Agile + DevOps East 2022 Concurrent Session : A Team is Virtual, Their Fears are Real. Time for a Team Reboot!


Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A Team is Virtual, Their Fears are Real. Time for a Team Reboot!

Have you noticed lately that something is off with your team's dynamic? Disengagement, unproductive conflicts, siloed work can all be symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Whether you are a Scrum Master, an Agile coach or group's leader, it is never easy to initiate a conversation about the "elephant in the room".

This session will introduce you to three coaching tools ("Fear in the Workplace", Safety in the Workplace" and MinSpec) that can help your facilitate these discussions in a fun, non-threatening way, and lead the group through re-defining their ways of working.
You will experience a round of facilitated conversation with either physical cards or Mural version of these tools, clarify the fears behind some of the most common team dysfunction, and learn about a number of ways to help the team identify the most essential ingredients for their collaboration. The session with combine ideas from Amy Edmondson's "The Fearless organizations" book, ORSC, Liberating Structures, as well as lessons learnt from coaching teams in Retail, Financial Services and Broadcasting. You will come back to your organization with practical tools for re-setting the teams for successful collaboration and delivery.

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana Pylayeva is a DevOps culture coach, ICF Credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach(CEC), trainer, international speaker, author of several books and business games. Her games (“Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate”, “Fear in the Workplace” and others) are all based on stories from the trenches. She draws inspiration from 20+ years of hands-on experience in IT, from her Agile/ DevOps culture coaching and facilitating change in Fortune 500 companies.

Dana is passionate about unleashing leadership potential in individuals and teams. She brings a powerful combo of multiple coaching styles (Co-Active, Positive Intelligence, Executive Coaching), facilitation with Liberating Structures, deep knowledge of Agile and DevOps space as well as a breadth of experience working with remote teams and international clients (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Japan, India etc).