April Open Cafe in Brno – Poor performer in Agile team. Is it even possible?

Really nice group of Brno agilists met at our usual venue last week on Tuesday. We are meeting regularly every second Tuesday every even month.

At first, we decided to run a small experiment, generate ideas and vote for topics for the evening. There were few suggestions and we agreed on: Dealing with poor performers in Agile team followed by User story slicing theme. The winner was the poor performer.

We have discussed in two groups for approx. 40 minutes. The discussion was very vital touching broad topics from general motivation, PO role, planning, etc.

 

When the discussion was finished the teams shared their thoughts across the entire group. Main takeaways are following:

There are several ‘types’ of poor performers e.g.:

  • ‘Too perfect’ type – searching for perfectness as his personal ‘defence’
  • Poor performance due to knowledge – general and domain
  • Unmotivated one

To avoid previous situations you might focus on:

  • Good communication of product vision from Product owner
  • Be open to development team suggestions
  • Good planning and understanding of Scrum Events
  • Open, supportive environment

And we have a role to make sure that all goes the right way, don’t we?

The feedback from individuals was very positive and there were voices marking this Brno Cafe even best ever 🙂 Hope we beat expectations again during next one on Tue 13th June. The topic for the evening is following – How cross-functional can the Agile team be?

Agile Open Café in Brno April 11, 2017

Next Agile Open cafe at Brno will be on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. Join us and share your experiences, ask questions, discuss.

There is moderated experience sharing and discussion of current topic during Open cafe. When the session is over there is free discussion and possilbe selection of topics for following seesions.

Topic: Members will select topic on beginning of meetup based on suggestions

When: Tuesday, 11/4/2017, 6:00pm
Where: U MamutaBašty 8, Brno

Please register at info@agilniasociace.cz

Tags: Agile, Scrum, Open Cafe, Brno, Meet up

Agile Open Café in Brno Feb 14, 2017

Next Agile Open cafe at Brno will be on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017. Join us and share your experiences, ask qestions, discuss.

There is moderated experience sharing and discussion of current topic during Open cafe. When the session is over there is free discussion and possilbe selection of topics for following seesions.

Topic: Dealing with Stars within Agile team.

When: Tuesday, 14/2/2017, 6:00pm
Where: U MamutaBašty 8, Brno

Please register at info@agilniasociace.cz

Tags: Agile, Scrum, Open Cafe, Brno, Meet up

Agile Open Café in Brno 13/12/2016

Next Agile Open cafe at Brno will be on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016. Join us and share your experiences, ask qestions, discuss.

There is moderated experience sharing and discussion of current topic during Open cafe. When the session is over there is free discussion and possilbe selection of topics for following seesions.

This time we will be discussing an sharing experience in Test Driven Development area.

When: Tuesday, 13/12/2016, 6:00pm
Where: U MamutaBašty 8, Brno

Please register at info@agilniasociace.cz

Agile Open Cafe 6.1.2016

Next Agile Open cafe at Prague will be on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016. Join us and share your experiences, ask qestions, discuss.

This time we will be discussing what was your top learning, practice or tip which makes you more agile and successful.

When: Wednesday, 4.11.2015, 6:30pm
Where: Al Cafetero, Blanická 24, Praha 2.

Please register at info@agilniasociace.cz

Open Cafe Prague 5.3.2014

Next Open Café in Prague is on Wednesday 5.3.2014. Come to share your experience with agile methodologies, discuss with industry experts, have coffee and fun.

Program:
Code-Review
Jiří Kolařík – SocialBakers

When: 5.3.2014, 18:30
Where: Al Cafetero
Blanická 24, Praha 2.

The capacity is limited, please book your place using email (info at agilniasociace dot cz)

Try Scrum – Ostrava, 12.6.2012

No long boring theoretical intro, just two hours of teamwork on a project with difficult and demanding customer. Fortunately, it’s just a game, so you don’t risk your career. And you can chat with people who practice Scrum and Agile. It’s always good to see how it’s done elsewhere.

When: June 12nd, 4pm-6pm

Where: Vendavo
Novinářská 7, Ostrava, 709 00

For both beginners and experts.
Free entry.

Please register at our email info[at]agilniasociace.cz

Workshop – Praha – Estimations, Points and T-shirt Sizes – May 30, 2012

Are you struggling with estimations and never know when are you going to deliver? Or don’t see any value in point estimations? Join this practical workshop and try it in a game.

Workshop – Estimations, Points and T-shirt Sizes
Date: May 30, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm

This time we will be at Acision
Na Okraji 335/42
162 00, Prague 6
Czech Republic

Please register at our email info(at)agilniasociace.cz .

Workshop – Selling Agile to Management – Brno – 19.4.2012

Next workshop will be on April 19, 2012 4-6pm at Brno.

Come to see us and join the discussion with us on your experiences on selling agile to management. Wow did they like it? Did they say that’s awesome? Were they happy to see you pair-programming? Did they like team responsibility?

What was the most difficult challenge for you, which problems you were facing, and what went right.

And form the other side of management, which particular parameters are you looking for, where is the value in agile methods for you.

This time we will be at Cleverlance – BRNO.
Spielberg Office Center
Holandská 878/2
639 00 Brno.

Please register at our email info(at)agilniasociace.cz .