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Monday, August 7
 

10:45am

The Introverted Facilitator's Survival Guide (Oluf Nissen)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
As a Scrum Master or Agile Leader, one of your responsibilities is to facilitate various agile ceremonies to help teams become better at what they do. If you are among the 30-50% of people who are on the introverted side of the introvert/extrovert spectrum, it may be daunting for you to stand up in front of people and lead this type of work, especially if you're new in your role or new to the team.
This session will give a brief introduction to introversion, highlight some strengths introverts have, and provide tips for how to use those strengths and introvert characteristics before, during and after conducting a particular team ceremony: the retrospective. This is a highly interactive session in which our combined knowledge and experience will enrich the learning of the group as a whole.

Learning Outcomes:
  • What characterizes introversion
  • Strengths of introversion
  • How you can use introverted strengths in retrospective facilitation - before, during and after
  • How you can help introverted team members participate in retrospectives

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Speakers
avatar for Oluf Nissen

Oluf Nissen

Software Design Engineer / Scrum Master, HP Inc.
Oluf Nissen is a software developer, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was introduced to Agile software development in the dark days of the Internet via links he found after reading The Cluetrain Manifesto, or so he... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Wekiwa 9&10

10:45am

The Things We Don't Say: How Biased Language Crafts Culture (Ash Coleman)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
Culture is often framed by what you DON’T say, not necessarily by what you do say.
  • Your company brags of it’s geek gaming culture
  • Part of your company recruiting highlights pub and party nights
  • Strong anecdotal use of sports throughout the training material
These are common examples of well intentioned, but potentially limiting statements about culture that many organizations apply in an attempt to “attract the right fit”. By choosing language that supports an ecosystem that already exists, we may unintentionally deter many complementary candidates who feel they might not be accepted. In addition, we are imposing discrete limits on the organization's ability to adapt and grow based on past success instead of future opportunities.
This is a microcosm of what is occurring around culture within the Agile workspace. While we claim to support the evolution of resilient autonomous teams, a desire to define the culture in explicit marketable terms can create a barrier to entry. Are you really creating culture and fostering an environment for agility, or are you creating exclusive spaces? A lot can be derived from the specific words you use to describe your team, culture and collaboration schemes.
In this workshop, we will explore the use of resilient and inclusive language, that can:
  • Support building stronger, diverse teams,
  • Support an ever evolving Agile culture,
  • Avoid assigned meaning that may alienate individuals through our choice of words… both spoken and unspoken.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Why language around culture can impose unintended limits on opportunities.
  • How the language we choose is connected to our unconscious biases.
  • Inclusion is an intentional act, often initiated to recognize the need for change.
  • Identifying how diversity in teams can provide stronger outcomes through concatenated knowledge.
  • Challenging the notion of an existing, consistent and explicit culture as a desirable (or even possible) thing.


Speakers
avatar for Ash Coleman

Ash Coleman

Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Credit Karma, Credit Karma
A progressive type, Ash focuses her efforts within technology on bringing awareness to inclusion of women and people of color, especially in the Context Driven Testing and Agile communities. Though technology and inclusion have her heart today, engineering was not her first love... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
H2

3:45pm

Only Responsible Leaders Can Collaborate in a High-Functioning Team (Ronica Roth, Christine Hudson)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Christopher Avery's responsibility process describes the phases we go through on our way to taking real responsibility.
Patrick Lencioni describes the five dysfunctions of team, and by extension the five behaviors of a high-functioning, collaborative team.
Jean Tabaka taught us how to facilitate collaboration by creating safety in a room and on a team and by ensuring that all voices are heard.
In this highly interactive workshop, we will explore together what happens we are a stuck in something less than a place of responsibility, and what impact that has on our ability to collaborate effectively on a team.
Then we will explore how working our way to a place of responsibility also helps us create and contribute to a healthy team, and how to facilitate a team that can collaborate to create great things.
Attendees will walk away with a set of working agreements--and a process you can run with your team--that can help you and your team reach performance and responsibility.

