Recommendations for agile events

I love learning; I always have. So, no surprise that I attend agile events as often as I can. Here are some highlights from last year to:

  • Improve your interactions with people
  • Increase personal effectiveness
  • Better support teams

Plus, my recommendations for agile groups to join for free.

Reading Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Sustainable agile transformation with coaching

Watch the video from Lyssa Adkins & Michael Spayd’s brilliant talk. Learn more about people, coaching and agile transformation. The slides and whitepaper are also available. Hosted by Adventures With Agile meetup on 26 April 2016.

Boost team performance

Check out the slides about individuals and teams from Massimo Sarti’s talk. Hosted by the Psychology of Agile Scrum meetup on 17 May 2016.

Coaching for agile energy: Wake up your team

Check out the slides from Anna Obukhova‘s talk. Hosted by the Psychology of Agile Scrum meetup on 12 Sep 2016.

I recently gave a Hack & Tell inspired by Anna’s work. Learn how to identify and recover from burnout in my article Be more effective! Creating meaning, improving mood & achieving goals

Agile events for Certified Scrum Professionals

If you’re looking to earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs), Agil8 has created a list of UK meetups for you.

Groups I’ve received most value from in London

I attend a huge variety of groups, and get a lot from the events. These are my top four. You can check my calendar for events I’m attending.

Psychology of Agile Scrum has amazing speakers on fascinating topics. I’ve loved every one of their events.

Agile Coaching Exchange has great speakers and a broad range of subjects too. Popular group with well-managed attendance, so an excellent opportunity to meet other people.

Adventures with Agile often includes free introductory sessions before paid workshops. Great opportunity to hear from speakers before you buy. Sometimes discounts are available too.

London Agile Discussion Group often has debates instead of speakers. If you use the topics as a prompt to do some reading and thinking in advance, you’ll get even more benefit out of it.

Have a look on Meetup (worldwide), EventBrite (UK) and other sites to find groups and events in your area.

I’ve started an agile playlist on YouTube. I’d love to get your recommendations for videos to add to it. Tweet me @gobrightly

Learning by playing agile games at Novoda

Earlier this week I blogged about playing agile games and embedding learning over at the Novoda blog. Check it out and let me know what you think

Can you learn about agile concepts and have fun in an hour or two?

We played a few games in our Barcelona office to reinforce and explain some agile concepts. It really helped our learning, and was a lot of fun. Why not try them out and see if they help you too? For us it was an effective way of demonstrating the importance of agile values, practices and principles.

Find out more…

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