This session will provide the opportunity to apply simple yet powerful techniques using pen and paper as they are discussed!

With communication and collaboration being key to project delivery and organisational success, how we behave as agile delivery professionals is more important than ever. Every role within a team has two sides, what we do and how we do it. We must master both of these to become truly successful. Self-awareness is critical to becoming great at what we do, but what is it and how do we improve it? In this session we will look at the common behaviour traps we can fall into and discover visual retrospective tools that will facilitate self-reflection and improve self-awareness.

Key Takeaways
 The purpose and power of retrospectives.
 Retrospective and reflection techniques which can be used to increase self-awareness.
 Become a great agile professional by focusing on your behaviours

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The session starts with an overview of effective retrospectives, including the prime directive.

We look at self-awareness, why it is important and how we can all get better at it.

In the main part of the session, we will use four different retro techniques to look at four aspects of work: Relationships, Outputs, Emotions and Behaviours. This is a guided reflection exercise. We will then use an action planning technique to help translate key observations into a commitment to action.

Learning Outcome

Key Takeaways
 The purpose and power of retrospectives.
 Retrospective and reflection techniques which can be used to increase self-awareness.
 Become a great agile professional by focusing on your behaviours

Target Audience

If you want to improve your own performance, but not sure where to start with reflection, this is a great session. You can also use the tools and techniques in your agile teams, to make retrospectives more visual and engaging.

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites. To get the most from the session, bring a long a few sheets of paper and a couple of pens.

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    Jutta Eckstein / John Buck - Experiment: How Can You Be Both Sustainable And Profitable?

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Advanced

    It’s an emergency! The sea is expected to rise by 65 centimeters 2025-2027, coral reefs are expected to be extinct by 2030, and mass starvations are anticipated in the very near future. You want to help stop this development but are overwhelmed by the complexity of the problem.

     

    How can your company make a difference in increasing sustainability. How can it be a leader in coping with sustainability issues while still making money as a business? As a coach or manager, you’re often the one who drives and sustains the changes that will bring noteworthy, outstanding results. Yet, how do you sustain change within a team, across teams and departments, or even within the whole organization in ways that are reliable and safe enough to try? 

     

    Especially for a complex change, you will undoubtedly want to experiment with what is possible. Your steps may be small now but big if they are copied by others. In this session, we will help you experiment with how best to do experiments in your organization. What are the key skills and concepts you need for being a great experimenter? Well-disciplined probes (based on the hypotheses you’ve first created) can show you what’s working and what is not through one or several experiments. Probes help you make sense of both your current complex situation and even more important of the situation you are aiming for.

     

    In this workshop, we will work in small teams to develop probes around increasing sustainability in your organization. . The workshop will prepare you to execute your probes in your companies. We’ll encourage you to share results with each other - later, after the conference, so you can keep learning from each other. You will experience creating and improving probe designs and using the designs to create exciting new paths for action.

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