Register for the JUNE 14, 15, & 16, 2022 Workshop
Register for the JUNE 14, 15, or 16 Workshops
CAL Essentials + CAL Teams + CAL Organizations

LEADING AGILE

TRANSFORMATIONS

INTERACTIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP (JUNE 14, 15, or 16, 2022)

Get the roadmap, skills and confidence you need to lead large-scale Agile transformations.

CAL Essentials + CAL Teams + CAL Organizations

LEADING AGILE

TRANSFORMATIONS

INTERACTIVE ONLINE CLASS
JUNE 14, 15, or 16, 2022

Get the roadmap, skills and confidence you need to lead large-scale Agile transformations.

You need a successful Agile transformation

The problem is...
Get the roadmap, skills and confidence you need to lead large-scale Agile transformations.

Understand The Roadmap & How to Navigate It

Get clarity on the major milestones and actual execution steps that lead to Agile transition success.

Understand The Roadmap

Master our Agile implementation roadmap. Learn the 7 major milestones of a successful Agile transition journey. Use this roadmap to maintain the 30,000ft view and know you’re on track.

Practice Using The Playbook

Practice using an Agile implementation playbook to translate your business goals into concrete steps that teams can execute against to reach the milestones on your implementation roadmap.

Customize Your Implementation

Tired of one size fits all solutions? We’ll show you how to use our implementation playbook to tailor Agile solutions to the business outcomes that matter most to your stakeholders.

“Scott was an amazing teacher, taught at the right pace and was extremely insightful. He gave real-world scenarios and I could tell he has worked in the trenches before teaching this class.”

Neal Johnsen

Manager

Oncore

“Scott Dunn is a great trainer on Agile leadership. He encourages good discussion. I really enjoyed role-playing conversations with leaders to illustrate what limiting pushbacks look like and how to challenge these leaders to think deeper with tact and candor.”

Johann Vas

Instructor, Department of CIS

Appalachian State University

Practice Critical Agile Leadership Skills

Practice high-impact skills and tools for leading successful Agile transformations.

Structure Your Agile Organization

Practice optimally structuring your product, project, program management and engineering teams so they can thrive with Agile.

Learn keys to promoting a positive work environment during a major Agile transition.

Practice High-Stakes Conversations

Practice getting and maintaining stakeholder buy-in and alignment. Practice using influence vs authority to promote a culture of personal accountability and ownership.

Discuss Critical Leadership Decisions

Engage in thoughtful discussion with other leaders using carefully chosen stories and case studies to learn which leadership decisions lead to failure, and which ones lead to Agile implementation success. 

Understand the 3 most common critical missteps that put Agile implementations at risk, and how to avoid them.

Practice Critical Agile Leadership Skills

Practice high-impact skills and tools for leading successful Agile transformations.

Structure Your Agile Organization

Practice optimally structuring your product, project, program management and engineering teams so they can thrive with Agile.

Learn keys to promoting a positive work environment during a major Agile transition.

Practice High-Stakes Conversations

Practice getting and maintaining stakeholder buy-in and alignment. Practice using influence vs authority to promote a culture of personal accountability and ownership.

Discuss Critical Leadership Decisions

Engage in thoughtful discussion with other leaders using carefully chosen stories and case studies to learn which leadership decisions lead to failure, and which ones lead to Agile implementation success. 

Understand the 3 most common critical missteps that put Agile implementations at risk, and how to avoid them.

“Scott Dunn is a great trainer on Agile leadership. He encourages good discussion. I really enjoyed role-playing conversations with leaders to illustrate what limiting pushbacks look like and how to challenge these leaders to think deeper with tact and candor.”

Johann Vas

Instructor, Department of CIS

Appalachian State University

Gain Confidence That You're Doing It Right

With increased clarity, upgraded skills and continual support, you’ll have the confidence to deliver Agile transformation success.

Gain Clarity

After this class, you will have greater clarity on key implementation milestones, what steps to take to achieve them and how to tailor custom solutions for your organization.

Upgrade Your Skillset

You will know how to optimally structure teams and promote a culture of accountability and positivity during major change. You will know how to get and maintain stakeholder buy-in and avoid critical implementation mistakes.

Get Expert Support

Get your questions answered during class, in Q&A sessions after class, in monthly video Q&A sessions for alumni and in optional, private VIP coaching sessions with Scott. We’re here to help you experience Agile implementation success.

“Scott has an amazing way of connecting with everyone attending, understanding their pain points and guiding them toward Agile leadership mindset shift.”

Bhumi Dave

Program & Portfolio Manager

OM Fusion

Meet your trainer

Scott Dunn

Founder, Rocket Nine Solutions

Certified Agile Leadership Educator (CAL)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Scrum Master (SM)

Get the roadmap, skills and confidence you need to lead large-scale Agile transformations.