Learning Outcomes:
  • * Understand the effects of responsibility (or its lack) on ourselves and the team
  • * How awareness of both models helps us improve our own behavior, which in turn helps us improve team dynamics.
  • * Specific actions to help a team become healthier
  • * Facilitation techniques specifically designed to create safety in the room and to ensure all voices are heard

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Speakers
avatar for Christine Hudson

Christine Hudson

Advisor, Enterprise Agility, CA Technologies
Christine is helping CA Technologies transform to modern strategy deployment and product delivery methods. She is a skilled facilitator who brings positivity, deep empathy, and an appreciation for each individual to help create high performing teams and focused strategies. Christine... Read More →
avatar for Ronica Roth

Ronica Roth

Advisor & Lead, Agile Practice Development, CA Technologies
Ronica’s passion is to help companies become collaborative organizations that honor the individual, give everyone the chance to do what they do best, and harness the power of team to amplify great work--all in service of creating learning organizations that produce great stuff (including... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
H3
 
Tuesday, August 8
 

9:00am

High Performance via Psychological Safety (Joshua Kerievsky, Heidi Helfand)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Is your culture dominated by fear, blame and other toxic behaviors? Are people protecting themselves rather than pulling together, obsessing over customers and helping your organization succeed? If so, you may have a lack of psychological safety. When it's present, individuals feel safe being vulnerable, safe taking risks, safe making mistakes and safe handling conflict. Long-term high performance depends on psychological safety. It leads to greater transparency, closer relationships, better collaboration and better outcomes. As leaders, it's our duty to develop, model and foster psychological safety. In this interactive workshop, you'll develop skills for growing psychological safety in yourself, your teams and your organization.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn what psychological safety is.
  • Experience techniques for establishing psychological safety.
  • Experience ways to identify and repair mistrust and conflict.
  • Learn to interpret signs of a lack of psychological safety and what to do about it.
  • Understand the research that correlates safety with high performance.

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avatar for HEIDI HELFAND

HEIDI HELFAND

Director of Engineering, Procore Technologies
Heidi Helfand is Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies, creators of cloud-based construction software. Heidi was on the “first team” at ExpertCity, Inc. (acquired by Citrix) where they invented GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar and AppFolio, Inc., a SAAS... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Kerievsky

Joshua Kerievsky

Joshua is the CEO of Industrial Logic.  Since the late 1990s, he has been actively practicing and improving Agile methods, from Extreme Programming to Lean Development  and Lean Startup. Joshua is an international speaker and author of the best-selling, Jolt Cola-award winning book... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
I4

10:45am

High-performance Teams: Culture and Core Protocols (Richard Kasperowski)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Want awesome teams that build great products? Great teams don’t happen by accident. And they don’t have to take a long time to build.
In this session, we'll lay out the case for Continuous Teaming. Session participants will join in a flight of fun learning activity-sets. These will give you a taste of team awesomeness and how to start when you go back to work.
We'll build on the work of Jim and Michele McCarthy, Google, Bruce Tuckman, Gamasutra, Standish Group, Peter Drucker, and Melvin Conway. The learning activity-sets are short games, using elements from improvisational theater, The Core Protocols, Extreme Programming, and more.
Who should attend? Anyone who wants to create great teams and build great products. You’ll leave having embodied the essential elements of accelerated continuous team-building and awesomeness maintenance.
This session supports any number of participants. Participants will self-organize in small groups and experience the learning as we go.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of the research behind high-performance teams
  • Appreciation for the Core Protocols as one way to achieve high performance
  • Deep practical knowledge of the Core Protocols
  • The embodied knowledge for how to accelerate team formation for your team, from forming to high-performing
  • Happiness and fun at work
  • How to do this with your team today

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Speakers
avatar for Richard Kasperowski

Richard Kasperowski

High-Performance Teams, With Great People
Richard Kasperowski is an author, teacher, speaker, and coach focused on high-performance teams. Richard is the author of the new book, High-Performance Teams: The Foundations, as well as The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness. He leads clients in building and maintaining high-performance... Read More →



Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
I1

2:00pm

It's All About Me!®: Owning Your Behavior, Improving Your Team (Doc List)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Successful high-performing teams have many common attributes. One is their ability to function together collaboratively. In order to collaborate well, they must communicate effectively and get beyond some of the members' personal biases and quirks.
In this interactive workshop, Doc List shares common problems with behavior, motivation, emotions, and interpretation that frequently get in the way. Participate in exercises that lead you to understand ― and sometimes expose ― your own blind spots and limitations. Challenge your own assumptions, learn about taking ownership of your own feelings and behavior, and articulate the difference between behavior and interpretation.
Along the way, gain a new understanding of intuition and how you're using it in your interpersonal situations. Leave this workshop with a new and clearer understanding of how you've been interpreting others' behavior and acting on those interpretations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate the difference between behaviors and interpretations
  • Demonstrate tools for effective communication in emotionally-charged situations
  • List some of your own blind spots

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avatar for Doc List

Doc List

The Guy, AnotherThought Inc.
I love the interactions between people, the dynamics that impede or encourage high performance, and helping people and teams work through their challenges.


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
I1

3:45pm

Double Aces: Positive Psychology Research that Solves Problems and Boosts Team Performance (Pete Oliver-Krueger)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Have you ever been stuck in an argument without end? Do you wish you could say no to your boss? Want to avoid a fight with your significant other, family member, or friend? Do you live in America (or Europe or anywhere on Earth) and don't understand why the “other side” doesn't see the world the way you do?
Often the way you present your ideas has more impact on success than the actual merit of your ideas. This session is ideal for managers and coaches, but also equally accessible to anyone who's ever been in an argument, at work or at home. This session is about how to have difficult conversations that are productive rather than destructive.
You will learn how to structure your important conversations for success. We will also cover how to work with someone when you don't agree. And for your Agile projects, we'll show how to use these techniques to lead Requirements Planning sessions and facilitate effective Sprint Retrospectives.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to structure conversations for success.
  • Understand others and be understood, even if you don't agree
  • Sort project requirements into logical, actionable project plans
  • Learn how the order in which you talk can completely change any conversation.

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avatar for Pete Oliver-Krueger

Pete Oliver-Krueger

Agile People Engineer, Lithespeed
Helping develop people who develop great products, thru Positive Psychology, Teal, Agile, and Lean Startup practices that help organizations transform into places where people want to work, and where they’re building interesting things that they can be proud of.


Tuesday August 8, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
I2
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

10:45am

The Big Agile Draw: Getting People to the Whiteboard (Gary Greenwood, Mark Lotter)
Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
The Big Agile Draw: Getting people to the whiteboard
Have you ever sat in a grooming meeting covering complex story relationships without really understanding how the pieces fit together? Did someone ever scratch out a drawing that made it all become clear, in a way that words alone could not capture? I’ve been in those meetings and was struck by how much a simple drawing can help. That led us to the exploration of whiteboarding and how we can all use it to improve collaboration on agile teams.
Drawings and sketches work because they make the abstract more accessible and bring form to ideas. “But, wait!” you say, “I’m not a designer! I can’t draw!” Fear not. There is no secret whiteboarding club. The drawing is not about you and your drawing prowess or lack thereof. It’s about having better conversations and communication because people can see – not just hear – what you’re talking about.
A Design Thinking evangelist and a Seasoned Agile Coach pair up to shed light on Why Drawing Works while giving participants an array of tools that lead to better conversations. Participants will team up to transform simple shapes into meaningful icons that combine to tell a story from a users perspective. Progressive elaboration of these user stories will add increasingly complicated layers to the diagram, but fear not as the complexity will be demystified as drawing techniques will be provided 'just in time.' The workshop will result in a visual user story that is split and participants that have tools and techniques to improve collaboration and communication on their teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How drawing lends itself to having better conversations and richer communication
  • How to transform simple shapes into meaningful icons
  • How to visually represent user stories with diagrams
  • How to use visual records to reduce friction and represent different perspectives

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Speakers
avatar for Gary Greenwood

Gary Greenwood

Agile Coach, Summa
I'm passionate about helping teams evolve
avatar for Mark Lotter

Mark Lotter

Summa
Designer who helps teams work visually, focus on people’s needs, and create solutions that solve meaningful problems.



Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
I2

2:00pm

Fluent in Team Culture: The First Shift in Achieving Agility (Diana Larsen, Bonnie Aumann)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Every organization expects its teams to produce value, and convey other business benefits. But what is the best fit "Agile" for your team, as it moves through a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world? What does it take for a group of humans (programmers, testers, product managers, etc.) to make the shift from individual contributors to team mates? To form a team and to collaborate? How do you make good on the benefits the your business (and customers) need?
In this session, Diana Larsen and Bonnie Aumann will answer those questions and others. We'll consider teams as complex adaptive human systems. We'll examine the behaviors and practices that form patterns of effective collaboration. We will explore the ways that teams move into and through fluent proficiency using the lenses of group coherence, coaching, value creation, and other needs in the first zone of the Agile Fluency™ Model. We will inspect ways to adapt to new conditions and team changes over time. Join us!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will:
  • Deepen understanding of complex adaptive systems and how humans form systems
  • Gain language for discussing complexity and team coherence
  • Examine behaviors for effective team collaboration
  • Review the Agile Fluency Model and the role of practice fluency in teamwork
  • Apply these concepts to their "home" teams

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Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Aumann

Bonnie Aumann

Coach | Collaborator, Bluestreak Collaborative | Agile Fluency Project
avatar for Diana Larsen

Diana Larsen

founder, Agile Fluency Project LLC
An international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions, Diana Larsen co-authored the books *Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great*; *Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams*; and *The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
I1

2:00pm

Think Before You Hack: Agile as Fieldwork (Elinor Slomba)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
Can an organization's culture really be designed, engineered or installed? Why is it so persistent....and tricky? And where can a professional change agent turn when casual or superficial notions of what it means to "culture hack" do not seem to be doing justice to the technical excellence required by Agile principles?
This talk will draw upon the discipline of Cultural Anthropology to provide a few concrete examples of how experts talk about and study culture. Methods of fieldwork - living inside a culture other than one's own in order to observe it up close and describe it firsthand - will be broken down into an easy-to-use format designed to help you in your Agile practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Grasp that harm can come from cultural interventions based on change without understanding
  • Prepare to take on the role of Participant Observer in studying a workplace
  • Practice a few key field methods that reveal how a particular culture structures its own reality


Speakers
avatar for Elinor Slomba

Elinor Slomba

Founder, Arts Interstices
Writing, producing and facilitating at the crossroads of arts, business and agility - brokering new models for inspiring communities across sectors.


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Wekiwa 9&10
 
Thursday, August 10
 

9:00am

Moral Foundations Theory: to help address conflict (Linda Rising)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
It seems like the world is becoming more divided. People around the world are taking sides. This is nowhere more evident than in the United States where the last presidential election left the citizens asking serious questions about those on the "other side." You hear, for example, "What's wrong with those people? They don't seem to think logically. How can we have a conversation when they are so resistant to hearing other points of view. The truth is, we are all biased. The truth is, we filter all information. The truth is, we reach conclusions using our own version of logic and once we get there, we're really reluctant to change. This is a big problem and I don't even have the slightest hope of solving it, but I have discovered some interesting research that has helped me develop better ways of listening and communicating and I would like to share that in this workshop. The research is based on Moral Foundations Theory. I hope to provide enough of an overview so that participants can begin to practice it and leave with a new set of tools for overcoming conflict.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will learn the basics of Moral Foundations Theory and will have had a chance to apply the theory in a scenario with a small group.
  • In brief, the 5 foundations of morality are as follows:
  • (1) Harm/care. We have strong feelings about those who care for others or cause them harm. Liberals care more about this than conservatives.
  • (2) Fairness/reciprocity. Liberals care more about this than conservatives.
  • (3) In-group/loyalty. The foundation of cooperation. Conservatives care more about this than liberals.
  • (4) Authority/respect. Conservatives care more about this than liberals.
  • (5) Purity/sanctity. A lot of this is about what you're willing to touch, or put into your body. Conservatives care more about this than liberals.
  • When issues arise that are important to us we justify our stance by using the values that are most important to us. For liberals: (1) and (2) above, for conservatives: (3), (4), (5).
  • Experiments show that after receiving this information, both liberals and conservatives still argue their points by basing their reasoning on the values that they hold dear, when the research shows they would be more effective if they used the values that are most important to the other. This, of course, is true for any point of view. We're often told to put ourselves in the other person's shoes and to see the world as the other person sees it. The astounding thing about this particular research is that people are more convincing when they base their arguments on the other person's point of view but they refuse to do it. We obviously need practice. That's what this workshop will be all about. We will pair up and practice arguing from both sides. One argument will be easy but the other argument will be very, very difficult. Good for the brain.

