The first step towards Agility!(With insights from a Survey)

location_city Hyderabad schedule Jun 21st 11:35 AM - 12:05 PM place Mosaic people 1 Interested

One of the prime goals of successful Agile transformation is delivering small chunk of value that has big chunk of returns. Every organization has many features in their To-Do list, but how can we identify that small chunk of value from a plethora of customer needs? What is that one primary skill needed which helps individuals at all levels to build the culture of Agility? If we observe closely, simple questions like "What is the benefit from developing this feature?" will enable us with more insights and surfaces right value for development. It is clearly evident that Asking questions comes before Agility and it is the first step to Agility!

With small steps, incrementally, we can improve Team's Asking skills and this presentation highlights the importance of "Asking". This presentation also lays its foundation on a survey, which I conducted recently. The results of the survey clearly show that teams, which did more asking, have witnessed effective value delivery more often. In the process, the presentation also introduces two new measures called "Team asking quotient" and "Value delivery quotient" which are calculated by assessing 7 important areas that determine the overall asking maturity of a team.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

1) An intro activity to set the stage for the session - 2 mins

2) Benefits of asking by introducing an acronym called REWARD : 3 Minutes

Asking has many benefits like Building Relations, Empowering people, Eliminating waste, Finding better alternatives, making reliable decisions or discovering something more interesting. In this sub topic, I will quote real life examples for each benefit.

I will also cover how asking is considered, in contrast, as an offense in reality.

3) 13 reasons why team members may refrain from asking : 5 Minutes

Again based on my experience, I have listed down 13 interesting reasons as to why team members may refrain from asking. I will explain each reason in brief by quoting some real life scenarios and pause at each reason for audience to think and reflect if they had been in such situation before.

4) A survey on Asking - 2 Minutes

This slide focuses on demographics of the survey which I conducted recently and I will brief on the aim for taking up the survey.

5) Team asking quotient - 2 Minutes

This slide will take the audience through the steps I have taken to calculate the "Team asking quotient" by laying the foundation on 6 important questions.

6) Value Delivery quotient : 2 Minutes

This slide will take the audience through the steps I have taken to calculate the "Value Delivery quotient" by laying the foundation on 1 important question.

7) Results from the Survey - 5 Minutes

The next two slides will focus on showcasing the results from the survey and proves my case that teams which did more asking indeed delivered value consistently.

8) Conclusion and wrap up on how to inculcate asking culture in a team: 3 Minutes

9) Questions: 3 Minutes

Learning Outcome

1) Audience will takeaway an acronym called REWARD for asking questions

2) The signs of teams who do not ask questions and reasons for not asking questions may help audience resonate with similar situations in future and take care of them for themselves or their teams.

3) The suggestions to nurture the culture of asking.

Target Audience

Team members, Managers, Project Managers, Product owners, Scrum masters

Prerequisites for Attendees

Some prior experience working in Team environment is sufficient.

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