• Liked Amber King
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    Forming Self-Selected Teams: How to Create Happy, Empowered, and Effective Teams

    Amber King
    Amber King
    Jesse Huth
    Jesse Huth
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    How do you create excited, engaged, happy, and effective teams? Start them off right by letting your engineers choose their own teams and projects! Through a proven technique called self-selection, Opower was able to turn a tribe of 40 engineers, many of whom were unexcited about continuing to work on the same old products, into six high-performing teams with engineers who were excited to embark on a new adventure, acquire new skills, and ship awesome code.

    In this session we will cover the self-selection process: what it is, generating buy-in & excitement, preparing your teams, running a self-selection event, dealing with concerns throughout the process, and measuring the success of your process. This talk is for anyone who wants to create better teams including Agile Coaches, Release Train Engineers, Program Managers, individual contributors, and other organizational change leaders.

  • Bryan Miles
    Bryan Miles
    schedule 5 months ago
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    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    "Companies know that they derive greater creativity and innovation from teamwork - but what, they wonder, makes a great team?"  -Margaret Heffernan

    The research is clear: High performing teams are extremely rare, but their ability to impact an organization is limitless. If we know this is what we're aiming for, why is high performance so elusive and how can organizations and leaders create environments where it can flourish?

    In this unique session, participants will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a high performing team (live and in the flesh!), discuss what makes them a great team, and learn about the various roles that make them who they are. Through performance and a facilitated conversation, the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (ancoselfconducted.org), Washington DC's premier self-conducted orchestra, will offer insights into their organizational dynamics. You will observe and discuss what makes them tick and take away practical examples of how you can supercharge the teams you work with or coach.

  • Camille Bell
    Camille Bell
    schedule 7 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    You're a Certified Scrum Master. Perhaps you are an Agile Manger, Agile Coach or Facilitator.

    Maybe you are newly minted or maybe you've been doing it a while, but either way you've noticed that not everything seems to work according the way the training or certification class implied it should.

    In this session, Camille Bell will explore what you weren't told in training, but need to know. Such as:

    • What assumptions Scrum makes that may not apply to your company or organization
    • Why some types of teams should not use Scrum and what they should use instead
    • How soon Scrum of Scrum stops scaling and what to use when it doesn't scale
    • Why some teams don't improve despite holding retrospectives
    • How to recognize the hockey stick burn down and what to do about it
    • What's a WIP limit and when it can be helpful
    • When estimation most helpful, when it's a complete waste and what to do instead
    • Why simple prioritization of a Product Backlog won't generate a Minimal Viable Product
    • Why the As a.., I want.. So that.. user story isn't enough and what you need to add
    • What are the critical missing practices your development team needs

     

  • Bryan Miles
    Bryan Miles
    schedule 5 months ago
    Sold Out!
    45 mins
    Demonstration
    Beginner

    "Companies know that they derive greater creativity and innovation from teamwork - but what, they wonder, makes a great team?"  -Margaret Heffernan

    The research is clear: High performing teams are extremely rare, but their ability to impact an organization is limitless. If we know this is what we're aiming for, why is high performance so elusive and how can organizations and leaders create environments where it can flourish?

    In this unique session, participants will have the opportunity to observe and interact with a high performing team (live and in the flesh!), discuss what makes them a great team, and learn about the various roles that make them who they are. Through performance and a facilitated conversation, the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra (ancoselfconducted.org), Washington DC's premier self-conducted orchestra, will offer insights into their organizational dynamics. You will observe and discuss what makes them tick and take away practical examples of how you can supercharge the teams you work with or coach.

  • Liked Fadi Stephan
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    Fostering Self-organizing Teams

    Fadi Stephan
    Fadi Stephan
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    One of the 12 principles of the Agile manifesto states that “The best architecture, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.” Why is that? and what exactly are self-organizing teams? How does a team become self-organizing? Teams that have always been used to command and control cannot suddenly become self-organizing overnight. Come to this session to learn what self-organizing really means. Understand the attributes of a self-organizing team and some of the challenges you face in getting your team there. Understand how to find the right balance between team learning and team empowerment vs. control? Leave with techniques to help you build and foster high performing self-organizing teams.

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