Collaboration is the foundation of Agile teams. Then why do we focus so much on the performance of individuals? Want better collaboration? Get rid of your high performer. Chris and Sean will demonstrate through a series of skits how strong personalities can get in the way of team performance, and how collaboration skills can help overcome this.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This session will feature live skits with audience participation to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Show how a high performer with strong personality can put people on the defensive and lower the team I.Q.
  • Demonstrate how highly collaborative teams have higher success
  • What are same collaboration techniques that can pull people into problem-solving mode and have better discussions?
  • How to know when it's time to part with your high-performer

We will also intersperse lecture between talks to provide a foundation of the principles. The audience will be engaged to provide feedback on how they felt in each skit.

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the importance of team collaboration and how strong personalities can hinder this
  • How to identify when a high-performer is impacting overall team performance
  • Techniques on how to move forward and create a more collaborative environment

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Managers, Developers

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • steve ropa
    By steve ropa  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi Chris, thanks for the proposal, and I like the idea.  I'm wondering if DevOps is the best track for this, though.  Might this be more suited to Agile in the Trenches or Enterprise Agile?

    • Chris Edwards
      By Chris Edwards  ~  1 year ago
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      I Think you might be right. I am going to move this to Enterprise Agile

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  1 year ago
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    Chris, this is a great topic. I feel the topic can be more powerful if it can have some hands-on (live) demo. If not, how about presenting it in the context of a specific project? More like a case-study instead of a lecture style talk? 

    • Chris Edwards
      By Chris Edwards  ~  1 year ago
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      I definitely plan on including some anecdotes, but I'm weary about making a case-study because of the sensitive nature of the topic.

      What were you thinking in terms of a live demo. Some kind of role playing activity?

      • Naresh Jain
        By Naresh Jain  ~  1 year ago
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        Reg Case-Study - Fine. I understand.
         
        Reg Live-demo - Yes some kind of a role play by involving the participants.
        • Chris Edwards
          By Chris Edwards  ~  1 year ago
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          Thanks, I like the idea of doing a demo.

          Sean Dunn and I have some ideas of how we could do this. I've updated the proposal. 


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