Management 3.0: Agile Leadership

Management 3.0 Workout
with Peter Lam

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Innovative, experiential learning to equip managers with the skills needed for the new world of work.

This one day workshop is based on Jurgen Appelo's Management 3.0 and Managing for Happiness.

We take several of the workshop activities from that training and do a one day, activity focused version of the usual 2 day training.

This course focuses on how to improve the performance of teams, mainly through activities that enhance mutual understanding and empathy. Activities include Delegation Poker, Moving Motivators, Personal maps, and more.

It is a great way to follow up on prior Management 3.0 training, but is also a great way to enhance your toolkit as a manager.

Read Craig Brown's (Management 3.0 Facilitator) interview about this course.

About Management 3.0: Agile Leadership

most of all, it’s subversive…these tools will transform everything about your organization.
— Seth Godin

Jurgen Appelo speaking at Dare Festival Melbourne 2014, organized by Tabar

Management 3.0 was developed by Jurgen Appelo, a leading Agile author, thinker, blogger and inspirational change master. 

MGT3.0 develops participants to create high performance teams and lead and manage Agile organizations. Development managers and team leaders need to learn what their new role is in developing and leading Agile organizations.

Tabar has a unique relationship with Jurgen Appelo, the creator of Management 3.0. We are pioneers of Management 3.0 in Australia and New Zealand, having brought Jurgen to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland on multiple occasions. Jurgen was the keynote speaker at Tabar's Dare Festival in 2014, and 1st Conference 2017. 

We have run MGT 3.0 courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Auckland and Wellington since 2012.

Who is Management 3.0 for?

This course is aimed at managers and leaders who want to increase organisational agility. It's desgined for people who want to lean agile leadership and agile management skills.

No practical experience with Agile methods is necessary, though some familiarity with Agile principles and practices can be useful.

Topics are selected from:

  1. Agile Management is the new gold standard for getting work done such as product development. You will learn about different Agile methods, popular best practices, the 7 dimensions of looking at projects, challenges in Agile adoption around the world, and the contribution of the manager and team leader in Agile organizations;

  2. Complexity Thinking and systems thinking are the cornerstones of an Agile mindset. You will learn what complexity theory is, how to think in terms of systems, and about the difference between complex and complicated.

  3. Energize People - people are the most important parts of an organization and managers must do all they can to keep people active, creative, and motivated. You will learn about the difference between extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation, the 10 intrinsic desires, and common techniques for understanding what is important to the people in your teams, such as one-on-one meetings, personal assessments, the 12 most important questions, and 360 degree meetings;

  4. Empower Teams - teams are able to self-organize, and this requires empowerment, authorization, and trust from management. You will learn how to make self-organization work, how to distribute authorization in an organization, the challenges of empowerment, how to grow relationships of trust, and several techniques for distributed control, such as the 7 levels of delegation, and authority boards;

  5. Align Constraints - self-organization can lead to anything, and it’s therefore necessary to protect people and shared resources, and to give people a clear purpose and defined goals. You will learn when to manage and when to lead, how to use different criteria to create useful goals, about the challenges around management by objectives, and how to protect people and shared resources from any bad effects of self-organization.

  6. Develop Competence - teams aren’t able to achieve their goals if team members aren’t capable enough, and managers must therefore contribute to the development of competence. You will learn about skill levels and discipline levels, how and when to apply the seven approaches of competence development, how to measure progress in a complex system, the effect of sub-optimization, and several tips for useful metrics;

  7. Grow Structure - many teams operate within the context of a complex organization, and thus it is important to consider structures that enhance communication. You will learn how to grow an organizational structure as a fractal, how to balance specialization and generalization, how to choose between functional and cross-functional teams, about informal leadership and widening job titles, and about treating teams as value units in a value network;

  8. Change Management - people, teams, and organizations need to improve continuously, in order to defer failure for as long as possible. In practice this means that managers and leaders must act as change agents, trying to change the social complex systems around them. You will learn about the 4 facets of change management, which address the system, the individuals, the interactions, and the boundary of the system.

Games and Exercises

M3.0 has a series of games and exercises where people can put into practice the ideas of the course in groups of five or six people. Sometimes people play as different managers against each other. Sometimes they act together as one manager, sharing their thoughts while working on a problem. 

The exercises include Personal Maps, Team Diversity, Method Map, Biggest Challenge, Complexity Thinking, Moving Motivators, The Ellen Game, Delegation Poker, Agile Goal Setting, Metrix Matrix, Meddlers, Change Agent, Celebration Grid and Kudo Cards. 

Every activity ends with a debrief and a discussion, so that people can relate what they've learned to their own situation, and bring up questions and experiences to be addressed by the whole group. 

About your Expert

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Peter Lam  is formerly the Head of Projects at the largest e-commerce payment company in Australia where he introduced an Agile PMO. He has lead onshore and off shore teams; internal and outsourced environments; and integrated waterfall and agile approaches within broader programs of work throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

In addition, Peter selects, trains and supports presenters at Agile conferences (including Agile Australia, 1st Conf, LAST, Spark the Change), and leads events in the agile community.

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