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Help your people.
Help your team.
Dan Beasley
@daftagiledan
Goals:
Pique your interest
Give you ideas
Help your retrospectives
@daftagiledan
I’m Dan.
It’s good to ask..
Photo’s are welcome.
Links in the grey box.
This is the grey box
Retro = Retrospective
a practice used by teams to reflect on
their way of working, and to
continuously become better in wh...
Retro = Retrospective
“A practice used by teams to reflect
on their way of working, and to
continuously become better in w...
Blocker = Impediment
Something stopping or slowing your
delivery.
Grey slides are summaries.
● Make things clear.
● Setting expectations.
● Permission.
Retro idea:
What are you unsure of?
Help your people
Help your team.
Help your individual people
And thus
Help your team(s).
Help your people!
We are ‘people’
People do
great things
@daftagiledan
People do
great things
@daftagiledan
People do
great things
https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/09/19/lets-fund-teams-not-projects/
What have your people done that
makes you proud?
@daftagiledan
Why help your people?
● People make our teams
● Teams are our unit of delivery
● Individuals and interactions.
Retro Idea:...
What might be a blocker to your
people?
@daftagiledan
Conflict.
Courage.
Confidence.
Happiness.
Not always visible or obvious?
Conflict.
Be incompatible or at variance; clash.
Not this:
Conflict!
More
this:
Conflict of opinion
Tapes !
MP3 !
Respect.
Give people a voice.
Psychological safety.
https://rework.withgoogle.com/blog/how-to-foster-psychological-safety/
Psychological safety:
A climate in which people are
comfortable being (and expressing)
themselves.
https://www.researchgat...
Help your people:
● Conflict can be healthy
● Find their voice, be themselves
● Feel safe
Retro idea: What isn't being sai...
Courage.
The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.
@daftagiledan
http://cspf.co.uk/
Courage can
lead to great
things
Communities:
Safety
Motivation
Experience
https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/09/29/take-time-to-take-part-in-communitie...
Community
Encouragement
Show things.
https://www.infoq.com/articles/communities-of-practice-agile-organisation
“No such thing as a stupid question”
Do you need to remind people?
@daftagiledan
Help your people:
● Share their ideas and work
● Support them
● Communities of practice
Retro idea:
“What should we show?”
Confidence.
A feeling of self-assurance arising from an
appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities..
Permission.
Fear and blame.
The big one: Ability.
@daftagiledan
Lets draw
something..
@daftagiledan
Get ready!
1. A pen
2. Sticky note(s)
3. Get a “secret mission”
(Its secret - don’t show it)
4. Don’t start yet !
Your mission
will be to do
something
like this:
@daftagiledan
60 seconds
to draw...
Don’t share it
yet..
@daftagiledan
Picture credit: @SebG_DM
Let’s get them on the wall.
Picture credit: @SebG_DM
Analysis:
- I hope we got horses...
- Safety (Secret mission)
- Ability helps.. but you can
assis...
Help your people:
● Build confidence
● Psychological safety!
● “Good enough”
Retro idea: “I learnt this”
Happiness
The state of being happy.
“Happiness implies a positive mood in the
present and a positive outlook for the future”.
Book: The Happiness advantage - ...
Physical activity
Happiness is contagious
Recognition: Say thanks.
@daftagiledan
https://github.com/UKHomeOffice/posters/tree/master/gds
Infuse positivity into
The surroundings
Top tip:
Pictures of
cats*
https://www.sciencealert.com/watching-cat-videos-lowers-stress-and-makes-you-happy-study-reveal...
Challenge:
What small thing could you do to
improve happiness?
● Help your people?
● Recognition?
@daftagiledan
Help your people:
● To be recognised.
● To get active.
● By setting an example.
Retro idea:
Go somewhere!
In Summary:
(If you) Help your people.
(then you) Help your team.
@daftagiledan
People are our
greatest assets.
Little things add up.
Not everything is obvious:
Culture
Permission
Happiness
@daftagildan
Much more we could look at:
- Culture.
- Purpose and motivation.
- Authenticity.
- Communication.
- Trust
https://defradig...
“Help your people”
Retrospective idea:
30 minutes to change something
@daftagildan
You can make
a difference.
Tim Doyle print www.mrdoyle.com
Help your:
People - Team - Delivery
Dan Beasley
@daftagiledan
The following slides include
references, credits and suggestions
for further reading.
These will probably not be shown in ...
Not limited to, but including:
My Defra teams and the delivery manager community
@johnC_bristol for all the support.
My gi...
The format of this presentation is based on
work by Alice Bartlett and Russell Davies
With thanks to @Gilest and
www.doing...
Image credits:
If the page has no credit mentioned then the
image is one of mine.
@daftagiledan
Definition credits:
The ‘title’ slides have definitions, these are
thanks to Oxford dictionary online:
https://en.oxforddi...
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Dan Beasley: Help your people, Help your team.

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These are the slides I presented at my talk at Agile in the city Bristol 2017 "Help your people, help your team".
Big thanks to all that attended and those that helped and inspired me.

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Dan Beasley: Help your people, Help your team.

