Adaptive Team Model Training


Duration: 2 days
Outcomes: Learn to lead your team to the next step in their maturity through facilitated discussion, activities and simulation. By the end of the workshop you will have a plan that:

  • Includes key benchmarks  defined for your team’s next steps
  • Makes use of diagnostic tools you and your team can use to highlight progress and detect impediments
  • Describes the leadership and facilitation role you need to play
  • Describes how Product Ownership can support your team’s growth

Agenda Topics- Agile Team Development for ScrumMasters

This 2-day training class is an intensive interactive session designed to equip you to lead your team to the next step in their maturity through facilitated discussion, activities, and simulation. The following topics will be covered during training:

Adaptive Team Model

  • 4 stages of team development
  • Assisting individuals to become a well-formed team
  • Identify behaviors that reveal the state of your team
  • Maturity of Product Ownership, Scrum Mastering and Production
  • The interdependency between your growth as a ScrumMaster and your team’s growth

Key Transition Points in Team Maturity

  • Where do teams typically get stuck?
  • Internal & external issues that stymie the team
  • Symptoms of stuck points Practical interventions for building new habits on the team
  • What are the growth-oriented vs limiting habits on your team?
  • What’s the broken record on the team?
  • Where do you feel you’re succeeding vs getting stuck leading the team?

Avoiding Scrum Mastering pitfalls

  • Over-reliance on the team’s ability to step up
  • Under-reliance on the team’s ability to step up
  • Getting locked in a power struggle with the team
  • Working with resistance
  • Detecting automatic negative thoughts that cause apathy

Recognizing red flags

  • Warning signs about expected pace
  • Warning signs about lack of accountability
  • Warning signs about stakeholder disengagement

Plotting milestones for your agile pathway

  • Charting an agile pathway toward adaptive behavior
  • What’s the pace of change?
  • What support does the team need?
  • What support do you need as Scrum Master?

How the Adaptive Team Model can be used to influence organizational design?

  • Impacting team life-cycle
  • Match Scrum Master and Product Owner roles to the team’s needs
  • Spark new working agreements on the team and between the team and stakeholders

Why do you need this?

  • To improve your skill in coaching and facilitating team development
  • To gain a tool to benchmark the developmental state of your team
  • To identify the facilitation/leadership skills necessary to lead them forward
  • To develop an agile pathway with key milestones
  • To support your coaching and coordinating with other leaders like Product Owners and Stakeholders in helping move teams forward

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at active Scrum Masters–however, Product Owners, Stakeholders, Coaches and Change Agents will all benefit from participating.

Scrum Masters Stakeholders Change Agents
Product Owners Coaches

The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, but the learning is serious! Come prepared to learn and have some fun along the way.
14 SEUs upon completion of the class

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