Agile Kaizen

Speakers: Angel Medinilla and Andrea Darabos

Agile teams have been struggling with the concept of continuous improvement since the first Agile frameworks were developed, and still very little has been written about the practice of continuous improvement in Agile environments. Although team retrospectives have been prescribed and some practices have been introduced in order to implement and facilitate them, the truth is that most Agile teams are conducting dull retrospectives that end with a list of things that have been done wrong, just to repeat the same list two weeks later at the next meeting. This workshop will review the foundations of a continuous improvement culture and will provide a framework for conducting better retrospectives, including tools for reaching consensus, dealing with conflict and developing improvement plans

This one-day workshop, based on Angel Medinilla’s book on Agile Kaizen, will focus on the following parts of the Agile Kaizen practitioner’s framework:
– Understanding Kaizen Culture enablers and impediments
– Understanding change dynamics and how to make change happen in any organization
– Reviewing different kind of Kaizen events, not just retrospectives.
– Improving your retrospectives with a ten-step process to ensure effective plans and improvement results
– Selecting and prioritizing improvement areas
– Finding root causes and actionable items
– Following up your improvement plans
– Using solution-focused retrospectives
– Improving your people
– Improving team work
– A final overview on Improving your Agile process and improving your products
This workshop is specially recommended for Managers, team leaders, ScrumMasters, Agile coaches / evangelists, consultants, entrepreneurs, Quality Assurance, change agents, agile team members and anyone interested in making change happen and improving their organizations.
The one-day workshop is 50% hands-on based, with several exercises designed to let participants learn from each other’s perspectives and experiences. It will be facilitated by Agile Kaizen author Angel Medinilla, who has 17+ years of experience transforming and improving all kind of organizations around the world.

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