TH14 Getting Your Agile Team Unstuck! Tips and Tricks for Blasting Through Common Setbacks


1:15pm - 2:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Angela Dugan

Principal Consultant and ALM Practice Manager

Polaris Solutions

Whether you've been working on an agile team for 6 months, or 6 years, the same obstacles tend to rise up. Maybe your retrospectives feel more like a death march and no one is participating any more, or your daily stand-ups have bloated into 25 team member status meetings, or you have a QA team that can't keep up with your fast-paced development team. These are the kinds of situations you'll encounter time after time. They lower team morale, lead to abandoned transformation initiatives, and ultimately your product and customers suffer because of it. There is a better way.

This session will help you learn how to stop the bleeding, mature their process, and grow into high functioning agile machines. You'll hear what succeeds and what fails, and how to keep your teams from getting "stuck."

You will learn:

  • How to recognize when your process, product, or people have gone off the agile rails
  • What every team member can do to help the team get "unstuck"
  • About tools your teams can leverage when they need a cognitive reset to get them back on track