Agile Business Management (Management 3.0) in NYC, US

Oct 12 - 13, 2015 · New York, United States of America
This two-day Management 3.0 course aims to inspire Agile coaches and HR managers, technical and non-technical managers, team leaders and project managers who face the challenges of transforming their organizations to an Agile mindset. Our course provides practical tools and guidance to participants in order to apply new thinking to the craft, art and science of Leadership.
Our Goal: Agile Business is an often-overlooked part of Agile. There is a lot of information available for Agile developers, testers, and Scrum Masters and Product Owners, but very little for corporate executives, nontechnical managers and team leaders who play a key role in the successful transformation of an organization. Management 3.0 will not only provide the necessary basics for Agile organizations but also serve as a response to the general management’s challenges in the increasingly complex business world of the 21st century.Who is it for? All executives, functional managers, management consultants, team leads, project managers, agile coaches and scrum masters who want to add more effective management practices to their leadership repertoire. No practical experience with Agile is necessary, although minimum familiarity with Agile principles and practices is helpful.This training is developed by Jurgen Appelo - an Agile coach, speaker, writer, trainer and leader. He writes a popular blog ( that covers many interesting topics including: Agile Management, software engineering, business improvement, personal development, and complexity theory.We use original course materials developed by Jurgen Appelo and apply 30 years of combined experience of implementing successful Agile transformation and coaching corporate leaders all over the world. All course participants will receive materials of the course exercises and an official Management 3.0 certificate upon completion this course.We also customize our workshops based on the attendees’ background and aim to keep the number of slides to the minimum while focusing on practical exercises, games and storytelling discussions. You will experience theory and practice in small chunks, reflect on inspiring stories, work through fun games, exercises and focused group discussions. The goal of the course is to inspire participants to take action to improve their organization.
All participants will receive materials of the course exercises, an official certificate of course completion and a copy of the book “How to Change The World” by Jurgen Appelo, 16 SEU credits for Scrum Alliance certifications as well as 16 PDUs toward PMI Certification, and 16 credit hours that can be applied for the PMI-ACP Certification.
About Trainers

Alex Pikulev. A licensed Management 3.0 trainer and Agile coach with many years of experience of working with a variety of organizations from startups to international enterprise corporations. The main focus of Alex’s training is Agile Leadership practices and its applications in the organization culture.

Omar Bermudez is a creator of happiness, a change artist, and a people wiz. He dramatically improves organizational and individual effectiveness. His experience in small organiztions, start-ups, and big organizations allow him to teach creative ways to resolve problems. With experience in strategy, manufacturing, operations, and engineering, he provides clients with powerful insights to produce profitable growth. A leader, a mentor, and a motivator who believes it is important to continually learn and grow; Omar is passionate about agile mindset, leadership development and helping people to reach their full potential."
Class Agenda
Day 1:

 Agile Business Management is the generic term for leadership and governance of creative teams in a way that is consistent with lean agile thinking. You will be acquainted with the common methods and challenges of agile management in transformations around the world, and the necessity of good management in an agile organization.
Complexity Thinking lays the foundation for the following Management 3.0 themes. It explains why traditional linear thinking is not appropriate in today’s world and why it should be replaced by thinking in complex adaptive systems.
Energize People explores the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the ten intrinsic desires and common techniques to explore what is important to people in your teams.
Empower teams illustrates stories on self-organization and how managers can create the conditions for successful, self-organized teams. You will learn how to create empowerment and autonomy, distribute effective authorization and decision-making in the organization and grow relationships based on trust. Concrete practices discussed include delegation poker and delegation boards.

Day 2:

Align constraints revolves around setting goals and a sense of purpose that channels self-organization in the desired direction. You will learn when to manage and when to lead, the criteria to set inspiring goals, and the challenges of management by objectives.
Develop Competence explains how and when to apply the seven approaches of competence development in order to grow high performing teams. Measuring competence in complex adaptive environments as well as recruitment best practices are discussed.
Grow Structure illustrates how organizational structures can be catalysts or barriers to growth. This session helps the manager to develop the best organizational structure to facilitate communication and to find the best mix of teams between specialization and generalization.
Change Management gives valuable suggestions on how we can drive continuous improvement of the organization as a change agent. Four facets of change management are illustrated and practiced to help the participants become change agents in a complex environment.
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