Agile methods talk a lot about processes with their focus on concepts such as releases, iterations, backlogs, cadenced ceremonies and reviews in spite of the first and most important value in the Agile Manifesto “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”.
This happens because it is easier to talk in a very structured way about processes and tools than about something less definite like persons and relationships, attitudes, culture, experiences, skill sets, behaviours, etc.
This talk is split into two time-boxed sections: the first one is about how to better understand what influences team performance: conflict, leadership, emotional intelligence and many others.
A short video will be presented on a totally dysfunctional team, then a second part of the meeting will be for sharing some techniques and activities that can be applied to high performing teams in every day Agile practices.
At the end of the meeting there will be an assessment/test based on the information presented during the meeting ;-) and, of course, enough time for Q&As followed by the most welcome networking.
6:30 - 7:00 - Networking
7:00 - 7:05 - Warm up exercise
7:05 - 7:30 - Time-boxed session - Part I
7:30 - 7:35 –Short video
7:35 - 8:00 - Time-boxed session - Part II
8:00 - 8:15 –Test ;-) and Q&As
8:15 - 8:45 - Networking
During the 27 years in the industry Massimo was lucky enough to hold just about every job in the IT world: developer, technical writer, system admin, system integrator, service operation manager, service desk manager, head of development, project manager, entrepreneur, innovator, architect, data manager, product manager, agile facilitator and agile coach.
Massimo head various teams from very small to large, from highly dysfunctional to exceptionally performing, co-located and distributed, multinational or mono cultural, learning that a size and performance are not related at all and that “individuals and interactions” are much more powerful (and problematic) than any “processes or tools”.