Agile coaches often need to distinguish when people “do” an agile practice versus “really understand” that practice. This workshop will help coaches develop a tool, mapping agile practices, or more specifically, behaviours people exhibit when using an agile practice, to a learning model. The learning model of choice for this workshop is the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition. We will also discuss how to apply this tool to better communicate and set goals with teams “going agile”.
Most Agile initiatives focus on delivery while neglecting the impact that such a radical change may have on the project and organization. The Agile PM must protect the team and help influence the change effort when there is no formal change management. Leveraging a military battle metaphor a lightweight technique can be used to map influences acting on a project. Participants will learn how to identify potential risks and how and where to respond. Spending minutes a day using this technique can mean the difference between an Agile change effort and the end of one Agile project.