When you look at how work flows through an organization, what you see is often the time when people in teams are actively working on it. Mostly neglected are the wait states. They naturally appear in all organizations around the world when more than one team is working on the same work, or if external dependencies like vendors or agencies are involved. How can you identify them, and how can teams learn to reduce the wait time to deliver quicker and more reliably to their customers, co-operate better and hence improve their team and organizational culture?
Through simulating a conventional work environment that reflects a mechanistic mindset characterized by a focus on resource efficiency, command and control and specialist workers, participants experience which roadblocks need to be overcome. As the team is taking its first baby steps into agile, they will experiment (in 2 or 3 rounds) with policies and practices (e.g. pull of work, cadences, limiting WIP) that enable collaboration, get the team into flow, and allow an agile mindset to emerge. Weaved into the simulations they will discover the fundamental difference between resource efficiency and flow efficiency.
4 hours simulation, including group discussion, real life simulation and debrief (virtual version; in person if Silke Noll is in Germany).
The course will be run out of New Zealand.
4-5 hours, 8-12am CEST, 6-10pm NZST.
We will collect expressions of interest and then decide about dates that work for everybody. The class can also be run in-house.