Growing stunning sustainable teamsJaume Durany
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How do we engage individual agilists and grow real self-sufficient and self-organising teams with a resonant “we”? How do we empower individuals and teams to keep growing while keeping the focus on the delivery of valuable products for our users? How can we switch to a coaching approach where we help our teams to evolve from the backstage? How do we achieve a smooth beginning-to-end product flow while allowing failure as a way of learning?
This talk presents possible approaches and experiments that can be applied in our teams to evolve them into sustainable environments. We will follow the Integral Agile model defined by Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd to review the different interconnected domains that need to be taken into account when coaching teams.
In each of the domains we will be talking about experiments that have worked and some others that haven’t, but that were key for us to learn. We will also explain how some experiments impacted more than one domain and how, depending on the different perspectives in the team, our actions have had different levels of success and failure at the same time.
Work like you are playing a game! - learning from your favourite sports teamSutap
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A good team can do wonders. But those of us who have worked in teams know one thing- working in teams is not easy! And on top of it, we are expected to be winning teams!
Winning teams hmmm… that makes me think... can we look at sports teams and see what it really means to be a winning team??
While it is true that sports is different from delivering projects, there are similar challenges...targets, super hero attitudes, demotivated team members, performance pressures, uncertainties, .... and looks like, some sports teams handle them better than the others! . So are there things we can learn from them?
In a good sports team, individuals with different skills, background, attitude, emotional quotient, communication skills, body language, come together, complement each other and deliver as a unit. How does this happen? What makes such a unit tick? Is it the team or is it individuals? Is it a great captain or is it a self-organized team? Is it skills or is it attitude? What role does a captain or a coach play? What about preparation? ...
In this session, we are going to explore a few important aspects of a winning team which make them click. And from them, we'll derive, key learning which when applied to scrum teams make them reach the next level!
What can [non agile] coaches do for you?Victor Nunez
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Unbeknown to many, there exists two (2) coaching methodologies. Agile coaches, most of the time would be providing specific direction to organisations to drive agile change and transformation. This method of coaching is of the directive type. Then there are coaches acting as more of a catalyst for new awareness to drive change and transformation. This method is the non-directive type.
Both coaching methodologies aim to achieve change and transformation in the person, team or organisation but doing it different and with different applications. Directive coaching that is done mostly by agile coaches are useful for situation where problem correction is needed to achieve transformation whereas non-directive coaching can be most appropriate when focus is developmental. Though different focus still complementary and many organisations are beginning to see the value of non-directive coaching in driving change.
What can non-directive coaching do for you? Experience what it is like being coached in an non-directive manner. This session is an experiential session letting participants experience and see what non-directive coaching can do in
- Getting unstuck. Good for agile teams facing impediments and blockages.
- Reaching a goal. Can be useful to achieve transcendence or agile team purpose
- Dealing with difficult situations, resistance or doubt.
This session incorporates learning and practice of the co-active coaching model, the coaching habit and co-active leadership. Volunteers would be asked to be coached on any topic that relates to above or any issue they find relevant in dealing with agile transformation.
How to start a coaching engagement (and where to go from that)Guillaume Duquesnay
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Evasive definitions, hippie style advice, sometimes that’s all you got when you ask about coaching, and the agile community is no exception.
When I started coaching myself I was dubious about all this fuzziness. My clients had honored me with a very powerful role, and they deserved to get the best of it. So I went to “serious” coaches for guidance, who I found adamant about the topic. “Coaching is a job with a structured approach, its specific rules and practices”. “No, your agile coaching does not escape these rules”.
Everyday since, I thank them for the simple yet structuring tools they gave me. Today I feel like a duty to share them again with others.
All it takes to start a powerful coaching engagement is to
- set up your coaching frame properly and safely (for your client, for you)
- follow a few do and don’t
- be equipped with a few tools
The rest you’ll learn on the way, improving and developing your style, eventually joining a school or another. That’s another story. As for my session, I just want to help you start on the right way by giving you practical tools on how to start, and some guidance for following up.
Many of the examples I will use are of course Agile coaching examples (my major topic of coaching).
Bonus : come with your practical case, we'll work on it!
What do you do the rest of the sprint?Wai Ling Ko
schedule 11 months agoSold Out!
Many Scrum Masters are terrified in social situations involving strangers. Sooner or later they will be asked the dreaded question: “So.. what do you do?”. The temptation is to talk about the visible, the facilitation of meetings etc. And thus many people (and even Scrum Masters themselves), think that Scrum Masters facilitate meetings, fix problems and are the Scrum Secretary (ever updated Jira to stay in sync with a Kanban Board?).
But being a Scrum Master has very little to do with being a Master of Ceremonies and everything to do with coaching, mentoring and guiding both the team and the organization.
We will cover practical tips around the 5 most important things I do outside the ceremonies: “Foster Team Collaboration”, “One on One Conversations”, “Setup Team for Success”, “Build Inter-team Relationships” and “Being There”.
This talk is aimed at Scrum Masters who have just started their agile journey and want to grow in their role. Managers will understand who are the right people for the role and how to support Scrum Masters.