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"Why agile teams need HISTORY in order to collaborate" with Geoff Watts

  • Mar 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Why agile teams need HISTORY in order to collaborate...

"In my experience as an agile coach collaborative teams are often a necessity and I believe all teams have the potential to collaborate well, yet not all teams do. How do you turn a group of individuals into a creative, collaborative team? Are there any patterns that we can follow to help us increase our teams' collaboration? This session will introduce you to some techniques and exercises I have observed in some of the most successful and collaborative agile teams I have come across.

This session will explain the foundational characteristics required for collaboration to exist and grow and will let you experience short, practical and easy-to-implement techniques that you can use with your team(s) to increase their collaboration."

Who is Geoff?

Geoff has pretty much seen and heard it all from a Scrum perspective. As the first Certified Scrum Coach and the longest serving Certified Scrum Trainer, he is highly experienced in the application of Scrum as well as being qualified as a personal and business coach. Even his training courses are based as much around bringing out the knowledge already within the room as it is about being a teacher. His philosophy is based on belief in human potential and creating and supporting a sense of self-awareness and self-confidence in his clients, both individual and organisational.

You can follow Geoff on Twitter, and you can find Geoff's book "Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership" on sale at Amazon here.

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  • Antonia G.

    Used the team radar exercise in a retro warm up yesterday and will try out "last letter first" in daily stand-up tomorrow. Thanks for a fun session.

    March 12, 2014

  • Simone V.

    Hi guys,

    great presentation yesterday, lots of fun and great tips.
    Thank Geoff for your time. I've almost finished your book, which I can recommend as a really good reference for all Scrum Masters. p.s. is it ok if I use the photos on my blog?

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Keith J.

    Excellent Fun!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Geoff W.

    Great venue, well organised and great to see so many enthusiastic people

    March 11, 2014

  • Helen A.

    Thanks for the opportunity to step back and reflect on what we're doing. Lots of ideas to try with our very new team

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Sean M.

    Great session! Lots of fun, lots of laughing, lots of collaboration and learning - as the photos attest. Thanks Geoff and Paul.

    2 · March 11, 2014

  • Marie D.

    Really sorry for the late notice but I can't make it tonight after all.

    March 10, 2014

  • Stephen

    Sorry. Family thing came up.

    March 10, 2014

  • John T.

    Hi, having attended a few of these meetups now and revisited the Scrum Open Assessment a number of times getting 100% now, I feel it is time to take PSM1. Any advice tonight welcome. Thanks

    March 10, 2014

  • Tim C.

    Shame as it is local this month - but in London till late!

    March 10, 2014

  • Stuart.Adair

    Apologies, I have to dip out this time. 2 weeks away and too much to catch up on. Gutted.

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Paul. Really looking forward to the talk tonight :)

    March 10, 2014

  • Paul G.

    There will be coffee and biscuits, but if that is unlikely to satisfy you might be better off grabbing a bite yourself beforehand!

    March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, a few of us are travelling over from Bristol after work and are wondering if there will be refreshments available at this event? We c can bring something with us if needs be but it would be good to be prepared as otherwise some of us get grumpy without food. The tech team here runs on coffee and sweets. The combination of coffee and sweet comedown is one to behold. Think purple minions :)

    March 6, 2014

  • Keith J.

    Excellent! I'm really glad to be able to make this now. Will there be food? Also, any tips on driving into Bath for this would be welcome as I'm coming in from Malmesbury, probably via the A46 or the A4.

    February 25, 2014

  • Paul G.

    Please note: this meetup will be on a MONDAY not our usual Tuesday slot.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Stephen

    Is this happening in Bath? How about The Guild?

    December 18, 2013

    • Paul G.

      Possibly Stephen - we will take a view on the size of venue required based on popularity

      December 19, 2013

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