Abstract/Description

One of the key aspects of high performing Agile teams is trust. Trust is hard to define, and sometimes hard to earn and to give.

In this session, as a group we explore common team dysfunctions, such as lack of trust and alignment. You will learn a number of techniques for coaching teams such as journeylines, personal maps and market of skills. After exploring and learning, you will conduct two exercises in groups: Moving Motivators, and a Team Values Exercise. These tools help teams work through conflict and change, and are valuable tools in your toolbox. These exercises also empower you to create and commit to an action plan that strengthens your team through trust and alignment.

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About the Speaker(s)

Founder and CEO of Agile Velocity, David Hawks is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who is passionate about helping organizations achieve true agility beyond the basic implementation of Agile practices. David’s primary focus is to guide leaders through their Agile transformation by helping to create successful transformation strategies and effectively manage organizational change with a focus on achieving real business results. When not helping organizations build lasting success, he can be found swimming, running, biking, spending time with his wife and kids, or supporting his Texas Longhorns. David not only bleeds burnt orange but is known for a crazy, 18-hour tailgate experience, arriving at the lot first and leaving last.

I've been doing software-related work for four decades. During that time I've filled just about every role in a software/IT organization including owning and running my own company. In the 21st Century, I've embraced Agile Software Development in all of its flavors. I spend my time as an Enterprise Agile Coach / Enterprise Business Agility Strategist, guiding organizations and teams to greater effectiveness.