Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Teaming in Agility: The Art of Excellence

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Teaming in Agility: The Art of Excellence

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Forming around an initiative to deliver productive outcomes can challenge the strongest of teams. It is even more difficult for individuals coming together during the transition. Often the responsiveness of the needs can be lost in process and system assumptions. Individuals under such a charge are left with a sense of being pawns in a chess match, making them feel less human. Teaming falters. Both the leader and the team member have responsibilities: The leader must unravel the complexity of the process, employ a human-first mindset, and foster safety and collaboration; the team member must be the innovative disruptor, embrace team membership, and fail forward. Both need to come together to serve the charge. Join Nabila Safdar as she shares stories of teams that came together to deliver a seemingly impossible charge. The teams challenged the system and shifted metrics toward empowerment and delight, all inspired by team motivational exercises and candid self-assessments. You'll leave with a toolkit for team development and simplifying your process.

Nablia Safdar
Do it Best Corp.

Nabila Sattar Safdar served biotech, software, retail, non-profit and academic teams over the past thirteen years. Driven by the passion for continuous learning, Nabila is always exploring new ways to better serve teams. Her primary focus is on strengthening relationships to optimize value. Currently she is filling the Scrum Master role at Do it Best Corp. Nabila is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer and Change Manager. Nabila also enjoys teaching project management for Purdue University.