A simple play by play guide through each scrum value to develop team harmony, strong communication skills, sharing techniques and accountability tools. This is where great high performing teams start.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

The elusive secret ingredients of high performing teams & leaders starts with a base in shared values.

This workshop is an interactive learning presentation that gives insights on why values are critical, what they are and how to practically apply each one within a team. For each value the group will do individual and shared activities to practice the techniques and walk away with a full too suite to take back and apply in their working environments. Great teams have flow, harmony and shared outcomes, and this is a part of their playbook.

Session Outline

1. Introduction: The shared scrum values pay-off

2. Creating Focus for efficiency

    Introduction to importance of focus & what focus is not

    Exercise: Guided workshop for individuals to develop a 'demand funnel', prioritised backlog, personal Kanban and practice techniques to take back to support their teams to gain better focus during their sprints so that higher value outcomes are achieved over reduced effort.

    Materials: Pens, Stickies, A3 kanban canvas


3. Leveraging the team to build courage

    Introduction to what is courage, example of how teams can support each other to be courages. 

    Exercise: Attendees group together to  practice 'building' courage in a simple team building exercise.

    Materials: Pens, Stickies, Shared Poster


4. Being open without pain

    Introduction to the spectrum of openness teams experience

    Exercise: Building an understanding and the leadership EQ to be open without pain by learning and practicing in groups the techniques of 'Impact feedback'

    Materials: pens, stickies, shared poster


5. Commitment develops achievement

     Overview of commitment, and a breakdown of the core components that make or break a good commitment

     Exercise: Reflective & Conversational based exercise to help individuals become more aware of where or how goals aren't achieved, and practice being able to better articulate those goals.


6. Respect that builds the speed

   Overview of whats behind respect and how it can be developed.

   Exercise: Each team will build it's 'Brand' - A living breathing Logo & billboard that represents the values, boundaries and behaviours of the team. A unique social agreement exercise that builds team relationships and establishes expectations with partners.


7. Summary

    Group retro & sharing on the takeaways and actions that attendees will leverage in their organisations. 

Learning Outcome

  • Ability to articulate what each of the scrum values are so that you can introduce & discuss them with your team
  • A practical activity based on each value so that you can teach others
  • Have fun, enjoy the cartoon style content, practice sharing with the person next to you
  • Walk away with a sense of optimism, new abilities and exercises to share

Target Audience

Scrum Teams, Coaches, Agile leaders who want to build high performing team cultures



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    • Seetharam

      Seetharam - Agile experience report

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