Programme Overview

Organisations are facing significant headwinds and challenges as our external world and ecosystem are changing rapidly, calling for changes in how we work and becoming more Agile. Agility and resilience are essential qualities of Leadership in the Digital Age. Agility is a “shift” in the “mental models” of an organisation and its operations. Agility is not about scrum teams, bean bags, new-age tools, or good CFTs. To be successful in Agile requires an all-in effort across several dimensions, from goal setting and performance management to building capabilities.

Agile is a mindset, philosophy, and way of thinking driven by a set of principles and values. Agility requires learning “new” skills and “re-training at scale”. As per a study by KPMG, “81% of organisations have started their Agile Transformation within the last three years”. While most organisations declare agility to be their priority, results are still rare in the absence of how to use Agile “behaviour” or when to introduce frameworks and practices. Traditional managerial hierarchies with linear strategy, rigid processes, inefficient structures & bureaucratic cultures are fast disappearing. Organisations today need to embrace and thrive in a flexible, collaborative, self-organising environment enabled by the values and principles of Agile.

Agile, one of the major variants of Scrum, has been at the forefront of software development and other project management for the last few years. But their utility outside the software development industry has been recognised in the previous decade. To embed Agile and make it successful, one also needs to have the resilience to bounce back from adversity either at the individual or organisational levels. An Agile leader brings forth a unique combination of speed and stability aimed at getting things done.

Programme Objectives

The programme has been designed to enable participants to understand the Agile philosophy, develop an Agile mindset, and build resilient workplaces and organisations.

Course Content

a. Introducing Agile

  • What is Agile?
  • Why Agile is Important
  • A brief history of Agile
  • Success Stories of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles – Valuing Individuals and Interaction over Processes and Tools
  • Recipe for Agile Way of Working
  • Agile behaviours (Ownership/ Accountability, Collaboration, Responsiveness & People Development)

b. Mindset and competencies

  • Mindsets to be agile
  • Key competencies such as resilience
  • How to become a resilient leader
  • Lean–Agile Culture Shifts – Moving from Traditional business Culture to Lean-Agile Culture
  • Employee Engagement, Leadership and Empathy

c. Agile Teams

  • What is an Agile team?
  • Creating and managing Agile teams
  • Amplifying and Expanding Agile Team Success

d. Agile Organisation

  • Journey of an Agile Organisation – The 5 Steps
  • Roles in an Agile Set-up
  • Developing Shared Goals
  • Stakeholder management
  • Managing Resistance
  • Enabling Agility through Performance Management and Development

e. Is Agile for everyone

  • Checklist before embracing Agile
  • Checkpoints in your Agile Journey
  • How Agile looks in Practice – OKRs (Objective Key Results)
  • Comparative analysis of OKRs with other performance frameworks
  • Connecting Organisation Design with Agile Way of Working

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for all those who want to bring agility to their work and their organisation in any way possible. Whether you manage a small team, a large team, or the whole organisation, Agile is for you if you want to:

  • Have customers as your business focus
  • Want to remain relevant in the ever-changing world
  • Be Team Managers and Leaders
  • Change agents within your organisation
  • Be anyone who feels the future is “Agile”

Key Outcome

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Become an Agile and Resilient Leader
  • Embrace Digital Leadership
  • Apply Agile Principles and Practices
  • Create and Manage Agile Teams
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