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Speakers
avatar for Linda Rising

Linda Rising

Queen of Patterns, Linda Rising LLC
Linda Rising is an independent consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee. Linda has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and tactical weapons... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
I1

10:45am

It's Not Just About Culture: Co-creating an Awesome Agile Climate in an Imperfect World (Laura Powers)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
The winds of Agile change are blowing – occasionally a tornado bringing dramatic, sometimes unexpected change, and other times a gentle breeze that changes little. Have you ever noticed that despite whatever may be happening in the greater organization, some teams thrive - getting work done and seemingly enjoying their journey together while other teams struggle to weather the storm?
Same organization. Same culture. What's going on? In a nutshell, an organization's "culture" is its personality, while a team's "climate" is its mood. While culture takes time to shift, studies by the Hay Group indicate that 70% of employees' experience at work is determined by their team and immediate leadership - the team climate. A team’s climate profoundly impacts engagement, collaboration and results. AND it is something a team can co-create for itself – irrespective of the organization’s culture.
In this interactive session, we will explore the factors that contribute to a team's climate, how team members can proactively influence it and the role that we can play in fostering an awesome Agile team climate, no matter what storms may be brewing beyond the team.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish the difference between an organization's culture and a team's climate
  • Explain the importance of co-creating a positive, supportive climate within an agile team
  • List at least 3 key factors influencing a team's climate
  • Understand how to facilitate a "climate" design session with your team
  • Choose and commit to an action beyond Agile2017 to bring these climate learnings and experiences back to your "real world" ecosystem.

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Thursday August 10, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
I3

2:00pm

Mob Programming: a Live Action Role Playing Game (Willem Larsen)
Limited Capacity seats available


Abstract:
When done right, mob-programming can be thought of as the "bulldozer" of development practices - it is thorough and unstoppable. Clean maintainable code, massive team learning, and a breakdown of knowledge silos are a natural consequence of developing software in this way.
Of course, "when done right" is the catch. If your team mobs long enough you'll reinvent many of the successful roles and sub-practices that make mobbing soar. But why wait? "Mob Programming: the Role Playing Game" is a gamified mob programming experience where you will actively practice and integrate the behaviors and roles that make for successful mobbing, saving your team time and effort. Mob skills also apply to pairing, and the Mob is a great forum for improving paired development.
The game involves team coding, solving a code kata in real time with the support of everyone present.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Attendees will reflect on and improve how they use their tooling
  • Attendees will learn to sift for the best group idea to implement
  • Attendees will learn to communicate their ideas in both finely-detailed and high-abstraction ways
  • Attendees will learn to focus on how they can best contribute in any moment to the mob's mission, technically and interpersonally
  • Attendees will learn the basic successful structure of a mob and how to build on it


