This session explains the psychology behind the Agile Manifesto and the application of agile methodologies. It delivers a science-based perspective that helps leaders, Agile Coaches, and Scrum Masters as well as agile practitioners to understand the psychological logic and levers behind fostering motivation and increasing performance through agile ways of working. From a psychological view, agile work approaches, principles, and methodologies are leading in the right direction to foster performance, motivation, satisfaction, and even individual health. But there is still room for improvement. Compelling psychological fallacies and pitfalls are uncovered. Practical advice is provided to help adjust and improve work circumstances and practices.
• Deeper understanding of how and why “agile”” compliments a human-centered work environment
• Understanding psychological concepts that are relevant in explaining how agile working supports performance and motivation
• Understanding individual needs in working agile
• Psychological validation of popular agile theories and approaches