Agile Mindset Online Workshop: Embrace Change, React Fast

Agility does not solve problems. However, an agile mindset can improve the ability to react to sudden changes quickly and effectively and, therefore, optimize the outcome.

  • Experience agility in a playful manner
  • Understand the principles of agility
  • Find measures fit for everyday work

Agility is a mindset. We offer a tangible and playful approach to the notion of “agile mindset”, and thus get to the bottom of what the meaning of agility is. Afterwards, we will look at the background and history of the concept of agility and illuminate it briefly. Then we can work out the basic principles as well as the advantages of the concept. By looking at examples from everyday work, you will get the chance to reflect upon the current culture and find suitable tools for your own agile work. The world of business is fast-moving, so the ability to adapt quickly has become a necessity.

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This is how the workshop proceeds

Participation instead of a whiteboard session.

Our Background

Although many principles of the Agile Manifesto are primarily focused on software development, and we work as service providers, we have made some adjustments to adapt the methodology to our requirements. As a result, we have become self-made experts in successfully integrating an agile mindset into various industries.

The Agenda

Understanding the Agile Manifesto can often be perceived as dry. That’s why during our workshops, we take a playful approach. With our specially designed challenges, we make the benefits of an agile mindset tangible and experiential. This creates a shared understanding of flexible and responsive project planning. At the same time, we collaborate with our clients to explore possible applications in their everyday work.

The Content

First, we ensure that all participants have a shared understanding of agility and clarify different perspectives. We also refer to the Agile Principles. Through our specially designed exercises, we make the applicability of these principles tangible and explicitly illustrate the difference between agile planning and the waterfall approach. Additionally, we discuss specific methods and models such as Kanban, Scrum, etc., depending on their applicability.

After months of planning and development, it becomes apparent that what was actually wanted was something completely different

In the software domain, the focus of the agile approach is to deliver fast and functional products that can be tested immediately. Often, customer requirements are unclear and evolve during testing or usage. In such situations, a lengthy planning and production phase would be problematic. That’s why the agile approach emphasizes the importance of flexibility and quick responses to changes, ensuring that the end product meets the customers’ requirements.

These principles are not limited to the software industry but can be successfully applied in many other domains and projects.

This workshop has a profound impact on the participants’ fundamental mindset towards projects and challenges. It encourages them to identify simple and quick solutions, test them, and continuously improve or adapt them to new requirements.

We can achieve this together

  • Finding the balance between planning and experimentation: Emphasizing the importance of striking a balance between planning and trying things out.
  • Empowering team self-organization: Encouraging the team to organize themselves and take ownership of their actions.
  • Continuous improvement through reflection on work practices: Promoting continuous improvement of the team’s work practices through regular reflection.
  • Enhanced collaboration in small teams: Cultivating collaboration within small teams and increasing their effectiveness.

Let’s work together on your challenges. Feel free to join our Coffee-Talk, where you can engage in an informal and free discussion with experienced team trainers about your specific topic.

The Agile approach is based on delivering minimal viable products/results as quickly as possible, which can be tested right away. Often, the requirements for a product are initially unclear and evolve during testing or usage. In such cases, a lengthy planning and production phase would be problematic.

"Thank you once again for the enjoyable afternoon with you. I have received some positive feedback about the online team-building activities, and we had a relaxing time. The more playful and creative tasks were the perfect change of pace from our project-driven work routine and everyone enjoyed them."

Nina BratanDirector Marketing | AlphaPet Ventures GmbH

"Very friendly communication beforehand, a well-thought-out concept, and even during the times of Corona, it was a very exciting and fun experience - thank you very much!"

Carina WeberHR Manager Austria & Switzerland | ALD Automotive Österreich

"Two hours of pure fun. Non-stop laughter. Cool team leaders, an amazing group - highly recommended!"

Simon ReindHead Of Sales | Marry Icetea

When the Result is Irrelevant, a Good Plan Holds No Value

A well-executed plan is only valuable if it aligns with the needs and demands of its intended users.

Trial and Error Model

Agile work is important because it enables flexible responses to change, rapid delivery of results, and continuous improvement. Through iterative work methods and close collaboration within the team, customer requirements can be better fulfilled, risks reduced, and customer satisfaction increased. Agile work also fosters self-organization, team member engagement, and efficient resource utilization. It provides the opportunity to stay up-to-date, drive innovation, and adapt to changing market conditions. Overall, the agile approach contributes to greater efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness.

The Agile Manifesto states that working software is more important than comprehensive documentation. In this sense, a user manual is only meaningful if the product it describes is actually usable. The same applies to any sub-feature of a product. Although many sub-features may be impressive, the work put into them is in vain if no one uses them.

The goal of an agile mindset is to maximize unfinished work, and the right attitude is crucial for that. Through continuous customer-oriented work and the rapid delivery of small functional products, the agile mindset ensures that every step of the work is necessary and that the result is truly usable.

The Agile Manifesto is a set of guiding principles for agile software development. It was created by a group of software developers in 2001 to promote a more flexible and collaborative approach to software development, in contrast to traditional, rigid methodologies. The manifesto emphasizes valuing individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, customer collaboration over contract negotiation, and responding to change over following a plan. It serves as a foundation for agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming, guiding teams and organizations in delivering high-quality software in a more iterative, adaptive, and customer-centric manner.

Scrum is an agile project management framework that promotes collaboration, iterative development, and flexibility. It emphasizes delivering value to customers by breaking down work into small, manageable tasks called sprints. A cross-functional team self-organizes to plan, execute, and review these sprints, ensuring continuous improvement and adaptation to changing requirements. Scrum enables teams to deliver high-quality products efficiently while fostering transparency, communication, and a focus on customer needs.

Building agile teams involves fostering an agile mindset and providing the necessary tools and support for effective collaboration. One way to cultivate an agile mindset within a team is through an Agile Mindset Workshop. This workshop helps team members understand and embrace the core values and principles of agility. It encourages them to adopt a customer-centric approach, prioritize iterative and incremental work, and value continuous learning and improvement. The workshop also emphasizes the importance of self-organization, effective communication, and collaboration. By participating in this workshop, team members gain a deeper understanding of agile principles and practices, enabling them to work together more efficiently, adapt to changes, and deliver high-quality results. Ultimately, building agile teams requires a combination of training, empowering individuals, fostering a culture of trust and transparency, and providing ongoing support to ensure their success in an agile environment.

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