Mar 5th - From doing agile to being agile: 10+ ways of developing an agile mindset - Klaus Boedker

Let me start by asking you a question: "How many of you follow the same route every day when driving to work, to the grocery store or to pick up your kids?" When you do that, the reticular activating system (RAS) in your brain puts you into autopilot mode because you have driven the route so many times before. The system simply says: “relax, I got this. I will alert you if something important happens”.

Coaching agile teams, I see a similar pattern. When the team starts Scrum (or Kanban, etc.), every day is usually new and exciting, or difficult and challenging. Regardless, the newness and difficulties make you pay attention. At the 3-6 months state, I have observed teams members’ autopilot kicking in because of the repetitive element of agile, and because a lot of the newness/difficulties are gone. At that point, the team is now doing agile as opposed to being agile.

The goal of this talk is for you to:
- Learn and share the benefits of being agile over doing agile
- Increase your level of fundamental agile thinking and understanding
- Be able to identify and share 10+ opportunities for growing an agile mindset for yourself, your team and your organization
- Learn the brain science behind how to get people and teams out of the ‘agile autopilot’ mode

Bio
Klaus Boedker is an enterprise-focused Agile Coach and Trainer. He holds the unique combination of Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) designations.

Klaus coaches and trains companies with a focus on delivering higher quality products earlier and more often to market, and increasing team performance and productivity . With nine years of project management and coaching experience, he works with Canada’s largest corporations helping them successfully transition into and tailor a better lean/agile workflow.

Read more about Klaus’ work and lean/agile approach on his website www.klausboedker.com.

Additional Details:
Come 6pm, Thursday, March 5th and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!

To RSVP please go here.

Special thanks to our sponsors Innovate Calgary for the venue and to the University of Calgary for providing the food and refreshments.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:00