Towards Effective Enabling Teams

⚠️ Are you facing challenges around:

  • learning new technologies or methods essential to help your teams work better?
  • having many teams "reinventing the wheel" because there is no time nor structures to effective learn from each other?
  • teams continuing adding accidental complexity - because they have no time to learn?
  • needing experts to jump from project to project ("firefighting") and becoming a dependency for many teams?
  • lack of good strategies to onboard new capabilities (ML/AI, Continuous Delivery, Product Management, Cloud, etc.)?

🟠 If these questions resonate with you, your organization's approach to learning and addressing missing capabilities is lacking.

🟒 This is where I can help you with the "Effective Enabling Teams" (and effective Team Topologies) workshops and sessions. These are designed to help you to improve the way your organization leverages Enabling Teams (and Enabling Thinking) in order to be more effective on learning missing skills or carry out the necessary developments to onboard new strategic capabilities.

⭐️ Why

Because organizations can improve their effectiveness and return on investment when they leverage Enabling Teams and Enabling Thinking strategically.

Enabling Teams is one of the most misunderstood Team Topologies fundamental team types. Organizations often think they are a waste of money as they are not directly producing product features. However, this is a rather naive thinking, as by adopting Enabling Teams to help addressing your most relevant challenges (in particular ones that many teams are facing - e.g., missing skills or capabilities), you can leverage their multiplying effect. With this you avoid waste and unnecessary complexity & technical debt, since you avoid having many teams solving the same problems sub-optimally. Instead, you empower your experts and pioneers to help facilitate all of those teams on adopting the most appropriate approaches for their challenges. This is fundamental to help organizations navigate the fast-moving environments they exist - namely: how to enable people in the org and teams to be more effective "faster", and with that achieve a faster and more sustainable flow of change.

ℹ️ What

We will explore all the basics of Enabling Teams and how to leverage them to increase your organizations ability to up-skill and address missing capabilities.

This course complements the course I created with Manuel Pais, Team Topologies co-author. Here we will zoom into many examples and do different exercises to better understand and establish Enabling Teams in the context of your organization's specific challenges. The goal is to help you accelerate your own journey towards effective Enabling Teams.

πŸ‘€ Who should attend

Technical Leaders, Product Leaders, Engineering Managers, Architects, Agile Coaches, and other change agents who tend to help facilitate organization skilling up and addressing missing capabilities.

πŸ’‘ These workshops and coaching sessions can also be interesting for organizations adopting Team Topologies principles and patterns, as in general these tend to require a good approach to Enabling Teams - who help facilitating that transition.

πŸ”  Formats

  • 🌟 Masterclass (2-3h)[πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’»,🀝] - session where your executives, leaders, change agents and anyone involved on the topic can get an introduction to the topic. We also spend time in your questions in the topic and go into possible options to move forward in this topic in your organization.
  • πŸ” Sense-making Workshop (1-day - 2x 3.5h)[πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’»,🀝] - workshop sessions for people involved on the topic, where we consolidate the basics, however we spend most of the time exploring the challenges and opportunities in your organization specific context. You can see this as a sort of "assessment" session. We finish the session identifying possible options to move forward.
  • 🧭 Sense & Orient Workshop (2-days - 4x 3.5h)[πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’»,🀝] - workshop session for people involved on the topic to learn the basics, but spend most of the time exploring challenges and opportunities in your organization's specific context, and defining what are the important options to focus on, including shaping & defining specific first steps. You can see this session as the sense-making session extended with defining concrete first actions to address the most strategic challenges and opportunities in your organization.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Custom Exploration - a custom assignment (with a flex amount of time) where we explore your particular challenges around this topic.

(πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’» online | 🀝 in-person)

ℹ️ All of these workshops can be arranged for your company. I will soon arrange public instances - stay tuned (or ping me for more information).

πŸ“₯ Contacts