Lean and Agile for Executives is a “short” course designed for senior managers and executives to gain an understanding of Lean and Agile from an executive lens. It also provides insight into how executives can prepare an organization for and foster measurable success leveraging Lean and Agile. Executives also gain an awareness of how to successfully interact with the Lean and Agile elements of their organization. This course includes opportunities for interaction through discussions and exercises.
- Explain the basic tenets of the Lean and Agile philosophies
- Recognize the similarities and differences between organizations that employ the Lean and Agile philosophies and those that do not
- List and explain specific ways to prepare an organization for a successful, sustainable Lean and Agile adoption
- Describe the operational and cultural concepts to support on an ongoing basis to gain high returns from a Lean and Agile adoption.
Lean and Agile Philosophies
Why Are Lean and Agile Popular?
Modern Lean Philosophy
Modern Agile Philosophy
Lean and Agile Work Within Systems Thinking
Lean Approach and Principles
Lean Myths and Misconceptions
The Agile Mindset
The Agile Manifesto: Values and Principles
Agile Myths and Misconceptions
Examining Lean and Agile Side by Side
Preparing Your Organization for Healthy Adoption of Lean and Agile
Cultivating Healthy Adoption
Identify and Incorporate Your Strengths
Create a Plan to Protect and Grow Your Culture
Leadership's Role in Getting High Returns from Your Investment
Flow of Work
Decision-making by Consensus
Techniques before Tools