Modern Agile Workshop

February 17 - March 24, 2021

6 weeks, 6 sessions


9am - 12pm PST

About the Workshop

An agile team is swift, resourceful and adaptable, able to move with “quick easy grace” and capable of achieving awesome results in record time. Is your team on a mission to become truly agile? If so, this workshop is here to help.

The workshop introduces today’s (i.e. “modern”) agile: a principle-driven, people-centric approach that accelerates learning in order to deliver better outcomes sooner.

You’ll learn the mindset and skillset to both “be” and “do” agile. You’ll learn how to base decisions and actions on guiding principles. And you’ll experience valuable practices like Evolutionary Design, Value Stream Mapping, Optimizing Flow, Limiting Work-In-Process, Psychological Safety, and more.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone involved in becoming more agile.
  • Anyone who must organize people and teams to become more agile.
  • Anyone who’s had enough of faux agile.

Workshop poster
"What a super engaging and enlightening workshop! I’m now thinking about all the ways to promote #ModernAgile in our organization and showcase teams who already embody these principles! Thank you!" Marie Dingess, Lean Agile Transformation Leader, Capital One
  • "Awesome activities that drove home key concepts. The instructors were exceptional. A great experience of practical application meeting theory." Student, American Airlines
    "I loved how the 4 guiding principles and underlying practices are structured in order to focus on the essential abilities an agile organization must master in order to be effective and efficient to deliver value and delight users." Student, Globo

What Will You Learn?


Understand the difference between being and doing agile


Learn principles that guide decisions and actions


Practice and learn evolutionary design


Discover the value of several lean-agile skills


Reduce lead time and increase flow by limiting work-in-process


Increase psychological safety in your culture and work

Workshop Details

Here’s the agenda for this virtual workshop, taught online using Zoom and other tools:

  • An Interactive Introduction to Modern Agile Principles: Part 1
    • Understanding Agile
    • Make People Awesome
    • Make Safety A Prerequisite
  • An Interactive Introduction to Modern Agile Principles: Part 2
    • Experiment & Learn Rapidly
    • Deliver Value Continuously
    • Evolutionary Design
  • Collaboration and Psychological Safety
    • Introduction to Psychological Safety
    • The Cycle of Mistrust
    • The Dangers of Multitasking
  • Essential Lean Principles
    • Iterative Development
    • Essence of Lean Principles and Practices
  • Approaching Change, Part 1
    • Change Saboteurs
    • The Journey from Low- to High-Performance Teams - Part 1
  • Approaching Change, Part 2
    • The Journey from Low- to High-Performance Teams - Part 2
    • Overcoming Common Challenges of Change
    • Workshop Conclusion

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