The popular 5-week program has now FINALLY got a “real name” – the Agile Power-Up program!
This is not the only improvement we have made, it has also become twice as long. It will now run over 10 weeks giving all participants extra time to apply what you learn in reality too, and more time to go through the self-study materials and to reflect in between the interactive workshops.
Are you curious about Agile and interested in moving from new to Agile to understanding how you can work in an Agile team and to support an Agile Transformation? Probably you don’t know where to start? What if you have a chance to learn in a fun and interactive way supported by experienced practitioners and other students sharing the same focus? This is a training that will give you all of that – and more.
This training is a facilitated 10-week program spread over 5 learning sprints, with self-study material from Dandy People, facilitated online workshops, assignments, and coaching sessions. Experienced Agile Transformation Coaches are your facilitators in this exclusive training.
Buckle up and get prepared for lots of fun learning and kick-start your Agile Journey!
You will get
- 4-6 h of study and work for you as a student per week during 10 weeks
- Facilitated by several experienced Agile Coaches.
- Coaching sessions and live workshops online.
- Break-out sessions in smaller groups.
- Hands-on experience in your context.
- A toolbox that you can re-use.
- Access to the training and materials for a full year.
- Network with others in the program.
Hi from the Trainers & Facilitators – and a short intro to each Learning Sprint
The Weekly Agenda
- TUESDAYS: 2h online interactive workshop session, 3-5 PM CET (15:00 – 17:00)
- Bi-weekly we release new self-study contention the learning platform.
- Self-study content and assignments can be done at your convenience on desktop or mobile.
What are the perks of this program?
Visual & Fun
All online content and exercises are visual, fun, and always to the point. No endless, boring lectures or slides!
Dedicated online coaching sessions and facilitated workshops are all part of the training curriculum.
You will learn to use great Agile tools in your own context building up your very own Agile toolbox through the exercises and great downloads.
Community & Learning Buddies
Get access to our Digital Community, buddy up with other participants to solve problems together, and share your thoughts in online coaching sessions.
Experienced Agile Coaches
This exclusive program is created and facilitated by experienced Agile coaches and trainers with many years of hands-on experience from dandy People and the Dandy People Network.
The self-studying content is available to you anytime you want, on mobile and desktop, and can easily be digested in small nuggets. It will also be available to you 1 year after the training for you to be able to use it in your work.
The Weekly Journey
Learning Sprint 1
Since this is an online training we first need to get everyone on board to use the digital tools – and to get to know each other.
We start by understanding the basics of Agile ways of working and some key principles and concepts. You reflect on the difference from your current way of working and the value this might bring you.
Learning Sprint 2
We dig into the why, and when you need to work Agile. We take a look at some business cases to see how an organization can transform and become Agile. You create an understanding of what business problems you can solve for yours.
Learning Sprint 3
To create a high performing organization we need to start with the team. We learn about what a team really is, how to start one, and what T-shape means. You facilitate the start or re-start of your own Agile team.
Learning Sprint 4
We learn how to support the team to become high-performing and how to foster a growth mindset. We also take a look into transformational leadership and the impact it has on business growth, dig into the learning organization and the Buddy System and we learn how to do a Design Thinking workshop as a team.
Learning Sprint 5
We learn about the Agile transformation Ladder, what phases an Agile transformation usually goes through, and how some core management practices can be adjusted to support Business Agility. You take a look at where to start the transformation journey in your organization, or what the next steps could be. We share our learnings from the program and what experiments we can do.
All trainers have vast experience from Agile transformations, product development, organizational development, leadership development, team coaching, and have worked in many different organizations across different countries.
Tools we will use in the program
Since this is an online training we will use different digital tools for collaboration and learning.
- All self-study will be done on our learning platform agileonlinetrainings.com . This is where you register to get access to all content for this training.
- We will use ZOOM for all facilitated sessions such as workshops and coaching sessions. FREE
- We will use Slack for communication between the facilitated sessions. Slack is a free online and app-based service where we have a closed group for the training participants during the training and after for those who like to stay in touch. FREE
- We will play a Dandy People tabletop game online at tabletopia.com. FREE
- We will use Mural for collaboration and for facilitating workshops. Mural has a free 30 days, so you might have to pay $12 for one month for the last week of the program.
Questions and Answers
How much time will it take each week?
To get the most out the program we have planned for one facilitated workshop 2h each week. You will also get self-study content for about 2-4h each week, and an assignment. We believe it will be around 6-8 hours of work each week for you as a participant.
Can I get more coaching hours?
Yes, book a time slot that works for you with one of our trainers.
Do I have to reveal sensitive info?
No, you only share the information you want to. No exercises or workshops will be in a format that forces you to reveal any restricted information.
Can I start the training any time I like?
Unfortunately not. To be able to facilitate parts of the training and give you the experience of experienced-based learning we have to keep a starting date. New content and exercises will be launched to participants each week.
Will I get a diploma?
Yes! All students who stay the full program, and join in on a minimum of 80% of the workshops, as well as cover 80% of the online study materials, will be given a course diploma but there is no certification.
What do our students say?
“The straightforward and not too long videos and texts in the training material along with the positive energy in the visuals makes it really easy to assimilate the information. An extra bonus is that the material is available for a long time afterward. I was positively surprised of how much I enjoyed the coaching-sessions and the workshops where I really came to appreciate the discussions with my classmates and coaches!”
Åsa Gugolz, Technical product manager, SE
“Without a doubt the best Agile program I’ve ever attended! 4 weeks of intensive Agile training with fellow Agilists – both new and more experienced. A brilliant combination of theory and practical exercises conducted as self-study, homework and online sessions, facilitated by highly skilled Agile coaches. Definitely exceeding my expectations and worth the investment.
With this program Dandy People have created a format that has unlimited potential. I will gladly attend a future part two of this program.”
Jesper Ingvardtsen, DK, Senior ScrumMaster at SimCorp
“Big shout out to Dandy People and their 4 weeks Agile program! We worked with topics like Agile principles, flow, feedback loops, Agile teams, Business Agility, Cynefin, conflict resolution, you name it.
I have been to several classes and certifications during my 10 years in this community and I can strongly recommend this one 👌
4 weeks of intensive agile training! 4 top of the class Agile coaches! What’s not to like 🙂 Practical exercises, online games and self-study. This program is so much more valuble than many other 2 days courses.
Dandy People! Sign me up for next round.”
Thomas AC Kofoed, DK, Professional Agile Coach & Scrum Master
“Konkreta roliga övningar, generösa ledare och härlig stämning! Jag har fått med mig en massa bra idéer och metoder som verkligen kommer att bidra till mitt fortsatta experimenterande i vardagen.”
Ulrika Ekbohm, HR-Chef Svenska Spel AB, SE