Description: Welcome to the Dojo, a Magical Place!Imagine you are a coach trying to help teams embrace the agile values and principles, to become truly empowered and self-organizing teams. Imagine that you have an idea for helping a team have better retrospectives or how to show them the value of maintaining a healthy backlog. What if, on average, you had to wait only a day to implement that idea? What if the team you are coaching could see and realize the value of changes in a matter of days? These are the realities of coaching in a dojo. A dojo is place set aside for learning new skills and improving existing ones. Teams, each with dedicated process and technical coaches, spend six weeks honing their agility by the working on their real project work in two and half day "hyper-sprints" where the very short feedback loops challenge the teams to learn, experiment and adapt. The dojo is a place of experimentation with expert coaches that yields rapid and "sticky" learning. In this talk we'll look at the mechanics of an Agile Dojo, how and why magic happens in the Dojo, and talk about how to succeed (or not) with a dojo.
Speaker Bio: David Hammerslag
David is a senior Lean/Agile coach with Solutions IQ, an Accenture company. His passion is helping teams and individuals be the best possible versions of themselves. He has over ten years experience as coaching Agile teams and organizations and over thirty years software experience as developer, manager, project manager, process architect and Lean/Agile coach. David has spent the last eighteen months helping to establish dojos in various locations, coaching teams and developing other coaches for his client.