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Designing agile organziations

Stay ahead of the curve and thrive in this era of change!

As a leader, you know that being agile is key to meeting your customers’ needs. But did you know that your organizational design plays a critical role in enabling or hindering your team’s ability to adapt? By taking this course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to design an agile organization that supports your business strategy.

Course overview

This 2-day certified course is about re-designing an organization into one that can respond effectively to market changes and delight the customer.

To quote john seddon: “culture change is free. People’s behaviour is a product of their system”. Participants explore how to design an agile organization, from product definition, structure, roles and responsibilities to your appraisal system.

Participants leave this course with an appreciation for the agile mindset and how to deal with common adoption mistakes. They gain the understanding about how to make informed decisions about their transformation that will be most beneficial to their organization.

Certified – Designing Agile Organizations.

All participants receive a Designing Agile Organizations certificate and a copy of the book: Creating Agile Organizations.

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Be able to design your organization for adaptability and highest value delivery.

Understand the impact on management, processes and structure of your organization.

Understand the systemic approach to improving the performance of your organization.

Course agenda

Who should attend?

The agile organization designer course is for leaders that play a key role in an agile organization redesign effort. We recommend that senior leadership, tech and business representatives attend, preferably together.

Day 1: organizing for adaptability

What is an agile organization?

Principles and management implications for agility at scale.

Typical mistakes when scaling agility.

A systemic approach for designing an agile organization.

Day 2: organization re-design guides

12 agile organization design guides.

Organization structure: how to structure the product group and surrounding organizational units.

Processes & integration: how to coordinate and integrate across units.

People practices.


We provide courses all over the world. Find one that fits your agenda, or contact us for an in-house course for your team.

Training and certifications in Russia are not possible. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. We are deeply troubled by the violence and its impact on innocent people.

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Introduction to the course

Register here for one of our workshops and trainings!