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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

business agility coach, Agile Partnership
Ellen Grove is an Agile coach and trainer who helps teams to do better work by coaching them to cocreate the circumstances in which they can work productively and effectively. Her Agile coaching practice is founded in over 18 years’ experience leading software testing, development... Read More →
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Steve Holyer

Agile PO Coach and Trainer, engage-results.com
Steve Holyer is a product ownership coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant helping product organisations unleash value and deliver results. Principal consultant at Steve Holyer and Associates in Zurich Switzerland; he is an international speaker and trainer on Scrum and Agile... Read More →

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