How do you coach a Lean / Agile Mindset?
The Lean and Agile movements thrive upon the adoption of a certain mindset. Living the beliefs and values of that mindset is all that is asked of us as practitioners. (That, and working software!) However, while Agile and Lean methods have become mainstream, the Mindset is often the missing ingredient, preventing teams and organisations from getting the full benefit of their practices.
This talk explores how to coach a mentality by drawing upon those mainstream technical practices, and combining those insights through meaningful dialogue.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- A brief recap of the concept of a mindset
- Outline of a 4-step process to teach/coach the mindset, and how it relates to common technical practices
- Summary of the common anti-patterns and ideologies that clash with Lean and Agile
- Feedback frameworks for continuous improvement
- Further research and reading for interested folks
A simple 4-step process aimed at getting conversations started about the connection between 'Doing' and 'Being' Agile
Scenarios based on technical practices that explore the relationship to mindset beliefs and values, that you can implement
This talk is for everyone who would like to bridge the gap between 'Doing' and 'Being' Agile.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Audience members should be well-versed in the Agile values and principles, and have a general understanding of the concept of the ‘Lean Mindset’. Familiarity with common management theories and ingrained ‘common sense’ workplace practices is also an advantage. Examples provided will tend to be from a software/product development perspective.
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