Expand your Agile knowledge this year with an Agile Encore workshop. The most highly-rated Agile Australia workshops will be offered in Sydney. Some of these workshops sold out during Agile Australia 2016, so this is an unmissable opportunity for intimate learning experiences with thought leaders in Agile.
Mix and match half-day sessions or select a full-day workshop and immerse yourself in a deep-dive learning experience. Choose from workshops on mindsets, visual management, and more. Take home new, innovative approaches that you can apply immediately in the workplace.
You can also send your team and take advantage of our group rates.
WITH LACHLAN HEASMAN - AGILE COACH
Full Day Workshop - 9:00AM-5:00PM - $600 prior to 30 Sep 2016 | $800 thereafter
Dive into Agile with this one-day intensive introductory workshop led by Agile coach and trainer Lachlan Heasman. This fast-paced introduction will give you insights into the principles and practices of Agile delivery. You will learn by doing, with a lot of hands-on practice where you can put these principles into practice.
Ideal for those who are just beginning their Agile journeys, you will learn from one of Australia’s leading agilists on how to understand and implement Agile.
The workshop will cover:
► A brief history of Agile
► Principles of Agile delivery
► How work flows in Agile teams
► Roles in Agile teams
► An introduction to some of the artefacts used in Agile
► How to put it all together and deliver something
You will come away with a solid grasp of Agile as well as the tools and techniques needed to begin implementing Agile in your delivery. This workshop will provide you with a solid path to follow to begin your Agile journey.
Target audience: This workshop is designed for people who are just starting with Agile.
Lachlan Heasman is an independent coach and trainer. He has wide experience and knowledge from working on several major and many small Agile change programs in Australia. He also has all the requisite certifications to boot. He has deep experience in all facets of Agile practice but in the interest of quality leaves the development work to people who do it well. Lachlan has a Masters in Coaching Psychology from the University of Sydney which gives him a unique (and often annoying) perspective on coaching, leadership and change in the Agile community (which he often shares without being asked). His industry experience includes retail and online banking, insurance, telecoms, media, retail, legal and government.
WITH PETER HESLIN - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNSW BUSINESS SCHOOL
Full Day Workshop - 9:00AM-5.00PM - Cost: $600 prior to 30 Sep 2016 | $800 thereafter
Dealing with complexity, working within constraints and adapting to change - people handle challenges much more effectively on some occasions than others. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about the role of “mindsets” and how to work with them in order to support people (including yourself!) when they’re not performing their best.
This workshop will focus on the "How" and less on the "What" and "Why" of mindsets.
People can't bring out the best in others unless they know how to bring out the best in themselves. Based on this premise, in this highly interactive, fast-paced, and fun one-day workshop - which will be run mostly as a series of hands-on experiential and collaborative exercises – you will:
► Learn what cutting-edge scientific research has revealed about the role of mindsets in resilience, openness, learning, and collaborating effectively.
► Reflect on some of the major challenges you’ve had and your confidence to deal with them effectively.
► Become more mindful regarding the role of mindsets in creating or undermining a safe space for transparency and the raising/escalation of impediments.
► Increase your mindfulness about how your prevailing mindset affects your resilience, development, and productivity.
► Develop a personalised practical toolkit of scientifically-validated strategies for fostering the growth mindset-enabled continuous improvement of yourself and others.
► Receive feedback from a peer on a trial application of your toolkit as you rehearse coaching someone in your workplace to lift their performance.
► Develop a list of high-value insights and related initiatives for cultivating shared growth mindsets in your workplace.
► Have the option to give and receive ongoing peer support in implementing your plans.
► Conduct a personal retrospective regarding the extent to which this workshop has increased your insights and confidence to tackle the challenges you face.
Attendees may have an opportunity (though no obligation) to participate in an ongoing mindsets research project.
Target audience: Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and other people with delivery or stakeholder management responsibilities.
