Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : What’s Really Going On with Your Team? An Observational Skills Workshop
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

What’s Really Going On with Your Team? An Observational Skills Workshop

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When it comes to our day-to-day work interactions, there are many factors that pass us by simply because we’re not used to paying attention to them. The best way to become more observant is through deliberate practice, so join Julie Wyman for a brief introduction to themes and different aspects of interactions to start observing, followed by small group exercises to practice observing and to help understand what it feels like to be observed. The exercises will be followed by a debrief and full group discussion about how to observe thoughtfully and share feedback in a neutral, nonjudgmental way. You will leave with an understanding of the critical importance of being able to observe interactions at the individual, team, and organizational levels, and with ideas for how to observe using multiple senses. You'll go home with your coaching and support skills more aligned to your team’s full situation and needs.

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Julie Wyman
Excella Consulting

Julie Wyman is an agile coach with Excella Consulting. She is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and IC-Agile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC) with eight years of experience in areas including agile software delivery, traditional project management, and client training. Julie has coached multiple globally distributed teams to deliver, while leveraging Scrum, kanban, and other agile frameworks to drive continuous improvement. She enjoys finding new ways to make trainings, workshops, and retrospectives more engaging through the use of interactive games and activities. Julie frequently attends and presents at local agile events in the Washington, D.C., area.

Hunter Tammaro
Excella Consulting

Hunter Tammaro is an agilist with Excella Consulting. He has five years' experience in agile projects and more than ten years in IT, working with multiple teams to create large, complex software systems. Hunter is especially interested in helping organizations scale their agile adoption using empirical, evolutionary techniques.