Here is why Agile practices give great results... Science behind Agile Practices

A logical mind will need a rational and scientific explanation to accept arguments and new thoughts. The best way to explain why a new approach works is to support that with scientific theories and reference scientific studies supported by examples.

During initial transformation phases Agile Consultants and Agile Coaches often face challenges due to resistance from team members and stakeholders with new ways of thinking and working. Another challenge after initial acceptance is that teams follow Agile practices thoughtlessly just because they are told to do so and fail to adapt and evolve. Many practitioners face this challenge during their endeavor to build a self organised Agile team.

This talk is aimed to give logical and scientific reasoning to Agile practices referencing scientific studies and examples. Agile coaches and Scrum Masters/Iteration Managers can use these findings to convince the skeptical minds and help teams to understand why certain practices and useful.

The conference talk findings will be a good starting point for new transformation initiatives to reduce resistance to change or to strengthen the beliefs within an existing Agile team.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

5 min: Introduction and how the findings from this talk can help

20 min: Explanation with examples and citations to scientific and academic studies to explain the topics

5 min: Summary with examples and experience sharing from audience/volunteers on similar topics

Learning Outcome

For those new to Agile practices – This will be good reference to understand how some of the light weight practices help to deliver great results

For practitioners – The understanding of the science behind Agile practices will help to adapt their practices to suit best to the teams with better results

For the Agile Coaches and ScrumMaster/Iteration Managers– This will be a ready reference to use while dealing with teams and leadership who are new to Agile as well as teams on their journey to achieve higher results

Participants can also:

  • Use these findings to convince the skeptical minds and help teams to understand why certain Agile practices and useful for the team
  • Use the insights to help frame the approach towards Agile practices as result focused over ceremonial focused

Target Audience

Agile practitioners with varying expertise and roles

Prerequisites for Attendees

Ideally participants should have worked with software delivery teams practicing Agile methods are in their initial stages of adopting new ways of working

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  • Indhu Palpandy

    Indhu Palpandy - My 25 experiments with feedback

    Indhu Palpandy
    Indhu Palpandy
    agile coach
    schedule 5 years ago
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    30 Mins

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