• Individual сoaching for busting up team’s growth

    Online event

    Agile demands mindfulness of the team members. It’s essential for build healthy communications and understanding of adaptable processes.

    We invited a special guest, Alexandra Leonova, Certified ICTA Coach and Agile Coach with 6+ years of experience. Alexandra, as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach faced up with needing to bust up team growth and she would share with us her cases where she used not only team dynamics but also individual coaching".

    Zoom link will only be visible to people who RSVP.

  • Facilitation Lab February: What is a Foresight Planning and how to hold it

    Now is not the time to invest time in strategy – this is what all the experts say. And here's why.
    Strategic planning begins with an assessment of reality, everything else comes from what is now. But it is impossible to rely on an unstable and uncertain reality.
    In times of turbulence, it is more effective to conduct Foresight and Scenario Planning.
    Because it is based on the assessment of trends. This is a thoughtful understanding of the future and a flexible response to circumstances.

    On our online workshop we will discuss Foresight and Scenario Planning in details and will do a practical part together.

    You are welcome to join us!

  • Why developers are not getting along with Agile

    Online event

    There's no doubt about it: Agile works. The most popular benefits of Agile are flexibility, transparency, and speed. There’s a reason why 95% of organizations worldwide have adopted some form of Agile processes. Agile has radically changed the software development process and has become the norm in the developer community. However, we are seeing developers lose interest and trust in Agile and Scrum. But this is OK because, in any field, new challenges arise over time. And process improvements are a part of the Agile.

    Does any of these thoughts seem familiar to you?
    • I just waste a time in fancy rituals.
    • Sprint has become the symbol of rush and arbitrary goals and unrealistic deadlines.
    • Business, development, and users – each of them lives in a different world.
    • Too much focus on processes, tools, and environments, too little on people. I need more humanity.
    • I hate that someone doesn’t understand that software development is complex, trying to manage it as a simple problem.
    These are just a few examples of why you might feel Agile and Scrum may not be for You. Why has it happened? Why do a lot of developers dislike Agile? We will analyze the causes and will see what we can do. Agile often fails if there is no change in the mindset. It is important to understand how Agile and Scrum principles are still valid and can help teams and developers in their day-to-day. This is what we will discuss.

    Join the Meetup with Guillem Hernández Sola, an Agile Coach with a technical background in Software Development. Share your pain and find out how others are dealing with it!

    Apply here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2AdPliVYVkmUUvG_DtTgavYWKuAp-UZApA4XhaXMbJlURFBWUDRSM0JVTVdCVUVXQThNTUQyOEQ4OC4u

  • Scrum Master Conversation Cafe

    Online event

    We are inviting Scrum Masters for a coffee machine talk. Bring your stories and let's converse about life. No agenda, no worries, not much of facilitation, just talk and enjoy our evening together with a drink of your selection.

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  • What is a good meeting? How facilitation can help?

    Online event

    How to make the most out of any meeting? Is it possible to change unfocused discussion into a structured communication that really helps to conclude?

    You see more and more meetings in your calendar. You spend more and more time in group dialogues. Learn how to make them productive so all participants will enjoy the process.

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  • Part two: Is your Scrum Master drinking coffee and observing?

    Online event

    €5.00

    In the part one we have explored Scrum Master relationship and leadership together with Product Owner.
    This time we want to invite you to continue exploring how you as a Project Manager or Line Manager can get the most out of your cooperation with Scrum Master.

    We welcome Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers, Line Managers to this meet-up. Let's find out together what Scrum Master does to contribute to business outcomes working with Product Owner, Project Manager and Line Manager in the organization.

    Let's get the most out of the Scrum Master role!
    Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers and Line Managers United!

    Part 2 is not directly linked with Part 1, so you can come even if you didn't attend the first part!
    However, for those who participated in part 1, on October 13th, this meetup is for free (you will receive an email from us with link to zoom).

  • Is your Scrum Master drinking coffee and observing? You have questions?

    We want to invite you to explore this challenge by using Lean UX Canvas together with us. We welcome Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers to this meet-up. Let's find out together what Scrum Master does to contribute to business outcomes working with Product Owner, Project Manager and Line Manager in the organization.

    Let's get the most out of the Scrum Master role!

    Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Project Managers and Line Managers United!

  • Improving communication by Active Listening

    Online event

    From one side, listening seems to be a very basic skill. We all go through our daily lives engaging in many conversations.
    So what is Active listening really about?
    Active listeners use verbal and non-verbal techniques to show and keep their attention on the speaker.
    They listen for meaning, listen to understand the other view, and how the other person is feeling when saying it.
    This skill can help you overcome disagreements and resolve problems, build and maintain relationships, improve productivity.
    Actually, being a good listener is no less important than being a good speaker.
    In this meetup we will explore and experiment with some active listening techniques in a safe and friendly environment.

    Who can benefit from using this approach?
    As agile is about collaboration, this skills will be beneficial for everyone - agile practitioners, Scrum Masters, Product owners, managers, team members...

    This will be an Online event structured as workshop, where you will be participating using Zoom video and interacting in a small and whole-group setting. We will need your webcam turned on for practical part, as it creates more meaningful interactions with others when we see each other’s faces.
    You will get the link for the video call shortly before the event.

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  • Engaging meetings with liberating structures

    Online event

    - When you feel included and engaged, do you do a better job?
    - Do you think teams in which people work well together produce much better results?
    - Have you noticed the best ideas often come from unexpected sources?

    Liberating Structures are easy-to-learn interaction methods that help to foster lively participation in groups of any size, making it possible to truly include and unleash everyone.

    In this meetup we will explore and experiment with some liberating structures in a safe and friendly environment.

    Who can benefit from using this approach: Agile practitioners, Scrum Masters, facilitators, managers, trainers... practically anyone!

    What to expect.
    This will be an Online event structured as workshop. We invite you to dedicate 90 minutes of your full attention. We will use Zoom with video - on and Miro online board. Use a desktop Zoom app and browser for best results. You will get the link for the video call shortly before the event.

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  • Tips and tricks for teams and individuals working remotely

    Needs a location

    Welcome to tips and tricks for remote teams! Or how to survive while Working From Home.

    During this one hour webinar we will together look into 10 best practices for working in remote teams.

    The webinar is run by Leonid Uljankin from AgileMinds.lv expert in facilitation and work with distributed teams.

    Event will be run on Zoom platform here: https://zoom.us/j/266247982

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