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SAOpdx: Managing Agile Teams

DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center
1000 Ne Multnomah St
Portland, OR 97232, US (map)



Course Dates: Friday, May 1, 2009 & Friday, May 8, 2009

  These courses are heavily federally subsidized (you will not find pricing like this anywhere else) and will sell out early. Register now before they fill up!

  When shifting to Agile methods, effective leaders ally current skills with strategic tools that keep people and teams on course during the transition. Researchers Klein & Posey (1986) assert, "...managers who have been the most successful in traditional systems should have no trouble adapting to their roles in innovative [Agile] systems." McKinsey (2008) states, "Employees can't change if their leaders don't. [Agile] leaders act as role models for the mindsets and behaviors they wish to instill in their teams." For over 20 years the presenters have worked with leaders and managers committed to collaborative and sustainable change.

  Managers in the middle have a unique role to fulfill. In this course you will learn how Agile organizations work from a systemic perspective, to create strategic alignment between project teams and the rest of the organization. Explore practices for identifying and resolving business issues, setting goals and measuring progress, assessing organization culture, and using organization structure to effectively address the challenges facing you and your team. Examine the implications of Agile environments for managing human capabilities and handling human resources functions, such as, hiring, retention, reviews, and compensation.

  Learn how the most effective leaders manage the boundary between their teams and the rest of the organization. Discover the latest brain research showing male/female differences and translate these findings into more effective strategies for coaching and mentoring within and across gender on high performing Agile teams.

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