Cardinal Solutions is excited to take part in Agile 2017! This annual North American conference, hosted by Agile Alliance, is dedicated to furthering Agile principles and providing a venue for people and ideas to flourish. Join renowned Agile innovators, gurus and authors, thought leaders, and expert practitioners from all corners of the globe and learn from world-class experts who share a passion for Agile.
Connect with Cardinal and learn more about our Agile community by engaging with us at Agile 2017:
Spin on over to Open Jam on Tuesday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to noon to learn more about Cardinal and grab a free fidget spinner!
Up a Creek Without a Paddle: McGyver's Guide to Coaching
Presented by Rita Emmons
Thursday, August 10 | 2 - 3:15 p.m. | Wekiwa 5
MacGyver, an 80’s era action adventure TV hero, was famously known for his creative and inventive use of common items to escape dangerous situations. Agile coaching can be its own kind of adventure. Building trust in a new environment where the culture is unknown, and there are few available and familiar resources, can be a challenge. Jumping into a coaching role can be intimidating, overwhelming, and exciting. With books, blogs, and our ability to ‘Google’ anything, there is a wealth of information on coaching methods, practices, and approaches available at our fingertips to read, learn, and experiment. However, imagine none of that was available to you. No internet. No training manuals. Just you, your experience, and a little creativity.
In this exercise of mental muscle, we’ll MacGyver a coaching toolkit comprised of only your noggin, and random (un)common items. Can a jar of marbles and a dirty sock help you build trust? How can you use some rope and a baseball card to foster high performing teams? Will a picture of an elderly man and a coloring book provide growth opportunities as a coach? Stay tuned and we will find out.
- The importance of trust when you are an 'alien' to the team
- Change the conversation to ask powerful questions that garner thoughtful reflective outcomes
- Techniques to refine disciple and embrace the opportunity of failure
- Building self-awareness to cultivate personal growth
Lightening Talk: You're Asking the Wrong Questions! Getting Essential Feedback
Presented by Mark Wavle
Thursday, August 10 | 3:45 p.m. | Wekiwa 3 & 4
Find a Professional Scrum Training throughout the week to learn about course offerings and more.