Following Your Fear: The Connection Between Agile, Improv, and Fear

A session at Agile and Beyond 2014

Saturday 22nd February, 2014

1:00pm to 2:45pm (LMT)

Is there something you've always wanted to do with your life, but haven't? What's holding you back? What about your teams? Your organizations?

Fear often holds us back from achieving the success we have always wanted, both personally and professionally. Improvisors deal with fear all the time. No script, no set, no props, no idea what's going to happen next.

We'll examine the core of Improv and the core of Agile to see the similarities they share and how they both work to combat fear.

We'll dive into the Agile manifesto to discover what fears might be manifesting themselves as resistance to Agile and what you can do about it.

I'll take you through some of my stories of working with Agile teams, what they have been afraid of and how we handled it. I'll also share my personal story of following my own fear.

We'll get on our feet and learn some of the techniques Improvisors use and get ourselves into some uncomfortable situations in order to find our edge.

I'll show you an exercise you can do yourself or with your teams that will help you focus on actually doing the things you've always wanted to do.

You will learn:
Why people are afraid of Agile
Improv is all about dealing with fear and so is Agile
What you can do to help yourself and your teams deal with fear

About the speaker

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Todd Charron

Agile Coach and Consultant at Planning for Failure

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Time 1:00pm2:45pm LMT

Date Sat 22nd February 2014


Room 4, Adoba Hotel Dearborn

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