Agile Positivity – Pourquoi j'aime agile (Why I love agile) ... Hmm?

Am I biased? … Maybe a little… I guess I am just a cheesy guy!

They say French is the language of love., but when I say “I love Agile” ... so much, it’s not just because I’ve been helping organisations adopt agile and thrive using them. I honestly feel agile offers tremendous value to any product development program.

Please consider the following statements:

  • I’m passionate about agile.
  • Every day you learn something from someone, if you listen.
  • What I most like about working agile is being part of a team.
  • The hardest thing about doing something, is knowing when you have finished doing it.
  • My favourite question is “How’s life?”
  • The biggest flaws in my life are my greatest assets!
  • It’s fun to see how far you can push the boundaries.
  • Laughing offers a way of getting through things.
  • I remember the day, I decide it was time for a change.

So yes, change is hard; I get it; it’s human nature. But if you’re willing to let it, agile can be pervasive in your organisation, given time to take hold. Everywhere I’ve used it; most people love it.

The key to agile is remembering that people are at the core of everything.

Agile approaches don’t just let you react to change - they are designed for it.

Make your people and processes work for you — don’t be a victim to the one true way of doing something. Embrace transparency, inspection and adaption. No more ‘death marches’. No more spending a ton of time up front in analysis paralysis. No more delivering defective products. Being agile is continually evolving how you do things.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

Agile is based on story telling: Throughout history, our ancestors have shared their understanding of their experiences, advice and learnings through story telling.

Through entertaining and light-hearted storytelling, Steve reflects why he love agile so much, and using its approach to solving complex problems and to motivate people.

Steve will explore 7 real-life work examples, using a pragmatic approach to embrace positivity and optimism using agile every day. He will provide concrete advice that you can use immediately by linking several agile practices back to the Agile Manifesto’s values and principles

Come and find out a few reasons why I love agile, and why you should too!

Learning Outcome

Promotes agile practitioners to embrace and promote positivity and optimistic techniques in their agile adoption

Target Audience

Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Program Managers, Release Train Engineers, Chief Scrum Masters, Lean Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some experience in agile frameworks like SCRUM, LEAN, LeSS and SAFe

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