Is your Agile Inclusive?
Agile is about keeping pace with change. Inclusion ensures we bring everyone along with us.
Agile initially brought a bunch of individuals cross-functional specialists together to work as a team. This cross-functional team was able to deliver complex products more quickly. The concept of diverse teammates looking at a problem and sharing their perspective from their skill background proved to be the ideal way in creating solutions that meet the needs of domestic customers.
As companies execute on their digital strategy, products are now global. Having cross-functional teams are no longer sufficient. Agile teams need to be cross-functional AND diverse to meet the needs of global customers.
In our talk, we will discuss the importance and competitive need to make your teams diverse. They will also share their experiences of integrating diverse members into the team.
Outline/Structure of the Experience Report
Our perspective on the power of agile
solving for complexity in an ever-changing work
Cross-functional teams collaborating is the best way to deliver for complexity and unknown (holistic solution-ing)
Frequently inspect and adapt
Amping up Agility
Data to prove itTeam soloing gets multiple perspectives. Cross-functional thinking allows you to think of ideas holistically across different functions.
Cross-functional no longer sufficient. We need diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, diverse talents to make good teams - super teams
Our definition of Diversity is not about equality, it’s about building high performance
For Diversity to happen we need an Inclusive environment
The learning outcome is that diverse teams deliver quality better. Attendees will learn the data to explain why to their organizations. Attendees will learn some strategies to create an inclusive environment to attract and retain this top diverse talent.
Leaders, Team Members, Product, Scrum Teams, Coaches
Prerequisites for Attendees
Let their curiosity read articles on the power of cognitive diversity.
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