Meetings are all about Individuals and interactions, would you say they are agile?

Sadly, most people say theirs are not...

In this session you will learn why most attempts to hack meeting culture fail, and what you can do to hack your meeting culture, overcome resistance, and use your meetings as a source to wake up your company culture.

Dov and Regis, the creators of the #MeetingSpicer, a coaching tool to painlessly hack meeting culture, will share with you the tool, and walk you thru some surprising tips to make your meetings come alive.


Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

A workshop to present meeting dynamics, and a presentation (with handouts)

Learning Outcome

Understand what blocks effective meetings, and learn new practices.

Target Audience

Scrum masters, managers, agile coaches, HR people, and all the rest.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Curiosity and the desire to change your organization.

schedule Submitted 2 years ago

  • David Laribee

    David Laribee - Welcome to the DevOps Dojo

    David Laribee
    David Laribee
    schedule 2 years ago
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    45 Mins
    Case Study

    In 2016 I had the good fortune to join a massive DevOps initiative as a head coach. The goal was to, in a 7000+ person technology organization, get product development teams fluent in topics such as CI/CD, automated testing, and product management. Over the course of six months our team tuned an initiative a successful, impactful program.

    In this talk, I’ll share the experiences and learnings from my 6-month journey. We’ll start with the concept of a DevOps Dojo and explore it from four perspectives: product, place, process, and, most importantly, people.

    Product: Elaborating on the classic “coder’s dojo” - where the focus is on building technical skills - to a “DevOps Dojo” where we perfect technical skills while delivering on product learning goals.

    Place: We’ll go on a virtual tour through of a massive engineering space designed to promote collaboration, learning, and rapid product feedback.

    Process: How we managed to scale the program to 12 concurrent dojo teams of 4-16 people with a custom pull system (kanban) featuring unusual-but-realistic WIP limits.

    People: What skills (some quite surprising) does it take to make a program like this succeed? I’ll share the framing tool we developed for rapid team alignment during onboarding.

  • Dov TSAL

    Dov TSAL - Tao-inspired transformation

    45 Mins

    The book of Tao (400 BC) is about Agility,

    Lao-Tzu (老子), who presumably wrote the book, was the first documented Agile coach, advising Duke Xian, of the Zhou dynasty thru the Chinese empire transformation.

    In this session we will hear his story, dive into the principles of Taoism and understand the deep connection between Taoism and agility.

    We will connect to the idea that the whole world is one, discuss the power and risk of definitions, and examine the relevance of this to the agility of people, teams and organizations.

    We will also get a peek into "The Agile Tao", a fascinating book by Peter Merel that refactors the book of Tao into Agility.

    A journey of a thousand miles begins at the spot under one’s feet. join us as you are.


    Regis SCHNEIDER / Dov TSAL - Apprehend managerial posture in Agile context thanks to Agile games

    45 Mins

    Agile Games are a very interesting way to help people who engage themselves (or who are asked to...) in an Agile approach.

    We will experience a number of them, centered around managerial postures.

  • ShriKant Vashishtha

    ShriKant Vashishtha - Collaborative Daily Scrum : A Collaborative Alternate to 3 Questions Based Daily Scrum

    ShriKant Vashishtha
    ShriKant Vashishtha
    Agile Coach
    schedule 2 years ago
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    20 Mins

    The 3 questions based Daily Scrum is the defecto way of doing Daily Scrum across teams. For years people have been finding it inadequate as it tends to focus on individuals rather than team and sprint goal, promotes status update kind of discussion rather than collaborative sync-up and becomes an accomplice in promoting zombie Scrum.

    The 3 questions based Daily Scrum, unfortunately, doesn’t require collaboration as a mandatory prerequisite. Without mandatory collaboration, no team becomes self-organized as the Development Team continue to be dependent on someone like Scrum Master to organize them as a team.

    In 2017 update of Scrum guide, because of all these reasons, 3 questions based Daily Scrum became one of the many Daily Scrum implementations.

    However in the absence of any better alternate, people continue to use 3 questions based Daily Scrum.

    This alternate implementation of the Daily Scrum, called Collaborative Daily Scrum considers collaboration (pair programming, swarming or mob programming) as the mandatory aspect of the Daily Scrum. The focus is on sprint goal and working as a team and not on individual updates anymore. At any point of time, the team plans to finish at most 2-3 stories collaboratively which helps in automatically limiting the WIP on the Scrum Board.

    This implementation has been well received which was published through an AgileBuddha blog post. The post includes the inputs from James Coplien (inventor of daily standup).