Design Thinking & Agile for HR

Use Design Thinking methodologies and Agile mindsets to reframe complex HR problems and set the foundation for a more innovative, inclusive and self-organizing workplace culture.
Your Instructors:
Dave Snowden
Dave Snowden
Simon Powers
Simon Powers
Richard Acosta
Richard Acosta
Matt Durack
Matt Durack
Juan Daza Arevalo
Juan Daza Arevalo
Scott Ambler
Scott Ambler
Anna Tavis
Anna Tavis
Alistair Cockburn
Alistair Cockburn

Program Date

Oct 10-Nov 11

Duration

5 weeks

Languages

English

Program Type

Cohort Based

Your Investment

US$ 295

Who is this course for ::

This program is for HR leaders committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems facing their teams, moving from a foundational understanding of Design Thinking and Agile methodologies to a whole new mindset of creativity, iteration, innovation and people-centered progress.

What will you learn ::

  • Understand Agile, Lean, Scrum and Kanban and adapt these methodologies and frameworks for your own context
  • Establish how our mindsets influence the way we solve problems & how to change our existing ways of thinking
  • How to shift from DOING Agile to BEING Agile.
  • Learn how to break down complex problems and solve them through the Cynefin framework

Earn an industry
lauded certificate.

You will receive your certificate via email as a downloadable PDF within days of completing the course. All our learning programs are approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.

What the program covers :

Mandatory Participation
Week 1
  1. 1. Introduction and Welcome
    1. An overview of the program and the BeNext framework
    2. Setting your challenge and sharing your resources
  2. 2. Reflect: Where Are We Now?
    1. COVID - a Catalyst of Complexity
    2. Where Are The Tensions Today? Where Are The Opportunities?
      *
    3. Using Agile & Design Thinking for HR problems
      *
  3. 3. Live Onboarding Session
Week 2
  1. 4. Assimilate: Different Frameworks
    1. Design Thinking in Practice
      *
    2. Agile, Lean, Kanban & Scrum
    3. The Agile Onion
      *
    4. Different Methods, One Objective
      *
  2. 5. Assimilate: Mindset of Embracing Complexity
    1. From DOING Agile to BEING Agile
    2. Sense-Making Model: Cynefin Framework
      *
    3. Uses of The Cynefin Framework
  3. 6. Live Masterclass Session
Week 3
  1. 7. Assimilate: Mindset of Embracing Self-Learning Teams
    1. DOING Agile to BEING Agile: Second Mindset
      *
    2. From Vertical Integration to The Self-Organising Org
    3. Leading by Enabling Constraints
      *
    4. Values Underpinning Structural Changes
      *
    5. Principles Underpinning How Teams Work
    6. Team Structures: Ways of Working
    7. From Learning to Meaning Making
  2. 8. Live Power Hour Session
Week 4
  1. 9. Assimilate: Mindset of Embracing Adaptive & Iterative Strategy
    1. Iterative Strategy
    2. Adaptive Approach for Business
    3. PLAN to ACT, ACT to LEARN, LEARN to WIN
      *
    4. Closing: Do The Next Right Thing
      *
Week 5
  1. 10. Apply & Contribute: The Three Mindsets in Action
    1. Putting it All Together
      *
    2. Final Project- Moving from DOING Agile to BEING Agile
      *
    3. Feedforward to Your Peers
      *
  2. 11. Live Learner Time Matters Session
  3. 12. Closing and Feedback
    1. Your Input Matters!
      *
Catching up and Cooling Down
  1. 13. Bonus Material from Van Lai-DuMone
    1. Incorporating Creativity to Drive Mindset Shifts in HR Bonus Material from Van Lai-DuMone

Meet your Instructors :

Dave Snowden
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge
Simon Powers
CEO and Founder, Adventures with Agile
Richard Acosta
Scrum Master & Team Coach, Hilti Digital Marketing
Matt Durack
Expert Associate Partner - Design, Mckinsey & Company
Juan Daza Arevalo
Agile Facilitator: mindset, culture and methods, Business Integration Partners
Scott Ambler
Vice President and Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile, Project Management Institute
Anna Tavis
Clinical Professor, Academic Director Human Capital Management Department, NYU
Alistair Cockburn
Co-Author, Agile Manifesto

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