An Agile practitioner passionate about working towards creating empowered teams with the goal of making them self organizing , autonomous and high performing.
The Power of Visual Metaphors - Creating Breakthrough Results Through Collaborative Play
According to neuroscience - human Mind Power system consists of easily learned techniques that help you focus and direct your thoughts, and the first technique you’ll learn is visualization.
‘Visualization is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of humanity.’ Using visualization techniques in any gathering help to inspire creativity, focus and shared vision.
During our day to day working environment - especially in Agile WoW (irrespective of the frameworks we use) we have lot of opportunities to plan, strategize, brainstorm, innovate and generate ideas. These will always be incomplete without the application of Visualization techniques. Visualization techniques can be successfully applied to identify common goals, understand customer expectations, collaborate with individuals (multiple teams), and identify areas for continuous improvement.
Many a times, key events in our workplace are conducted in vaccum where people feel they are not engaged or disconnected or feel there is no value out of these. We can turn the table around completely by giving the dimension of Visualization using Visual Metaphors.
Agile methods have provided a framework for improving innovation, but there has been a missing piece - Visual metaphors (influenced by Innovation Games ideas) offer ideas, tools & practices to aid the innovation process at its most critical point - product management, particularly visioning & roadmaps identification. Key to innovation is creating collaborative, interactive, visually-oriented, fun, business-driven-environment for people.
In this interactive workshop participants would be experiencing some of the popular & widely used Visual Metaphors that can assist in their Agile journey through which they can experience the power of these tools to generate better visibility, collaboration opportunities, sense making and continuous improvement opportunities.
Where can it be applied?
• Business Review Meetings
• As a tool for prioritization
• Planning, Backlog refinement and Retrospective meetings
It is time for some ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ to know more about innovation through visualization.
Elephant In A Room : Name It and Tame It !!
In our workplace - at some point of time, we have all experienced the elephant in the room—a situation probably no one wants to discuss/admit openly or obvious truths that are unaddressed.
When these issues are not addressed, it can create uneasiness, not trustworthy environment there by leading psychologically not safe workplace. More importantly a toxic work culture settles in that can wreak havoc throughout the organization thus limiting the ability as a team to grow and create a learning and innovative organisation.
In this session (more of engaged workshop) , we will be using Liberating structures for people to share their experiences and learn from others, while also providing them a safe environment to discuss the elephant in the room (their version) they might have experienced in their workplace.
By the end of session participants may probably come up with some ideas to address and tame their elephant.
The power of Speak up, Listen up - Key for a thriving organizationLopa MisraAgile CoachANZ Bank
schedule 10 months agoSold Out!
We all live in a VUCA world. Organisations have realised that to thrive and navigate through this VUCA world, they have to create a culture of learning and innovation.
As per research a mere 1 per cent, feel “extremely confident” voicing their concerns in the workplace in crucial instances. In another study, 93% of people say their organization is at risk of an accident waiting to happen because people are either unwilling or unable to speak up.
As much as we talk of creating a speak up culture, it is equally imperative we have a culture of listen up for people to feel psychologically safe.
Leaders in an organisation play a very important and critical role in creating this environment where people feel free to innovate, think out of box, share ideas, experiments without any fear of repercussions. Leaders need to agile, be the catalyst and exhibit the core competency of being empathetic, being curious and more importantly being self-aware and have the right intent.
In this interactive session we will explore on how leaders/to be leaders can become the catalyst in creating the culture of innovation and learning and provide a safe environment.
Emergent Design - Reality or Myth ?Lopa MisraAgile CoachANZ Bank
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. – Principle #11, Agile Manifesto.
Most teams transitioning to new ways of working struggle with the practice of emergent design in an Agile environment because they are so used to designing everything up-front. They have individuals in roles solely responsible for designing before teams implement that design.
Through this talk, I would like to share a real life case study , tools and tips on how teams can practice emergent design and its associated benefits.
Cultivate the right mindset for success : The power of Growth Mindset
Hands on Session
Research says that happy and motivated team members leads to success in business. It is pertinent to create a culture of right mindset for every individual to learn, provide open feedback and help cultivate one's and other's ability to grow and succeed.
Carol Dweck through her research has introduced us to Fixed and Growth mindset.
This workshop will provide practical tips, experiences and suggestions on how to develop a growth mindset and apply it in our workplace as well as in our daily life. It will be an interactive session involving brainstorming, situational activities and video presentations.
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