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Join Me in London, May 16 & 17, 2013 for Project Management and Coaching Workshops

If you will be available in London, May 16 and 17, 2013, I am offering one-day workshops while I am in England. Please join me.

Registration is now closed.

Here are the descriptions:

Thursday, May 16 2013: Starting (or Restarting) Your Agile Project Right!

Every project needs a charter to set the vision and the release criteria. That way you know where you are going and when you are done. But how do you do that? How do you know your tradeoffs? Should you use iterations or kanband–or both? How long should the iterations be? What should you measure? Do you need an iteration zero? What should your board look like? How many people should you have on the team? How much should you push the team, and how much should you let the team organize itself, especially at the beginning?

Here is our syllabus for the day:

  1. Welcome and introductions
    1. Start our kanban board for our day
  2. Chartering a project
    1. If anyone has programs, we will briefly touch on programs and how chartering a program is different.
    2. Creating a vision
    3. Creating release criteria
    4. Activity
  3. Working with sponsors to define the tradeoffs of project constraints and drivers.
    1. Keeping sponsors engaged throughout the project.
    2. Activity
  4. Iterations, kanban or both?
    1. When should I consider iterations or kanban for my project?
    2. How long should the iteration be? (Expect vigorous discussion!)
    3. If I use kanban, how do I prevent waterfall?
    4. Activity
  5. Create boards for maximum transparency
    1. What an iteration board looks like
    2. What a kanban board looks like
    3. How to customize boards
    4. Activity
  6. What to measure
    1. Velocity in an iteration
    2. Iteration contents
    3. Cycle time in kanban
    4. Cumulative flow anywhere
    5. Where to post the measurements
    6. What to provide to management
    7. Vigorous discussion
  7. Wrapup and summary

Want to participate in this workshop? This workshop, alone is £325. However, if you decide to participate in both workshops, you get a deal. Take a look at the coaching workshop on May 17.

Friday, May 17: Master Class: Coaching for Leaders: Exploring All Coaching Stances

If you have been a technical leader, a manager, an agile coach, or even worked on an agile team, you have coached people. And, have you noticed that sometimes your coaching has gone awry? Or that your coaching is not as effective as you would like it to be? You may not have thought about all of the possible coaching stances. Some of us prefer the teaching stance. Some of us prefer the modelling stance. Some, the hands-on expert stance. But, coaching can be much more than that. The most effective coaching is about offering options with support. But how do you do that, especially if you are coaching peers or your managers? In this master class, we will explore the coaching stances available to you. We will practice coaching. And, you will discover other possibilities you can take back to your work, whether you coach inside the organization or at a distance.

Our syllabus for the day:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Simulation of a coaching activity and debrief
  3. What is coaching?
    1. We will define coaching, mentoring, feedback, teaching, and when to use which, and when they slide into each other
    2. Discussion
  4. Discuss the general coaching approach
    1. How do you help people see the problem?
    2. What do you do when the problem is bigger than your role?
    3. Which coaching tools can you bring to the problem?
    4. Generating options
      1. Discuss options vs. discuss steps. What different people can hear.
    5. Evaluating options
      1. Work through results vs. consequences. What different people can hear.
    6. Develop SMART goals
    7. Follow-up
    8. Practice, practice, practice!
  5. Explore coaching stances
    1. What is your most common stance? Why?
    2. Activity
    3. Inflicting help and how to avoid it
    4. Activity
    5. Congruence and how that helps
    6. Activity
  6. Implementing coaching
    1. More practice
  7. Summary and wrap-up

This workshop is also £325 at the regular price. If you decide to sign up for both workshops at the regular price, you get both at a significant discount, for £525.  I have only two seats remaining in the coaching workshop. I have only three seats remaining in the project management workshop. Please sign up now if you want to join the workshop.

These workshops will be in the Clerkenwell area of London, May 16 and May 17, 2013. We will run the workshop from 9am -5pm. We will most certainly have a break for lunch! Have questions? Email me.

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