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What's your experience coaching teams toward being Agile?

I began attempting to help organizations and teams become Agile in 1999 with Extreme Programming (in the days just before Agile emerged). When the Agile Manifesto was published I liked what I saw, and started sharing that as a good way to think about managing and doing software development. Over the next 10 years (1999-2009) I attempted to learn how to make improvements "in place" within the companies I worked for. Somewhere along the way I built a reputation for having good results working with teams in learning how to work in an Agile manner, and people started asking me to visit their orgs and help them on this journey. From 2009 until today I've been focused on guiding teams and individuals in things like Mob Programming, NoEstimates, Refactoring, and other Extreme Programming, Agile, and Lean concepts.

What do you plan to learn/explore at this conference?

I'm mostly seeking better ways to share the concepts, techniques, and practices that have been working for the individuals, teams, and organizations I've been helpming. More specifically, I'm hoping to increase my toolbox of exercises and activities so I can make my workshops better convey the ideas I am trying to share.

How do you plan to contribute?

I have a handful of questions I'll use to spark conversations, a few useful exercises I can share, and a lot of practical experience helping teams explore and practice Mob Programming I can relate if anyone is interested.
Created by Woody. Last Modification: Saturday, 16 of March, 2019 15:18:15 UTC by Woody.