Fail-safe ways to bring energy into scrum team!

In this session I will share my experience/experiment on how to build trust and bring energy into team. 

An energized team would excel in all areas of software development. Especially, if someone is following scrum, bringing energy into team is inbuilt through self organization & face-to-face communication. Iterative development, daily stand-up, review, burndown, task-board, and retrospectives events; all designed to energize the team.

However, many a times we find that the work becomes monotonous and in turn, drains energy from the team. In this session I will present some quick (to experiment) but effective ways to increase team bonding and drive energy to the team which gave positive results for my teams.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Meaning of energy and its context related to team
  • What role liveliness play in various areas of team functioning
  • Inbuilt mechanism of scrum to bring energy into scrum team
  • My experience/experiment on bringing energy into team
    • Ask - more interaction - more energy 
      • What all can be asked - Quiz, Appreciation cards, Open ended question, Funda of the day
    • Bingo - with fun, it brings energy
      • short games that can be played (games from
      • Patters in stand-up
      • penalty for being late - strike board, ice cream meter, pizza board 
    • Share - build trust between team members to bring vitality
      • share values, secret, wish
      • share happiest moment in life
      • surprise birthday party
      • chocolates
  • Call for action to attendees 
  • Summary

Learning Outcome

  • Discover inherent principles and events of Scrum which makes team lively
  • 3 simple techniques to bring energy into scrum (any) team
    • Ask - More Interaction --> Energy
    • Bingo - Bring Fun --> Energy
    • Share - Build Trust --> Energy
  • Share my own experience/experiment implementing this with attendees 

Target Audience

Everybody wants to make team lively, energetic and build trust, Scrummaster, Coach, Manager, Lead, Team members

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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