Coaching agile teams through narratives
Every team has their own story about how they got together, how they are currently working together and where they are going together. The challenge though is that often, team members each have a slightly different version or understanding of those stories.
Ever notice how news channels typically use an underlying narrative to drive how they are presenting a breaking story over the course of several days? Narratives are also useful when coaching software development teams because they stimulate the imagination, provoke hard conversations in a non-threatening way and help teams build a common understanding of where they currently are and where they would like to be as a group. Through an integral development perspective, this talk will provide participants with some basic tools to build narratives to tell the stories of their team.
Although having teams build their current and future narratives together is one of the keys to helping them reach the next level, it is not enough to create lasting change on your teams. The second part of the talk will focus on how to use these narratives to guide and coach teams towards their future narrative.
This talk is geared towards managers, Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and anyone else interested in learning tools to bring change to a team.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
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Here is the current outline:
This 90-minute talk covers the following topics:
1) The case for coaching teams: Does every team need coaching?
2) Raising awareness of the current narrative and its default future
3) Workshop: Building the current narrative of a team (15 mins)
4) Inventing a new future through a narrative
5) Workshop: Building the desired narrative of a team (15 mins)
6) Coaching a team using the narratives
6.1) How to increase awareness around inhibitors to change
6.2) How to use narratives to reinforce the right behavior
At the end of this talk, the participants will:
- Have a basic understanding of the integral development quadrants
- Be able to lead a basic workshop with their team to help them express their current narrative as a story
- Be able to provide basic support to their team to help them evolve
Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile coaches and anyone else interested in learning tools to bring change to a team
schedule Submitted 5 years ago
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