Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Mon 12 – Tue 13 Aug 2024 • Melbourne

Workshops

Enrich your skill-set with small group hands-on learning!

AgileAus24 Workshops

Wednesday 14 August 2024
8:30am – 5:30pm
Pullman Melbourne on the Park

Bring your team! Groups of five or more delegates from the same company receive a 10% discount.

Early bird

(Until 30 April 2024)

Half-day: $385
Full-day: $660

Incl GST

Standard

(After 30 April 2024)

Half-day: $495
Full-day: $825

Incl GST

Full-day Workshops

Full-day Taking Agile to the Next Level FaST with Fluid Scaling Technology

with Quinton Quartel, Founder, FaST Academy

FaST is a very different way of working that can stand on its own as an agile method, or integrate in with most others.

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FaST is a very different way of working that can stand on its own as an agile method, or integrate in with most others. Built on Open Space, it creates a complex adaptive system with fluid teaming. Working this way not only solves many of the issues that come with Agile scaling but it truly enables the capability of adaptability as the collective can morph in structure to match any challenge.

So what is FAST, why does it work, and how does it feel?

In this one-day class you will get an overview of what FaST is. And most importantly, get to experience FaST in a simulation exercise. You’ll explore these FaST components:

  • New tools for visualising work and representing complexity
  • Understanding complexity and how to harness chaos for innovation
  • Tackling discovery and delivery work simultaneously (instead of dual-track)
  • Continuous forecasting that doesn’t require pointing

FaST isn’t just theory. Quinton Quartel, your facilitator and the founder of FaST, will share real life stories throughout the day of how FaST works “in the trenches”.

Learn more about Quinton Quartel

Wed 14 Aug 2024
9:00am – 5:30pm
Melbourne

Full-day Managing and Leading Teams in Tech – Without Losing Your Mind

with Benjamin F. Wirtz, Product & Tech Leader, Scalable Leaders

82% of Managers are seen as lacking in Leadership skills by their employees – and 87% of leaders wished they had more training before they started. A coincidence?

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Managing and Leading Teams in Tech is extra hard – because as Individual Contributors, people in Tech don’t hone their skills to solve ‘people problems’ nearly as much as working their ‘technical problems’ muscles.

So what does ‘good’ look like when it comes to leading Teams in Tech? How can you build and sustain confidence in yourself, and confidence of your stakeholders? And how can you create a safe and engaging team culture?

Those are the questions you will learn to answer during this workshop. You will take away some of the best practices used by Leaders at organisations such as Google, Atlassian, Zip, Sendle and CultureAmp every day to get the best out of their teams.

Last but not least, you will understand how to grow yourself as a leader on an ongoing basis.

And the best part? It’s all delivered in a very practical way, with real life case studies and role play to practise what you learn in a safe space instead of having to ‘test in prod’.

Who is this workshop for:

  • New-ish Leaders in engineering, design, product or delivery functions who want to make sure they survive the transition into Leadership without burnout.
  • Aspiring Leaders in Tech who want to accelerate their career by learning and getting recognised for key leadership skills.
  • Established Leaders who never had formal training and find themselves struggling in situations such as having to give tough feedback or managing up.

Testimonials from previous Scalable Leaders event attendees:

  • “Today’s session was a life changer. I gave up on leadership roles after a terrible experience. This gives me new hope.”
  • “Ben can say things you already know in a way that resonates and make you understand it even better.”
  • “Really liked the role play, it was super effective.”
  • “I feel more confident and became much more intentional about the relationship with my manager.”

Learn more about Benjamin F. Wirtz

Wed 14 Aug 2024
9:00am – 5:30pm
Melbourne

Full-day Change 101

with Raechelle McLean, Program, Transformation and Change Management Specialist

Discover the key steps to lead change in a fast and furious tech driven world.

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Join Raechelle McLean for an agile and robust leading change workshop, encompassing theoretical and practical elements, with a focus on codesign and active participation.

Over a full and interactive day, participants will utilise and contribute to simplified and reusable tools, tips and materials, while covering the essential change fundamentals, including:

  • Change overview – theorists, frameworks and leading practice
  • Key elements to Leading Change
  • Developing your Change Service Catalogue – codesign activity
  • Sizing change and measuring change
  • Predicting and managing change risks
  • Change mitigations – what and who to leverage when
  • Business readiness – steps to get all of the segments ready
  • Managing the gaps – what to do when things didn’t land

Learn more about Raechelle McLean

Wed 14 Aug 2024
9:00am – 5:30pm
Melbourne

Half-day Workshops (Morning)

Half-day Govern Agility Workshop

with Phil Gadzinski and Tony Ponton co-authors of Govern Agility

Don’t apply governance to your Agile, apply agility to your governance.

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After attending this half-day workshop, your understanding of Agile Governance and how it affects the entire work system will have changed.

Tony and Phil will lead you through the Five Stanchions of Governance, a set of lenses for implementing and understanding governance that they have developed over many years of working with businesses worldwide.

