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Double session: Intervention Predicament and POWER Start

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This is a double short talk event featuring two recent CSP-SM graduates sharing an impactful intervention experience at a top tier bank and a technique to improve your meetings. --- Part 1: Organisational Intervention - The Impediment Predicament --- A short view into the complex world of NAB Treasury dubbed "the rocket science of finance" where strict controls and multiple stakeholders at different touch points have significant input to validating new development work. Complex solutions to complex working environments and regulatory bodies are in this instance, not the answer and this presentation shows how simple iterative improvements and engagement techniques using basic to advanced scrum principles yields significant results - even during a pandemic and a locked down Melbourne. --- About Shane Box --- Shane is the Engineering Manager for Treasury Risk at NAB. He has 5 years of industry experience working in scrum teams and environments out of 13 in his career working in corporate IT in fields such as finance, share registry, traffic management, and newsmedia. Based in Melbourne, Shane holds a Masters in Information Systems Management & Bachelor of Information Systems from Swinburne University, as well as active CSP/A-CSM/CSM accreditation. Outside of the workplace he enjoys competing in, spectating and being involved in motorsport races and events. --- Part 2: Supercharging facilitation and engagement with ‘POWER Start' --- Facilitation is a massive component of being a Scrum Master and Agile Coach and it is very often a challenge to obtain good engagement in meetings and events from participants. Both face-to-face and online, the POWER Start technique is a very simple yet effective method that can be applied to boost engagement in your meetings and events. If you’ve not heard of POWER Start before, or you just want a refresher on it with a fun activity thrown in, then this session is for you! Join me as I take you through this really simple framework and provide some examples in my role where I have found POWER Start has assisted my personal facilitation effectiveness, and also where it has been a useful tool for coaching others to attain better facilitation outcomes. I’ll share with you how I was introduced to this technique and some of my stories around using the technique, plus some tips on what works and what to watch out for when using it. Part of the effectiveness of POWER Start is its pure simplicity and using it can become a habit very quickly - no matter the size or scale of the event it can be a great first step in your facilitation plan and putting it into practice is easy and fun. If you have a meeting or event coming up that you have been asked to facilitate then it would be a great opportunity to try out using the POWER Start technique yourself! --- About James Harris --- I recently attained my CSP-SM certification and this session is an adaptation of one of the presentations I delivered in the course. I received quite a bit of interest from the cohort around POWER Start and was been subsequently invited to share with everyone at SSUG. I am a Scrum Master and aspiring Agile Coach currently working for Blackmores and have been working in the IT industry (mostly Banking and Insurance) for 17 years in various roles including Testing, Software Development and Analytics but have more recently immersed myself fully in a Scrum Master role as Agile is where my true passion lies. --- Agenda --- 7:50pm Join the call and network 8:00pm Welcome 8:10pm Short presentation by Shane Box 8:30pm Q&A with Shane 8:40pm Short presentation with James 9:00pm Q&A with James 9:10pm Close --- Donations --- Your $10 will go to a charity chosen by the presenters. --- SEUs --- As a Scrum Alliance endorsed Scrum User Group, this event earns you 1.5 Scrum Education Units. --- Appreciations --- A big thank you to Shane and James! Thanks also to organising sponsor Scrum WithStyle https://www.scrumwithstyle.com

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