My life changed in September 2009. With sudden hearing loss and constant vertigo, my life took a sudden turn. I learned to ask for help; to accept that I can’t control everything; to see the current state so and to envision where I want to go. I adapt how I work,... more »
I'd like to talk about why I see so many agile teams struggling with failure.
It's not that they don't know what they need to do.
They just don't believe that they have permission to do what they need to do.
Do you know how to give, ask, and make permission?
Organizational (or “office” or “workplace”) politics are no fun. And politics are everywhere - at least everywhere you find more than 3 people interacting. Worst of all politics can be a barrier to achieving business outcomes and personal fulfillment.
In this lightning talk I will reframe “politics” so you can harness the power of your Agile team and develop an environment of growth and achievement.
Caught up in the emotion of their photos and stories, I offered to build an iPhone app for a non-profit, using their data to help tell their story.
In reality, despite a career in web software, I knew little about mobile apps, cloud computing, or data for good causes.
But I learned, and transformed because... more »
Before getting a CS degree, I spent 15+ years in professional theater. I would guess that on a day-to-day basis I use my theater skills more than my engineering ones. I want to talk about how a few ideas from improvisational theater can help your team embrace new ideas.
In this talk I'll discuss some of the cultural... more »
In this session I will explain the essence of the Spine Model (http://spine.wiki).
Applying the Spine Model gets you very quickly out of the murky depths of arguing about tools and practices by providing a simple mental model that allows the real misalignments... more »
I am eager to comment on it in some detail.
The proposed session and related comments follow....please note the intriguing comments from Tobias Mayer, Ron Jeffries, Harrison Owen, and many others.....
The Virtue of Coercion
Presenter: Tim Turnstone
Track: Enterprise Agile
Source Link (for reference):
https://submissions.agilealliance.org/sessions/3408... more »
For nearly 6 years, my family believed an oxygen deficiency at birth left me with mild to moderate brain damage. This created a environment of low expectations that took decades to overcome. Our expectations of others can have a critical impact on every aspect of life, but specifically, what does the way we manage our Agile teams say about our expectations?
Humor, when used properly, can add levity to a heated conversation and allow teams to work through tough situations in unexpected ways. This presentation will explore ways a Scrum Master (or any team member, for that matter) can add humor to those humorless times and bring out the best work in others.
The Agile Principles 20/20 exercise is a simple team collaboration activity that will allow a team to agree on what is important in the use of agile. When conducted across an organization the results can then be used to foster conversation that can bring the organizations to better... more »
My Pecha Kucha presentation will focus on how agile teams can embed the core thinking and principles of Holocarcy benefit from it.
I will use examples to demonstrate the alignment between Holocracy and agile and why... more »
These principles have since been successfully applied to self-organized governance systems to create effective communication, internal trust and reciprocity,
This talk will show how these principles can be applied self-managing Agile teams to engage with enterprise stakeholders .... more »