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Thursday, August 9 • 09:00 - 10:15
Connecting People and Principles (Alicia McLain, Cherie Silas)

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As the tech giant Google says "Not every picture tells the whole story....Question Your Lens"
Diversity is the super power that can make our teams stronger. In fact, because of our varied lenses, we need each other to see the whole picture of anything, whether its a body of work that needs to be done or a task to complete.
When we don't appreciate, support and uplift this diversity, conflict can happen. When conflict starts, people start to focus on everything but their goal. They focus on each other in a negative way. They focus on what’s wrong, and anything else...while their take their off the end game.
So - we're here to do just that, "question our lens". Agile is based on a set of values and principles that, when applied, affect not just the work we do but the environment in which we work. Working with teams and organizations requires us to keep an eye on the tenor of interactions, the level of engagement, and modes of communication. These are some of the nuances of facilitating positive outcomes with diverse teams.
In this session we'll look at the values and principles of Agile and Scrum and see how diversity plays a role in they way our teams experience them. This session is intended for practicing scrum masters, agile leaders, facilitators, product owners and coaches because its when you’re practicing and in the mix of things; that you start to pay attention, or not, to the subtle elements of team dynamics.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define important aspects of diversity
  • Identify how different diversity styles can impact somoene’s Interpretation of a principle or value.
  • Evaluate ways to leverage and celebrate diversity on Agile teams.

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Alicia McLain

Principal, Executive and Leadership Coach, Operational Innovations (San Diego)
As a sought-after speaker, coach and trainer, Alicia McLain is known as the “organizational whisperer,” and has, for the last 15+ years, been about the business of building high-performing teams, empowering leaders in transition and creating climates where teams can thrive using... Read More →
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Cherie Silas

Enterprise Agile Coach, Tandem Coaching Academy
Certified Enterprise Coach and ICF Professional Certified Coach

Thursday August 9, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 PDT
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