Speakers

Thursday August 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
F2

3:45pm

Patterns from child psychology to build safety in teams: the Circle of Security framework (Matthew Hodgson, Mia Horrigan)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
Are you a safe pair of hands? How do you know?? People need to feel secure to explore on their own terms, learn, make mistakes and grow, and so do agile teams. But when the security to learn and fail-fast vanishes, when teams fear failure and punishment, a risk-averse culture can grow -- a culture that can destroy agile initiatives and kills continuous improvement behaviours.
Come and learn about the Circle of Security framework – a psychological research-based approach to creating psychological safety – and an example of its use to deal with agile team dysfunction, strengthen trust and help build a learning culture in teams. The presentation will be in a workshop format. Together we'll work through a number of activities to help you:
  • Define psychological safety and trust –- applying child psychology patterns to team dynamics.
  • The cultural and personality factors that affect psychological trust -- what does hierarchy and vulnerability really have to do with feeling safe?
  • The relationship between safety, learning, failing and successful agile teams.
  • Manage the conflict between learning culture and fear of risk risk-taking -– understanding the critical relationships between learning, failure and risk avoidance.
  • Recognise false cues from team members -- what learning and feedback loops look like, from the behavioural perspective of safety and fear, as Agile Retrospectives.
  • Strengthen team relationships -– building empathy by understanding others history, worries, stresses, joys, and hopes.
  • Understand the relationship between team effectiveness and team learning -- what to do as a coach, manager or team member to build and support psychological safety
  • How to be a safe pair of hands for your agile team without devolving into micromanagement or removing their need to be self-organising.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The Circle of Security framework -- how leaders, coaches, managers and even team members can use the to build and support psychological safety
  • The science on the relationship between psychological safety and the learning behaviour critical to agile teams' continuous improvement
  • How to recognise team needs for trust, comfort, support and risk-taking as well as its antecedents -- fear of failure, stonewalling and defensiveness
  • Cross-cultural psychology and personality factors -- do you really need to be 'vulnerable' or is this just pop-psychology?
  • What secure attachment looks like in teams
  • What to do to build secure attachment that will underpin psychological safety within a team and reinforce learning behaviours over risk avoidance

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avatar for Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson

Lead Partner for Enterprise Agile Transformation, Zen Ex Machina
Matthew has been using psychology to further ICT cultural change goals for 20 years. He is a contributing author to the books 'The Emergence of the Relationship Economy' and 'The Psychology of Aid' and continues to publish in international journals in the fields of psychology on the... Read More →
avatar for Mia Horrigan

Mia Horrigan

CEO and VP Product Management and Advisory Services, Zen Ex Machina
Mia is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach and Senior Program Manager with over 15 years senior executive experience leading and implementing ICT programs and projects including digital transformations, from planning through to development and implementation. Mia’s experience... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Wekiwa 9&10

3:45pm

Self-Forming Teams: A Facilitator's Guide to Transforming the Organization and Culture (Adam Hsu, Gabe Abella)
Limited Capacity full
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Abstract:
The term 'self-organizing' is mentioned five times in the Scrum Guide, and if you Google the term you will be presented with a myriad of articles extolling the virtues and benefits of having teams self-organize by allowing them to choose how to accomplish the work. However, you won't find many articles that describe in detail how to help teams begin to form into those extraordinary self-organizing teams. Reality check: Most organizations just starting to transform begin by allowing management to assign people to specific teams based on the notion that people are not capable of self-forming into cross-functional teams with the right skillsets. This is a missed opportunity to dramatically shift the culture by establishing trust and empowerment. Come and learn the techniques to facilitate a team self-formation event so that you can transform your organization into a self-organizing culture no matter where you are in your journey.

Learning Outcomes:
  • In this dynamic simulation workshop attendees will learn the techniques to facilitate a team self-formation event, which will allow people to self-select into cross-functional teams that are fully capable of delivering features for their Product Owners. The goal is to teach attendees how to transform typically large traditional delivery organizations into scaled scrum (or other agile framework) teams.

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Speakers
avatar for Gabe Abella

Gabe Abella

Organizational Coach, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
avatar for Adam Hsu

Adam Hsu

Organizational Coach, JPMorgan Chase
Adam Hsu is member of a team of coaches in Global Technology at JPMorgan Chase focused on enabling organizational and business agility at every level of the organization. Adam's approach to coaching is grounded in the principles of Socio-Technical Systems theory with a focus on emergent... Read More →



Thursday August 10, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Wekiwa 6