8-hour discussion and workshop lead in two (2) 4-hour sessions
The most common complaint I hear from teams participating in any class is “Why doesn’t my leadership understand this?” This workshop gives leadership the concepts and strategies they need to organize and lead more effective teams.
Most organizations use a more project-centric approach that focuses on the on time delivery of the work. A product-centric process focuses on and measures the outcomes, or value, of the work we do. Instead of placing an emphasis on doing more work faster, it places the emphasis on creating more value faster. A common mantra coming from the Scrum community is that Scrum allows you to do “Twice the work in half the time.” Using product thinking we focus on creating twice the value with half the work. The difference isn’t as subtle as it sounds. It profoundly changes the way your organization thinks and works.
This Workshop is a series of tough deep-dive discussions around product-centric processes and how you can act as an effective leader using product thinking. To keep the conversation productive we constrain this class to the people who are responsible for leading many teams, and for deciding on the processes your organization will follow.
Use this workshop to give leadership the foundation they need to construct and lead a process focused on value creation.
Participants will learn and discuss the implications of:
- Common Agile and lean process misconceptions leaders must avoid
- The tenets of a product-centric process and how it changes the way they must lead
- How to use outcome-centric goals to give teams more autonomy and responsibility for their decisions
- How to identify and decompose your organization’s products and then organize teams around those products
- Scaling a product-centric process and how different scaling models work for and against product-centricity