Workshops

Bookend your AgileAus19 experience with half and full-day workshops in Melbourne and Sydney. Join the Conference’s most challenging thinkers as they take a practical, hands-on look at how you can change your team’s mindset.

Sydney: Monday 24 June 2019, UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney.
Melbourne: Friday 28 June 2019, Saxons, Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne.

Brisbane (only for Hakan Forss workshops): Monday 1 July 2019, Saxons, Level 11, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane.

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UNSW CBD Campus

Level 6, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney

The flow thinking experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
Time is the last thing you can afford to waste. Speed up your workflow.

“Time is money,” said Benjamin Franklin. When you’re working on bringing a product to market, it’s the last thing you can afford to waste.

In this hands-on workshop, Hakan Forss will guide attendees through the ‘flow thinking’ experience. Flow thinking isn’t about working harder or working longer hours. It’s not about looking or feeling busy. Instead, it’s about making your time count.

Hakan will show you how to truly optimise your workflow: eliminating unnecessary waiting times, reducing wasted resources, and shifting your daily focus to the tasks that really matter.

Through demonstrating how to speed up the process of making a pizza, Hakan will teach a far more valuable lesson (though we’re sure your newfound pizza prowess will come in handy, too!). Ultimately, you’ll learn to keep products flowing to customers at the highest possible speed.

Hakan’s half-day workshop equips you with knowledge that can easily be applied within your workplace, including:

  • An overview of flow thinking and how it can be applied to a Lean/Agile environment.
  • The difference between flow efficiency and resource efficiency, and why it matters.
  • How to create flow using a pull system.
  • How to shift your approach to daily meetings and visual management, allowing you to identify the most efficient route.
  • What process metrics you should be collecting and evaluating as you go about your work. (It’s one thing to try to optimise your workflow but, without reflecting back on the right metrics, you’ll never know if your efforts are actually working!)

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in optimising their workflow, reducing wasted time, and working as efficiently as possible to deliver value to their customers!

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Monday 24 June 2019

The Toyota Kata puzzle experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
 
Put your retrospectives on steroids!

You’ve been working in an Agile way for a while now. You regularly conduct retrospectives, and plenty of problems, potential solutions and great opportunities for improvement are raised. Yet, for some reason, you still haven’t seen any actual change.

Hakan Forss is ready to put your retrospectives on steroids — helping you achieve some real growth! This half-day workshop explores the concept and applications of Toyota Kata: a methodology that promotes a kaizen culture of daily continuous learning and improvement. Hakan will show how, with Toyota Kata, you can much more easily implement changes; such as those you raise in your retrospectives.

Toyota Kata recognises the powerful hold our daily habits and routines have over us. This workshop will help you break old behavioural patterns and adopt more productive practices. As Hakan will outline, through making manageable adjustments to your behaviour and conducting small experiments, you can change your daily habits and routines to push you towards a state of awesomeness!

 Hakan’s workshop allows small teams to work together in interactive exercises; gaining a hands-on, practical understanding of the following subjects:

  • The two main Kata of the Toyota Kata — the ‘Improvement Kata’ and the ‘Coaching Kata’. Hakan will provide attendees with an introduction to these Kata, and explain how their core routines, mindset and behavioural practices can lead to change.
  • The fundamental behaviour patterns at the core of the Toyota Kata methodology — rapid experimental cycles and the Coaching Dialog.

No prior knowledge is required for this workshop. However, if you’re keen to do a bit of pre-reading, the following books come highly recommended by Hakan:

  • Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother.
  • Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale by Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly.

This workshop is aimed at anyone looking to break old habits and embrace constant change. If you’re in a position where you run retrospectives, you’ll benefit greatly from Hakan’s teachings on continuous learning, and will leave the workshop with a greater capacity to effect change.

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

 

Half-day workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Monday 24 June 2019

New ways of working require new ways of learning!

with Dr Jen Frahm, Conversations of ChangeLena Ross, Changehacks

 
Make self-directed learning part of your daily routine.

