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Are you trying to adopt agile at scale and realize that dependencies among teams have made it nearly impossible to reliably and predictably get the work done?
Is your flow frequently impeded because one team is waiting on another team?
Are your results either failure or unacceptable delay costs because work is taking much longer than it should to complete?
This course will help your organization better structure for flow at scale by changing the way you think about and deal with dependencies.
This course is based on Ken Rubin’s years of experience helping companies of all sizes adopt agile at scale. This isn’t some theoretical course. You'll learn how to model and analyze your dependencies. You'll also learn practical strategies that you can combine to address your organization’s specific dependency issues.
This also is not a course based on widely accepted dogma. For example, a common belief is that if we just re-organize ourselves “correctly” (say, organize 100% into feature teams) we can eliminate dependencies. This is a myth. Certainly creating feature teams can help, but attempting to eliminate all dependencies with feature teams when trying to do agile at scale is not practical.
There are many other beliefs that cloud our minds when dealing with dependencies. Some organizations may believe that if they could just identify all of the dependencies upfront, they could manage them. Or if they just had a more detailed dependency-management process with awesome tool support, they could tame their dependencies. Yeah, no. We will dispense with these myths so we can focus on what really will work.
What are dependencies and why are they important
Dependency issues scale exponentially, so solutions that work with small-scale dependency problems may break at larger-scale
Why most companies need to change their unit of focus for scaling from projects to something more durable and business-focused like products, business capabilities, value streams, etc.
Why the common myths surrounding dependency management are just wrong
The difference between structural dependencies and instantiated dependencies and why this distinction is important
A proven process for modeling and analyzing structural dependencies
7 strategies improving structural dependencies
Techniques for identify, visualizing, and coordinating instantiated dependencies
Combining strategies to achieve much-improved end-to-end flow at scale
This class is fully remote (no travel required).
The course has two parts:
- 3-hours of pre-classroom video training (completed at your convenience)
- 6-hours of live (remote via Zoom) classroom training on April 7, 2022 from 9am to 3pm US Mountain Time
Ana Eva Lopez
When is the class?
The live instructor-led portion of the class will take place on Thursday April 7, 2022 from 9am to 3pm US Mountain Time.
What are the class videos?
There are several hours of videos lessons associated with this course. These lessons provide foundational knowledge on dependencies and need to be completed before the live instructor-led session on April 7, 2022.
Are their multi-person (group) discounts?
Yes! Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How is the course delivered?
The instructor-led portion of this course is delivered live (over Zoom) and led by Ken Rubin. The video portion of this course is accessible from your account on this website.
What items are available from my account on this website?
In addition to the course videos, your account on this site will contain the pre-class information and the class handout materials. Post class you will be able to download the annotated class slides and copies of all exercises you completed during the class.
What happens after I purchase this course?
You will be enrolled in the live course. You will also have an account on this website that will give you access to the course videos and all of the pre-class instructions and exercises.
Does this course qualify for continuing educational credit?
Yes! Completing this course earns you 9 PDUs from the PMI and 9 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance (use Category "Learning").
Will the class be recorded?
The pre-class videos are of course recorded and will be available to you post class as well. The live instructor-led portion of the class will not be recorded.