Friday 15:15 - 16:00
Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all
Reimagining agile ceremonies – improving engagement, outcomes and service delivery
Teams that have been doing agile for a year or more can suffer from agile ceremony fatigue, and become disengaged in stand-ups, planning and retrospectives. This can negatively impact the outcomes of these ceremonies, which can ultimately lead to a reduction in the team’s effectiveness at delivering their service/product. Frequent changes to ceremony formats is one solution, but this can be unsettling to the team, as (despite the agile mantra of embracing change), humans on the whole struggle with change.
This session will walk through various agile ceremony adaptations, that I’ve found keep things fresh and improve engagement, outcomes and ultimately service delivery. I’ll cover how to run lightweight yet long-lived planning sessions, interactive design/architecture walkthroughs and a retrospective based on banagrams!
I’m an Agile Delivery Consultant with over twenty years experience of helping individuals, teams and organisations improve their software delivery. I’m currently working with Equal Experts, at a variety of public and private sector clients.