Jochy Reyes - Cognitive Biases in Agile Teams
Picture a tiger in front of you at this very minute. A ferocious feline looking for its next prey. Chances are you'd bolt for the door without even thinking. Your body would flip its flight or fight response switch and in this case run for safety. This is called heuristics, mental shortcuts that help us make decisions without spending a lot of time.
Now, ferocious felines in offices are most likely unlikely (and potentially questionable --someone call PETA!), however high pressure situations are not uncommon in Agile Teams. Situations that at times unconsciously flips our flight or fight switch in our brains and lead us to jump into conclusions about our work, our colleagues and lead us to make poor decisions. This the brain suffering from cognitive biases.
This talk provides an introduction to cognitive biases and how they sneakily find their way in our teams and affect our team dynamics and productivity.
I'll cover 3 aspects of teams that could be impacted by these cognitive biases - team dynamics, communication and productivity.
I'll discuss the symptoms of these biases and show you how to proactively control and reduce its effects for more effective teams.
Jochy Reyes - Meet your monsters. Tame your monsters: Role anti-patterns we need to watch out for
"Before you can kill the monster you have to say its name"
As coaches and practitioners of Agile we see role anti-patterns everywhere lurking, sometimes quietly sleeping and waiting to kill (the momentum!) of our teams.
Have you met the "Night Kight" a.ka. the Frozen Middle Manager? The "Busy Bee-ast" so deep in her hero culture she has become a bottleneck and a crutch for the team. What about Hydra, the 9-headed PO, who can't make up his mind on his 10000 requirements. He comes with an extra technical head that takes joy on the fact he still has code access. The head occasionally makes code changes to "help" the team with the backlog without their permission.
This talk is about these monsters. The monsters around us and potentially within us.
We will know them, discuss them and identify how we can equip ourselves and the teams we work with to battle their evil rather questionable forces. More importantly in this talk, whether living around us or living within us, we will uncover how we can help guide the monsters to the right path.
Jochy Reyes - Down the rabbit hole: the 'wonderland' of one of Australia's biggest Agile "transformation"
“We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in.” - Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland
In 2017, ANZ, a 180+ year old bank made an official announcement that it will embark an organisation-wide change program to adopt Agile and transition 13,000 of its employees to this new ways of working. Like many others I found this interesting, commendable and quite frankly a bit crazy.
January 2019 this year I find myself joining the tea party and going a bit "mad" myself.
What is it like down the rabbit hole? Who are the interesting characters I've met so far? The queen of spades, a cheshire cat? Are they allies or foes? What lessons have I learned so far in this adventure?
“Curiouser and curiouser.” - Alice, Alice in Wonderland
Curiouser and curiouser you must be..
If you're curious about coaching at scale, the challenges of breaking down silos and bureaucracy in the bank and a preview of how it is to work with 60 coaches in one division this talk is for you.
There will be storytelling, there will be sharing of tools and techniques but more importantly there will be lessons learned.
Stephen Khuu / Kel Stopper - Elevating Team CollaborationStephen KhuuEngineering ManagerConnectedKel StopperSoftware Engineer ManagerConnected
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In the demanding world of Software Development, there is pressure to deliver fast and well. Agile Development opened our industry to thinking about innovating in continuous iterations and progressive improvement. Pairing taught us the importance of concurrent feedback and collaboration during the development process. With Mobbing, we are now exposed to what happens when teams deliver in one cohesive movement and not just a cohesive work stream.
Connected would like to introduce how Mobbing has shifted our way of developing in our collaborative environments. We will talk about how Mobbing has enhanced collaboration on product delivery with clients, how it has enabled faster ramp-up time for multiple technologies at once, and how it gave both technical and non-technical team members the ability to design architecture together.
Through our experiences, we want to share the pain points that Mobbing helps to relieve, the preparation and mindset required to make Mobbing effective, and more importantly, when Mobbing is effective.
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