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Developing the Agile Leader and Their Organization

Developing the Agile Leader and Their Organization

Course Number
DYNM 632 001
Course Code
DYNM632001
Course Key
68884
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
6:30pm-9:30pm
Instructor
TARKEN, WAYNE
Prerequisites
Non-DYNM students: https://www.lps.upenn.edu/degree-programs/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program
Course Note
DYNM Category: A. DYNM Concentration: LMC
Course Description
The purpose of this course is to demonstrate how 7 principles of Agile methodology, when combined with 10 essential leadership practices, can help to transform an organization’s culture and achieve sustainable results with its most important strategic projects.    
The goal of this course is to teach participants how to apply the methods and practices effectively, including how to:
   
· Frame difficult or ambiguous problems clearly 
· Obtain alignment, agreement and create accountability around goals 
· Implement new ways of thinking and working in an Agile-like way
· Develop open, inclusive teams 
· Create a culture that embraces continuous learning.   

Participants will have an opportunity to learn from, and work directly with, some amazing senior level leaders at organizations such as Comcast, Neiman Marcus, Duke Energy, Facebook, Philips and others who will share with the class their own stories of transformation through Agile methods and practices. They will also be available for individual consulting and coaching when participants get to work on their own transformation assignment for the course.

By combining contemporary research on agile and leadership practice with lessons learned from applications at Fortune organizations, this interactive course will provide you with a strong theoretical framework and practical experiences to create your enterprise-level transformation project and roadmap.   The final project will be a comprehensive transformation plan that students could present to a live panel of business leaders who will serve as judges and mentors for students’ transformation plans.  
Subject Area Vocab