For over 20 years, Peter Heslin has facilitated professionals, managers, and executives in framing their challenges in ways that enable them to discover and pursue productive ways forward. Since completing his PhD on managers’ mindset dynamics, leading academic journals have published Peter’s stream of rigorous research on the role of managers' mindsets in effective performance appraisals, employee coaching, employee engagement, career success, and facilitating employees "going the extra mile." Peter has won a number of teaching awards, most recently the 2014 UNSW Business School’s AGSM MBA Programs Teaching Excellence in a Core Course award. Since 2002, Peter has relished the opportunity to continually present, adapt, and refine this renowned mindsets workshop in leading organisations across the US, Europe, Brazil, and Australia.
WITH BEN HOGAN - LEAN KANBAN COACH | CERTIFIED LeSS PRACTITIONER | SAFe PROGRAM CONSULTANT
Half Day Workshop - 1:30PM-5:00PM - $350 prior to 30 Sep 2016 | $450 thereafter
Energise teams and improve performance with Visual Management
How do we move beyond visualising “To Do, Doing and Done”? How can great visualisations support more energised and focused teams? How can the best visuals encourage better practices without management intervention?
Many teams are disengaged, underperforming and too busy to improve. In this Masterclass you will learn techniques to lead teams from too busy (Chaos) to visualising purpose and performance (Clarity), onto visualising demand and capacity (Control), then visualising teamwork (Collaboration), and finally visualising improvement (Kicking Ass).
This class shows you how to create happier and more energised teams that have better managed work and measurably higher performance.
This Masterclass includes:
► A fun and hands-on half day workshop covering:
► How visualisation can improve Clarity, Control and Collaboration
► Visualising Collaboration in cross-functional teams
► Managing demand and capacity visually
► Managing process improvements and experiments visually
► Extracting valuable insights and data from your visualisations
► Using visualisation to extend agility outside IT teams
► Navigating available office space and usage policies
► Real world examples and lessons from industry
► A copy of the eBook 99 Visualisation Examples
► A copy of my whitepaper ‘Principles of Visual Workspace Design’
► Membership in an exclusive visual management practitioners community for ongoing peer support beyond the classroom
This Masterclass is ideal for ScrumMasters, team leaders and Agile coaches who are ready to take the next step in their mastery of Visual Management techniques including applying advanced Kanban techniques.
Ben Hogan has been helping teams visualise their work since 2003, building team walls, information radiators and project war rooms. Ben has an enduring passion for awesome stationery and can perform magic with index cards. He is a veteran of introducing visualisation to many IT projects, IT operations teams and business teams including marketing, HR, finance and customer service. At the enterprise scale Ben has introduced visualisation practices in industries such as higher education, insurance and start-up training organisations. He is one of the first people to teach Kanban in Australia, is a Lean Kanban Coach and is a participant in the Kanban Leadership Retreat.
WITH JODY PODBURY - HEAD OF AGILE DELIVERY SERVICES, SYDNEY, ELABOR8
Half Day Workshop - 9:00AM-12:30PM - $350 prior to 30 Sep 2016 | $450 thereafter
The role of a business analyst in Agile teams has often been questioned – are they still relevant when they are seen as just writing stories? Business analysts are not only relevant but are often critical to success in Agile delivery when their responsibilities and value are viewed more broadly and they move beyond “just” writing stories.
True success comes when the responsibilities of a business analyst in an Agile team incorporates creating continued shared context for the Agile team whilst maintaining the role of the navigator/yardstick and asking “Are we there yet?” This workshop will focus on thinking beyond software through the entire process, from problem definition through setting business outcomes, building business value and user experience.
Through this session participants will learn techniques to supplement their story writing and slicing skills, including:
► Learn and practice techniques to create a shared context problem definition
► Learn and practice techniques to create and model business outcomes
► Learn and practice techniques to create a shared beyond software view of “Are We There Yet”
Jody Podbury is Head of Agile Delivery Services and an Agile Coach at Elabor8 – Sydney. She is passionate about improving the capability of those around her at work and at play including colleagues, clients, partners and friends. Jody has extensive experience as a coach and leader in places like Vodafone, mi9 and Suncorp. She has also worked in both Product Manager and Business Analyst roles. Jody is passionate about collaboration, Agile, people and knitting, always with multiple work and personal projects on the go.
Register now to attend Agile Encore 2016!
Thursday 10 November 2016
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Aerial UTS Function Centre
235 Jones St
Ultimo NSWView Map