While there may be some benefit in following agile practices – “doing agile” – you are not getting what agile is meant to deliver until you embody agile’s values and principles and see through a Growth Mindset lens. “Being agile” requires a mindset change which you can’t achieve by following published agile processes. Further, an agile mindset is an attitude that equates failure and problems with opportunities for learning, a belief that we can improve continuously; that our abilities are not fixed but evolve with effort.
In this session, we will discuss concepts of an agile mindset. We will explore standard agile practices with an eye on outcomes to determine the values and principles they are intended to achieve. We will look at mindset factors and determine where we stand in the Fixed vs Growth Mindset spectrum and discuss what we can do to transform ourselves and our teams to adopt an agile mindset.
6:00 Food and Networking
6:30 – 8:00 Content
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A and Topic Backlog Grooming – Retrospective, etc.
Blackstone Technology Group’s office is about four blocks west of the Ballston Metro stop. If you prefer to drive, please park in the paid garage under the building, which can be accessed via the service road directly north of the building off of N. Glebe Rd. The elevator nearest the garage entrance will take you directly into the lobby of the building, where an organizer will be available to escort you to the 2nd floor.
**Please note that if you take Fairfax Drive heading West you must turn either on N Glebe Rd. or N Wakefield St. otherwise you will end up on I-66W.