Applying Agile Material Science for High performance teams

Human body is made of lot of materials. Mother Nature has natural science properties and wonderful logic on these materials. In this presentation, I present how we can Identify the good materialistic science properties that Humans possess, how we can leverage and encourage them to build high performance teams.

Using a natural way to groom your team members, motivate them to deliver and work together towards success. You will be surprised to know how by having a deep understanding of these properties, you can transform an ordinary individual and medicore teams into highly charged, motivated and super delivery teams.

Nature is awesome. So are humans. Come and join me in using a natural way to build high performance teams.

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Outline/structure of the Session

  • Introduction - 3 minutes
  • Know your material - 7 minutes
  • Inner strength properties - 10 minutes
  • Outer strength properties - 10 minutes
  • Simulation Game - 10 minutes
  • Debrief and Feedback - 5 minutes

Learning Outcome

  • Build high-performance teams
  • Learn how to build trust and confidence among team members
  • As a Manager, learn how to deliver projects using motivated team members 
  • Apply the logic to transform dull team members into awesome performers

Target Audience

Agile Team Members, Project Managers

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  2 years ago
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    Raju - the title sounds interesting, but the citation is too vague and doesn't help reviewers to make any decision on your proposal. Need more details - your deck, your previus talks, video, etc. Also, in this conference, the experience is traditonally given much higher weightage. So, if your topic is only theoretical or exploratory, you will need to convince reviewers what is new in what you are proposing. Back it with enough references to research or other body of knowledge.

  • Steve Ropa
    By Steve Ropa  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Raju,

    This description intrigues me, especially when i read further and see this is a game.  The title throws me off though.  I wonder if a different title might elicit more interest.  What I'm looking for personally is enough of a grabber in the title and brief abstract to entice me into coming to your talk.  What would convince me to walk into your room?

  • Prasad
    By Prasad  ~  4 years ago
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    Do you have any materlias related to this, where you have presented early?

    • Raju K
      By Raju K  ~  4 years ago
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      This topic is not presented anywhere yet. Currently I am implementing this at my work and required material for this presentation would be ready at a later stage.

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  3 years ago
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        Thanks for the proposal Raju. Request you to please update your proposal with links to slides and videos from past presentations. Without these the committee would not be in a position to select the proposal.

  • Sriram Rajagopalan
    By Sriram Rajagopalan  ~  4 years ago
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    Happiness is the stead state of a human mind. So, I can understand how you can use this to build a high-performing team. Would you consider including emotional intelligence as an important toolkit in building this team as emotions are natural reactions to an external stimuli such as stress?



    • Raju K
      By Raju K  ~  4 years ago
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      Yes, I would be touching on certain indicators that helps us to learn the different reactions our team members take for perceived emotions. From Agile Material Science perspective, its about few intricate properties that humans possess that can be leaveraged to turn the team into a high performing one.

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  4 years ago
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    Evening Raju,  

        Interesting submission.  Help ground my understanding - what do you mean by high performing?




    • Raju K
      By Raju K  ~  4 years ago
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      Hi Joel,

      Sorry for late reply.... Long weekend at India so was fully unwinding. I can't fully disclose what I meant by High-performance here as it will dilute my session but to give a hint - its about ensuring your team members are able to deliver consistently over a period of time and as the development cycles decreasing as the time increases. 

    By VIKRAMA  ~  4 years ago
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    This looks really good. Will look forward to this!

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