schedule Mar 7th 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM place Mysore Hall 2 people 25 Attending

As we reflect back on our numerous struggles with making Agile Teams more efficient and operate like well-oiled machines, we are often overwhelmed with wondering how we didn’t learn the lessons faster or earlier.  Life is too short to learn from just our own mistakes – we have to learn from others’ mistakes as well.

In this session, Dipesh will be drawing upon more than a decade of Agile experiences in multiple organizations across nine countries to share stories and challenges of transitioning into an Agile Leader, while also focusing on what we in the Agile community are struggling with most.

There has been a lot written about techniques for creating great Agile teams.  Dipesh will take these theories a bit further, and look into how Leaders can build great teams, not by using a new method or management style, but rather by understanding their own Agile team dynamics and behaviour.  

You will learn about the assumptions and challenges surrounding self-organizing Agile teams and how to build a stronger team of Servant Leaders.

If you are a leader or an aspiring leader of an Agile team, this session will provide clear implications for where to focus your efforts so that you do not worry about the wrong things. You will be inspired by knowing how to establish trust within the teams that is required to embrace uncertainty and ambiguity while confidently making better decisions.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This talk is conducted in a fast paced, highly-interactive style to keep the audience engaged throughout.

First up, light-hearted humor is used to make the analogy between what makes people happy (and successful) in life and in work environments (i.e. Agile Teams).  This interactive exercise with the audience sets the scene and the themes that rest of the talk builds up on.   

Timings:
0-5        
Introduction with Interactive Exercise with the audience - ice breaker
6-10      
Enlightened and Empowered Agile Teams – is there such a thing?
11-15    Leadership in Self-organised Teams
16-20    Cannot Change Culture… it just happens
21-25    Leaders using the Power of small words
26-30    Leaders using the Power of Small wins
31-35    Building a Team of Servant Leaders 
36-40    Conclusion:
              Call to Action to truly empower your team rather than just providing approval for everything.
41-45   Q & O (Questions and Opinions – I may not have all the answers but I have a lot of opinions to share!)

In addition to the key learning outcomes mentioned in my submission, all participants will also get to hear a lot of little 'gems' (exciting new tips and techniques they need as Agile Practitioners and Leaders) that are based on my hands-on experience with working with people in the Agile Leadership roles.  These novel ‘gems’ peppered throughout this talk ensures that participants of all experience levels are inspired!

Learning Outcome

The attendees will also walk away with practical tips and techniques to:

  • Create a self-organized team of Servant Leaders that thrive on values and ethics
  • Create a culture of Trust and Accountability within their Agile Teams
  • Use the Power of small words to uplift the productivity of their Agile teams
  • Use the Power of small wins to unleash the full potential of their Agile Teams.

Target Audience

This talk is suitable for anyone who is or aspiring to be an Agile Team Leader

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  • Vinod Kumaar R
    By Vinod Kumaar R  ~  1 year ago
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    Life is too short to learn from just our own mistakes – we have to learn from others’ mistakes as well

    Interesting that though this is a simple concept to understand often the teams are interested in learning only from their mistakes. Some people go to the extent of saying do not copy others even when we apply the learnings from them. In the microbe world this is known as horizontal gene transfer where the microbes learn and become more resilient without waiting to pass on to the next generation.

    • Dipesh Pala
      By Dipesh Pala  ~  1 year ago
      reply Reply

      I like this analogy Vinod!  I might try to incorporate some of this biology when introducing this topic.  Thanks for your positive feedback.

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  1 year ago
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    +1. Important topic.


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