Life gets busy. But learning should never stop. Unfortunately – whether it be due to a lack of time, a lack of motivation, or a potent mix of both – it’s difficult to keep our curiosity alive and continue to seek out new perspectives.

Breaking these habits is hard. It gets even harder when you feel like you’re too busy to attend workshops and training. If this sounds like you, it may be time to carve out some time and find out how to incorporate learning into your busy life!

Jen Frahm and Lena Ross will show you that developing a habit of continuous learning doesn’t have to be so difficult. If you build your change capability through micro learning, breaking bad habits and adopting new ones becomes far more manageable.

In this Learning Agility workshop, Jen and Lena will use ‘work-out-loud’ and behavioural nudges to help you construct your own 'Change Pick n Mix' — a self-directed behaviour change program that makes constant learning and change agility.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Introduce ‘change nudges’ to the business (these are regular prompts that inspire new action).
  • Get motivated to engage in self-directed learning.
  • Confidently scaffold new knowledge in bite size chunks.
  • Curate and create micro content; helping you share what you’ve learned with the world and have your own voice heard!

All workshop participants will receive a free copy of Lena’s book Hacking for Agile Change - With an Agile Mindset, Behaviours and Practices and Jen’s book Conversations of Change: A Guide to Implementing Workplace Change.

This is a workshop for anyone who wishes they could be constantly learning and discovering new things, but can never seem to find the time! Step by step, Jen and Lena will help you establish a solid practice of lifelong learning.

Learn about Jen Frahm here »
Learn about Lena Ross here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Monday 24 June 2019

Foundations of DevOps and continuous delivery

with Jez Humble
Author, Speaker, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC
Deliver valuable products to users quickly and with low-risk.
Half-day morning - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky and time-consuming process. However, the practice of continuous delivery sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, low-risk delivery of high-quality, valuable new functionality to users.

Through automation of the build, deployment and testing process, and with improved collaboration between developers, testers and IT operations, teams can get changes released in a matter of hours – sometimes even minutes – no matter the size of the product or the complexity of the enterprise environment.

In this half-day workshop, Jez Humble will provide an overview of the principles and practices behind DevOps and continuous delivery. He’ll also discuss how these improvement paradigms apply to your own work — giving you a framework for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps into your organisation.

You can expect to learn:

  • Why continuous delivery is important and how it can help improve your organisation.
  • The principles and practices of continuous delivery.
  • How continuous learning and DevOps are practically applied. Jez will provide case studies, including from regulated domains and firmware.
  • What factors predict software delivery performance – including organisational culture – and how these factors interact.
  • How to practically implement continuous learning and DevOps into your own workplace.

Please note: This half-day, morning workshop provides a broad overview of these improvement paradigms. If you want to really sink your teeth into the implementation specifics of continuous delivery and DevOps, Jez’s workshop will continue into the afternoon. Select his full-day workshop offering below if you’re interested!

Developers, testers, systems administrators and managers will benefit most from attending this workshop. However, anyone interested in gaining insight into DevOps and continuous delivery is welcome to attend! There is no coding involved.

Learn about Jez Humble here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm 

Monday 24 June 2019

A deep dive into DevOps and continuous delivery

with Jez Humble
Author, Speaker, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC
Sink your teeth into the implementation specifics of DevOps and continuous delivery.
Advanced Workshop: Full-day - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This full-day workshop is broken into two parts, with attendees welcome to stay for the entire day or attend the morning session only.

In the morning, Jez Humble will provide an overview of the principles and practices behind DevOps and continuous delivery, explaining how to implement these paradigms. If you’re interested in attending the morning session only, check out the Foundations of DevOps and Continuous Delivery workshop above.

In the afternoon, Jez will take attendees on a deep dive into implementation specifics; such as continuous integration, continuous testing, infrastructure management, architecture, and low-risk deployments (including database changes).

