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Monday, July 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
From Kickoff to Liftoff: Don’t Forget Context! (Ellen Grove, Steve Holyer)

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Although a good Agile Charter has three components – Purpose, Alignment, and Context – we often fail at building an awareness of context in our teams. Perhaps it's because we've taken the time to teach Product Owners a little bit about purpose, and Scrum Masters a little bit about alignment, and then we threw out all the Project Managers who understand context. (Ok, we're kidding about that. Don't throw out your Project Managers!)
Your team needs to understand their context so that they recognize that they are one part of a complex adaptive system. Contextual awareness helps the team to make better product decisions as they will understand how their work fits into the greater whole.
In this hands-on workshop we'll give you three concrete tools you can take home and use with your team to facilitate awareness of their context. You will use these tools to:
  • understand team boundaries and interactions with stakeholders and product partners
  • identify dependencies
  • identify opportunities, risks, and benefits through prospective analysis
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the importance of chartering context to support systems thinking in the project community
  • Facilitate team discussions around boundaries and interactions, dependencies, and risks and opportunities
  • Create lightweight documentation to capture context elements within an Agile charter

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Ellen Grove

Agile Partnership
business agility coach, software tester, Open Space facilitator, LEGO junkie, and organizational instigator
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Steve Holyer

Principle Consultant (and Indie-label Coach), Engage-Results.com
Steve Holyer is an experienced trainer, coach, facilitator and consultant helping organisations unleash value and produce results. He is also a frequent international speaker on Scrum and Agile software development. He serves as advocate and mentor for companies, leaders and change agents looking for a better way of working using Agile practices in a productive, fulfilling, and fun way. | | From international Swiss business to emerging... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Regency VII

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