Pia-Maria Thorén
CEO of Agile People

Agile People HR (1-day English workshop)

This training introduces the agile people approach and how to incorporate it into traditional HR processes. Learn how to add value to your organization by applying techniques such as Scrum and Kanban. 


Today the most progressive companies have changed the HR role to a more coaching role serving all the people, not just management. Although this changed view of the formal HR role is far from mainstream today, many organizations are experimenting with alternative structures, replacing fixed performance targets with OKRs (objectives and key results), and old fashioned bonuses with profit sharing. 

This training gives an holistic understanding of agile HR and will cover; the individual perspective, team perspective and organizational perspective.

Learning Outcomes:

Goal setting and performance management in a new way – Appraise current performance management practices and identify ways of bringing Agile thinking to enhance performance, accountability and growth. 

Salaries and benefits for an agile organization – Describe and contrast traditional incentive structures with Agile structures, discuss the pros and cons of each approach and explain how to apply them to organizations. 

Agile role modeling – How to develop an organizational action plan for role modeling an agile mindset and to build new skills that will enable cross-functional teams. 

Employee engagement in an agile manner – Recommend different motivational tools to be applied in a context and describe how the traditional employee engagement survey is changing. 

Talent acquisition and the candidate experience – Design a sourcing strategy that can be used to find and acquire the “right” people to support the strategic growth of the organization taking values, culture, diversity and collaboration into the hiring decision. 

Agile learning – Suggest ways to enable and support a learning mindset in a team, supporting the shift from a focus on deficiencies to a focus on development of new skills and capabilities. 

Onboarding practices for agile companies – Design an onboarding experience that enables new employees to become a part of the organization rapidly and smoothly. 

Why the agile mindset is HR’s responsibility – Design the talent/people elements needed to help support an Agile transition in an organization and explain how different contexts can influence the approach to be taken. 

The needed changes in the HR core function – Relate how the need for business agility affects the HR function and organization and how it impacts HR team members’ roles and behaviors. Practical tools, templates and exercises for HR – How an HR department can work with agile tools and methods, for example with Kanban, Sprints, Scrum and Retrospective

Target Audience:

Agile coaches, consultants, HR managers, HR Business Partners, HR professionals, line managers, operational & business managers and consulting managers in both the private and public sectors.