OUR AGILE CULTURE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Ready to get more out of Agile with Semco Style?
Agile is not only about implementing a new project management tool – it begins with teaching the Agile philosophy and starting to transform the work culture. But without a holistic understanding of Agile, managers often act in conventional ways that are in contrast with the principles of Agile and unwittingly undermine their Agile teams.
In fact, one of the key tenets of Agile is to put people over process – but ironically, Agile itself often has been interpreted as a process and is being imposed on people. Born out of years of experience, the Semco Style Framework and Roadmap provide a growing library of practices to build an Agile Culture.
Agile Culture Professional Certification Program makes this Framework and Roadmap available for use by aspiring organizations that are looking to build a truly Agile workplace. Are you ready to create truly self-managed agile teams?
This training program is tailor-made for leaders and coaches that are starting or looking to accelerate their transition to Agile. It gives you a better understanding of the ground, daily actions, and behaviors needed to build an Agile Culture. We will focus on where to begin and how to combine both, Semco Style and the Agile Manifesto, to create a culture shift that is rooted in trust and autonomy and how to create truly Agile leaders.
It’s for Agile Coaches who are looking to enhance their portfolio of practices and tools with a high-performance specific focus on building an Agile culture as well as for Senior Managers who are looking to build high-performance Agile teams / improve the velocity of existing teams.
You will condense the knowledge you need to implement practices that build effective, self-organized, and Agile teams. Ready to start a lasting agile transformation within your organization?
Download our program brochure!
Are you ready to start a lasting agile transformation within your organization? Our “Agile Culture Professional Certification Program,” program condenses the knowledge you need to implement practices that build effective, self-organized and Agile teams. Please download our program brochure for more detailed information about content, pricing, schedules and our program faculty!
Duration and Roadmap
The Agile Culture Professional Certification Program program exists of 5 online training sessions with a duration of 3 hours each. For people that are new to Agile, we offer an optional session before the official start of the program.
Session 1: Agile Culture Essentials
Immerse yourself in the world of Semco Style and find out how it can strengthen Agile. We’ll move quickly from principles to practices, culture to behavior, and others. What behavior would you like to see in your workplace?
Your Key Takeaways:
Look beneath the surface of superficial Agile rituals
Observable workplace behaviors that are fundamental to Agile
Experience the difference between Agile and traditional culture through a simulation
Friday, August 19 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)
Session 2: Develop Agile leadership
Learn to shape a leadership role that is most supportive of Agile environments.
Your Key Takeaways:
Appreciate the style of leadership essential for Agile organizations.
Learn to work with models and tools that help leaders work on step-back management, problem-solving ownership, and gradual interventions.
Friday, August 26 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)
Session 3: Agile team skills: beneath the surface
In this session, we focus on key skills any Agile team needs to master to move beyond the superficial application of practices such as kanban boards and stand-ups to truly becoming Agile.
Your Key Takeaways:
Understand differences between traditional teams and self-organized teams
Learn how to transfer decision-making to the teams.
Get a deep understanding of boundary conditions, why they are and how to define them.
Learn to create the conditions necessary for more team-based decision-making. Understand roles and responsibilities in self-organized teams.
Friday, September 02 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)
Session 4: Building the organizational muscle for Agile
Focus on what is needed at an organization level to enable Agile teams.
Your Key Takeaways:
Understand how to organize around customers instead of functions.
Learn how to move from Individual to team-based Performance Management Practices.
Reimagining support functions as enablers of agility.
Friday, September 09 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)
Session 5: Creating a learning culture and bringing it all together
The final session is all about building a learning culture in the organization and closing with personal action plans for each participant.
Your Key Takeaways:
Leadership behaviors and team practices to build Psychological Safety.
Principles, Practices, and Tools to run effective retrospectives.
Personal Action Plan for change.
Friday, September 16 13:00 – 16:00 CET (UTC +1)
Summary of your takeaways
- Techniques and tools to build trust in teams. This will help you apply whatever Agile framework you chose with better outcomes.
- How to create psychologically safe spaces for self-organized teams to operate.
- Understand the role of managers in Agile teams
- Understand how retrospectives can be made truly meaningful and not plain rituals.
- Receive a compact toolbook that helps you applying the discussed practices in day-to-day business
€ 1.450,- for the full program including an intake interview and two coaching sessions.
Co-founder SSI & main trainer of this program
Luuk is co-founder of Semco Style Institute and intrigued by the question how working can work better for every-one involved. He started his career at Deloitte, worked as a trainer on personal entrepreneurship and still works as consultant with Semco Style partner teams. He leads large corporate transformations and is responsible for training, methodology and content such as toolkits.
Partner SSI India & main trainer of this program
Rajesh Navaneetham is certified Semco Style consultant and partner at Semco Style Institute India for three years. Rajesh has an extensive background in organizational transformations. He worked as Director at Dell Services in Bangalore, India and as an Agile Coach he led agile transformations of teams in larger companies.
Rhea Joy Ong Yiu
Agile expert and Partner SSI DACH region
Rhea is a steward of the LIVEforward Institute of LIVEsciences AG, and partner of Semco Style Institute in the DACH Region. Rhea is a leading voice in agility, transformation and the future of work. She is working very closely with leaders and teams in industries that are facing complex transformation challenges, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas that are very relevant to the changing virtual and hybrid landscapes.
Co-founder 10Pines and Agile expert
Jorge Silva is co-founder of 10Pines, a self-managing software development company in Argentina. After training with several initiators and signers of the Agile Manifesto and working with Agile methodologies since 2004, Jorge is one of the early Agile adopters in LATAM and a sought-after keynote speaker. Combined with his Semco Style inspired approach and human-centric methods Jorge really brings Agile to the next level.
FIVE GOOD REASONS
To start your Agile journey with Semco Style Institute
Level up your Agile Expertise
Learn how to combine both, Semco Style and the Agile Manifesto, to create a culture shift that is rooted in trust and autonomy and enables for true Agile teams.
Proof of what you have achieved! After 4 sessions of indepth learning, we are happy to hand over your official Agile Culture Essentials certificate.
Hands-on tools and practices
This program is more than blanc theory: after equipping you with hands-on practices and tools, you know exactly how to tackle your Agile journey.
Join our community
Meet like-minded Agile champions from around the globe and share experiences and insights with them, during the program and beyond!
Cases from international Agile Experts
At SSI it’s all about “from practice to theory” – that’s why we invite Agile pioneers from around the globe to share real life experiences of successfull Agile implementations.
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