Leading Agile Transformations Class Schedule

Day 1 - Certified Agile Leadership Essentials

Day 2 - Certified Agile Leadership Teams

Day 3 - Certified Agile Leadership Organizations

Your interactive Agile training includes:

FAQ

Yes. In this live, Zoom workshop you will experience:
– Time to work through scenarios in your workbook
– Small group breakout sessions
– Leadership skill role-playing opportunities
– Interactive exercises

You will be set up for success with:
– Leading Agile Transformations Workbook
– Agile Implementation Roadmap
– Agile Implementation Playbook
– Best Practice Case Studies
– Post-Class Action Plan

Yes, you can get your questions answered:
– During each workshop
– In the Q&A sessions after each workshop
– In our monthly video Q&A sessions for class alumni
– In optional, private VIP coaching sessions with Scott (see ticket options below)

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1. Register for the live zoom class now

2. download the materials & Participate over zoom

3. gain THE clarity, skills & Confidence YOU NEED with agile

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VIP Registration Adds 3 Private Coaching Sessions & Priority Email Access

agile leadership Rocket Nine Agile Scrum methodology Certification Class Agile Leadership Makes a Difference

Wow, I almost got sucked in….

Now that Agile 2015 is here, I was looking through the self-promotion of talks to see what was interesting to me. I was struck by one about Human

Systems Dynamics. And for a moment, I was captivated by all the models (I’m a models guy), and the learner in me wanted to file away all the information I could.

Until I realized something.

This won’t make a bit of difference on agility in Southern California.

Okay, that’s an overstatement. It won’t make a difference with the companies we’re working with,  who are struggling to adopt agile, raise up agile leadership, and go through their transformation.

What does make a difference, from what I’ve seen, is agile leadership winning over the hearts and minds of a few key people (by faith at some level, because they haven’t seen results at the beginning) to not only support the effort, but get in the mud with you, alongside you.

Life Experience and History

Think about it. When you changed significantly at points in your life, how did it happen? Were there people involved? Was there a moment when it clicked? Throughout history, we’ve seen change spread, not through information, but through people, especially influential and effective change agents sparking a catalytic event with a group either ready for change or tapping a compelling, shared vision (or both). Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Lech Walesa, Upton Sinclair, Joan of Arc, Cesar Chavez, William Wilberforce. In Simon Sinek’s great TED talk, he says, “Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream,” not “I have a plan!”

But that impact wasn’t about them – it was about the vision. Jim Collins’ celebrated work Good to Great talks of Level Five Leaders as a duality of fierce resolve and humility. Collins’ writes, “Throughout our interviews with such executives, we were struck by the way they talked about themselves—or rather, didn’t talk about themselves. They’d go on and on about the company and the contributions of other executives, but they would instinctively deflect discussion about their own role. When pressed to talk about themselves, they’d say things like, “I hope I’m not sounding like a big shot,” or “I don’t think I can take much credit for what happened. We were blessed with marvelous people.” One Level 5 leader even asserted, “There are a lot of people in this company who could do my job better than I do.”

So, although learning is fine – “How to apply TOC & XP to your retrospectives,” or “Why Scrum/SAFe/lean/XP is wrong/right/missing something,” perhaps we’re missing something more important.

Is there a galvanizing vision we’re sold out for?

Imagine that the March on Washington was, instead, just a series of hotel room talks (selected by a committee, of course) at the mega conference HumanRights1963? Or who can forget India’s SaltConf1930 (held at a “posh casino”)?

They changed the world. We say we’re changing the world. But are we that passionate?

A Recent Example of Agile Leadership

Regardless of your opinion of SAFe, is that Scaled Agile met a market demand for training and guidance around scaling that the Scrum Alliance could have, had it not been for all the differing opinions but no clear vision or sense of urgency. I’d say the popularity of SAFe put a little heat in the seat for the Scrum Alliance. And does anyone recall the sudden appearance of the ACP after PMI’s leadership was at the Orlando Scrum Gathering and saw all the PMP’s in attendance?

Maybe we don’t have passion because we don’t have personal clarity. Let’s sit out a session at the conference and look in the mirror (a great tool for coaches) and confirm our presuppositions:

Diminishers vs. Multipliers

Per author Liz Wizeman, one type of leader:

…drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the Diminishers of talent and capability.

On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go on; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire others to stretch themselves and surpass expectations. These leaders use their smarts to make everyone around them smarter and more capable. These leaders are Multipliers.

Agile Leadership Embodies Generosity

One example of agile leadership that comes to mind is how Mike Cottmeyer gives away so much information. At times I’m thinking, “Mike, what are you DOING? Someone’s going to take all those ideas and insights and use them perhaps as a competitor to Leading Agile!” But maybe that’s part of why they’re successful. I admire his generosity, have personally benefitted, and now share his ideas in my CSM and CSPO classes. My previous boss and mentor, George Schlitz still takes time to give me feedback. And I could list many others.

I was talking to a wonderful leader at another top agile coaching company today, and he commented, “I always thought the agile community would collaborate more.” Sad. And I agreed. I have to admit, I get caught up in my business and my challenges, too, and don’t take the time and prioritize clarifying the vision, serving and developing others, and giving it away. But maybe if we all stopped and took a week for that, rather than more information…even if we each moved the needle only degree, we could truly change the world.

 

If you’d like to invite Scott Dunn to speak on Agile Leadership or Strength-based Teams, please Contact Us.

If you are looking for a CSM class, CSPO class,Scaled Agilist (SAFe) class or private agile training in the Southern California area, please consider Rocket Nine Solutions.