Individuals, Interactions, and Improvisation
As agile practitioners, we constantly strive to better ourselves, our team, and our delivery. A great way to achieve this is simply being open to learning new ideas from other disciplines—including improvisation. Jessie Shternshus shares her story of realizing the uncanny similarities between agile team principles and the pillars of improvisation. Effective improvisers give their teammates unconditional support, practice active listening and accept (and build on) each other’s ideas, see and use mistakes as opportunities, learn to embrace the unknown, and always consider who their audience is. And all of this is exactly what a good agile practitioner should be doing. Jessie leads you on a hands-on journey to find, define, understand, and experience these similarities. She uses these techniques in many organizations that want to make an organizational change. Come explore the Agile Manifesto from a fresh angle, and leave with a toolkit of exercises that you and your agile team can use to make your agile interactions clearer and more effective.