Blackstone Technology Group
location_on United States
Member since 2 years
Rock climber and agile project manager.
Would you be comfortable doing your performance review with your manager live in front of an audience? Well that's just what I'm going to do - while at the same time, sharing knowledge about how to give feedback to support a growth mindset culture.
Agile is all about regular feedback cycles - but how do we help our teams prepare to receive that feedback with a positive attitude? A fixed mindset will react negatively to ANY feedback - but we can use specific language and practices to transform our team culture to appreciate feedback as the best way to grow and move forward.
You'll gain special insight into our Performance Management processes using JIRA & Confluence as well, plus an engaging activity to kick-off your own growth-mindset!
There's a lot of hype around failure in the business world, "Fail fast, fail often". It's true that most significant accomplishments come after hundreds of mistakes and failures. As a competitive rock climber and coach, I have integrated extreme failure safely into my process for progression in the sport. How can a software development organization embrace failure in an intelligent way? This presentation will illustrate Lean, Agile, and Extreme Leadership concepts related to failure, rapid proto-typing, and feedback loops through the metaphor of professional rock climbing and with real-life case studies from IT projects.