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Trainer - Glenda Eoyang
Agile is all about change. It sets the conditions for powerful, self-organizing transformation for individuals, teams, products, and organizations. Other Agile certifications teach you the practice of change in complex situations, but they are missing two key elements. How do people think about change and how do they feel about change? These two factors define the dynamics of the human systems that support Agile implementations. Your Agile teams get stuck when members do not understand change in the same way or when they feel frustrated or defensive. Your most successful Agile transformations must address hearts and minds, as well as protocols and practices.
Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) introduces theory and practice to fill these gaps. We understand the nature of complex change at all levels of human systems. Individuals build their adaptive capacity to see and respond constructively to challenging situations. Teams work together to navigate the turbulent waters of relationships, collaboration, and expectations. Organizations coordinate business and technology strategies to meet customer needs effectively and efficiently—all the time.
Who will benefit?
Anyone who leads change at any level of an organization will benefit from this program, including:
Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Management
Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
What you’ll learn:
Understand the nature of complex, unpredictable, transforming change for individuals, teams, and organizations
Recognize wicked issues that must be managed, rather than solved Tame the wicked issues of uncertainty, conflict, misunderstanding, and rapid change that trap Agile teams in unproductive patterns
Practice four simple tools to see, understand, and influence Agile transformations
Prepare to share new tools and practices with others
Build your own adaptive capacity to thrive at home and at work
Leading in Uncertainty
Complex systems, like Agile teams and successful organizations, play by different rules. To succeed in complexity, you must understand those rules and integrate them into your technical and leadership practices. Since 1986, Human Systems Dynamics has incorporated lessons from complexity science into their leadership theory and practice. Three factors set us apart from other complexity-based approaches. First, we strive for simplicity. Our models and methods are easy to learn, use, and teach. Second, we focus on both theory and practice. We believe you have to understand what is happening, before you can act wisely. Third, our practices are equally effective for individuals, teams, and corporations. They apply to all kinds of challenges, from emotions of conflict to institutional strategy and planning for an uncertain future.
With HSD, you will anticipate barriers to Agile transformation, analyze them quickly, respond with curiosity and innovation, and learn the opportunities that lie within the most difficult challenge.
This program is an on-ramp to the world of Human Systems Dynamics and adaptive capacity. All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.