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Workshop Catalog

Enterprise and Team Transformation Workshops:
  • Fundamentals of Leading Enterprise Transformation
  • Culture scan and planning with Sensemaking
  • Corporate Employee Network Stimulation
  • Value Stream Mapping and Improvements 
  • Scale with nuCognitive Workshop Licensing & Train the Trainer 
Fundamentals of Leading Enterprise Transformation

Leading change in large multinational companies is a very complex and difficult endeavor.   No one method or technique can be used "out of the box" and be expected to work when applied to a global and highly diverse workforce. This workshop provides  transformation project leaders and participants with several proven, adaptable methods and techniques to drive change in support of enterprise adoptions of Agile and Lean.  

Agile and Lean Culture, Mindset, and Methods:
Leading and Managing Agile Development Teams

Agile and Lean product development has become mainstream over the last decade, and as a manager and leader within your company it is important for you to understand how to build, lead, and manage such teams -- not just for your company, but also for your own career.  

This workshop focuses on the methods and skills managers and leaders need to in order for product teams get the most from Agile and Lean development.  It provides an overview of mainstream Agile and Lean development, and defines and clarifies the roles of leaders, first-line managers, middle managers, and executive managers.  

 

The workshop materials are drawn from over a decade of real Agile and Lean adoption experience covering tens of thousands of people within Fortune 100 companies, addressing what works and doesn't work when adopting and using Agile and Lean on teams across the globe.  

Complexity-informed Methods for Agile and Phased Development:
A Leader’s Guide to Decision Making with Cynefin

Have you ever wondered why some approaches to making decisions or solving problems work quite well in one situation and fail to deliver in others? What is it about the nature of the system and its environment that causes results to vary so greatly?  The systems and environments companies encounter today require that the ability to rapidly sense what is happening, and then take a situational approach toward decision-making and problem solving. Using an approach that is informed by the nature of the specific system is crucial for success in an increasingly-complex world.  This course introduces a model and practices for sensing the nature of the situation at hand and responding effectively.

Solutions Thinking

Today’s business environment is more complex than ever, and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges. Brand loyalty has lost much of its power.  in most markets, consumers have tremendous freedom to choose among competing products, and user experience has become a big factor in purchase decisions. Time-to-market pressure is unrelenting. The cycle time for many products continues to shrink while product complexity and technical challenges just keep increasing.

Coping with Complexity In Technology and Business

Business environments, market dynamics, and products themselves are becoming more complex.  Complexity affects everything from cultural values, and organizational structures to product life cycles. Executives and managers need to think and act in new ways to succeed in the face of this complexity.


In order to adapt and thrive, organizations need to adopt new methods and approaches that are effective against the challenges of complex systems. Otherwise, approaches that worked well in the past may fail without warning. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to complexity and complex adaptive systems, and to help enable them to manage successfully in this important domain.

Requirements and System Engineering for Agile and Phased Development:
Writing Good Requirements

Poor requirements are widely recognized as one of the top causes of product defects, project delays, and cost overruns. Yet, a practical solution that balances effective results with the everyday pressures of product development can be hard to find. Teams struggle with questions such as “How much detail is enough?”, “What about my agile teams?”, and “What requirements practices are right for my project?”

Introduction to Use Cases

Use cases are a popular way to capture system behavior is either the as-is or to-be domain. Use cases can be written on just about any project with significant user-system interactions, and they can capture usage at a wide range of detail level. Use cases can be an excellent companion to user stories and personas.

Specification Quality Control

Defects in requirements, design and architecture specifications, source code, user documentation, and other types of specifications can be costly. Inspections are one option to locate the defects, but traditional inspection processes are too resource-intensive for most teams to sustain.