The unseen influencing motivation and project successes

Agile has been around for eighteen years with the agile manifesto born in February 2001. Albeit that there were agile successes, there have been many agile implementations which failed and in some circles people feel like agile has added little value to changing business delivery issues or the organisation at large to the extend where some organisations think agile is a swear word. So we should attempt to answer the question, why is it that after eighteen years there are still a large number of failed agile implementations?

It is because we missed the most important ingredient that the agile manifesto speaks about which is: individuals and interactions.

Individuals and interactions although also misses the mark as there are two words that needs to be added to individuals and interactions in order for this to really speak about the unseen that has influenced the success of agile implementations globally: health and quality. So the point should read: healthy individuals and quality interactions.

As organisations we will only ever be able to achieve the level of success we are striving for linked to the balanced average of the health of each person within our teams and organisations and how this contributes to the quality of the interactions and behaviours we can achieve within our teams, organisations and agile implementations.

During this session we will reflect on the following hidden aspects about a person and how to work with it to maximise our successes by minimising and limiting the impact it has on us. Some of these hidden aspects include: childhood experiences, conditioning and stereotypes, the ego and pain body, the conscious and subconscious mind, DNA, ancestry and awareness to name a few.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

The workshop will take on the format of introducing the agenda item and then after each agenda item we will delve into a practical exercise to demonstrate how this works. These exercises will be practically applicable for yourself and within your teams and organisations.

The following topics that impact us being healthy, happy human beings will be covered during the presentation:

  • Introduction to the workshop and the day
  • Guided meditation
  • Conscious v/s subconscious mind
  • What is the pain body and how does it impact us everyday?
  • Working with the ego
  • Unmasking our conditioning and the stereotypes we belief in
  • Our DNA and ancestry
  • How to apply this to your team and organisation

Learning Outcome

Understanding the more complex nature of us as human beings

Learning some techniques to apply to assist us to create more aware and healthy individuals within our organisations to assist us to be more successful within our agile implementations.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Change Managers, Human Resource representatives, Agile Coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees needs to be individuals who focuses on the importance of people as part of organisations and agile teams. Attendees needs to understand the importance of people and that people are at the heart of any framework, methodology or process we try to implement.

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  • Michael Cooper

    Michael Cooper - Landing AGILE in a non AGILE world.

    20 Mins

    So many of the Agile projects i have been involved in have failed not through any lack of enthusiasm or skill on the part of those proposing it or implementing it but because of a lack of organizational readiness. AGILE systemically impacts all parts of an organization. How do you assess an organizations appetite and readiness?

    We propose a systemic multi pronged approach to assess and implement the change.

    In this key note I will show how a multi faceted approach creates a smoother implementation and greatly increase the chances of success.