DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR...?
You can't find a Scrum Master and urgently need Product Owners who are able to think and act agile? You are looking for developers who are familiar with Test-Driven-Development, Continous-Integration, Craftmanship and who deliver self-organized products with high quality?
You would like to experience more progress in your agile transformation? There are individual cells in your company that have already implemented agile principles quite well... but how can the experience be transferred to other areas of the company? You would like to overcome the resistance that often accompanies an agile transformation?
THE AGILE LIVING MOVEMENT
A WAY INTO THE SELF-ORGANIZED LEARNING ORGANIZATION
Train internally interested employees to become agilists, who can contribute to the desired change as multipliers for their ideas within the company.
We support you in ensuring that you don't have to fill the gaps in your workforce with external employees on a permanent basis and work with you to set up the self-organized Apprentice Program. In one or two years, you will have a closely networked community that can drive the program forward internally.
WE HELP YOU TO BECOME INDEPENDENT FROM US
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PRINCIPLES OF AGILE LIVING MOVEMENT
Our highest priority is to establish self-organised learning and working in the organisation. This enables us to handle upcoming challenges in an appropriate way that serves a successful future for the company.
Agile Living Movement provides a base for motivated individuals so that personalities, product teams and an agile community can continue to grow and share their knowledge throughout the company.
Agile Living Movement uses a lightweight framework. Each generation develops its own self-organised learning and solution space so that they create strategies that support dealing with the unknown, uncertainties and change.
Agile Living Movement provides, in the context of the Learning Objectives of the Scrum Alliance and beyond, the knowledge and skills for certification by the Scrum Alliance. As multiplicators the participants spread a common way of agile collaboration throughout the company.
In contrast to certification trainings the program offers the space to learn the contents within an students peer-group, to apply them in their Scrum teams and to reflect with students-peers in order to support a sustainable application.
Individual mentorship in a close 1:1 relationship supports the extension of the student's capabilities and offers reflection for orientation in personal development so that the participants create value at their evolving best.
Agile Living Movement lays the foundation and supports the growth of a lively role-spanning Scrum community. This will continue collaboration, exchange and learning beyond the program.
Agile Living Movement builds bridges between the business and the divisions of [YOUR ORGANISATION ], strengthens the loyalty of motivated colleagues and attracts new ones.
Graduates of Agile Living Movement bring their knowledge and skills to the company and future students generations as new mentors. They support the divisions to create sustainable value for a successful future of [YOUR ORGANISATION].
Junior ScrumMaster or ProductOwner and career changers are suitable candidates for the Agile Living Movement. The important prerequisite is that the students work in a real product or project team from the very beginning. This enables them to immediately test what they have learned in everyday life and to reflect and develop it further in the Agile Living Movement community.
The Dev student can also be used as a self-organized onboarding tool. Junior developers can be prepared for the agile way of working and get to know different teams before they choose a location where they can contribute best.
DURATION OF AGILE LIVING MOVENT
The cycle for a students generation lasts 6 months. After 3 months the student can take the corresponding certification test at the Scrum Alliance. Afterwards, other frameworks, tools and methods are developed that have proven themselves in an agile context.
For dev students, the duration can be set between one and six months. Experienced newcomers can also take part in the course in order to be introduced to the community at an early stage and get to know the corporate language and the agile mindset.
BENEFITS OF AGILE LIVING MOVEMENT
BUILDING UP THE ROLES THAT ARE SCARCE IN THE LABOUR MARKET
Currently there is an acute shortage of developers, ScrumMasters and ProductOwners. Many companies make do with freelancers and external people to cover the needs of the company. This is expensive and often does not lead to the desired result. The experts are more likely to be used in production - when they leave the company, their know-how also leaves the company.
With Agile Living Movement we want to bring the know-how of the experts (internal and external) into the company, anchor it in the company and use it permanently.
GROWTH - PERSONALLY AND FOR THE COMPANY
Agile Living Movement develops a strong learning culture and community for later collaboration.
Each student can be developed as a mentor in the next cycle after completing the program. This is an effective step from taking in knowledge to passing on knowledge. Knowledge transfer is an important prerequisite for learning and the development of products, which the constant change makes necessary and possible.
