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Agile Facilitation Skills

A hands-on workshop for effective Agile meetings

About

Communication is a critical success factor in all Agile projects. You need it to promote alignment and understanding between people with very different goals, responsibilities and perspectives, such as managers, domain experts, end users, technical experts and development teams – in other words, all stakeholders.
These interactions happen constantly during the lifetime of a project, starting with the inception phase and then continuing on with all the opportunities Agile provides to bring people into the same room, where they can learn and get feedback.
To reap the benefits of face-to-face learning opportunities, your meetings need to be efficient, energetic, focused and participative. They also need to produce concrete results that you can put into action. Finally, they must make the best use of time of all the people attending, which is one of the most valuable resources you have available.
Fully participative meetings will tap into the collective intelligence of the group, thus improving product design, project execution and risk management.

Who should attend

Everyone in an Agile project has an interest in the quality of their meetings and this workshop is especially designed for:
Project Managers

  • Product Owners
  • Project Leaders
  • 
Team Leaders
  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • and anyone who wants to facilitate any Agile project meeting

Product Owners, given the high degree of communication and negotiation and comes with their role, will especially benefit from attending this workshop.

Why attend

Attend this practical, hands-on workshop to:

  • Increase the success rate of your Agile projects with better communication and participation of all stakeholders
  • Make efficient use of time to generate concrete, actionable results
  • Promote focus and engagement, so that each person can contribute constructively throughout the meeting, accordingly to their own personality
  • Turn disagreement and conflict into valuable improvement opportunities
  • Learn practical skills and techniques that you can immediately bring into your projects

Topics covered

  • The meaning of effective communication in Agile
  • The role and skills of the meeting facilitator
  • How meetings work: structure and types
  • Managing the container (room) and the space
  • Time management
  • Understanding and leveraging different personalities in the group
  • Participatory decision-making
  • Dealing with disagreement and conflict
  • Activities to collect input and generate results
  • Visual thinking

Prerequisites

The participants should have at least one year of working experience.

Practical details

  • Included: welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Training language: English
  • Participants will receive a certificate of attendance

Need a customized workshop? Contact us and we’ll adapt the content as required.