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Agile Psychology of Teams & Individuals

Have you ever wondered how Scrum teams and individuals form an Agile mindset? Are there specific practices to follow or processes to impose that nurture a truly Agile team? Do Agile values and principles come naturally to

How Improvisation Boosts Creativity and Collaboration

Improvisation Theatre and energiser techniques can improve creativity, collaboration, communication and team spirit within teams. Get inspired by experiencing it yourself and learn how these techniques can boost any team and organization and why it should be

Extreme Self-Organization: A Workplace with No Managers

When we think about self-organization the obvious context is a team. Everyone in the Agile and Scrum world have heard about self-organized teams. We expect a boost of engagement and productivity when people aren’t told how to

Dealing with the Pesky People Parts of Software Development

This talk explores communications between coders, some of the personality challenges and interactions with normal people.From pocket watches to great cathedrals, craftsmen created wonders of the age. While individual skill, repetition and accomplishment was important, communication between

Using Self-Selection for Happy Scrum Teams

Amber King is a fan of team self-selection, which, in her experience, yields happier, more empowered, more productive teams. Amber shares her story working at Opower where the company decided to do an experiment: the goal would