Is there a Snow Leopard !n your Kitchen? The SL!K workshop to reboot agility in any team!

Too many agile teams get stuck in their journey or even revert back to pre-agile ways of working. This has become even worse with covid, as old habits of requesting detailed plans and requirement documents have filled the sudden physical and emotional voids.

Could these new times create an opportunity to not only stop but reverse the trend back to waterfall and handoffs? You might just need to find the right workshop!

The innovative "Is there a Snow Leopard !n your Kitchen" (SL!K) workshop leverages powerful metaphors and invite participants to combine them to make them see their way of working with a brand new perspective and immediately come up with new agile practices to try.

While this workshop appears almost silly, it is grounded in sound psychology, advanced lean and agile principles, and years of experience coaching struggling teams and helping them find their agile breakthrough.

Come with your peers and re-ignite agility for your team or organisation!


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • [10 mn]: intro and impromptu networking
  • [8 mn]: discussion in small groups: exploring a first metaphor; followed by guided debriefing- whole group
  • [8 mn]: discussion in small groups: exploring a second metaphor; followed by guided debriefing- whole group
  • [15 mn]: speaker summarizes a new theory of agility based on what participants have uncovered
  • [8 mn]: discussion in small groups: application to participants' contexts 
  • [10 mn]: sharing and Q&A

Learning Outcome

  1. the four main characteristics of Agility embedded in accessible metaphors
  2. how to lead a workshop that re-ignites agility and makes agile practices emerge from the team and its unique context
  3. an enhanced critical mind for judging practices promoted by Agile trainers, vendors or coaches

Target Audience

managers, coaches and teams

Prerequisites for Attendees

Participants would rather benefit from forgetting for the session, at least, what they already know about Agile methods!


schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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