Once Upon a Time in Agile • John Le Drew • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia Chicago 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

John Le Drew - Coach, consultant, trainer, experienced engineer and international keynote speaker; founder of Wise Noodles

Stories are the foundation of the human experience. They are what define us, individually and collectively. They engage us, entertain us, bring us together and drive us apart. What stories do you tell about you? Who knows your stories? Everyone? Perhaps just a select few? Maybe, just you.
In this session, we explore how our individual journeys to self-acceptance and alignment are also the heart of how we can work with and support teams. We will learn about how to truly help teams move towards agility, by helping them find and own their process and tell their own story. So they stay aligned and can continually realign when their context changes.

• Why authenticity and self-acceptance matters for both individuals and teams
• How to create lasting change in teams, without imposing process or creating learned helplessness.
• How to help teams own their process and tell their own story.

Over the last 20 years, John has helped countless teams. But in the last 3 years, when his world was turned upside down, he realised that changing a team [...]

00:00 Intro
01:17 Harry & Sally
14:13 Change
22:27 Fear
27:43 Context & structure
37:02 Cognitive dissonance
43:51 The(ir) process
53:42 Everything's gonna be alright
54:17 Outro

Read the full abstract here:

Aino Vonge Corry • Retrospectives Antipatterns • https://amzn.to/3naFk84
Matthew Skelton & Manuel Pais • Team Topologies • http://amzn.to/3sVLyLQ
Lee, Wickens, Liu & Boyle • Designing for People • https://amzn.to/313ovpi
Stone, Chaparro, Keebler, Chaparro & McConnell • Introduction to Human Factors • https://amzn.to/3mfXqY2

#Agile #Agility #AgileDevelopment #HumanFactor #SoftwareDevelopment #Retrospective #CognitiveDissonance #Change #Fear #Context #Structure

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