Simulated Team Self Selection with Allen Bennett: An AgileIndy 2019 Conference Talk

AgileIndy is proud to announce Allen Bennett as a speaker for the 2019 AgileIndy conference.

This is a simulation of a large product effort with a group of individuals self-organizing to form into their own set of teams? Using the individuals in the room and a mock product delivery. The demonstration will provide an outline for how to facilitate the event and a walk through of the recommended activities resulting is a set of self-selected teams. The first thing will be to examine the room set up. The best arrangement is large open space. Next we will conduct a quick ice breaker where we can learn something about each person. Then we will begin to assess the skills and knowledge in the room and assess how that fits with the product needs. The facilitator guarantees a fun time of learning a few useful techniques for any large room facilitation.

Allen Bennett is an enterprise agile coach helping Lincoln Financial Group. He recently finished supporting a major agile adoption for financial services company. He spent some time as an agile coach at General Motors and PNC Financial. He has over 25 years as a software development manager and process improvement leader. He has Certified Scrum Professional, PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner.