Rapid Agile Change Management - Foundation

A 2 day course without exams designed specifically to address common change management issues in an agile environment.

Rapid Agile Change Management (RACM) examines the causes of this problem and proposes a simple solution that can be tailored to the size of the change. It combines standard agile practices and standard change management tools in a new approach to change management.

The course covers:
  • Common agile techniques and practices.
  • The clashing mindsets in a typical agile delivery environment.
  • How to operate change management in the face of short delivery sprints with shifting priorities and plans.
  • How to perform a rapid impact analysis.
  • How to use an agile approach to change management for larger initiatives – a simple 4 step approach with 7 guidelines.
  • A simple approach to suggesting and ranking ‘change proposals’.

This 2 day course takes a very practical approach to change management and uses complex scenarios for the exercises. This is not a certified course and there are no exams.

Who should attend:
  • Change managers who need to work alongside agile delivery teams.
  • Change managers dealing with rapidly shifting needs and priorities, while working with limited resources.
  • Agile practitioners intent on delivering value to the business.
  • Change managers looking for a new approach to managing their work.

You do not need to know Agile to attend this course. You do not need to be an expert change manager to attend this course. We will explain the basics of both and then focus on how they can work together.

Participants will receive:
  • A digital copy of all course materials including the full RACM approach and information
  • Practical templates and tools
  • Morning tea, coffee and lunch
Next Steps:

For a more advanced understanding of Agile techniques, consider our  course and for a more advanced understanding of Change Management, consider our Change Management course.

Please contact us to arrange private in-house courses on your premises.

For more information, call us on: Auckland 09 974 2977 or Wellington 04 974 4099

The course covers:

• Common agile techniques and practices.

• The clashing mindsets in a typical agile delivery environment.

• How to operate change management in the face of short delivery sprints with shifting priorities and plans.

• How to perform a rapid impact analysis.

• How to use an agile approach to change management for larger initiatives – a simple 4 step approach with 7 guidelines.

• A simple approach to suggesting and ranking ‘change proposals’.

This 2 day course takes a very practical approach to change management and uses complex scenarios for the exercises. This is not a certified course and there are no exams.

Who should attend:

• Change managers who need to work alongside agile delivery teams.

• Change managers dealing with rapidly shifting needs and priorities, while working with limited resources.

• Agile practitioners intent on delivering value to the business.

• Change managers looking for a new approach to managing their work.

You do not need to know Agile to attend this course. You do not need to be an expert change manager to attend this course. We will explain the basics of both and then focus on how they can work together.

Participants will receive:

• A digital copy of all course materials including the full RACM approach and information

• Practical templates and tools

• Morning tea, coffee and lunch

Next Steps:

For a more advanced understanding of Agile techniques, consider our AgilePM course and for a more advanced understanding of Change Management, consider our Change Management course.

We offer Public and In-house courses and now ONLIVE as well so you can attend from the comfort of your own place.

Want to know more? Call us on 09 974 2977 (Auckland) or 04 974 9099 (Wellington).

The course covers:
  • Common agile techniques and practices.
  • The clashing mindsets in a typical agile delivery environment.
  • How to operate change management in the face of short delivery sprints with shifting priorities and plans.
  • How to perform a rapid impact analysis.
  • How to use an agile approach to change management for larger initiatives – a simple 4 step approach with 7 guidelines.
  • A simple approach to suggesting and ranking ‘change proposals’.

This 2 day course takes a very practical approach to change management and uses complex scenarios for the exercises. This is not a certified course and there are no exams.

Who should attend:
  • Change managers who need to work alongside agile delivery teams.
  • Change managers dealing with rapidly shifting needs and priorities, while working with limited resources.
  • Agile practitioners intent on delivering value to the business.
  • Change managers looking for a new approach to managing their work.

You do not need to know Agile to attend this course. You do not need to be an expert change manager to attend this course. We will explain the basics of both and then focus on how they can work together.

Participants will receive:
  • A digital copy of all course materials including the full RACM approach and information
  • Practical templates and tools
  • Morning tea, coffee and lunch
Next Steps:

For a more advanced understanding of Agile techniques, consider our  course and for a more advanced understanding of Change Management, consider our Change Management course.

Please contact us to arrange private in-house courses on your premises.

For more information, call us on: Auckland 09 974 2977 or Wellington 04 974 4099

The course covers:

• Common agile techniques and practices.

• The clashing mindsets in a typical agile delivery environment.

• How to operate change management in the face of short delivery sprints with shifting priorities and plans.

• How to perform a rapid impact analysis.

• How to use an agile approach to change management for larger initiatives – a simple 4 step approach with 7 guidelines.

• A simple approach to suggesting and ranking ‘change proposals’.

This 2 day course takes a very practical approach to change management and uses complex scenarios for the exercises. This is not a certified course and there are no exams.

Who should attend:

• Change managers who need to work alongside agile delivery teams.

• Change managers dealing with rapidly shifting needs and priorities, while working with limited resources.

• Agile practitioners intent on delivering value to the business.

• Change managers looking for a new approach to managing their work.

You do not need to know Agile to attend this course. You do not need to be an expert change manager to attend this course. We will explain the basics of both and then focus on how they can work together.

Participants will receive:

• A digital copy of all course materials including the full RACM approach and information

• Practical templates and tools

• Morning tea, coffee and lunch

Next Steps:

For a more advanced understanding of Agile techniques, consider our AgilePM course and for a more advanced understanding of Change Management, consider our Change Management course.

We offer Public and In-house courses and now ONLIVE as well so you can attend from the comfort of your own place.

Want to know more? Call us on 09 974 2977 (Auckland) or 04 974 9099 (Wellington).

About the course

What is the RACM approach?

The RACM approach consists of 4 simple steps and 7 guidelines.

The guidelines are

• Respect the people undergoing the change.

• Respond to needs over following a plan.

• Borrow from the greats.

• Practical and useful metrics.

• Transparency.

• Collaborate frequently.

• Maintain pace through simplicity, empowerment and learning.

Using these steps and guidelines will enable you to:

• Be more effective in less time.

• Respond quickly to changing priorities.

• Respond quickly to changing scope.

• Keep focused on the goals of change management and the objectives of the change initiative.

• Match change management activities to the time and resources available.

The RACM approach was developed by Dan Skelsey, a contributing author to CMI’s Change Management Body of Knowledge an editor and contributing author of The Effective Change Manager’s Handbook, and a contributing author to the Local Change Agents Handbook. The RACM approach synthesizes discussions about the issues and solutions with a range of change management and agile practitioners working across several industries.

Important Note: There is less than 5% overlap with the standard Change Management Foundation and Practitioner courses. This course does not cover well known change theories such as Kotter, Bridges, Senge or Beckhard and Harris. It does not explore the transition curve or best practice for communications and stakeholder engagement. All of these are covered in our certified Change Management and Practitioner courses, which are based on the CMI’s Change Management Body of Knowledge. The RACM course looks at how to blend this body of knowledge with agile techniques to produce a flexible and rapid change management response to a set of shifting priorities and fast moving agile delivery. However, it does introduce a small amount of theory not covered in the standard change management course.

We offer public and in-house courses and now ONLIVE as well so you can attend from the comfort of your own place.

Want to know more? Call us on 09 974 2977 (Auckland) or 04 974 9099 (Wellington).