Recovery from failure - A first aid kit to help your team and yourself through it

location_city Sydney schedule Aug 29th 02:30 - 02:50 PM AEST place Martin Place people 20 Interested

Big or small, failure is not a doubt but a certainty.

The question is how does one recover from failure? How can you help your team recover from failure? How do you help yourself through it?

Accompanied with stories of real life failures, I will introduce a few items you should have in your first aid kit to help your teams and yourself through team failure, personal failure and something I call 'hard fails'.


Outline/Structure of the TED talk

  1. Introduction
  2. Team failure - Storytelling & first aid kit items
  3. Personal failure - Storytelling & first aid kit items
  4. Hard fails - What are they & what to do about them

Learning Outcome

Learn how to recover from failure

Target Audience

Team leaders, Key team influencers, Product Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Humans.

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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