Half-Day Tutorial – Getting Your Agile Team Unstuck! Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Common Agile Setbacks

Whether you’ve been working in an agile team for 6 months, or 6 years, the same obstacles tend to arise and trip us up over and over. Maybe your retrospectives feel more like a funeral and no one is participating anymore or your daily stand-ups have bloated into 25 team member status meetings. Perhaps your QA team is falling farther and farther behind the agile developers and feel like they’ll never catch up with their testing backlog. These issues lower team morale, lead to abandoned agile transformation initiatives, and ultimately your product and customers suffer. But there’s a better way! Stop the bleeding, mature your process, and grow into a high functioning agile machine. Join Angela, to learn from her mistakes, what worked and what failed and get your team “unstuck”.  Learn some techniques and games to reinvigorate your agile teams! This tutorial is for individuals with some agile experience and will focus on the real issues that participants are struggling with today.

Key Learning Points

  • Recognize when your process, product, or people have gone off the agile rails
  • Identify the most common challenges faced by teams adopting agile and what has worked (and not!)
  • Learn some agile “games” you can play when the team needs a cognitive reset to get them back on track

Agile Tutorial
Location: Date: April 4, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm hs_angela-dugan Angela Dugan hs-zack Zach Beer