First witness a disfunctional way of doing Standups – then see how it should be done.
It really is an excellent example to watch and learn.
Watch the video here
May 30, 2013 (9am PDT / 12pm EDT)
Many organizations are tempted to begin their agile transformation with a series of low risk, stand-alone pilots. While these pilots may prove that teams can adopt a new process, they don’t prove that enterprise teams can work together to drive out dependencies, gain alignment across stakeholders, provide program-wide transparency, and deliver end-to-end value.
Why is it that companies who go “all in” at the program level have a higher chance of success?
In this webinar, we’ll answer these questions:
- What are the business benefits companies have seen by launching agile programs (also known as Agile Release Trains)?
- How do you identify the value streams in an enterprise – the long-lived series of system definition, development and deployment process steps used to build and deploy systems?
- How do you identify your Agile Release Trains – the virtual organizations formed around these value streams?
- How do you prepare an organization for the first Agile Release Train launch?
- How do you execute using the one week Quickstart adoption model?
SPEAKERS: Dean Leffingwell – Chief Methodologist – A 30+ veteran of the software industry, Dean is an entrepreneur, executive, author, methodologist, consultant, and Lean Systems Society Fellow. As one of the world’s most experienced scaled agile leaders, Dean developed the unique Scaled Agile Framework® which combines Agile portfolio management and large scale Agile architecture with the innovative Agile Release Train for program delivery. A former VP of Rational Software, he is the author of Agile Software Requirements, Scaling Software Agility and Managing Software Requirements, all from Addison-Wesley.
Drew Jemilo is a principal contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework®, consultant, and Academy instructor. Drew met Dean Leffingwell in early 2009 when he was developing a scaled Agile methodology for a management consulting company to bridge their strategic business framework with Agile. Since then, they have worked together with global clients to synchronize distributed teams using the Agile Release Train in the U.S., Europe, and India.
There is no doubt that knowing how to effectively manage the nine Knowledge Areas identified by PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide will make you a great project manager; however project managers must also have sound leadership skills in order to set the project vision and inspire project teams to overcome project challenges and road blocks. In this webinar, you’ll learn the competencies needed to apply effective project leadership techniques to your projects, so you can create a positive, thriving, and successful project environment. What you will learn:
- Theories and applications of project leadership styles
- Methods of successful motivation techniques of project human resources
- How to lead effective project teams and negotiate with project stakeholders
- Project leadership ethics
- Project vision and commitment
- Project management strategies that help build and sustain a high-performance project
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a “Different Kind of Smart”. As previously stated by PMI® Network Magazine: “Project leaders with high emotional intelligence inspire their team, connect with their peers and get the job done.” During this webinar we’ll discuss:
- What is emotional intelligence and why should technical and business analysts care about EI?
- Ways emotional intelligence contributes to improved project performance.
- What is emotional hi-jacking and how it can interfere with stated goals and expectations?
Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT
Join a one hour webinar in which Dean Leffingwell and contributors to the Scaled Agile Framework will take you through the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) — the proven, publicly-facing framework for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale.
In this webinar, you’ll learn the following:
- The Framework’s roots in agile, lean, and product development flow
- The team, program, and portfolio levels
- The business benefits achieved by four enterprises
- Next steps you can take to learn more
Coaching is a process that can facilitate productive performance changes. It does this through the creation of a conscious and structured relationship that is focused on learning, improving, and delivering results. A coach can help guide, create and monitor processes for individuals and teams to take purposeful action in achieving desired results. Coaching is different than managing and leading, but there is some overlap. In this webinar, you will learn:
- What a coach is and isn’t
- When to use coaching and when not to
- What coaching is, when it is appropriate to coach, and some basic coaching skills
- What the key coaching skills are the impacts through stories
- A review a few coaching models
WEBINAR – Business Process Management: Methods, Tools and Competencies for Business Analysts and BPM Practitioners (5/8)
May 8, 2013 (8am PT / 11am ET)
Business Process Management (BPM) enables organizations to design, implement, measure and manage business processes to improve organizational performance. Business analysts can benefit from increasing their knowledge of process architecture, modeling, analysis and design. Using specialized methods, tools and techniques, BPM professionals can become an invaluable asset to any organization.
This webinar provides an overview of the methods and tools for improving processes and highlights the ways in which business analysts and process practitioners can build their process skills to enhance their capabilities and increase their value within the organization
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN… (Duration 1 hour)
- Business process concepts, scoping for improvement and building maps for understanding how work gets done
- Proven methodology and tools for improving business processes
- Competencies required for business process analysis and how business analysts can play a key role in this professional practice
- How various methods, tools and techniques contribute to organizational success
Project managers perform many roles, sometimes all at the same time. They are leader, coach and manager and individuals have a tendency to favor one type of approach over another. While each approach requires similar skills, they will be applied differently, creating different results and having a different impact. This webinar explores each approach using two situations and highlights the three factors to consider in selecting the right approach for any situation: the amount of change, the clarity of the outcome and the closeness of the outcome. In this webinar you will learn:
- How to determine when you need to be coach, leader or manager
- How to seamlessly swap hats to be coach, leader or manager at the right time
- The differences between applying skills when using each approach Read more
Delivering tough messages, giving critical performance feedback, saying “no” to a client or supervisor—these are just some of the challenging conversations we all face in the workplace; and, as a leader, you’re directly impacted by your ability to communicate effectively. The business results you produce, the strength of your internal collaborations, the effectiveness of your corporate strategy, and the retention of your key employee talent, all depend on the skills you bring to communication and relationship management. In this webinar, you will learn:
- The three crucial elements of a conversation that will determine success or failure
- A systematic process to prepare for your most challenging conversations
- Four key skills for persuading and influencing others Read more
Many of you are familiar with extended value-stream maps & they hope Seeing the Whole Value Stream will spur your use. They will focus on five extra dimensions:
- Mapping all the way to the customer.
- Mapping in retail.
- Mapping when you have no authority.
- Lean math as a supplement to mapping.
- Extending the tool to network analysis.
This recording will cover:
- What is extended value-stream mapping for collaborating with suppliers & customers
- A realistic example of how touse it, step-by-step
- 5 new essays on how companies are analyzing & improving supply chains with extended value-stream mapping
SPEAKERS: Dan Jones, Chairman Lean Enterprise Academy and Jim Womack, Senior Advisor Lean Enterprise Institute. Lean management thinkers, news commentators, conference keynoters, Authors of essays & articles on management. Co-authors of lean classics:
- Lean Solutions
- Lean Thinking
- The Machine That Changed the World (with Daniel Roos)