Better Collaboration Through Facilitation
Date: 9 - 10 October
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Agile teams rely heavily on collaboration through face-to-face communication. Often, that starts to devolve into a great deal of meetings that produce no actionable results. So, how do we embrace Agile practices without overly burdensome, time-consuming meetings that may neither meet their purpose nor create collaboration? And, how do we manage the conflicts that arise as we work to collaborate in these meetings?
In this two-day workshop, we dig into our belief that Agile collaboration benefits greatly by applying fundamental facilitation skills. Through disciplined facilitation practices, we invite constructive conflict for Agile team meetings and interactions. And we apply processes that produce results through true consensus, not group-think or command-and-control or the loudest voice in the room. In this highly interactive workshop, participants practice applying facilitation techniques such as creating a clear purpose and agenda, brainstorming, prioritizing, dialoguing and consensus building.
Who should attend? ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Team Managers and Team Members seeking to improve their Agile collaboration and conflict resolution.
- How does collaboration play a role in Agile projects?
- What is collaboration versus command-and-control?
- What is a collaborative decision-making mode?
- How do we plan for collaborative meetings?
- How do we kick-off collaborative meetings?
- What tools can we use to help teams gather insights and come to decisions?
- How do we help teams deal with conflict while collaborating?
- How do we close collaborative meetings?
- What changes when we have large and distributed teams?
- What tools will we use in which of the meetings we run?
Cost: $1500 (approximately £950) per attendee.