Management 3.0 Two-Day Foundation Workshop

Motivation, Empowerment, Alignment, Competence, Structure, Improvement

Learn about a new approach to lead and manage Agile organizations and attend a Management 3.0 Foundation Workshop.

Ralph van Roosmalen is one of the most experienced trainers for Management 3.0. In five years as a Facilitator, he has already held 40+ workshops all over the world. He has earned the Management 3.0 Certificate of Attendance. He was the first to get the Certificate of Practice, proving he has practiced what he preaches. Ralph is the first person who wrote a book on Management 3.0, after Jurgen Appelo. He is furthermore an active Content Creator, creating new Management 3.0 Modules. Ralph speaks about Management 3.0 at conferences and leads regular workshops all around the world.

About the Management 3.0 Foundation Training

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Agile management is an often overlooked part of Agile transformations. There is a lot of information available for team members, software professionals, and project managers on how to be Agile, but little information for managers and leaders. However, when organizations adopt Agile, not only do team members and project managers need to learn new practices, but managers and leaders must also learn a new approach to managing and leading Agile organizations.

Research shows that “old-style” managers are the biggest obstacle in transitions to an Agile way of working. Furthermore, in an Agile organization, there is no need for “old-style” management. Managers and leaders need to learn what their new role is in Agile organizations.

Attending a Management 3.0 workshop will give people insight into the new role of management in an Agile organization.

Who should attend the Management 3.0 Foundation Training

The Management 3.0 course aims at managers and leaders who want to learn how to manage Agile organizations. People who want to know how to contribute to become a great Agile Organization. Everyone who wants to manage for happiness.

Professionals who often attend the training are team leaders, managers, agile coaches, scrum masters, project managers, product owners, senior team members, and directors.

“Just the right amount of theory vs. exercises, general experience vs. each participant’s experience, one way teaching vs. two-way sharing/feedback.”

– Claudia Daniela Hosu, Scrum Master at Small Footprint, Romania

You have the following challenges in your work:

  • How can we motivate our workers?
  • How can we change the organisation’s culture?
  • How can we change the mindset of managers?
  • How can we get teams to take responsibility?
  • How can we improve teamwork and collaboration?
  • How can we get managers to trust their teams?
  • How can we make the business more agile?

Topics Covered during a Two-Day Management 3.0 Foundation Training

  1. Management and Leadership
  2. Principals of Management 3.0
  3. Complexity Thinking
  4. Energize People – Motivation and Engagement
  5. Empower Teams – Delegation and Empowerment
  6. Align Constraints – Values and Culture
  7. Develop Competence – Learning and Competence
  8. Grow Structure – Scaling Organizational Structure
  9. Improve Everything – Change Management

Structure of the Management 3.0 Foundation Workshop

Agile Leadership Training: Topics Day 1

  1. Management and Leadership are one of the two building blocks of Management 3.0. You will learn about the different Management styles, 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. What are the disadvantages and advantages of the different styles? What is the role of a manager in a Management 3.0 environment? Why is it important to manage the system and not the people?
  2. Principals, what are the founding principle of Management 3.0. How the principles relate to the practices?
  3. Complexity thinking is the other major building block of Management 3.0. You will learn about the complexity theory, the difference between complex and complicated, and the fallacies that we often recognize in traditional linear thinking. You will learn about the eight guidelines to deal with complexity;
  4. Energizing people is where it all starts. How do you make sure team members are engaged, motivated, and happy? Management is about keeping people active, creative, and motivated. You will learn about the difference between extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation, the CHAMPFROG model, and common techniques for understanding what is important for your team members. As also how we can create an individual engagement program;
  5. Teams need to self-organize within Agile, and this requires empowerment, authorization, and trust. You will learn how to make self-organization work. How to distribute authorization in an organization, the challenges of empowerment. You will learn about the seven levels of delegation and authority boards and how to implement the seven levels of delegation;

“It has the right mix of examples, theory, and games. Convincing and authentic.”

