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Do you always take the stairs? How to use your growth mindset to build smarter scrum teams and organisations

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by Jen Miller

This session introduces the concept of a Growth Mindset and its synergies to Scrum and Agile, through the sharing of examples I have experienced. Attendees will learn what the qualities of a Growth versus Fixed Mindset are and how to recognise them in ourselves, our teams, and organisations. Tips and techniques on how to introduce and promote a growth mindset and how it helps build smarter scrum and agile teams will also be shared, so attendees have practical tools to take away with them.

The concept of a Growth Mindset gained real visibility with Carol Dweck’s research and 2007 book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Her research looked at how children learned and faced challenges and problems thought to be beyond their age. Children who were excited to try something new, and learn while doing it, demonstrated what Carol Dweck called the ‘Growth Mindset’. The principles of Scrum align with this concept as they are founded on the empirical practices of try, inspect, and adapt. Seeking to continue learning and improving are characteristic of Scrum and the Growth Mindset. Being aware of, and practicing, the qualities of a growth mindset will make scrum teams and organisations stronger, more resilient, and adaptive in times of challenge and change.

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Do you always take the stairs? How to use your growth mindset to build smarter scrum teams and organisations

  1. 1. Growth Mindset Scrum Australia 2018
  2. 2. Growth Mindset Building smarter scrum teams and organisationsPresenter: Jen Miller Head of Product for Citadel Group
  3. 3. Which one do you take? 3
  4. 4. My hope What’s exciting, is what happens next… You recognise your mindset and the mindset of those around you You apply things you learn in your scrum teams and organisations
  5. 5. Beliefs A particular what of thinking A person’s attitude which influences a situational response What is Mindset 5
  6. 6. Fixed Mindset v Growth Mindset Talent and intelligence are developed Effort is valued and leads to mastery Feedback is welcome and is vital for learning Talent and intelligence are fixed Challenges aren’t taken to avoid failure Feedback isn’t sought as to not highlight flaws 6
  7. 7. The Growth Mindset and Scrum Idea Action Reflect Adapt Importance of working on mindset in your scrum teams and organisations
  8. 8. How having a growth mindset helps build good scrum teams and agile organisations 8
  9. 9. My Story Fixed to Growth Mindset Childhood experiences that influenced me Learnings that evolved me Experiences which moulded me 9  Believe In NotYet – be resilient, be curious and keep learning  Be an ally, not a judge of others  Absolutely value the outcome, just value the effort to get there too!
  10. 10. It takes effort, practice, and reflection and more practice to build scrum skills Training is imporant, but practice is invaluable 10
  11. 11. But don’t fall into the False Growth Mindset trap! Value Effort 11
  12. 12. Resilience Learning, taking responsibility and not giving up Source: https://youtu.be/U4VxVoYvqOw 12
  13. 13. TimTebow, 2008 ‘I just want to say one thing. To the fans and everybody in Gator Nation, I'm sorry, extremely sorry. I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season, and you will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season, and you will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God bless.’ 13 The Promise
  14. 14. Growth mindset is taking responsibility Fixed mindset is making excuses who it couldn't/didn’t happen Take responsibility, don’t lay blame Do Don’t 14
  15. 15. Don’t be biased to what you already know Don’t just think different, act differently Create a ritual of asking ‘WHY?’ Experiment 15 ‘It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.’ Albert Einstein
  16. 16. Be purposeful to the outcome Value the learning along the way to achieving it Outcome over Output 16
  17. 17. The Mindset to keep wanting to get better is what keeps us learning Believe in Not Yet 17 When the world says, ‘Give up,’ Hope whispers, ‘Try one more time.’ - anonymous
  18. 18. Establish a ‘it’s safe to learn’ practice Find the FUN in learning Fail successfully Find the courage to fail, not fear to never try 18
  19. 19. Seek constructive criticism not affirmation Be an ally, not a judge when learning and trying new things 19
  20. 20. Which one do you take? 20
  21. 21. My work here is never done. I'm always seeking to learn more from others and the world around meThank you!
  22. 22. If nothing else! Remember this 22 Believe In NotYet – be resilient, be curious and keep learning Be an ally, not a judge of others Absolutely value the outcome, just value the effort to get there too!
  23. 23. References To learn more these are the key references used Image credit: https://pixabay.com/ Article sources: https://hbr.org/ https://www.forbes.com/leadership/ 23

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