In the first half of Jez’s workshop, you can expect to learn:

  • Why continuous delivery is important and how it can help improve your organisation.
  • The principles and practices of continuous delivery.
  • How continuous learning and DevOps are practically applied. Jez will offer case studies, including from regulated domains and firmware.
  • What factors predict software delivery performance – including organisational culture – and how these factors interact.
  • How to practically implement continuous learning and DevOps into your own workplace.

Additional topics that will be covered in the afternoon include:

  • Implementing continuous integration into your organisation.
  • The principles of continuous testing, including effective acceptance test integration.
  • Architecting for continuous delivery.
  • Managing infrastructure for DevOps and continuous delivery; including cloud.
  • Principles and practices of low-risk deployments.

Developers, testers, systems administrators, and managers are encouraged to attend this workshop. It will be particularly valuable for those leading DevOps. However, the workshop will also be accessible to a general audience interested in gaining a deeper insight into the implementation specifics of DevOps and continuous delivery. There is no coding involved.

Learn about Jez Humble here »

Full-day workshop:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Monday 24 June 2019

Home @ Work

with Sharda Nandram
Professor, Nyenrode Business University, Co-founder, Praan Group & Chair, Buurtzorg
Tired of dealing with bureaucracy? It’s time to take control of your work.

In this half-day workshop, Sharda Nandram places you in the driver’s seat — helping you establish a culture of autonomy and self-management in your workplace.

Drawing on experiences including her leadership of teal organisation Buurtzorg, Sharda will give you the tools to structure your workday in a way that suits you. Plus – by adopting Sharda’s techniques – you’ll find that efficiency, boundless energy and an entrepreneurial attitude can come naturally to you and your team.

Sharda will introduce attendees to “Home @ Work” — an approach that makes people feel at home in the workplace by affording them greater autonomy over what they do. You’ll leave with the tools to help your organisation embrace and reap the benefits of self-management.

When employees work in self-managed teams, Sharda has found they’re more likely to be self-reliant, practice integrity and collaborate freely. They also engage in continuous efforts to cope with VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). In an ever-changing landscape, these are some of the most important skills you and your team can have!

Sharda’s workshop will:

  • Position you as a leader in navigating your organisation through a VUCA landscape, as you discover and develop your Integrative Intelligence.
  • Offer an overview of integrative self-management and an explanation of how it can be incorporated into your organisational design.
  • Introduce you to the Garlic Model of integrativeness; enhancing your understanding of organisational cultural dynamics. This model forms the basis of Sharda’s “Home @ Work” approach.
  • Provide you with the tools to co-create and implement a “Home @ Work” approach in your own organisation.

This workshop will be of particular benefit to anyone involved in organisational development or interested in integrative self management.

Learn about Sharda Nandram here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Monday 24 June 2019

Rose & Lachlan - Elabor8

How mindset shifts take place: the role of cognitive dissonance

with Sarah Rose and Lachlan Heasman

Elabor8

 

The world is constantly changing. Can your mindset move with it?

Inconsistencies between our thinking and our behaviour can cause great inner turmoil. Can you recall a time you broke a promise and felt extremely uneasy, as you’ve always considered yourself a trustworthy person? This tension between our actions and beliefs is termed cognitive dissonance.

The methods people use to resolve this resulting discomfort can have a powerful influence on their mindset development. People innately stick with their behaviours and rationalise them in order to deal with this tension — however, this rarely leads to change.

 This workshop will explore how small and frequent changes in behaviour can rewire us and lead to significant changes in mindset; creating a self-propelling momentum for individuals and teams. Sarah Rose and Lachlan Heasman will introduce an approach that promotes flexibility in thinking and drives adaptable behaviour.

Why does this matter to you?

When you’re faced with new ways of working, you (or those within your team!) will likely be exposed to ideas and behaviours contradictory to what you’ve always held true.

In this situation, people have two choices. They can ignore the new behaviour and roll with their existing thinking — resulting in no change and causing frustration as everyone else moves ahead. Alternatively, they can adjust their attitudes and perceptions to align with these new ideas and behaviours — thereby resulting in change and progression.

