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Lean and Agile: Approach for Modern Business

While the concept of Agile is getting a lot of buzz at the moment, it is more than a fad. Organizations in various industries – from manufacturing to IT to healthcare – are all utilizing Agile methods to gain traction and competitive advantage. But, is Agile right for you? Or, more specifically is your organization ready for Agile philosophy and complementary practices? As you consider Agile training, it’s important to understand what Agile is and what it isn’t.

Agile is:

  • A philosophy
  • A mindset
  • Training that will alter how everyone in your organization will conduct themselves

Agile is not:

  • A system
  • A process
  • A quick fix

Organizations that have embraced an Agile mindset are equipped to face and deal with an increasing number of challenges thrown at them in today’s fast-paced environment. They are adaptable, they have team members who own their work and can communicate and collaborate efficiently and effectively. They work in an organization where alignment is high, allowing them to pivot quickly to take advantage of change instead of being disrupted by it.

While the term “Sprint” is common within the methods, Agile itself is a marathon. So, as you evaluate Agile, ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you prepared to run the marathon?
  • Are you ready to change the way you operate?
  • Is your organization ready to be self-empowered and adaptable?
  • Are you prepared for the change management efforts that will need to accompany your Agile journey to maximize adoption and minimize the risk to current commitments?

Adaptable Lean and Agile Training Curriculum Brochure

Strategy Execution provides a Lean and Agile training curriculum that is adaptable to our clients’ individual needs and business goals.

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Is the Time Right for Agile?

Before embracing Agile, take time to learn what Agile is and what it isn’t

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Leadership is critical and needed

It is important that your leaders are onboard with Agile and understand what it means, because for some organizations the philosophy can feel like a radical change and requires commitment. To help with early success and alignment, we offer a course titled, “Lean and Agile for Executives,” which speaks to leadership’s functions and responsibilities related to an Agile implementation. It provides an overview of Agile, Lean and Scrum and gives the strategic view of how to convert your organization to Agile. Most importantly it discusses what leadership’s role is in promoting high adoption and high returns on the efforts to move toward a Lean and Agile operation. 

This approach is designed to ensure top-level buy in and helps leaders gain an understanding of the philosophy, which will enable effective improvement and allow for the necessary support in making the changes to how projects are managed. It is an excellent way to prepare for the marathon.

Ensure early alignment and a solid starting foundation with the Fundamentals

Another key course in the Lean and Agile Curriculum is our “Fundamentals of Lean and Agile” course, which is designed for those who intend to utilize Lean and Agile techniques in their daily efforts. The course explores what it means to be Lean and Agile. It provides:

  • An overview of the philosophy
  • Explanations of the iterative and continuous-flow delivery methods
  • Discussions on Scrum and Kanban and more
  • Exposes participants the size and reach of Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and other philosophies

Our Approach

Our approach to all of our training is to develop sustained capability and learning within your organization.  We want you to become capable of sustaining and growing your own Lean and Agile success.  To do that, we develop a combination of training, workshops, and coaching, contextually applied to your organization, while employing empathy toward and consideration of your culture and where you are today.  We build your adoption roadmap (plan) with you, not for you, embedding ownership of the end result and building internal capabilities with every step and activity we complete together.

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