Communication sometimes is not what you first hear - a guide to agile communication
It is really hard to communicate in a good way, but we all think “we” do it, it’s just the other people who struggle. Effective communication is a fundamental requirement for agile modeling. There are various modes of communication that people may choose to apply when working together. What are the Communication Technologies? When is communication most effective? How to set up good, solid communication mechanisms that will allow teams to grow their communication, and ultimately their collaboration skills. We will have some insights on all those questions and a taste of games with a focus on experiential learning.
Outline/Structure of the Hands on Session
The session will be separated in 5 parts:
- Part 1 (15 mins): Introduction to the topic. Overview of the topic and share personal experience covering the following questions: What is effective communication? Signs of poor communication. What are the possible consequences of poor communication? Strategies to Improve your Team Communication and but also communicating with product owners Non-Violent Communication.
- Part 2 (10 mins): Icebreaker. Warm up the audience with an icebreaker game and prepare them for the next slot where we will have a session for “Learning by doing”.
- Part 3 (40 mins): Gamification. Game time where we will play a couple of games to explore communication problems and see possible solutions.
Discussion with the audience where we will outline several specific take-aways for the attendees of this session.
- Part 4 (15 mins): Conclusions.
- Part 5 (10 mins): Q&A.
Attendees will learn how to:
- Improve team communication and the communication with the stakeholders;
- Improve their listening skills;
- Build trust between team members;
- Find ways to be more efficient and collaborative;
- Define, break down, and prioritize work.
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