Lessons learned the hard way

Agile Connect Scrum Alliance


Session Type:

  • Case Study (45 minutes).

Session Track:

  • Agile Transformation.

Session Language:

  • English.

Session Level:

  • Conscious (Ha) Practitioners.

Session Summary:

Can you have too much autonomy? Too much transparency? Yes, you can. And it can be very hard to deal with.

Session Abstract:

With over 6 years’ experience leading Agile teams, from startups to big corporations, my biggest surprises (the bad ones) were actually in environments that seemed too good to be true.

In a brutally honest talk, I’ll share my learnings on how autonomy, unlimited PTO and transparency can backfire and a lot of tips on how to deal with bad times.

It took me a lot of books, mentoring, failures and a deep dive into personal development seminars to understand the WHY behind the failings in such excellent environments.

Now it’s yours for free.

Learning Objectives:

Mostly, it’s about 3 things:

  • Understanding why human needs are the key to solving every problem in a team.
  • Having a much deeper insight into what perks can do, good and bad, to a team.
  • Raising awareness to what can happen as a team adopts more and more “culture hacks” instead of understanding the underlying principles behind them.