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Workshop: Problem? What problem? by Ben Linders

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If your organization wants to become agile and lean, teams need to be able to handle impediments quickly and effectively.

Playing the impediment game, you will practice how to recognize and analyze impediments, understand how they hinder teams, and decide what to do by deploying agile and lean principles and good practices. You'll learn to become more effective by recognizing impediments early and get rid of them before they become a major issue.

The impediment game teaches you the five steps for handling impediments effectively:
* recognize and analyze impediments
* find out how they hinder the team
* find effective solutions to deal with them
* decide what to do and who can do it
* learn how to become more effective in dealing with impediments

Benefits for attendees:
* recognize impediments and understand how they hinder teams
* deploy agile and lean practices to deal with them
* learn how to become more effective in dealing with impediments

Come play the impediment game!

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Workshop: Problem? What problem? by Ben Linders

  1. 1. Problem? What Problem? Handling impediments quickly and effectively Ben Linders Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker
  2. 2. Trainer / Coach / Adviser / Author / Speaker Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous improvement Freelance Editor for InfoQ.com Ben Linders Books: Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives What Drives Quality The Agile Self-assessment Game Continuous Improvement Games: Agile Self-assessment Game Retrospective Bingo Impediment Cards
  3. 3. Impediments anything that slows down a team and needs to be dealt with
  4. 4. Handling Impediments • Catch signals • Understand the problems • Think how to deploy practices • Decide who takes action
  5. 5. Agile Impediment Game
  6. 6. Share what you learned ?
  7. 7. Questions? Ben Linders Independent Consultant Agile, Lean, Quality & Continuous Improvement info@BenLinders.com @BenLinders www.linkedin.com/in/benlinders www.facebook.com/BenLindersConsulting www.benlinders.com
  8. 8. Impediment Coaching Cards Improve impediment skills For agile teams, Tech leads, Scrum masters, Agile coaches, project or line managers, consultants, anyone involved in or working with agile teams. Download Impediment Cards
  9. 9. Assessing your Agility Over 70 tools: • Self-Assessment checklists • Readyness checks • Maturity assessments • Agile health checks • Measurements • Books • And much more! Agile Self-Assessments
  10. 10. Continuous Improvement a Become aware of importance of continuous improvement, a Explore how it’s engrained in agile software development a Suggestions that you can use in your daily work to improve continuously Increase your organization's agility! Leanpub.com/continuousimprovement “Continuous Improvement is the act of continuously doing whatever helps to become better and thus more valuable”
  11. 11. Making Agile Work for You Practices for teams and stakeholders to develop the right products, deliver faster, increase quality, and create happy high performing teams. Full Day Workshop: a Deploying practices effectively a Improve Collaboration a Tips & Trick for Agile & Lean a Improve Continuously Increase your organization's agility! BenLinders.com/agilelean

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