Lead & Empower Agile Teams To Achieve Success
What you'll learn
- How Agile teams respond to management practices in their environments
- The importance and benefits of empowering a team to be successful
- Self-organisation in teams and how this enables creativity and improved product
- How large organisational hierarchies dampen team innovation & collaboration
- Agile practices allow teams to set their own deadlines and manage their own work
- Empowered expert teams drive exponential success through innovation
- Teams need empowerment, support and trust to get on with their job
- Question based leadership is better than command style management
- Servant leadership lifts others through service to the team objectives
- Managers can put their organisational authority at the disposal of the team
- Trust based leadership supports and empowers collaborative team environments
- Desire to improve and empower Agile teams for success
"I wanted to understand the Agile environment so I can introduce it to my team. This course was well structured and has helped me a lot to understand what I needed to know. Thank you!" - Nkosinathi V.
"Clear articulation and easy to interpret, certainly recommend as the same thinking can be applied in any sales environment." - Daren M.
"Wooow- mind-blowing. came at the right time for me as I have been tasked with introducing the concept of servant leadership in my organization. I will recommend this to all my Exco team." - Ronald K.
"Great job Peter. I like the content and the way that you delivered your lecture. There’s really no other way to influence performance in agile workers but to influence their behavior, be a Servant Leader, and Trust your employees. Thank you so much for the great course." - Lucas K.
"This is a course that everyone must go through to understand what needs to be done to build the organization that is expected by everyone working on it. We have seen technical guys being promoted to management roles without an understanding of the role itself and what they must do to get it correct which they turn into dictatorship instead of playing the actual leadership. I am going to recommend this to many individuals within our space to ensure everyone understands the impact of agile and the power it can bring to the team." - Tharollo N.
This course teaches you the practical steps you can take to uplift your Agile team environment to improve sentiment, drive collaboration and achieve the benefits of Agile principles. Whether you are a manager, coach, or team member this course will give you the insights you need to empower your team for success and greater productivity. If you lack confidence in Agile leadership and struggle to create optimal team environments then this course will boost your influence and make you a better leader.
Drawing on my Ph.D. research into Agile teams around the world, I teach exactly what I learned from interviewing 25 senior Agile leaders from 5 different continents. Find out exactly how Agile teams can flourish despite being in traditional organizations with established management practices of hierarchy and command. You can have success with Agile under these conditions, but it depends on your leadership practices in the team environment. Do this course and learn how to put the right practices into place so that you can benefit from an empowered team that is more productive, collaborative, and effective.
In this course you will learn:
Servant leadership and how this practically helps teams succeed
The importance of trust and the role you play in developing trusted relationships
The relationship between team sentiment and empowerment
Why teams need to be empowered, supported, and trusted to get their work done
How my research developed groundbreaking insights about team environments
How Agile principles are in conflict with traditional management practices of large organizations
Get engaging 1:1 lessons, downloadable resources, wipeboard lessons as well as a slide-based explanation of what I learned while researching Agile teams around the world. If you are a manager, coach, or leader in an Agile team environment, you will need to be thinking about how you empower your teams to be successful. Whether in a physical or virtual team setup, these practices and principles will make you a better leader and help your team succeed.
Who this course is for:
- Managers, leaders, coaches and team members in Agile environments
In my courses you learn practical skills: "I feel like I am in a real classroom." - Kira Minehart
"What an amazing course! After finishing this course, I have confidence. Thank so much Dr Peter Alkema". Or Tulongeni Shilunga: "This is exactly the jump-start I needed. Very clear and concise"
I also help lead digital transformation at FirstRand, the biggest financial services group in Africa. I've been featured on CNBC Africa and won the Gartner CIO Of The Year in 2016. I founded and led the largest banking hackathon in South Africa which was published in 2019 as a case study by Harvard Business School.
I've taught over 17,000 students about business, academics and self-development. In 2020 I completed my PhD at Wits University In Johannesburg. The study introduced a ground-breaking theory of Agile software development teams. My woodworking book was published in 2014 and has sold over 10,000 copies.
Olugbenga Gbadegesin: "Excellent delivery" / Lebogang Tswelapele: "This is what I have been longing for" / Paskalia Ndapandula: "Peter speaks with so much clarity" / Amantle Mangwedi: "It was straight to the point and the sections are cut into nice short segments which made it easier to go through" Kathy Bermudez: "Excellent material. Well organized..."
Werner van Wyk: "Thank you Peter, once again your lesson and course have given me so much knowledge and understanding" / Yvonne Rudolph "I really look forward to take everything i learned in action" / Josephine Mahlangu: "exactly what I needed to know, absolutely valuable and helpful for my personal growth"