Agile Leadership and Self-organization Workshop with Andrea Provaglio Training

170 Kiev, Ukraine
21 Oct 2016
1day course, in English
As Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, blogged back in 2011: “Scrum without self-organization and empowerment is a death march, just like waterfall, but an iterative, incremental death march without slack”.
So team empowerment – and therefore a modern approach to leadership – is key for a beneficial adoption of the Agile principles and practices.
That’s even more important if we consider that, still today, many organizations moving into Agile — and even some of its practitioners — focus much more on the “Processes and Tools” part of the Agile Manifesto values, rather than on the “Individuals and Interactions” one.
This workshop is intended to bring more balance into the equation and to help people get closer to the Agile values of self-managing, self-organizing and empowerment.
However, self-organization is an elusive concept (how can we organize something that is supposed to organize itself?) which has profound business and organizational implications.
It taps into the collective intelligence of the team, so that people can come up with better solutions in a shorter time; it distributes control, to avoid decisional bottlenecks and let the project move faster; it relies on the socio-relational skills of the team, but it also relies on transparency, clear processes and shared goals to define the boundaries of delegation; and the greater autonomy promotes engagement and team learning.
Agile leaders who really understand these dynamics will provide the necessary support and resources; they will offer guidance and help define a shared goal by talking more about the "why"and the "what", and less about the "what" and "how" of the goal should be achieved; and they will be able to create an ecosystem where the business advantage of effective self-organization can manifest spontaneously.
To reap the full benefits of Agile and Lean you need to understand these subtle dynamics and be able to implement them effectively in your organization. 

Who Is This For: 
  • Team Leaders
  • Team Members
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • IT Executives

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the principles of self-management, leadership, complexity, trust, empowerment, motivation, personal responsibility
  • Create a learning environment where knowledge is shared, and reduce the risk of operational bottlenecks
  • Promote alignment to the organization’s business goals and get more focus on the most valuable activities
  • Leverage diversity (gender, nationality, background, personality, etc.) to create smarter and more efficient teams
  • Learn practical activities to create and sustain a self-organizing ecosystem on the workplace Increase the productivity of your teams by greater participation and simpler decision-making processes

Andrea Provaglio

Andrea Provaglio: Strategic IT Consultant, Agile Organizational Coach from Italy 

I help IT organizations to implement better ways of doing business; and I coach executives, managers and teams who want to improve technically and relationally.
My main focus is on helping companies to transition to organizational and cultural models that are better suited to the kind of knowledge work that's so typical of software development -- which includes, but it's not limited to, Agile and Lean.
In over 20 years of professional experience, I had clients in three different continents and I worked with organizations ranging from the United Nations to small and dynamic IT companies.
Currently I work in Europe. I've also worked in the USA on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences”.
As part of my regular activities, I enjoy sharing what I know by speaking at major international conferences.
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The rates for the course

*Includes: one day of class attendance for one person, handouts, meals.

  • Early price (till 15th of September) 250 EUR
  • Regular price (from 16th of September) 325 EUR

 Refund procedure and replacement of members:

  • ticket cost can be returned no later than 2 weeks before the event, at the rate of 70%
  • less than 2 weeks the ticket cost is not returned, you could to substitute your place to another person. For replacement please contact us, inform name and surname of another person. It is also important that the new member (replacement) is registered


Organizers Contacts

Organization SCRUMguides
Contact Person Lina Shishkina
Phone Number +380 50 374 04 38
Participants: 7

Seats remained: 13 of 20