location_city Washington DC schedule Oct 16th 02:00 - 02:45 PM EDT place Ballroom B people 26 Interested

Have you ever been a part of a team that attended some form of Agile training for a day or so, and then expected to go forth and be Agile?

Or, even worse, have you ever been asked to help a team improve, but the team found themselves too busy to improve?

I unfortunately have said yes to both of these questions and for each, the result wasn’t good and as a leader of the teams impacted — I failed them. After these and many more frustrating experiences, I set out to figure out what needs to change in order to improve the outcomes and help make people awesome. In this session, I want to share what I discovered.

During this interactive session, we’ll brainstorm the areas that we struggle, explore the aspects of becoming good and high-performing, and we’ll establish a baseline understanding of agile practices. We’ll dive into the concept of deliberate practice and look at how we create an environment that enables deliberate practice to occur. Finally, we’ll wrap-up with a group discovery of practices the we’ve used in the field to overcome the areas that we struggle.

Please join me for an outcome focused, practice based coaching discussion.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Session and speaker introduction (< 3 min)
  • Exercise (Part 1) - "As individuals, brainstorm one area you or your team/organization is challenged with today" (3 min)
  • Explore the Practices we use in our Lean/Agile/DevOps environments today (3 min)
  • Discuss what it means to "Become Good" or even high-performing (3 min)
  • Look at what it takes to "Become Good' and possibly high-performing (10 min)
  • Includes applying Deliberate Practice
  • Review what kind of environment needs to be in place to support learning and practicing (7 min)
  • Exercise (Part 2) - "As groups, identify a shared challenge to improve in and one or more practices that may help" (10 min)
  • Review how to go back and speak to your peers and leaders about leveraging Deliberate Practice (5 min)
  • Q & A (any remaining time)



Learning Outcome

  • Be able to explain the three core components of Deliberate Practice.
  • Understanding of how our mindset is impacted by the habits we have, the environment, and it's shaped through practice.
  • How to establish an environment that fosters and supports a learning based, Deliberate Practice environment.
  • How to explain to leadership the value Deliberate Practice and how to incorporate it into our busy work demands.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Team Leads, Line Managers, Team Members that want to get better

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic knowledge of Agile Software Development including some experience with doing and maybe even "being."

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