On the 16th January 2020 four experienced Agile Coaches and Trainers got together to discuss a training strategy for a global organisation. This organisation had been undergoing an Agile Modernisation and Transformation programme of work for over 3 years to date. Despite a roll out of large scale classroom based training courses, the agile adoption was mixed and also missed out large groups in the management and leadership levels of this organisation.
What emerged from this meeting was not a training plan, but a Learning Manifesto where we value:
|Putting the student at the heart||OVER||Putting cost or trainer’s egos first|
|Content paced for consumption||OVER||Delivering as much as possible in one go|
|In the workflow, team-based learning||OVER||Learning as an isolated individual|
|Active and engaging delivery||OVER||Passive exposure to slide-packs|
|Fun exercises to reinforce learning||OVER||Struggling to remember the course|
|Support for practice and reflection||OVER||Being left to do it all yourself|
|Actionable feedback to improve content||OVER||Attendance figures and surveys sent days later|
The original signatories to this Learning Manifesto were Darryl Sherborne, Robin McAlpine, Christopher Stone and Ian Banner. We invite you and others that share our vision to also become signatories.