Agile Organizations: Building an Agile Culture

Agile    |    Intermediate
  • 14 videos | 1h 22m 20s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification PMI PDU
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In order for Agile to be effective, it needs to become part of the organization and corporate culture. In this course, you'll learn how to build an Agile culture in the organization. First, you'll examine the challenges an organization is likely to face when transforming into an Agile organization. Next, you'll learn how to establish an Agile governance framework that will guide the organization on the best practices for building an Agile team, mentoring the team, and building the Agile culture. Finally, you'll explore Agile conflict resolution, moving towards Agile maturity, and effective Agile management.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Recognize the challenges faced in transforming to an agile organization
    Recognize how to establish a governance framework for adopting agile at an organizational level
    Describe the best practices to be adopted for building an agile culture in the organization
    Describe agile management best practices and how to create effective teams
    Recognize the best practices to be adopted by an agile leader to build and mentor agile teams for a software project
    Recognize the best practices to adopt for overcoming the challenges of working with distributed teams in an agile environment
  • Describe the best practices for managing and working with distributed teams in agile
    Identify how to effectively transition a distributed team to scrum
    Describe agile team dynamics and how to ensure teams are effective and productive
    Describe conflict resolution techniques for the agile coach
    Identify the parameters with which to assess an organization in order to determine its agile maturity
    Describe how agile senior management can, through effective agile leaders and teams, successfully maximize the benefits of agile practices for software development
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 31s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the course and your instructor. In this course, you’ll learn how to build an Agile culture in an organization. You’ll learn the challenges an organization may face when transforming into an Agile organization. You’ll also discover how to establish an Agile governance framework to guide the organization on best practices to build an Agile team, mentor the team, and build the Agile culture. FREE ACCESS
  • 8m 48s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about organizational Agile, or Agile applied at the organizational level. You’ll learn how Agile can be rolled out across an organization and what stumbling blocks you might encounter. Agile principles can be applied to many groups of an organization, not just software development, as they work together to deliver value to the customer. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Governance Framework for Adopting Agile
    6m 40s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about one common reason organizations have trouble adopting Agile. You’ll learn it’s difficult to establish an organization-wide governance structure that supports Agile. First, you’ll look at the characteristics of Agile decision-making and how this differs from traditional means of decision-making in organizations. You’ll see Agile requires responsibilities be delegated to teams, something that's in opposition to many traditional management practices. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Building an Agile Culture
    7m 15s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about transforming company culture with Agile. You’ll see Agile isn’t about processes, but about people. To be truly effective with Agile, a company's work culture must be transformed. People need to be trained in how to be Agile. You’ll see this is usually very different from how they’ve been performing their jobs. However, this agility is valuable because it allows organizations to respond to fast-changing markets. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Agile Leadership Best Practices
    6m 39s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Agile best practices. You’ll learn best practices for leadership in a transition to organizational Agile. First, you’ll look at key characteristics of effective Agile leaders. Agile leaders need to be inclusive, working in the flat organizational structure of Agile. Agile leaders must collaborate with those they lead. This is referred to as being a servant leader. They must be open to listening to alternative points of view. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Agile Coach
    5m 24s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the role of an Agile coach in adopting organizational Agile. Adopting Agile across an organization can be a difficult endeavor. There are many opportunities for organizations to get sidetracked, lose enthusiasm and momentum, and ultimately fail at adapting Agile. An Agile coach is there to help keep things on track. You’ll learn the responsibilities of an Agile coach. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Working with Distributed Teams
    9m 51s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the benefits of distributed teams. You’ll learn that distributed teams are those that have team members physically located in different geographic locations. These often make sense due to cost, convenience, and the ability to hire talent from all over the world. However, since distributed teams give more autonomy to individual team members, responsibilities need to be clearly spelled out. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Distributed Teams Best Practices
    4m 47s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about best practices for distributed teams. You’ll learn the hybrid approach is the best one to use with distributed teams. This uses a combination of local team members and remote team members. Having members co-located with stakeholders is important to effectively communicate requirements. Stakeholders often feel more comfortable having physical contact with the team. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Distributed Team Transition to Scrum
    4m 57s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about transitioning a distributed team to Scrum. You’ll see transitioning to Scrum comes with challenges. If you're transitioning a team that's used to traditional software development methodologies or no methodology at all, this can be a huge shift. It's best to have a team co-located for such a transition. When transitioning a distributed team to Scrum, you need a leader in Scrum methodology to get everyone on track. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Agile Team Dynamics
    6m 48s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Agile team dynamics. You’ll learn Agile team dynamics are key to successful outcomes. You’ll see that no matter how well a team tries to stick to processes to create software, they'll fail if the dynamics of the humans on that team are faulty. Agile is based upon the idea that change is constant in the marketplace. Requirements change as customer views adapt. Agile takes constant change into consideration. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Agile Conflict Resolution
    6m 5s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Agile conflict resolution. You’ll learn that with Agile, conflict is not a bad thing. In fact, conflict is seen as a sign of active team members. It means they're not apathetic, but engaged. In Agile, it's not the conflict itself that's productive or destructive, instead it's the way the conflict is handled. If conflict is not properly handled in Agile, the results can be damaged targets. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Moving Towards Agile Maturity
    6m 17s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about the factors an organization can measure to determine if they're moving towards Agile maturity. You’ll learn how Agile maturity measures can benefit an organization. Even if an organization hasn't yet adopted Agile but is considering it, they can utilize measurements of Agile maturity to determine the organization's readiness and suitability to Agile. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Effective Agile Management
    6m 38s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about adopting Scrum across an organization. You’ll look at an example of a fictional software company as they adopt Scrum. You’ll follow one possible template for managing this process. You’ll see this template is designed to step the participants towards Agile maturity, in discrete steps. It is designed to advance everyone's knowledge and capabilities without overwhelming. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Course Summary
    39s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in the course. You’ve examined Agile philosophy at the organizational level, governance framework for adopting Agile, building an Agile culture, and Agile leadership best practices. You also learned about Agile coaching, distributed teams, Agile team dynamics, Agile conflict resolution, and moving towards Agile maturity. Finally, you saw examples of effective Agile management. FREE ACCESS

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