114: Using AGILE Methodologies to Create Influence, On Demand

Bernie Maloney, Agile Coach, Persistent Systems
June 5, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm  •  Coachng Workshop - San Jose Room

In order to succeed amid uncertain markets and rapid technology shifts, the ability to create and respond to change is rising in value. Using an emerging set of methods and practices, commonly termed "Agile" and largely associated with software development, teams and organizations are not only coping with but thriving in such turbulent conditions. From addressing resistance to change to instilling self-direction, Agile methods rely on Influence rather than Authority. Agile practices such as co-location and standups actually amplify influence by leveraging behavior patterns built into humans through biology and social conditions. This workshop teases apart those patterns, turning them into conscious tools for leadership through influence. Exercises take participants through the application and practice of techniques to lower resistance to communication, whether face-to-face or over the phone. This session is ideal for anyone seeking to tap the latent genius present in the people, teams, and businesses with whom they work in order to accelerate the arrival of high performance.