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High Performing Scrum Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here's How to Create It.

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Glen Allen Library

10501 Staples Mill Rd · Glen Allen, VA

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1st room on the right as you walk through the 1st set of doors into the library.

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There's no team without trust. Google spent 2 years studying what makes a high performing team and they found one thing in common: Psychological Safety, the belief that you won't be punished for making a mistake. In this interactive talk, Mark Palmer will help you explore traits of high performing Scrum Teams and discover how to foster psychological safety to create an environment where teams can bootstrap themselves into high performance. AGENDA:
6pm: Pizza & Networking
6:30pm: "High Performing Scrum Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here's How to Create It." with Mark Palmer
8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking
8:30pm: Done, Done

Mark Palmer is an Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer with over 20 years in technology, software, and product development.

Mark has worked extensively with Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and government agencies in charting their courses towards business agility and guiding them on their quest to achieve “Kaizen Mind,” –an improvement culture focused on reflection, inspection, and adaptation.

Mark is a Certified Team Coach (CTC), and is the founder and co-organizer of ScrumRVA, Richmond VA’s Scrum User Group.

Mark is a native Virginian, born and raised in Norfolk, VA and moved to Richmond to join a local startup in 1995. RVA has been home ever since and when not traveling and serving organizations abroad, he enjoys spending time with his family on their homestead in Powhatan, VA, and playing cajon for a local acoustic trio.