Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scrum Breakfast in Zürich, 4. Feb 2009:
Team-Building without wanting to understand team-building theories

Our next Scrum Breakfast is focused on the softer skills of project management. Under the title

Team-Building without wanting to understand team-building theories

Hans-Peter Korn, independent Coach & Trainer, CSM, and regular Scrum Breakfast participant will help us deal with the complexities of dealing with a team.

Abstract

In your role of a Scrum Master you want to sustain individuals to think and work as a team. Are models and theories describing how individuals and teams are "functioning" necessary to moderate the human interactions  within  the team?  No, you can moderate teams in a simpler way. By following models and theories you risk to observe and boost in first instance that, what should happen following the models and theories - and not the actual intentions of the individuals in the team.

Instead of theory driven interventions you can accept teams as complex social systems with an unpredictable behaviour.  And you can observe unprepossessed and curiously all what's already working well (even in some degree only) and you can appreciate this to preserve and strengthen it. How does this look like specifically? How, for example, can this be supported by the "three question" in the "Daily Scrum", by the "burn down charts" and by dealing with "impediments"?  Guidance for Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches.

I look forward as always to interesting discussions about an interesting topic!

Registration

The Scrum Breakfast is organized in cooperation with the SwissICT Lean Agile Scrum Working Group.

As usual, namics provides location, coffee and croissants. swiss IT bridge enablesthe webinar. Active and interesting discussions are a given!

Doors open at 8.00, Presentation starts at 8.35 (so you can catch a train which arrives at or before 8.30 and make the start of the presentation.

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2 comments:

dbu said...

seems there is a lot of demand for this event. swissict wrote me that the breakfast is full and i could not attend locally. to bad i waited until last weekend to subscribe...

Peter said...

Yes, the response has been unprecedented! I say this with both :-) and :-(. Fortunately, we have the webinar so you can still participate.

And you can join the Swiss Lean Agile Scrum Community online. Register here.