Facilitating truly effective "Individuals and Interactions"

The Agile Manifesto is largely predicated on communication within the project context. Truly effective communication is a function of trust and empathy. 

This presentation shows the use of a behavioral assessment model in the context of “individuals and interactions”. We first trace the formation of a behavioral-type (or pattern) and then see typical behaviors exhibited by the 15 types identified by the model. We examine the role of behavioral-pattern in creating trust within the team.

Following this we examine the response of each personality-type to "change". As agile coaches, we have noticed that the response to the change varies from active-support to passive-resistance to active-resistance. We use the DISC model the interpret the reasons for the response.

Finally, we try to interpret behavior of the "team" using the DISC model.



Outline/Structure of the Talk

Presentaion of the DISC model

Brief History and Application

Relevance Within the Agile Context

Learning Outcome

Developing a functional appreciation of a framework to interpret the behavior of individuals and the “team as an entity”

A very interesting perspective of making change happen based on the personality-type of individuals

Tips and techniques to make the “message of change” more acceptable

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Product Owners, Agile practitioners and "the whole team"

schedule Submitted 7 years ago

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    • Ebin John
      Ebin John
      Agile Coach
      Societe Generale
      schedule 7 years ago
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      This talk is all about how to make the organizational culture work in favour of you. Agile adoption/transformation face lot of resistence because the the change agents work against the organization culture.

      In this talk we talk about how to understand the organizational culture and how to work with the culture to reach agility. We learn the details of organization culture with the help of Schneider model.

      We also discuss about what is the best model for different types of organizational culture. How to move from one model to another without disturbing or fighting against the organization culture.

      The talk is all about "Making your culture work".