By learning about the process of cognitive dissonance in this workshop, you’ll become better equipped to bring attention to the root cause of your discomfort, and challenge your thinking or behaviour. Importantly, you’ll also be able to identify this discomfort within your team members, and help them overcome it.

Workshop attendees will leave with the ability to:

  • Describe cognitive dissonance and its relevance in changing either mindset or behaviour.
  • Practise a technique to promote flexibility in thinking in order to effect behavioural change.
  • Confront their own biases, open their minds to new perspectives, and change their behaviour so they’re always ready for change.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in gaining a greater sense of self awareness during periods of change. It will be particularly helpful for leaders or coaches responsible for supporting people through new ways of working.

Learn about Sarah Rose here »
Learn about Lachlan Heasman here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am – 12:30pm

Monday 24 June 2019

Rapid experimentation for Product Managers

with Jonny Schneider
Head of Product Strategy and Design, ThoughtWorks
 
Use experiments to make better decisions more confidently.

Join Jonny Schneider to embrace the learning mindset and discover how you can use experiments to test assumptions and move forward!

In this workshop, you’ll find out how to put customer learning to work by designing fast and effective experiments, allowing you to make better decisions more confidently.

We’re often making product decisions with incomplete information and in conditions of high uncertainty. Product Managers can break through by challenging their default thinking, and treating every action as a learning opportunity.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Break down problems/solutions into testable assumptions.
  • Decide the most important things to be learned from customers.
  • Define ‘Metrics that Matter’ in order to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Manage uncertainty with a scientific mindset.
  • Select the right customer experiment for the job at hand.
  • Embrace the lean mindset to test strategy through execution in minutes, not months.
  • Implement a continuous and sustainable learning cadence in your product team.
  • Apply customer learning to an ever-evolving strategy.

This workshop is suitable for Product Managers, Product Owners or anyone who works closely with product development.

Learn about Jonny Schneider here »

Half-day workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Monday 24 June 2019

How to read and lead the room

with Ali Walker
PhD, Lecturer and Researcher in Leadership
Learn to read the room and use human connection to lead others.

Often we rely on our automatic responses to people and situations, but these have been shown to be unreliable. This workshop explores new models of human connection and leadership, based on Ali Walker's original research.

Leadership is no longer about the leader who can impress. It is about the leader who can connect. The workshop will build your leadership capacity through experiential group work and discussions.

Workshop participants will learn:

  • To identify their connection style and the styles of others.
  • The five stages of group dynamics, from disconnection to flow/high-performance.

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Current and aspiring leaders wanting to gain strategies to build high-performance teams using empathy and connection.
  • Team members wanting to learn how to be the best team player possible.
  • Anyone interested in examining and improving their interpersonal skills and promoting positive connections.

Learn about Ali Walker here »

Full-day workshop:
9.00am to 5:00pm

Monday 24 June 2019

Saxons

Level 8, 500 Collins St, Melbourne

The flow thinking experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
Time is the last thing you can afford to waste. Speed up your workflow.

“Time is money,” said Benjamin Franklin. When you’re working on bringing a product to market, it’s the last thing you can afford to waste.

In this hands-on workshop, Hakan Forss will guide attendees through the ‘flow thinking’ experience. Flow thinking isn’t about working harder or working longer hours. It’s not about looking or feeling busy. Instead, it’s about making your time count.

Hakan will show you how to truly optimise your workflow: eliminating unnecessary waiting times, reducing wasted resources, and shifting your daily focus to the tasks that really matter.

Through demonstrating how to speed up the process of making a pizza, Hakan will teach a far more valuable lesson (though we’re sure your newfound pizza prowess will come in handy, too!). Ultimately, you’ll learn to keep products flowing to customers at the highest possible speed.

Hakan’s half-day workshop equips you with knowledge that can easily be applied within your workplace, including:

  • An overview of flow thinking and how it can be applied to a Lean/Agile environment.
  • The difference between flow efficiency and resource efficiency, and why it matters.
  • How to create flow using a pull system.
  • How to shift your approach to daily meetings and visual management, allowing you to identify the most efficient route.
  • What process metrics you should be collecting and evaluating as you go about your work. (It’s one thing to try to optimise your workflow but, without reflecting back on the right metrics, you’ll never know if your efforts are actually working!)

