Nicole Spence-Goon

Most of you have heard something about psychological safety but you may be thinking:

• What does it really mean for and my teams?
• Why do I need it?
• How do I make that happen?

Creating psychological safety is critical for you to foster innovation at the individual, team and organizational levels.

For servant leaders at all levels, recognize there is an urgency to create psychological safety in your teams and organizations and there are significant impacts when you don’t. First, we will explore what psychological safety really is and assess your current safety levels. I’ll also explain how our intersectionality directly impacts psychological safety on our teams and our organizations. Then I will share a few techniques for cultivating psychological safety that you can use with any team or group.

Adam Weisbart

If there's one thing Agilists seem to have STRONG opinions about, it's estimation.

If you've experienced these strong opinions first hand, you know it can feel like a holy war... both sides "knowing" their side is the "right" side.

But what if this well-meaning attachment to specific estimation approaches is doing more harm than good for us all?

In this session, you'll discover:

  • Reasons to estimate work (and when to skip estimation entirely)
  • The #1 reason your team fears estimation, and what it's costing your organization
  • What professional horse handicappers can tell you about your estimates
  • Who should estimate work
  • The SINGLE thing that should guide which estimation method you use
  • Exactly how a specific (and very common) agile "metric" hurts everyone it touches, and what to do instead

Join Adam for this session and discover values and principles you can use to help your team and organization deliver value together, instead of hyper focusing on "doing estimation right".

Aino Vonge Corry, Ph.D

Retrospectives is a crucial part of working in an agile way. The inspection and adaption needs sharing, appreciation and understanding to work. However, retrospectives are not easy to facilitate well. A number of things can make the retrospective less efficient, or even harmful. Join this session to get some inspiration to facilitate great retrospectives.

Tricia Broderick

Agilists talk a good game about activating the growth mindset and embracing learning. But that’s get real and honest, learning can be incredibly challenging! Not only do our brains fight our intentions, but the journey is also packed full of low moments sprinkled with a moment of progress success. Join this session to examine several learning inhibitors that can sidetrack even the most dedicated learners. Expect to discover numerous tips to maintain momentum for learning. And walk away motivated to navigate your journey of learning.