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.

 
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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.

Learning Outcome

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.

Target Audience

Intermediate

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  • Madhavi Ledalla
    By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  3 months ago
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    Hi Diana, Thank you for submitting to RSGI 2019. This is indeed an interesting piece on effective communication using gamification.

    Since you commented that you did a similar session for Scrum Gathering Tornato in 2018, would you be able to provide a video link of your talk if available.


    Looking at the session outline, would it be possible to cut down the time spent on Part 1 and Part 2 and focus on Part 3 so that session can be accommodated into 45 min if required?

    Also would it be possible to elaborate  Part 3 with some details on games that you intend to use,  this  will help the review team get more insights into this section.

    Thank you, Madhavi.


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