1 Day

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of agile methods such as Scrum. This workshop is a natural follow-on to the following Disciplined Agile workshops: DA103: Disciplined Agile for Executives, and DA105: Disciplined Agile in a Nutshell. Audience: Managers who want to gain an understanding of how to effectively build and lead high performance agile teams. IT Executives and HR personnel who want to learn about Agile organization and team design as well as modern HR approaches.


What is the role of a manager in an organization that is transforming itself to take advantage of agile and lean approaches to delivering IT solutions? Management is a discipline and it is just as critical in an agile organization as it is in a traditional one. However, the approach to “managing” is quite different.

This workshop focuses on how to be effective as a people (or functional) manager in an agile world. The content covers agile leadership approaches from Disciplined Agile, Management 3.0, Daniel Pink, Lyssa Adkins, Menlo Innovations, and others. Many exercises and agile games are built into the workshop.

The workshop takes a deep dive into Disciplined Agile’s People Management process blade to understand the various strategies available to you and which ones to adopt based on your organization and teams’ context.




  • Understand the trends related to organizations becoming agile and what it means for managers.
  • How the principles behind the Agile Manifesto affect the way you lead your organization and teams.
  • How to use coaching modes to adapt your leadership and coaching style.
  • Optimal organization, team, and workspace designs.
  • About gamification as a tool for team building and aligning your management with your teams.
  • About trends in modern HR.


  • Quick review of the Disciplined Agile Manifesto and supporting principles.
  • Trends in management in agile organizations.
  • The new Rights and Responsibilities of managers and teams.
  • Agile organization, team, and workspace design
  • Agile communities of practice, centres of excellence, and guilds.
  • Agile coaching for managers.
  • Team and individual assessment
  • Key metrics for teams.
  • Key resources for continued learning.


  • Attendees earn the designation of “Disciplined Agilist”, with first year membership. (value US$50)