Focus, Field & Flow: Taking Agile Teams to the Next Level
Are you starting up a team project and want to set up for success?
Got a talented team that is spinning its wheels?
Wondering how to work through the impediments that crop up in the team’s daily work?
Join us for an interactive exploration of the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model™, a framework that will equip you to quickly recognize the stages of your team’s journey, where it may be stuck, and how to take it to the next level.
During this 90-minute session, experienced facilitators, Susan Berry and Randy Thomas will guide the group to identify common issues that hold back Agile team performance. Using your challenges as the context, they will introduce the TPM, a framework for understanding and enabling the launch, operation, and renewal of effective Agile teams. You will learn how to focus your team on key issues that must be resolved at each stage of its work. And you will take your facilitation skills further as you collaborate with colleagues to apply TPM insights to the issues you have identified.
You will leave the session with:
a practical model for forming and sustaining Agile teams;
a strategy for clarifying focus at key stages of the team’s work;
tools to build trust, relationship, and a field of energy that enables individual commitment and collaborative execution of team tasks;
skills to facilitate the emergence of team flow and the synergy that characterizes high performance.
About Susan and Randy
Susan Berry, MA, and Randy Thomas, PhD, are Partners at Aligned for Results, LLC, where they help people craft a compelling vision for their company, team, or community, and use engaging processes to bring their vision to life.
As an experienced facilitator, instructor, and program manager, Susan’s quest is how to make the most of diversity while unleashing the energy of common intent. She draws on prior experience as UN World Health Organization Staff Development and Training Officer, Training Consultant for the US Office of Personnel Management, and Director of Ed/Tech Service for Rural Community Assistance Corporation, as well as training in facilitative leadership, advanced meeting facilitation and interactive conference design from Interaction Associates.
In addition to his research and technology background (a former Principal Investigator and fellow at UC Berkeley), Randy has taught and facilitated for approximately 30 years during work for UC, the UN, as visiting scholar and adjunct at several European Universities, and in private practice as a partner at Aligned for Results, LLC. Randy first became interested in team dynamics while working with development and engineering teams in the Bay Area and nationally in the 1970’s and ‘80s, and in subsequent years in both IT and non-IT contexts in the US and abroad.
Both are UC Berkeley Extension Agile Management Program grads, and have CSM®, CSPO®, NLP Practitioner, and Innovation Games® CCA certifications.