XPToronto: How to Grow a Solid Agile Team

Most of the Agile literature describes the self-organizing team regularly delivering value with the support of a servant leader. Unfortunately, this picture is far rosier than what many Agile practitioners experience. Teams take months to reach the desirable stage of high performance, and the way there is rocky; some never make it. In this hands-on workshop, team members and leaders will discover what it takes to grow a solid Agile team. The material is taken directly from Gil Broza’s new book, The Human Side of Agile: How to Help Your Team Deliver.

Learning objectives:
* Discover the Agile team lifecycle and its main pitfalls
* Learn how to move a team along the lifecycle and why some teams struggle to thrive
* Identify leadership actions you can take to help your team grow right now

Gil Broza helps organizations, teams and individuals implement high-performance Agile principles and practices that work for them. His coaching and training clients – over 1,300 professionals in 40 companies – have delighted their customers, shipped working software on time, increased their productivity and decimated their software defects. Beyond teaching, Gil helps people overcome limiting habits, fears of change, blind spots and outdated beliefs, and reach higher levels of performance, confidence and accomplishment.

Date: Tuesday September 18, 2012 – 7 PM

Ryerson University
Vari Engineering & Computer Centre
Room ENG 205
245 Church St. at Gould St.
Enter at northwest corner of the building
(note the change in room location – signs will be posted)


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