  1. 1. Help your people. Help your team. Dan Beasley @daftagiledan
  2. 2. Goals: Pique your interest Give you ideas Help your retrospectives @daftagiledan
  3. 3. I’m Dan.
  4. 4. It’s good to ask.. Photo’s are welcome. Links in the grey box. This is the grey box
  5. 5. Retro = Retrospective a practice used by teams to reflect on their way of working, and to continuously become better in what they do @daftagiledan
  6. 6. Retro = Retrospective “A practice used by teams to reflect on their way of working, and to continuously become better in what they do” https://www.benlinders.com/2013/whats-an-agile-retrospective-and-why-would-you-do-it/
  7. 7. Blocker = Impediment Something stopping or slowing your delivery.
  8. 8. Grey slides are summaries. ● Make things clear. ● Setting expectations. ● Permission. Retro idea: What are you unsure of?
  9. 9. Help your people Help your team.
  10. 10. Help your individual people And thus Help your team(s).
  11. 11. Help your people!
  12. 12. We are ‘people’
  13. 13. People do great things @daftagiledan
  14. 14. People do great things @daftagiledan
  15. 15. People do great things https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/09/19/lets-fund-teams-not-projects/
  16. 16. What have your people done that makes you proud? @daftagiledan
  17. 17. Why help your people? ● People make our teams ● Teams are our unit of delivery ● Individuals and interactions. Retro Idea: Who helped us?
  18. 18. What might be a blocker to your people? @daftagiledan
  19. 19. Conflict. Courage. Confidence. Happiness. Not always visible or obvious?
  20. 20. Conflict. Be incompatible or at variance; clash.
  21. 21. Not this: Conflict!
  22. 22. More this: Conflict of opinion Tapes ! MP3 !
  23. 23. Respect. Give people a voice. Psychological safety. https://rework.withgoogle.com/blog/how-to-foster-psychological-safety/
  24. 24. Psychological safety: A climate in which people are comfortable being (and expressing) themselves. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268328210_Psychological_Safety_Trust_and_Learning_in_Organizations_A_Group-level_Lens
  25. 25. Help your people: ● Conflict can be healthy ● Find their voice, be themselves ● Feel safe Retro idea: What isn't being said?
  26. 26. Courage. The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.
  27. 27. @daftagiledan
  28. 28. http://cspf.co.uk/ Courage can lead to great things
  29. 29. Communities: Safety Motivation Experience https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/09/29/take-time-to-take-part-in-communities-of-practice/
  30. 30. Community Encouragement Show things. https://www.infoq.com/articles/communities-of-practice-agile-organisation
  31. 31. “No such thing as a stupid question” Do you need to remind people? @daftagiledan
  32. 32. Help your people: ● Share their ideas and work ● Support them ● Communities of practice Retro idea: “What should we show?”
  33. 33. Confidence. A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities..
  34. 34. Permission. Fear and blame. The big one: Ability. @daftagiledan
  35. 35. Lets draw something.. @daftagiledan
  36. 36. Get ready! 1. A pen 2. Sticky note(s) 3. Get a “secret mission” (Its secret - don’t show it) 4. Don’t start yet !
  37. 37. Your mission will be to do something like this: @daftagiledan
  38. 38. 60 seconds to draw... Don’t share it yet.. @daftagiledan
  39. 39. Picture credit: @SebG_DM Let’s get them on the wall.
  40. 40. Picture credit: @SebG_DM Analysis: - I hope we got horses... - Safety (Secret mission) - Ability helps.. but you can assist confidence in other ways.
  41. 41. Help your people: ● Build confidence ● Psychological safety! ● “Good enough” Retro idea: “I learnt this”
  42. 42. Happiness The state of being happy.
  43. 43. “Happiness implies a positive mood in the present and a positive outlook for the future”. Book: The Happiness advantage - Shawn Achor
  44. 44. Physical activity Happiness is contagious Recognition: Say thanks. @daftagiledan
  45. 45. https://github.com/UKHomeOffice/posters/tree/master/gds Infuse positivity into The surroundings
  46. 46. Top tip: Pictures of cats* https://www.sciencealert.com/watching-cat-videos-lowers-stress-and-makes-you-happy-study-reveals *Other animals are available
  47. 47. Challenge: What small thing could you do to improve happiness? ● Help your people? ● Recognition? @daftagiledan
  48. 48. Help your people: ● To be recognised. ● To get active. ● By setting an example. Retro idea: Go somewhere!
  49. 49. In Summary: (If you) Help your people. (then you) Help your team. @daftagiledan
  50. 50. People are our greatest assets.
  51. 51. Little things add up.
  52. 52. Not everything is obvious: Culture Permission Happiness @daftagildan
  53. 53. Much more we could look at: - Culture. - Purpose and motivation. - Authenticity. - Communication. - Trust https://defradigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/26/changing-culture-from-the-bottom-up/
  54. 54. “Help your people” Retrospective idea: 30 minutes to change something @daftagildan
  55. 55. You can make a difference. Tim Doyle print www.mrdoyle.com
  56. 56. Help your: People - Team - Delivery Dan Beasley @daftagiledan
  57. 57. The following slides include references, credits and suggestions for further reading. These will probably not be shown in the session. @daftagildan
  58. 58. Not limited to, but including: My Defra teams and the delivery manager community @johnC_bristol for all the support. My girlfriend for the time this needed. Thanks to everyone that helped or inspired me to do this. @daftagildan
  59. 59. The format of this presentation is based on work by Alice Bartlett and Russell Davies With thanks to @Gilest and www.doingpresentations.com @mildlydiverting made the Google Template
  60. 60. Image credits: If the page has no credit mentioned then the image is one of mine. @daftagiledan
  61. 61. Definition credits: The ‘title’ slides have definitions, these are thanks to Oxford dictionary online: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/confidence @daftagiledan

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