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The Value of Feedback

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This is an online event. For those who RSVP you'll receive an email the day prior with the zoom details.

We consistently talk about feedback in Agile approaches. We need feedback. We want feedback. How can we shorten the feedback loops? More importantly how do we make these valuable? This session will start by showing the value in shortening the feedback loop; from there we will visit 3 types of feedback and some approaches to these. This will be a mixture of presentation and exercises.

About our speaker:
Paul Boos is the Principle Fellow of Organizational Transformation and IT Executive Coach with Excella. He enjoys helping organizations reinvent how they work through continuous systemic improvement. He also serves as the Chair for both the Agile Alliance’s Agile Coach Camp and Agile Coach Camp Worldwide initiatives, assisted in drafting the Alliance’s Agile Coaching Code of Ethics, and was one of several co-authors of the Manifesto for Scaling Agiilty.

Shhhhhhhhh! (Stealth Scrum!)

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This is an online event. For those who RSVP, you will receive zoom coordinates the day prior.

Do you have a team you are trying to transition to agile that already has a negative perception of Agile and scrum? Has the team tried multiple times and failed? Brute force Scrum implementation rarely works and is even more damaging in situations where the team’s have tried and failed or have a negative perceptions. Implementing Scrum without ever saying “Scrum” or “Agile” may be a good choice for you.

About our speaker:
Holly teaches, mentors and coaches teams in Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

Holly was a senior Scrum Master and Team of Teams Scrum Master at Cisco. She has 20 years of experience in technology and 10+ years in Agile Scrum, SAFe, and Kanban. She has led teams for both large corporations including UHG and Red Hat, and small start-ups. Currently Holly is an Agile consultant with Applied Frameworks.

She excels at coaching for strong, high-performing agile teams that deliver value. She has extensive experience in Agile tools such as Rally, Jira, and collaborative tools such as Miro.

She is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master (CSP-SM), and a Kanban Management Professional (KMP). She holds a BA in Political Science/Religious Studies from Arizona State University.

She lives in North Carolina on beautiful High Rock Lake with her husband, Michael, and 2 reasonably behaved dogs, Leena and Zoey. She is an avid boater, swimmer, wake surfer, and Yoga practitioner.

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