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in optimising their workflow, reducing wasted time, and working as efficiently as possible to deliver value to their customers!

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Friday 28 June 2019

The Toyota Kata puzzle experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
 
Put your retrospectives on steroids!

You’ve been working in an Agile way for a while now. You regularly conduct retrospectives, and plenty of problems, potential solutions and great opportunities for improvement are raised. Yet, for some reason, you still haven’t seen any actual change.

Hakan Forss is ready to put your retrospectives on steroids — helping you achieve some real growth! This half-day workshop explores the concept and applications of Toyota Kata: a methodology that promotes a kaizen culture of daily continuous learning and improvement. Hakan will show how, with Toyota Kata, you can much more easily implement changes; such as those you raise in your retrospectives.

Toyota Kata recognises the powerful hold our daily habits and routines have over us. This workshop will help you break old behavioural patterns and adopt more productive practices. As Hakan will outline, through making manageable adjustments to your behaviour and conducting small experiments, you can change your daily habits and routines to push you towards a state of awesomeness!

 Hakan’s workshop allows small teams to work together in interactive exercises; gaining a hands-on, practical understanding of the following subjects:

  • The two main Kata of the Toyota Kata — the ‘Improvement Kata’ and the ‘Coaching Kata’. Hakan will provide attendees with an introduction to these Kata, and explain how their core routines, mindset and behavioural practices can lead to change.
  • The fundamental behaviour patterns at the core of the Toyota Kata methodology — rapid experimental cycles and the Coaching Dialog.

No prior knowledge is required for this workshop. However, if you’re keen to do a bit of pre-reading, the following books come highly recommended by Hakan:

  • Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother.
  • Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale by Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly.

This workshop is aimed at anyone looking to break old habits and embrace constant change. If you’re in a position where you run retrospectives, you’ll benefit greatly from Hakan’s teachings on continuous learning, and will leave the workshop with a greater capacity to effect change.

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

Half-day workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Friday 28 June 2019

New ways of working require new ways of learning!

with Dr Jen Frahm, Conversations of ChangeLena Ross, Changehacks

 
Make self-directed learning part of your daily routine.

Life gets busy. But learning should never stop. Unfortunately – whether it be due to a lack of time, a lack of motivation, or a potent mix of both – it’s difficult to keep our curiosity alive and continue to seek out new perspectives.

Breaking these habits is hard. It gets even harder when you feel like you’re too busy to attend workshops and training. If this sounds like you, it may be time to carve out some time and find out how to incorporate learning into your busy life!

Jen Frahm and Lena Ross will show you that developing a habit of continuous learning doesn’t have to be so difficult. If you build your change capability through micro learning, breaking bad habits and adopting new ones becomes far more manageable.

In this Learning Agility workshop, Jen and Lena will use ‘work-out-loud’ and behavioural nudges to help you construct your own 'Change Pick n Mix' — a self-directed behaviour change program that makes constant learning and change agility.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Introduce ‘change nudges’ to the business (these are regular prompts that inspire new action).
  • Get motivated to engage in self-directed learning.
  • Confidently scaffold new knowledge in bite size chunks.
  • Curate and create micro content; helping you share what you’ve learned with the world and have your own voice heard!

All workshop participants will receive a free copy of Lena’s book Hacking for Agile Change - With an Agile Mindset, Behaviours and Practices and Jen’s book Conversations of Change: A Guide to Implementing Workplace Change.

This is a workshop for anyone who wishes they could be constantly learning and discovering new things, but can never seem to find the time! Step by step, Jen and Lena will help you establish a solid practice of lifelong learning.

Learn about Jen Frahm here »
Learn about Lena Ross here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Friday 28 June 2019

Foundations of DevOps and continuous delivery

with Jez Humble
Author, Speaker, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC
Deliver valuable products to users quickly and with low-risk.
Half-day morning - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky and time-consuming process. However, the practice of continuous delivery sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, low-risk delivery of high-quality, valuable new functionality to users.

