Meet your monsters. Tame your monsters: Role anti-patterns we need to watch out for

schedule Jul 30th 12:15 - 01:00 PM place EN205 C40 people 71 Interested

"Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name"

As coaches and practitioners of Agile we see role anti-patterns everywhere lurking, sometimes quietly sleeping and waiting to kill (the momentum!) of our teams.

Have you met the Mr.Frost a.ka. the Frozen Middle Manager? The "Busy Bee-ast" so deep in her hero culture she has become a bottleneck and a crutch for the team. What about Hydra, the 9-headed PO, who can't make up his mind on his 10000 requirements. He comes with an extra technical head that takes joy on the fact he still has code access. The head occasionally makes code changes to "help" the team with the backlog without their permission.

This talk is about these monsters. The monsters around us and potentially within us.

We will know them, discuss them and identify how we can equip ourselves and the teams we work with to battle their evil rather questionable forces. More importantly in this talk, whether living around us or living within us, we will uncover how we can help guide the monsters to the right path.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Introduction:

The monster within. Let's talk about the brain briefly.

The "hot and cold" state and the empathy gap.

A discussion of the "monsters" (8 Anti-patterns)

  • The Monster
  • Triggers/Motivation
  • Taming the Monster

Mini Breakout Activity:

Sharing

Closing

Learning Outcome

Participants will come out of the session equipped with information on spotting anti-patterns in roles in the Agile setting.

Some techniques to address these anti-patterns will be provided.

The participants will be able to share these anti-patterns with their teams in a fun, non-confronting way opening up coaching discussions.

Target Audience

people who deal with people. ; those who face challenges with the key players in their Agile journey.

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