Agile India 2012: Slowing down to Speed up: Encouraging sustainable pace in teams
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Here is the description:
We would like solutions delivered fast without compromising quality, user experience, implicit requirements and non-functional aspects such as scalability and performance. This would have been easier, if we had all the time in the universe. Doing this in a sustainable manner becomes a huge challenge for teams as there are multiple competing forces at play and because software development is very complex.
Coaches & Practitioners, participate in this workshop and leave with thoughts that will help your teams adopt and practice sustainable pace, and delight your customers over and over again.
Achieving sustainable pace – 20 minutes
Workshop briefing and topic selection – 10 minutes : Participants will propose and select topics for deeper discussions Workshop – 30 minutes : Goldtaking (The “Goldtaking” format was introduced by Jan-Erik Sandberg and Lars Skaar at Agile2008 and is a variation of the open space format)
Workshop debrief and discussion – 20 minutes
- Sustainable pace – Importance and challenges:
- How does it result in customer delight?
- How agile values are challenged without sustainable pace?
- What prevents us in delivering at a sustainable pace? (such as competitive surroundings, culture, organization structure, conflicting priorities, old habits, antiquated tools, technical debt)
- How can we coach teams towards sustainable pace?:
- Self realization
- Importance of contextual information
- Understanding and responding to Force fields
- Challenging status quo: Stakeholder alignment and participation
- Building your team into Agile craftsmen, and not Agile mechanics
- Using Data as a vehicle for change
- Inspecting and adapting
- Continued engagement