Co-Creating an Awesome Agile Climate in an Imperfect World, Closing Keynote

The winds of Agile change are blowing – occasionally a tornado bringing dramatic, sometimes unexpected change, and other times a gentle breeze that changes little.  While you can’t control the weather, you can shape the climate around your team.  A team’s climate profoundly impacts engagement, collaboration and results.  AND it is something a team can co-create for itself – irrespective of the organization’s core culture.

In this interactive session, we will explore what an Agile climate is, how Agilists anywhere can influence it and the role that Agile games can play in fostering an awesome Agile climate, no matter what culture storms may be brewing beyond the team.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This interactive workshop is inspired by Shawn Murphy's book,  " The Optimistic Workplace"

Basic outline:

  • Culture versus Climate - what's the difference?  
  • The importance of Climate  (exercise)
  • Key factors influencing the climate of an agile team  (exercise)
  • How agile games can support an awesome agile team climate (exercise)
  • How to keep the agile inspiration going beyond Agile Games
  • High fives and hugs

 

Learning Outcome

By the end of this session, participants will be able to 

  • Distinguish the difference between an organization's culture and a team's climate
  • Explain the importance of co-creating a positive, supportive climate within an agile team
  • List at least 3 key factors influencing a team's climate
  • Describe at least 3 ways agile games supports co-creating an awesome team client
  • List at least 3 ways for an agile leader to re-energize themselves in their agile work
  • Choose and commit to an action beyond Agile Games to bring what they have learned and experienced back to their "real world."

Target Audience

all Agilists

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