Agile in the Ether #9 participants

Agile in the Ether #9 / 22nd March

Was on Friday 22nd March at 12:30 (UTC) / (GMT)

We talked about:

Bring along topics that you want to talk about related to agile, teams and working on digital products. We will vote on what to talk about before we start.

  • 5 min yes and game “Let’s have a remote conferenece”
  • Agile for execs – how many of you work with leaders who see agile as purely a ‘tech thing’ & how do you shift their mindsets – Simon
  • How do you celebrate your achievements at work when they’re predominantly non-tangible / team support related? – Coco
  • Coping without a community – Jen
  • Responding to change versus responding to uncertainty, is there a difference? – Ian

3 Comments

  1. 5 min yes and game “Let’s have a remote conference”

    Agile for execs – how many of you work with leaders who see agile as purely a ‘tech thing’ & how do you shift their mindsets

    How do you celebrate your achievements at work when they’re predominantly non-tangible / team support related?

    Coping without a community

    • Agile in the Ether slack?

    Responding to change versus responding to uncertainty, is there a difference?

  2. Here’s what you said in our “yes and” game…..

    Let’s have a remote conference agile conference, yes and…

    • Consider how to deliver cakes to people
    • make it accessible to people with hearing difficulties
    • Think about how to maximise diversity of participants
    • Build an inclusive agenda
    • Make sure everyone’s voice can be heard
    • Consider how to keep everyone focussed
    • Have a good way of providing feedback
    • Good handover between participants
    • Interactive elements as well as chat
    • Have tracks for people with different interest and experience
    • Let people catch up later if they miss things
    • Make sure it’s comfortable and relaxed

    I will see what I can do!

  3. Here’s the notes I made on that book I haven’t read yet:

    “Adapt: Why success always starts with failure” by Tim Harford.
    * Linear plans always fail.
    * We need to accept variation will happen. 3 big dimensions of variation:
    ** Local (things we know about one context don’t translate to others)
    ** Time (opportunities open up and close)
    ** Human (inconsistent, unreliable, liars)
    * We don’t want to just survive, but to benefit when one of these things changes.
    * If an idea turns out to be wrong, make it so it’s not a big deal.
    * Seek feedback, learn from mistakes.

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