Talk: Let’s make meetings greater again – An introduction to Agile Team Facilitation

How would you rate the meetings you have attended in the past? 1-5 stars. What did you like and what you wanted to improve? How was the participation and were you able to achieve its objective(s)? How was the decision made?

If you want to make your meetings greater again then this session is for you! Manager, Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Technical Lead and any other role involved in organizing meetings.

This talk is an introduction to facilitating meetings effectively. let it be in an agile or non-agile environment. Team Facilitation done correctly can act as a powerful tool to create a safe environment to foster innovation where people can share ideas and feel more involved.

  1. What is Facilitation?
  2. What’s in the tool-box?
  3. Understanding Team and Meeting dynamics
  4. What are the different models available to keep in mind?

Replay the talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbxw8u9QZoo

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/devork/let…

Car Retrospective Model

Are you using any metaphor in your Retrospective meetings?

Using Metaphors in our conversations can help us to understand an object, conversation or action from a different perspective. They can also serve as a powerful tool leading us to think in new or a different way.

This post describes a Car Retrospective Model, a model to talk about Team weather, what is slowing a team down, Team or Sprint Fuel, Sprint Goals and possible improvements for the team.

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Talk: A nerd’s story from developing software to developing people – An Agile coaching journey

Regional Scrum Gathering, March 2019 India talk (given in the form of a webinar)

Replay the talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6CCiv3Z0iY

Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/devork/an-agile-coaching-journey-khurram-bhatti-rsg-india-2019

Talk Description

In 2003, I started my first internship at a small company. It was simple and yet amazing to integrate different open source products into a working solution to provide customer value.

It was not a picture cut into the puzzle pieces and ready to assemble again, however, it required some code understanding and interface tweaks to make the user application flow smoother and easier.

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Talk: How to use Sprint Retrospective to create a continuous improvement culture

The talk covered the following points.

  • Why Sprint Retrospective is key to continuous improvement in your Team and organization?
  • What different Retrospective models you can use?
  • How to Facilitate a Sprint Retrospective meeting For demonstration,

We will select one model and do Retrospective for the session.

Replay Pakistan Agile Scrum Exchange (PASE) talk recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szkODE9Q004

Plane Refutro Retrospective Model

Are you using any metaphor in your Retrospective meetings?

Using Metaphors in our conversations can help us to understand an object, conversation or action from a different perspective. They can also serve as a powerful tool leading us to think in new or a different way.

This post describes a Plane Refutro Model, a model to talk about possible improvements and future uncertainty in particular.

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Tree Retrospective Model

In the Agile world, ScrumMaster and Agile Coaches are often referred to as a gardener that helps a seed grow to provide shade and/or a fruitful tree. You need to prepare the ground, remove weed and give enough nutrition for good growth. At workplace, this resembles creating a safe environment for a person to do the work.

After getting inspiration from High-Performance Tree metaphor, I thought about why not create a retrospective model from it. You can use this retrospective model for Sprint or any other project closure as well.

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Balancing “Being Agile and achieving organizational goals”

Reading time (8-10 mins)

In this post, I have shared my thoughts about getting value from different frameworks while keeping the focus on achieving organizational goals.

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Question: What is more important for you and your organization?

a) Being Agile (Leadership Agility, Organisational Agility)

b) Achieve Organizational goals (More sales, Happy customers and Teams)

Please go ahead and share your thoughts in the comment section, meanwhile, I can share what are my thoughts.

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