Through automation of the build, deployment and testing process, and with improved collaboration between developers, testers and IT operations, teams can get changes released in a matter of hours – sometimes even minutes – no matter the size of the product or the complexity of the enterprise environment.

In this half-day workshop, Jez Humble will provide an overview of the principles and practices behind DevOps and continuous delivery. He’ll also discuss how these improvement paradigms apply to your own work — giving you a framework for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps into your organisation.

You can expect to learn:

  • Why continuous delivery is important and how it can help improve your organisation.
  • The principles and practices of continuous delivery.
  • How continuous learning and DevOps are practically applied. Jez will provide case studies, including from regulated domains and firmware.
  • What factors predict software delivery performance – including organisational culture – and how these factors interact.
  • How to practically implement continuous learning and DevOps into your own workplace.

Please note: This half-day, morning workshop provides a broad overview of these improvement paradigms. If you want to really sink your teeth into the implementation specifics of continuous delivery and DevOps, Jez’s workshop will continue into the afternoon. Select his full-day workshop offering below if you’re interested!

Developers, testers, systems administrators and managers will benefit most from attending this workshop. However, anyone interested in gaining insight into DevOps and continuous delivery is welcome to attend! There is no coding involved.

Learn about Jez Humble here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Friday 28 June 2019

A deep dive into DevOps and continuous delivery

with Jez Humble
Author, Speaker, DevOps Research and Assessment LLC
Sink your teeth into the implementation specifics of DevOps and continuous delivery.
Advanced Workshop: Full-day - 9:00am to 5:00pm

This full-day workshop is broken into two parts, with attendees welcome to stay for the entire day or attend the morning session only.

In the morning, Jez Humble will provide an overview of the principles and practices behind DevOps and continuous delivery, explaining how to implement these paradigms. If you’re interested in attending the morning session only, check out the Foundations of DevOps and Continuous Delivery workshop above.

In the afternoon, Jez will take attendees on a deep dive into implementation specifics; such as continuous integration, continuous testing, infrastructure management, architecture, and low-risk deployments (including database changes).

In the first half of Jez’s workshop, you can expect to learn:

  • Why continuous delivery is important and how it can help improve your organisation.
  • The principles and practices of continuous delivery.
  • How continuous learning and DevOps are practically applied. Jez will offer case studies, including from regulated domains and firmware.
  • What factors predict software delivery performance – including organisational culture – and how these factors interact.
  • How to practically implement continuous learning and DevOps into your own workplace.

Additional topics that will be covered in the afternoon include:

  • Implementing continuous integration into your organisation.
  • The principles of continuous testing, including effective acceptance test integration.
  • Architecting for continuous delivery.
  • Managing infrastructure for DevOps and continuous delivery; including cloud.
  • Principles and practices of low-risk deployments.

Developers, testers, systems administrators, and managers are encouraged to attend this workshop. It will be particularly valuable for those leading DevOps. However, the workshop will also be accessible to a general audience interested in gaining a deeper insight into the implementation specifics of DevOps and continuous delivery. There is no coding involved.

Learn about Jez Humble here »

Full-day workshop:
9:00am to 5:00pm

Friday 28 June 2019

Home @ Work

with Sharda Nandram
Professor, Nyenrode Business University, Co-founder, Praan Group & Chair, Buurtzorg
Tired of dealing with bureaucracy? It’s time to take control of your work.

In this half-day workshop, Sharda Nandram places you in the driver’s seat — helping you establish a culture of autonomy and self-management in your workplace.

Drawing on experiences including her leadership of teal organisation Buurtzorg, Sharda will give you the tools to structure your workday in a way that suits you. Plus – by adopting Sharda’s techniques – you’ll find that efficiency, boundless energy and an entrepreneurial attitude can come naturally to you and your team.

Sharda will introduce attendees to “Home @ Work” — an approach that makes people feel at home in the workplace by affording them greater autonomy over what they do. You’ll leave with the tools to help your organisation embrace and reap the benefits of self-management.

When employees work in self-managed teams, Sharda has found they’re more likely to be self-reliant, practice integrity and collaborate freely. They also engage in continuous efforts to cope with VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity). In an ever-changing landscape, these are some of the most important skills you and your team can have!

Sharda’s workshop will:

  • Position you as a leader in navigating your organisation through a VUCA landscape, as you discover and develop your Integrative Intelligence.
  • Offer an overview of integrative self-management and an explanation of how it can be incorporated into your organisational design.
  • Introduce you to the Garlic Model of integrativeness; enhancing your understanding of organisational cultural dynamics. This model forms the basis of Sharda’s “Home @ Work” approach.
  • Provide you with the tools to co-create and implement a “Home @ Work” approach in your own organisation.

This workshop will be of particular benefit to anyone involved in organisational development or interested in integrative self management.

Learn about Sharda Nandram here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Friday 28 June 2019

Lachlan & Rose - Elabor8

How mindset shifts take place: the role of cognitive dissonance

with Sarah Rose and Lachlan Heasman

Elabor8

The world is constantly changing. Can your mindset move with it?

Inconsistencies between our thinking and our behaviour can cause great inner turmoil. Can you recall a time you broke a promise and felt extremely uneasy, as you’ve always considered yourself a trustworthy person? This tension between our actions and beliefs is termed cognitive dissonance.

The methods people use to resolve this resulting discomfort can have a powerful influence on their mindset development. People innately stick with their behaviours and rationalise them in order to deal with this tension — however, this rarely leads to change.

 This workshop will explore how small and frequent changes in behaviour can rewire us and lead to significant changes in mindset; creating a self-propelling momentum for individuals and teams. Sarah Rose and Lachlan Heasman will introduce an approach that promotes flexibility in thinking and drives adaptable behaviour.

Why does this matter to you?

When you’re faced with new ways of working, you (or those within your team!) will likely be exposed to ideas and behaviours contradictory to what you’ve always held true.

In this situation, people have two choices. They can ignore the new behaviour and roll with their existing thinking — resulting in no change and causing frustration as everyone else moves ahead. Alternatively, they can adjust their attitudes and perceptions to align with these new ideas and behaviours — thereby resulting in change and progression.

By learning about the process of cognitive dissonance in this workshop, you’ll become better equipped to bring attention to the root cause of your discomfort, and challenge your thinking or behaviour. Importantly, you’ll also be able to identify this discomfort within your team members, and help them overcome it.

Workshop attendees will leave with the ability to:

  • Describe cognitive dissonance and its relevance in changing either mindset or behaviour.
  • Practise a technique to promote flexibility in thinking in order to effect behavioural change.
  • Confront their own biases, open their minds to new perspectives, and change their behaviour so they’re always ready for change.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in gaining a greater sense of self awareness during periods of change. It will be particularly helpful for leaders or coaches responsible for supporting people through new ways of working.

Learn about Sarah Rose here »
Learn about Lachlan Heasman here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am – 12:30pm

Friday 28 June 2019

Rapid experimentation for Product Managers

with Jonny Schneider
Head of Product Strategy and Design, ThoughtWorks
 
Use experiments to make better decisions more confidently.

Join Jonny Schneider to embrace the learning mindset and discover how you can use experiments to test assumptions and move forward!

In this workshop, you’ll find out how to put customer learning to work by designing fast and effective experiments, allowing you to make better decisions more confidently.

We’re often making product decisions with incomplete information and in conditions of high uncertainty. Product Managers can break through by challenging their default thinking, and treating every action as a learning opportunity.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Break down problems/solutions into testable assumptions.
  • Decide the most important things to be learned from customers.
  • Define ‘Metrics that Matter’ in order to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Manage uncertainty with a scientific mindset.
  • Select the right customer experiment for the job at hand.
  • Embrace the lean mindset to test strategy through execution in minutes, not months.
  • Implement a continuous and sustainable learning cadence in your product team.
  • Apply customer learning to an ever-evolving strategy.

