Patterns and Anti-Patterns

Join a panel of Agile Coaches for a discussion as to what we've seen, both the good and bad, in organizations they've been coaching. And, what you can do about it, no matter where you are in your organization. Plus, bring your own questions to ask this panel, and take from the experiences of coaches including Glenn Waters, Ellen Grove, Omar Bermudez, Jesus Mendez, John Tobin, and Michael Kaufman.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Panel Discussion:

  • Introduction of the panel members
  • Pre-scripted questions of patterns & anti-patterns, and what they've been able to amplify and dampen; what's worked, what hasn't.
  • Unscripted audience questions
  • Follow up questions, key lessons learned, and closing with actions

Learning Outcome

This session features a great lineup of Agile Coaches, sharing their first-hand experience in various sized organizations, in various industries. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to understand that they're not alone, and that many of the challenges they're facing aren't unique. Ultimately, folks will leave with some tangible, real-world experiences which they can apply to their team, department, or organization.

Target Audience

The focus of discussion will be for anyone, at any job level, and in any role, looking to improve how work gets done. We'll cover executive interactions, senior management, middle management, team management, team dynamics, etc.

Prerequisite

Attendees of this session will get to hear from a diverse group of practicing agile coaches, actually working in various sized organizations across a diverse set of industries. We'll cover both patterns and anti-patterns we've seen common in many organizations. More importantly, we'll discuss some of the various techniques and approaches to amplifying the good that's going on (which we sometimes overlook, as we get too focused on the negative), and also some of the opportunities for improvements; specifically on things we've tried that have worked, and what we've learnt from the things that haven't gone so well!

A key focus of this session will be on leadership from any position or role in any organization, so participants will have thoughts or ideas of things they can take back to their places of work regardless of their role or job title.

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