Empowering Your Team with ICAgile

To deliver great products, you need a great agile team. This course will teach you how to foster collaboration across your team, communicate your team’s progress to your broader organization, and encourage self-organization within your team.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 14, 2018
Duration
2h 4m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 14, 2018
Duration
2h 4m
Description

A team is more than just a group of individuals who share a space. A true team is a group of individuals with complementary skills who are working together towards a shared goal. In this course, Empowering Your Team with ICAgile, you will gain the skills necessary to help your team reach their highest potential. First, you will learn effective strategies for promoting better teamwork across your team. Next, you will discover the benefits of accurately communicating your team’s progress both inside and outside of your team, as well as learn techniques for doing so. Finally, you will explore how to encourage your team to take on a more self-organizing stance and learn what changes must occur in your organization to support this new level of self-organization. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of agile team leadership needed to help your team take control of their own destiny, as well as to enable them to make a more meaningful impact inside of your organization.

About the author
About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to my course, Empowering Your Team with ICAgile. I'm an agile coach who helps teams get better at doing what they love. Did you know that to create a high-performing team, you need more than just to gather a few talented individuals together? To truly create a high-performing team, those individuals must intentionally focus on learning to become a productive and cohesive unit. In this course, you'll learn the skills you need to help your team identify how they can work together more effectively so they can make the biggest possible impact inside of your organization. Some of the major topics that we will cover include promoting collaboration across your team even when your team is spread across a distributed environment, understanding the different types of knowledge that exist on your team, as well as strategies for sharing each type of knowledge effectively, methods and strategies for communicating the progress your team is making to the rest of your organization, as well as how to choose the right approach for self-organization for your team and how to foster that approach within your team, and how to find success with an Agile approach with your team even when the rest of your organization may not be quite ready to take the plunge. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills necessary to help your team transition from a group of individuals who simply share a space to a truly cohesive and high-performing unit. I hope that you'll join me on this journey to learn how you can enable a high-performing team with the Empowering Your Team with ICAgile course at Pluralsight.

Communicating Your Team's Progress
My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to Communicating Your Team's Progress, part of the Empowering Your Team with ICAgile course of the ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Fundamentals path. As your team deepens their investment in an Agile approach, you're likely to find that the progress your team can make in a given time period increases significantly. But oftentimes simply increasing your team's progress isn't enough to alleviate the concerns that others in your organization may have about your new Agile approach. To help others truly embrace the value that an Agile approach can bring, you need to ensure that your team is not only making progress, but is also communicating that progress beyond the boundaries of your team. This is because only by making both the victories and the challenges that your team is facing visible to everyone can you begin to achieve one of the greatest overarching goals of an Agile approach--greater transparency both inside your team and across your broader organization. In the last module, you learned how to effectively share the information that your team needs to be successful across your entire team. In this module, you'll learn how to share the progress that your team is making with others in your broader organization. To do this, you will learn how to communicate the work that your team has completed, as well as the work that's still remaining to your stakeholders, as well as how to identify opportunities for improvement in your team's day-to-day delivery flow, and you'll learn techniques for sharing this information as effectively as possible with everyone who might be interested.

Shifting Your Organization's Perceptions
My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to Becoming Agile in a Non-Agile World, part of the Empowering Your Team with ICAgile course of the ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Fundamentals path. As the success enabled by Agile approaches becomes more widely known, more and more organizations are embarking on their Agile journey, but this journey can actually take many forms. Understanding exactly what kind of journey your organization is on cannot only help you better prepare for what challenges might lie ahead, but also help you choose which strategies are most likely to make that journey a successful one. In the last module, you learned what traits are commonly found in self-organizing teams and how you can encourage those traits in your own team. In this module, you'll learn how to help your team successfully pursue an Agile way of working even when the rest of your organization may not be quite ready to take the plunge. To do this, you'll learn how to determine the specific type of Agile shift that your organization is attempting, as well as strategies for improving the chances of success of the most common types of Agile shifts. And you'll learn how to help those in your organization who may be concerned about your organization's move to an Agile approach find their place in this new Agile world.