Instant Agile Team: Just Add People
If you've never worked at or seen a high performing team, it is difficult to know what to do to get yours started. This talk will give you a basic recipe for forming the working agreements that can lead to a high performing and self managed team. By weaving together both theory and the practical experience from Spotify's way of doing things, we will go on a journey that will give you both the ingredients and the techniques to get cooking.
Outline/structure of the Session
- How to Fail at Introducing Agile
- What It Takes to Get Started
- The Continuously Learning Team
- What Makes Teams Effective
- How an Agile Team at Spotify Works
- How to Make It Work For You
You will walk away from this talk knowing what are the key components you need in order to setup your team for success. Whether you are starting one from scratch or coaching your existing team, you will learn how to fuel continuous improvement. Using real examples from teams at Spotify you will get see how high performing teams function in practice, and you will also learn about some of the theoretical underpinnings that explain how these principles and practices work, so you can have a new lens with which to look at your team's current practices or new ones you are considering.
Managers, Coaches, Engineers interested in teamwork
It would be useful to have a tablet I could draw on that projects onto a big screen. Not required though.