To illustrate their use, there will be deliberate and thought-provoking discussions and activities.

To help continue their Agile Governance journey, each participant is given a copy of the Govern Agility book to take home.

Who’s this for?
While leaders of larger organisations or business units within enterprises that are open to new ways of governing will greatly benefit from this workshop, so will leaders of organisations that are growing or transforming and feel the need for more adaptive governing structures. Programme leaders, portfolio leaders, and PMO leaders will also find this to be of great use.

By the end of this workshop, you will have an understanding of:

  • The Five Stanchions of Agile Governance and how they differ to traditional approaches
  • How those traditional governance approaches can constrain agility
  • Why organisations should be looking at their governing systems holistically
  • How the Stanchions can be used to frame your organisation’s journey to Agile Governance
  • Real-world tools and how to use them to start that journey
  • How to ensure that Governance is part of the everyday flow of work, not an operational overhead.

Learn more about Tony Ponton and Phil Gadzinski

Wed 14 Aug 2024
8:30am – 12:30pm
Melbourne

Half-day Strategic Product Management 101

with Sandra Davey, Product Consultant & Coach and Brendan Marsh, Agile, Product & Organisational Coach, Organa

A holistic overview of Product Management.

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Through exercises and lively discussion, you’ll leave this workshop with a solid overview of the product management lifecycle, from the formation of an idea through to developing a go-to-market strategy and launching it into the market. We’ll unpack the never-ending challenge of project management being confused with product management and we’ll wrap with what great product teams look like and how they organise themselves.

Who’s this for?
Whilst this is great for Product Managers, Product Leaders, Product Owners, Product Strategists, and Product Marketers, this workshop will be useful for anyone that is either on a product team or interacts with a product team: engineers, delivery managers, BAs, UX or research specialists, or business subject-matter experts. You may also be someone who’s considering a transition to product management.

For those of you who feel that all you do is software delivery (outputs), this workshop will show the full potential of great product management (outcomes).

Your Hosts Organa
Your Organa hosts grew up as product managers, learning great product management in a variety of companies and between them clocking up more than 50 released digital products. They all fell in love with new ways of working like agile and have been mashing product management and agile together for decades. They’re also certified trainers so you’re guaranteed the workshops will be engaging, lively and informative.

Learn more about Sandra Davey and Brendan Marsh

Wed 14 Aug 2024
8:30am – 12:30pm
Melbourne

Half-day Workshops (Afternoon)

Half-day Building resilience and sustainability in complex change

with Julie Cunningham, Associate and Viv Read, Director, Complexability

Learn how complexity theory and Cynefin can cultivate your capacity and capability.

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This interactive workshop session invites you to learn by doing, using complexity based tools and methods.

We invite you to explore the following dimensions of sustainable complex change:

  • Description, Evaluation or Aspiration – What is most useful for sustainable complex change?
  • Experts and Expertise – What is the difference and what are the implications for the role of various stakeholders?
  • From Engagement to Involvement – What is appropriate? When? Who? How?
  • Sense-making and meaning making – The importance of context
  • Measure or Monitor? Understanding what matters.

You will leave armed with new tools, methods and resources to apply to your own work when navigating change as well as a new perspective on building resilience in your organisation.

Learn more about Julie Cunningham and Viv Read

Wed 14 Aug 2024
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Melbourne

Half-day Product Strategy 101

with Sandra Davey, Product Consultant & Coach and Brendan Marsh, Agile, Product & Organisational Coach, Organa

Without a strategy, the product roadmap is just a wishlist.

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You’ve mastered Agile delivery, maybe even some product discovery techniques for validating your assumptions and testing hypotheses. But how do you know which product problems or opportunities are the most important to prioritise? You might have a vision for the product, but what is your strategy for getting there? You might argue that you have a product roadmap, but there is an important layer between your company goals and your product roadmap that should inform your decision making process – a Product Strategy.

Product strategy is the glue that helps you decide which problems to focus on, the bridge that connects the product roadmap to the company’s strategy or goals.

Come experience the creation of a product strategy. In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll not only learn the basics of product strategy, but we’ll practise the step by step process to create one, based on either an idea you have or your own company’s product.

Who’s this for?
Product Leaders, Product Owners, Product Strategists, Product Managers, Product Marketers, UX or research specialists, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business subject-matter experts in product teams, or anyone aspiring to these roles.

Your Hosts Organa
Your Organa hosts grew up as product managers, learning great product management in a variety of companies and between them clocking up more than 50 released digital products. They all fell in love with new ways of working like agile and have been mashing product management and agile together for decades. They’re also certified trainers so you’re guaranteed the workshops will be engaging, lively and informative.

Learn more about Sandra Davey and Brendan Marsh

Wed 14 Aug 2024
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Melbourne
AgileAus Workshops

Have questions? Give us a call on 03 9663 3093, chat to us at team@agileaustralia.com.au.

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