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Track: Diversity & Inclusion
- Back to Architecture
- Business Agility
- Design Erosion & Learning from Failure
- DevOps & Continuous Everything
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Domain-Driven Design moving forward
- Full Day Tutorial
- Fusion: IT-Future-Society
- Half Day Tutorial
- Modern C++ Programming
- Modern Enterprise Architecture
- Product Discovery, Customer Centricity & RE
- Signature Track: Back to the Future
- Social Integration
- Special Event
- Testing & Quality
- Trends & Techniques
Do you find yourself, or your team facing unsolvable problems? Problems that start to polarise and get decided by the people with the most rank? Or the majority vote decided and it resolves in a split in the team or in people feeling left out, or excluded? Perhaps you find yourself excluded from a team or company? Polarities cannot be solved, only managed. With polarity mapping we manage that polarity and go from either-or thinking to both-and thinking, and this way includes the entire team in managing that polarity.
Target Audience: Architects, Developers, Decision Makers, CTO, Tech Leads, designers, facilitators
Do you find yourself, or your team facing unsolvable problems? Problems that start to polarise and get decided by the people with the most rank? Or the majority vote decided and it resolves in a split in the team or in people feeling left out, or excluded? Perhaps you find yourself excluded from a team or company? And the moment you think you solved it they come back again. The thing is, polarisations like these cannot be solved, like breathing in and breathing out but need to be managed. If we don't, we will make compromises or stay in one polarity and experience the downside of both. To identify and manage polarities, we need to discuss and start using polarity mapping.
In this session, we will interactively expose you to polarity thinking. We will explore how to identify polarities and how we can start managing them with Barry Johnson Polarity Mapping. We will take a common polarity in software design, like too much vs too little upfront design, mob/pair programming vs programming in isolation, and planning vs taking action. By filling in the polarity map together, we show you the power of visualisation to manage the polarity. We will go from either-or thinking to both-and thinking, and this way includes the entire team in managing that polarity.
At the core of agile development are self-organizing cross-functional teams. Yet, this is often understood as e.g. backend & front-end developers working together. If an organization is aiming for company-wide agility, to fully benefit from agility it has to enable teams as value centers that are truly cross-functional by bringing in different perspectives from business, markets, cultures, beliefs etc. This way cross-functional teams overcome not only the limitations of organizational silos but also of a singular view on the market.
Target Audience: Project Leader, Manager, Decision Makers, in general everyone
Too many products have been developed that serve one kind of client only. The reason is that the composition of the teams leads (subconsciously) to the development of products that serve only people that resemble the people in the team. One “famous” example is the soap dispenser that only works if your hands are white.
If teams are really cross-functional and are resembling the diversity of the market, the products they’re creating are also better. Thus, if the whole team has the full business expertise, knows the market, reflects the full diversity of the clients, then it can even disrupt the market and isn’t waiting for some person (e.g. the Product Owner) to decide on priorities. With this real cross-functionality the team can fully understand the company’s business and has a holistic view of it, knowing its contribution to the company’s value stream.
Real cross-functional teams are an essential building block for implementing company-wide agility and the organization benefits by creating better and in a way more real products and by having more options when entering the war of talent.
Spreading the love for true empiricism and for dancing the BOSSA nova is her focus for 2021