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Monday, July 25 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
#StopTheMimimi: from victim to protagonist (Erica Briones Graciano)

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How many times have you left a practical talk thinking "but where I work...". How many times have you waited for the world or your workplace to create the perfect conditions so you could act in accordance to your "principles"?
The reality is, if you need ideal conditions to apply your principles, they aren't principles, they are conveniences. Change happens from inside out, examples speak louder than words, the agile culture fosters protagonists, not victims. If you believe that the agile way is the path to follow, then the question you should ask yourself is: how can I make it happen?
When we think about changing a company it needs to be clear that it is not easy, it is hard work, takes time, some initiatives will go wrong, and the person that took upon themselves the challenge of being a change agent will need lots and lots of resilience. With that in mind, we are going to talk about an approach on how to sell an agile implementation to a company, or superior, that are resistant to the idea, as well as, the downside of the technical profile that we need to be aware and overcome in order to be successful.
Finally we will conclude the session in a much more interactive way, filling a learning canvas with a case from the audience, someone that needs help beginning their agile transformation journey.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Characteristics of the technical profile and the downside of it when navigating political driven environments such as companies;
  • Our own prejudice against "non-agile people" a.k.a management and the importance of understanding their needs and making sure that they are met;
  • How to make an implementation proposal that goes beyond "because I think is so cool to be agile" :) and actually proves that you have something that is feasible and that evenly distribute risks;
  • The importance of being an example of what you believe and would like to implement;
  • A call for reflection and hopefully action. It is too easy to justify inaction due to the circumstances.

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Erica Briones Graciano

Innovation Specialist Extraordinaire, Thoughtworks
Innovation Specialist Extraordinaire na Thoughtworks e board member da Agile Alliance Brazil - apaixonada por inovação, agilidade e gatos - profissional com 18 anos de mercado, com experiência em fazer coisas acontecerem em empresas de grande e pequeno porte, com times nacionais... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT