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YOW! DepthFirst Workshop - Sydney - Managing Agile Environments

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Thursday, 13 August 2015 at 8:30 am - Friday, 14 August 2015 at 5:00 pm (AEST)

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YOW! DepthFirst Workshop

Managing Agile Environments with Michael Spayd & Michael Hamman

Managing Adaptive Environments is a two-day workshop for managers who manage agile teams and programs. Highly interactive and experiential, this workshop is designed to dramatically increase the manager’s ability to support the emergence of high-performing agile teams and programs, and to grow the broader organizational environments in which they grow and thrive.

The workshop has two parts. In the first part, we focus on what it takes for managers to foster dramatic improvements in agile team delivery. Understanding and championing the integrity of the agile process architecture, and balancing the management of technical debt with a focus on delivering customer value, are key here, as is the ability to support the leadership capacity of team members by having skillfully executed coaching conversations.

In the second part, we focus on what it takes for managers to increase throughput and flow throughout their area, as well as how to cultivate a culture of trust, empowerment and accountability. Developing a lean- and a systems-thinking mindset is essential to identify and reduce sources of waste and drag, which obstruct your agile teams from performing at their peak.



By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Know and “own” your role as an agile manager: when to step in and direct a team, when to step back and let a team make its own decisions, when to coach, when to mentor, and what to pay attention to across the broader organizational environment.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the agile process architecture and where you can fudge things and where you can’t.
  • Learn how to have 1-on-1 conversations with direct reports that help them grow as leaders.
  • See clearly that maximizing product life cycle profits is a key job of the agile manager, and understand the degree to which this outcome rests on managing the delicate balance between focusing on customer value, on the one hand, and managing technical debt, on the other.
  • Learn how to apply systems thinking and lean thinking tools to characterize and resolve your greatest organizational challenges.
  • Understand what it means to empower your teams in ways that does not require you to abdicate your responsibility as manager to the larger organization, or your leadership.
  • Understand yourself better as a leader in an agile environment.



Managers who have direct responsibility for the performance and development of agile teams and programs and who want to significant deepen their capacity for managing and leading agile transformation.



Michael Spayd

Michael Spayd, Author of soon-to-be-released book Coaching Agile Enterprises, has been working as a professional organisational coach focusing on transformation for over 20 years. He specialises in cutting edge technologies for coaching and developing organisation, leaders and teams.

Michael Hamman

Michael Hamman is Director of Agile Leadership Training & Development for ACI. Expert in systems thinking, facilitation, organization development, and leadership development, Michael has coached dozens of Fortune 500 companies and helped hundreds of people develop their own capacity for agile leadership and practice. Currently, his principle focus is in the areas of adaptive leadership and organization agility.


This is not an introductory Agile class. Attendees must have basic training in Agile, such as Scrum or Kanban, and should be currently managing an Agile implementation, or preparing to do so.


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Transfer, Cancellation and Refunds: In the event that you have booked for the conference or workshops and are unable to attend, you may send another person to attend in your place provided you inform YOW! organisers of the change not less than 72 hours prior to the conference or workshops. Please see full terms and conditions.


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