This workshop is suitable for Product Managers, Product Owners or anyone who works closely with product development.

Learn about Jonny Schneider here »

Half-day workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Friday 28 June 2019

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Afternoon workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Monday 24 June 2019

Saxons

Level 11, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane

The flow thinking experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
Time is the last thing you can afford to waste. Speed up your workflow.

“Time is money,” said Benjamin Franklin. When you’re working on bringing a product to market, it’s the last thing you can afford to waste.

In this hands-on workshop, Hakan Forss will guide attendees through the ‘flow thinking’ experience. Flow thinking isn’t about working harder or working longer hours. It’s not about looking or feeling busy. Instead, it’s about making your time count.

Hakan will show you how to truly optimise your workflow: eliminating unnecessary waiting times, reducing wasted resources, and shifting your daily focus to the tasks that really matter.

Through demonstrating how to speed up the process of making a pizza, Hakan will teach a far more valuable lesson (though we’re sure your newfound pizza prowess will come in handy, too!). Ultimately, you’ll learn to keep products flowing to customers at the highest possible speed.

Hakan’s half-day workshop equips you with knowledge that can easily be applied within your workplace, including:

  • An overview of flow thinking and how it can be applied to a Lean/Agile environment.
  • The difference between flow efficiency and resource efficiency, and why it matters.
  • How to create flow using a pull system.
  • How to shift your approach to daily meetings and visual management, allowing you to identify the most efficient route.
  • What process metrics you should be collecting and evaluating as you go about your work. (It’s one thing to try to optimise your workflow but, without reflecting back on the right metrics, you’ll never know if your efforts are actually working!)

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in optimising their workflow, reducing wasted time, and working as efficiently as possible to deliver value to their customers!

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

Half-day workshop:
9:00am to 12:30pm

Monday 1 July 2019

The Toyota Kata puzzle experience

with Hakan Forss
Lean and Agile Enterprise Coach, Flow Behave FB
 
Put your retrospectives on steroids!

You’ve been working in an Agile way for a while now. You regularly conduct retrospectives, and plenty of problems, potential solutions and great opportunities for improvement are raised. Yet, for some reason, you still haven’t seen any actual change.

Hakan Forss is ready to put your retrospectives on steroids — helping you achieve some real growth! This half-day workshop explores the concept and applications of Toyota Kata: a methodology that promotes a kaizen culture of daily continuous learning and improvement. Hakan will show how, with Toyota Kata, you can much more easily implement changes; such as those you raise in your retrospectives.

Toyota Kata recognises the powerful hold our daily habits and routines have over us. This workshop will help you break old behavioural patterns and adopt more productive practices. As Hakan will outline, through making manageable adjustments to your behaviour and conducting small experiments, you can change your daily habits and routines to push you towards a state of awesomeness!

 Hakan’s workshop allows small teams to work together in interactive exercises; gaining a hands-on, practical understanding of the following subjects:

  • The two main Kata of the Toyota Kata — the ‘Improvement Kata’ and the ‘Coaching Kata’. Hakan will provide attendees with an introduction to these Kata, and explain how their core routines, mindset and behavioural practices can lead to change.
  • The fundamental behaviour patterns at the core of the Toyota Kata methodology — rapid experimental cycles and the Coaching Dialog.

No prior knowledge is required for this workshop. However, if you’re keen to do a bit of pre-reading, the following books come highly recommended by Hakan:

  • Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results by Mike Rother.
  • Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale by Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly.

This workshop is aimed at anyone looking to break old habits and embrace constant change. If you’re in a position where you run retrospectives, you’ll benefit greatly from Hakan’s teachings on continuous learning, and will leave the workshop with a greater capacity to effect change.

Learn about Hakan Forss here »

Half-day workshop:
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Monday 1 July 2019

Have questions? Check out our FAQs page to see how well we’ve read your mind! Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9663 3093 or chat to us at team@agileaustralia.com.au

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