23. 23. SAFETY
  24. 24. Equal Voice
  25. 25. @MichaelSahota What is Equal Voice?
  26. 26. One Person Talks
  27. 27. Everyone Listens
  28. 28. We Take Turns Start with Juniors No debating Just Listen
  29. 29. @MichaelSahota Share Stories with Influence Maps
  30. 30. Who are you? (As Human Being)
  31. 31. http://agilitrix.com/2013/04/temenos-create-authentic-connections-with-influence-maps/
  32. 32. @MichaelSahota Use Power of Teams
  33. 33. @MichaelSahota Team Vision
  34. 34. What Kind of Team do you want to be?
  35. 35. @MichaelSahota Make Decisions Together
  36. 36. Team Decisions - Decider Hand Sign Fingers Agreement? 5 I am all in.  I completely agree 4 I like this idea, sounds good. 3 I will support the idea. 2 I have some concerns, but I’ll go along and try it 1 I have serious reservations with this idea: question or alternative. 0 I am an absolute NO. (Exceptional, rare use) “I Propose …”
  37. 37. Advice Cards http://agilitrix.com/2016/04/improve-decision-making-advice-cards/
  38. 38. @MichaelSahota Customers & Stakeholders are People Too!
  39. 39. Make Them Awesome
  40. 40. @MichaelSahota What’s Your Role?
  41. 41. “Find yourself in the service of others.” Scrum Master?
  42. 42. Start with Yourself
  43. 43. @MichaelSahota Where to Learn More
  44. 44. Nov. 29/30 – Toronto, Canada http://agilitrix.com/agile/certified-agile-leadership-training My Acclaimed Blog http://agilitrix.com/blog/
  45. 45. Questions? •Certified Agile Leadership Training •Guiding Organizational Growth •Guiding Leaders agilitrix.com michael.sahota@agilitrix.com 416.999.3297

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