Certified Agile Organization Designer

What is most important for management to understand about being an Agile organization designer? That you understand that an organizational design is the Creating Agile Organizationsprimary factor in supporting or limiting the people’s possibility to effectively adapt to customer demand.

Course Overview

This course is about re-designing an organization into one that can respond effectively to market changes and delight the customer. It is about redesigning the organization into an Agile one as effectively and painlessly as possible to create continuous innovation and customer value. 

To quote John Seddon: “Culture Change is Free. People’s behaviour is a product of their system”. In this 2-day course, participants explore how to guide an Agile transformation and how it affects the organization design, from product definition, team composition, roles and responsibilities to your appraisal system.

The course, developed by Cesario Ramos and Ilia Pavlichenko, is based on their book: Coaching Agile Organizations, uses a combination of instructor-led and activity-based learning where participants work in small groups.

Participants leave this course with an appreciation for the agile mindset and how to deal with common adoption mistakes. They gain the knowledge and understanding about how to make informed decisions about their transformation that will be most beneficial to their organization.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Be able to design your organizations for adaptability and highest value delivery.
  • Understand how to prepare, lead and sustain the transformation process.
  • Understand the impact on management, processes and structure of your organization.
  • Understand how you can help your organization take the next step.

Course Agenda

Organizing for Adaptability

  • What is an Agile Organization?
  • Principles and Management Implications for Agility at Scale
  • Typical mistakes when Scaling Agility
  • Optimize for Flow efficiency instead of Resource Efficiency.

Agile Organization Designer

  • From local team optimization to global product optimization
  • The key structural unit of an Agile Organization: The Product Group
  • Impact on roles, structure and process.

Organization Re-design Guides

  • Organization Structure: How to structure the product group and surrounding organizational units.
  • Processes & Integration: How to Coordinate and integrate across units
  • People Practices

Coaching the Change Guides

  • People Guides: How to deal with resistance, influence people, and make the change productive
  • Change management practices

Becoming an Adaptable Organization

  • Preparing and launching a Product Group
  • Applying Systems Thinking to optimize for Adaptability
  • Leading the transformation

Certified Agile Organization DesignerAgile Organization Designer

All participants receive an Agile Organization Designer certificate and get a copy of the book: Creating Agile Organizations.

Who should Attend

The Agile Organization designer course is for people in manager roles that support an Agile adoption effort. We recommend that Tech, Business and senior management representatives attend, preferably together.

By Cesario Ramos

Cesario Ramos works worldwide as a senior management consultant on large-scale Agile adoptions in the financial and high-tech industries. His international experience, strong background in technology, and passion for people make him an influential partner in organization design and in leading the adoption of Agile. Cesario has a MSc in mathematics and computing science from the University of Eindhoven and is also a Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Trainer and Professional Scrum Trainer from Scrum.org. Outside of his consulting work, Cesario has served as a Java/C# developer, lead software architect, CTO, and product manager. He is also the author of Create Agile Organizations, A Scrum Book, and EMERGENT: Lean & Agile Adoption for an Innovative Workplace.


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What other people say

Certified LeSS Practictioner | Aldert Polman

“Cesario is a very experienced trainer with lots of real-world examples. Besides that he is a nice and warm person with a true heart for SCRUM, LeSS, Lean and Agile. This made the LeSS pratitioner course very inspiring and worthwile!”

Aldert Polman
Webcollective

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Brigitte Thie

Inspirational, eye opener. A course I can recommend to everybody working on the transition towards agile working or working within an agile environment.

Brigitte Thie – Delta Lloyd

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Diego Callizo

I am so happy I decided to participate in this training!. Cesario is a rare to find Agile Genius. I got tons of value by responding a lot of my old questions.  
I.e. What are the musts in order to facilitate a successful Agile adoption?   

I liked that the training is not based on prescribing roles and structures but mostly on changing the way we understand and think about complex systems. Some of the concepts explained like i.e. system thinking transform the way I understand big scale software development forever.

Diego Callizo

Certified LeSS Practitioner | Fabio Frascella

Great content and great teacher, the pace was just perfect and the interaction with the other attendees was priceless.

Fabio Frascella

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Thank you very much for the interesting course. I enjoyed it. It was engaging, fast paced (which I like!), and thought-provoking.

Peter Geiser – AXA Zurich

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