Our Trainings
Making Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Work

Do you have a geographically distributed agile team? You are not alone. It’s a reality for close to half the agile teams today. Teams are spread across multiple locations, with the problems of diverse cultures and many time zones.

An Agile Approach to Organizational Change

Are you transitioning to agile, changing your organization in a profound way, or even “just” hiring a significant number of people? You are going through some sort of organizational change.

Build your influence - Using Your Personal Power to Get Things Done

How often have you been in a position where you can see the solution, but you can’t get anyone to hear you? You’ve tried persuading others. You’ve tried selling your ideas. You might even have tried manipulating people to see things your way. But, nothing is working. You’re convinced you’ll have to play politics to get people to do things your way, and that feels slimy.

Agile Program Management: Networks, Not Hierarchies

When you think of program management, do you think of big lumbering beasts that add little value, with people who demand to know “When will you be done?” or “Can we add this feature?” These demands are difficult for one team—impossible for a program to predict.

A week with Johanna
Personal Agility Workshop

Workshop description

Are you or people in your organization feeling overwhelmed with their workload? Do they feel they are not getting the results they want from the actions they are taking? Does everything seem urgently important?

If you have been wanting to learn more about personal Kanban, this workshop is for you. Participants will apply Kanban and other techniques to manage their own work, and by extension to teams. Each person will design and learn how to use their own activity board.

The workshop is lively, interactive, with lots of variety to maximize learning potential. Gerry Kirk, Jim Benson and Yves Hanoulle originally designed this session using Training From the Back of the Room approach, which uses brain science principles for how adults learn, We at practical Agile are very happy to have trained this workshop with Yves Hanoulle and are now offering it as part of our services, we do this with the blessing of Jim, Gerry and Yves.

You will leave this one day workshop with:

  • Increased visibility into what you are doing - what you can see you can manage
  • Practical answers on how to spend more time on the things that matter most to you
  • Lightweight processes and tools you can use and adapt immediately to manage your workload
  • A ready to use personal Kanban board
Agility occurs at many levels: organization, team and individual. High performing companies embrace all three to reap the rewards of Agile. Executives, managers, developers, product owners can all benefit from this workshop.

Eventbrite - Personal Agility - 9th of June 2013

Target audience:

This workshop is for individuals who want to create more value for their organizations and themselves through improved personal performance.

Workshop outline:

  • Visualizing work to uncover bottlenecks, gain clarity and peace of mind
  • The damaging effects of too much work-in-progress, and how to reduce its effects
  • Prioritize work so the important isn’t crowded out by the “urgent”
  • The power of slack time!
  • Continuous improvement that actually works
  • Minimizing distractions using the Pomodoro technique

Eventbrite - Personal Agility - 9th of June 2013

What people that participated say:

  • "Informative, Practical, Dynamic, Interesting, Fun, Beneficial, Entertaining, Engaging, Agile, Hands-on, Organized, Focused"
  • "I have been to a Kanban WS before and this one is much better."
  • "Co-facilitation was great"
  • "Interesting all day long"
  • "Providing food for though"

Upcoming training dates:


Next training is scheduled to 12/5, if you are interested in getting notified when this workshop opens or have us do it in your own organization, please contact us.