Roslyn will be presenting the following session
  • Alex Sloley

    Alex Sloley / Roslyn Martin - Agile Cheer - Bring It On!

    90 Mins

    "You better bring it!

    Oh, it's already been broughten!"

    The purpose of cheerleading is to support and encourage their team to achieve peak performance - they give the team the extra oomph to carry them over the goal line! The cheerleaders not only support and celebrate the wins, they also encourage the team when they need to push through their trials and tribulations. Cheerleaders build the hype of the team fans by creating infectious energy, just imagine your stakeholders hyped up because of your awesome team!

    In this session we will take lessons from professional cheerleading and apply them in an agile team context.

    We will cover the 3 pillars of agile cheerleading - chants, dances, and symbols and explore the fundamentals and benefits of an agile cheer so that you can super-charge your teams.



1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

When I was a Product Manager, our team started using agile methodologies and the impact it had on outcomes was phenomenal.

Seeing the impact it can have the world.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

Sometimes conflicting demanding priorities from a range of sources. Rapid pace of change and increased demand on time.

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?

Leadership based on authenticity and well-being. Works that could make the world a better place.

4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

I’m passionate about dance and cheer and the benefits it bring to teams in the workplace.

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?

Effective cheerleaders celebrate the team, encourage and support when needed and hype the stakeholders.

6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

There’s too many to choose!

7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

Look forward to meeting you all.