As Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and agents of change, whether we like to admit it or not, we swing big sticks that can have very real impacts on the lives and livelihoods of individuals and teams. Our impact can also cause ripple effects that span across entire teams, even affecting the success or failure of products and companies! With this kind of power also comes a responsibility to work in an ethical manner to create positive, not negative, outcomes 16 years ago the Agile Manifesto was created as a guideline for working with agility and we are eager to apply the latest and greatest practices, methodologies and maybe a few yet-to-be proven theories. What’s missing? An ethical guideline to the responsibilities we, as change agents, have with those we come in contact with! Using the Physician’s Hippocratic Oath as a starting point (ex. “First do no harm”) we look at our role as change agents and the responsibilities that come with it. Working together in groups we then take each of the principles and modify them to fit the Agile world.
Personal Agility is a simple framework that allows you to focus on what really matters. Bringing the efficiency that we’ve experienced in the IT world and expanding these practices to new applications. Discover how personal agility can help you uncover better ways of organizing your life. Hear a case study on the application of Personal Agility and learn how you can begin applying simple steps and powerful questions to focus on what really matters.
Let’s face it. No team is perfect. We all need a good Retrospective to inspect and adapt. The challenge, however, is that the Retrospective can become repetitive and boring for many teams. Retrospectives should be full of meaningful discussion, open communication, team interaction, and fun. How do keep your team motivated each iteration with the Sailboat or a generic start, stop, keep exercise? This session will showcase several innovative Retrospective exercises as well as engage participants in a brainstorming activity to generate new ideas for your Retrospectives.