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
represent an important pillar for learning and the further development of technology and knowledge in the company.
The Apprentice Program lays the foundation for a future community of practice because the apprentices and their co-apprentices organize the learning journey themselves. If a generation is assembled from different divisions, this leads to good networking beyond departmental boundaries.
THE LEARNING ORGANISATION
In times of rapid change, a permanent learning culture is not only necessary for innovation - continuous learning and development is also needed to adapt to the changing market.
Agile Living Movement fosters a learning culture in the company. Through the promotion and development of multipliers, knowledge is brought into the company and anchored in various places.
THE MENTOR JOURNEY
Agile Living Movement thrives on the interaction between the apprentices and their mentors. All students can become mentors for other students in the following generations.
As mentors, the focus is on knowledge transfer, coaching and lateral leadership. Self-organisation is an important part of agile work. Mutual, active leadership as needed is a helpful skill.
The mentoring journey of Agile Living Movement provides a protected space for reflection, feedback and learning - as a basis for effective leadership in an agile context.
External and freelance employees are more expensive than internal employees. They can also stay with the company for a limited period of time. A high effort of on- and offboarding ties up time and money.
With Agile Living Movement we build up internal know-how. The program makes it possible to focus more on juniors in recruiting because they can be built up in the program in a targeted manner.
With our offer, certification costs can still be saved, because we can recommend our students for the online exam due to our CTC certification, without them having to complete an additional certification training.
SELF-ORGANIZED AND DEMAND-ORIENTED ONBOARDING
In many companies, developers are recruited and then assigned to a free place in a team. Often it is not possible to check how it fits together and a lot of unrest can arise, which can affect the productivity of the team.
Agile Living Movement can serve as a first point of contact for new recruits. Here employees can familiarize themselves with the company's own working methods and domain language. During the program, the newcomers can come into contact with the different teams and find out where they can best work.
DISSOLVE DEPENDENCY ON EXTERNAL EMPLOYEES
External staff are helpful to solve short-term problems. In the long run they are usually too expensive. In addition, external employees can only work for the same company for a limited time due to legislation.
This means loss of know-how and the use of time and money for new onboarding.
With Agile Living Movement we use the knowledge of external experts (also) to bring their knowledge into the company. It is important to us that the focus is on ensuring that these experts do not work alone - instead, we design the work situations in such a way that the knowledge flows into the company in the best possible way. This is where pair and mob programming, shadowing, workshops and training sessions help. The focus is on helping people to help themselves instead of letting the experts solve the problems.
TRAININGS ALONG WITH AGILE LIVING MOVEMENT
VOICES OF PARTICIPANTS
"Dear mentor team, without you all this would not have been possible... what can I say? THANK YOU! Each of you has enriched my (work) life, stood by me at crucial moments in my development and was simply authentic - and that's a damn good thing! Thank you guys for being you!"
Stefanie Bradish (Scrum Master)
"One of the best growth programs I've seen. This is learning as it should be. Personal, individual and fruitful - through the intense contact with the people in it and behind it. Thank you for no "assembly line" statements and reactions. Thank you for controversial thoughts and conversations."
Daniel Seinsche (Product Owner)
"I am more mindful in my daily doing as a Product Owner and through the intensive engagement with the topics in the group, I have developed a better understanding of the challenges and methods and thus the courage to try and apply this."
Sabrina Kohlhuber (Product Owner)
"I turned down an offer for a job interview at Amazon because Agile Living Movement is so great for me and now I want to give back to the company."
Eslam Shoaala (Software Engineer)
"Scrum not only learned in half a year but also used, lived and applied. We do what we live and experience."
Laura Fritzsche (Scrum Master)
"The Apprentice Program at ProSiebenSat.1 is really a success story. It is the basis for becoming a truly 'learning organization'.... in many ways. Many thanks to Bettina Ruggeri, Peter Mueller, Sven Schnee for building it this way."
(Dr. Christoph Fuchs - former CIO of PTS Tech Solutions GmbH)