location_city Washington schedule Sep 23rd 11:00 - 11:45 AM place Room 6 people 20 Interested
Most teams hate the idea of tracking or sharing metrics with managers or leaders. When the teams are asked to share metrics like velocity, burn down and other output driven metrics, teams hear what are you "busy" doing? So, the team starts to focus on showing how busy they are which drives the wrong behavior and stifles their opportunity for learning and growing and using metrics for good.
Since, the essence of agility is continuous improvement via inspect and adapt. We want to reframe the conversation around Agile indicators that start with questions! What questions are you asking your team? How are you helping them to learn and grow? What indicators are you looking at?
In this session, we will be providing insights around using Agile indications with questions in order to embrace a different mindset. A mindset that encourages more learning, growing and less judgment. A curiosity mindset that encourages organizations to move from “busy work” or output focused metrics to outcomes focused using questions.

Outline/Structure of the Workshop/Game

  • The problem with metrics
    • Why do some love metrics and others hate them?
  • Why do we need metrics?
  • A different perspective
  • What are Agile Indicators?
    • Are we going in the right direction?
    • How fast are we going?
  • Start with Questions
  • Staying Curious!

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the difference between the learner mindset vs. the judger mindset
  • Adopt a curious/learners mindset using choice maps
  • Identify the Agile indicators to help your teams learn and grow

Target Audience

Product Managers, Product Owners, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Managers, Leaders, Agile team members

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 1 year ago

  • 45 Mins

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