If you’re reading this blog, I assume you believe Agile/Lean development improves how and what we deliver, and improves the quality of life for the teams as well – or at least, you’re interested in it.
Do you really feel your team and company “gets” Agile and is working as well as it could? Or are you frustrated by people “doing Agile” without really understanding it and gaining the benefits? Do you want your team to be more engaged and collaborative? Do you want to expand your influence and coach your colleagues in how to REALLY be Lean?
Do you want to know what you can do to improve matters? If so, The Influential Agile Leader event is for you – but there are only a few days left to secure the 33% super-early-bird discount – it runs out at the end of the year. After that you can get a smaller early-bird discount up until sometime in February.
As regular readers will know, I’m really excited to have managed to persuade Johanna Rothman and Gil Broza to come to Edinburgh to repeat a 2-day interactive event they ran last year in Boston which they called “The Influential Agile Leader.” It’s a small group, very interactive and directed to what the group members want. Johanna specialises in managing people, projects and portfolios in the real world – I list below some of the books she has published which I refer to regularly. Gil is an agile coach who last year published “The Human Side of Agile” about er, the human side of agile – i.e. tools, techniques and approaches for working with the fact that agile development is done by real people with feelings, aspirations, concerns, likes and dislikes.
They’re running their course again next year – and I’ve persuaded them to bring it to Edinburgh as well! This is a unique collaborative training event with Johanna Rothman (“Manage it!”, “Manage Your Project Portfolio”, “Managing – Behind Closed Doors”, “Hiring Geeks that Fit”) and Gil Broza (“The Human Side of Agile”). You’ll spend two packed, focused days with a small group of your peers, working on your Influence and Coaching skills, and discussing group-selected topics such as Agile like you mean it, Team-level alignment and collaboration, Program and project portfolio management, Partnering across the organisation, Reinventing yourself, and more. You will learn from and share with Gil, Johanna and the other participants and build your networks with other people like you.
There’s a 33% super-early-bird discount if you get in before the end of the year, and I’ve managed to negotiate an extra £100 discount for my friends if you use code ASC_IAL_2014. We now have 10 people signed up, so the course is definitely going ahead. I know we’re getting to the end of the year when funds are difficult to find, but if you are solidly interested, please book now, and you will secure a significant discount. If you really can’t book now but want to go, you will still be able to take advantage of a (smaller) early-bird discount until mid-February.
Registration now at www.InfluentialAgileLeader.com, where there are also more details and video testimonials from previous attendees. Normally £1495, but get in before 31st December for a super-early-bird price of £995. Get a discount if you book with your friends and colleagues. And remember the extra discount for my friends: if you use code ASC_IAL_2014 you will get an extra £100 off the price.
Hoping to see and discuss with you there.
In the meantime, have a great Hogmanay, and all the best for 2014.