– Sergiu Gavrila, team leader at itdesign GmbH, Germany

Agile Leadership Training: Topics Day 2

  1. Self-organization can lead to anything, and thus it requires alignment. Management is about giving team members a clear purpose and defining goals. You need to make sure that everything is aligned within the organization for the same goal. You will learn that culture is the result of values. You will learn how to help your team discover their values and make values alive instead of just decorations on the wall. Also, how to set good metrics that will help your organization to improve;
  2. The world is changing fast, and dealing with this, the team members need to develop their competencies constantly. Management is also about contributing to the development of competencies. You will learn about skill levels and discipline levels. You will learn techniques to improve and organize individual meetings with team members. How to make teams discover themselves were to focus on possible next improvements in their competence development by using the Competence Development Matrix;
  3. Many teams operate within the context of a complex organization. Therefore 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 and how to choose between functional and cross-functional teams. Regarding informal leadership and the advantage of selecting their own job titles and treating teams as value units in a value network. How do you set up communication structures to make sure that different professionals in different teams communicate well;
  4. Team members, teams, and organizations need to improve every day. They need to learn as fast as possible and be able to change fast to defer failure. You will learn about Change Management, four different models you can use to realize change, PDCA, ADKAR®, Adoption Curve Model, and the Five I’s model. We will discuss why changing the environment can help you change people’s behavior to support a change and discuss the need for creating a fail-safe environment when realizing change.

While this is a management class, the content is important regardless of your role in the organization – management is by definition a two-way relationship, and people who work in a company must understand what good management practice looks like and how their organization is designed to support–or block–it, regardless of what their title might be.

– Ellen Grove, Agile Partnership

Games and Exercises during the Agile leadership training

All topics include at least one game or exercise where the attendees put into practice the ideas of the course in groups of four to six people. The goal is to make sure attendees can apply the topics they learn about the next day in their organization.

After every game and/or exercise, we will look back. This will allow attendees to share what they learned, new insights, or experiences they would like to share. The more people interact and discuss, the more they will learn.

Group of people

Innovative Management and Leadership Practices

During the workshop, we will discuss and experience many of the popular and effective Management 3.0 practices. Attendees will learn about and experience some of the following practices:

  1. Moving Motivators, moving Motivators can help you to learn about what motivates people and teams. Use this information, as manager or leader, to create a system where they can motivate themselves;
  2. Delegation Poker and Delegation Board, use Delegation Poker to clarify who’s responsible for what and to what level. This is a method where you can encourage employee engagement through controlled self-organization and clarified value and decision-making;
  3. Values Stories, how can storytelling help you to discover the values of an organization, or compare the espoused values with the enacted values;
  4. Culture Books, what are culture books, and how can they support an organization in growing their values.
  5. Team Competency Matrix, how to identify expertise gaps both individually and as a team to ensure that everyone’s needs are met;
  6. Exploration Days, how to explore new ideas by fostering continuous learning and development within your teams
  7. Meddlers Game, facilitate discussions about organizational structure, visualize the organization, try out practices without actually already moving people around. Grow your organization naturally;
  8. Celebration Grid, whether we succeed or fail, what’s important is to learn from our experiments and celebrate learning;
  9. Kudo Cards, how can Kudo cards support your organization in giving feedback to each other?
  10. Merit Money, reward people, based on real merits instead of imagined performance, co-workers reward each other directly without the involvement of managers;
  11. Feedback Wrap, give actionable feedback, the kind that leads to positive, self-motivated action and not disgruntled teammates.
  12. Change Management Game, the game doesn’t give you answers. It raises questions. Why? Because questions force us to self-reflect. Questions make us take a step back, look inwards, and delve into why we do what we do.

Management 3.0 Coaching

I also offer the option for Management 3.0 coaching. I can coach you and help you in getting ready for your Certificate of Practice application. It is also possible to get coaching on your management and leadership skills and learn how to grow as a professional with a Management 3.0 mindset. Please reach out if you would like more information about the coaching option.

Practical details

Download the official Learning Experience document. The document describes the learning experience you will get by attending the Management 3.0 Foundation Workshop.

  • The duration is 16 hours/2 days;
  • This is an in-person workshop, not online;
  • The minimal number of attendees is four, and the maximum is 15;
  • Attendees of this workshop are eligible to become a licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator;
  • Attendees will get a copy of all the modules discussed in the workshop and outlined in this document, plus one or more (e-)-books;
  • All attendees will receive the Management 3.0 Foundation Workshop Certificate of Attendance as also the Management 3.0 Foundation Workshop Attendee Badge;
  • The workshop will be in English unless all attendees speak Dutch;
  • This workshop is 90% Powerpoint free!
  • Coffee breaks and lunch are included with a public workshop;
  • Official Learning Experience document, helpful to request budget for attending the workshop.

Download here the Management 3.0 Two-Day Workshop brochure.

If you are interested in the possibilities of a workshop, please contact me or look here for training close to you. It is also possible to do the workshop in-house.

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