26-28 September 2018

Churchill College, Cambridge

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Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Jasmine Zahno

Metaprog GMBH

Joseph Pelrine

Agile Psychologist

About this Keynote

Do you want to learn how to make your team smarter and work better together?

The concepts of intelligent teams and psychological safety are currently hot topics in the agile world, with numerous blog posts and conference presentations about them. Like most psychological topics, though, they go much deeper than the majority of blog posts and conference presentations would suggest.

In this session, we’ll take a look behind the scenes at the psychological research on team intelligence and psychological safety, exploring not only how they are tested, but also discussing how they can be trained. You’ll learn some simple, fun techniques that you can use to help your team improve.

About the Speakers

Jasmine Zahno

Jasmine Zahno is an agile coach who is passionate about the people side of product development. Her master’s degree in organisational psychology uniquely qualifies her to deal with the human issues that arise when the agile paradigm collides with traditional organisational structures. A firm believer in “inspect and adapt”, she has made it her goal to help organisations create productive and motivating environments that encourage and inspire employees to do their best work.

 Jasmine Zahno

Joseph Pelrine

As Kent Beck’s assistant, Joseph Pelrine was one of the first in the world who worked with eXtreme Programming. As Europe’s first Certified ScrumMaster and trainer, he was largely responsible for introducing scrum to the German-speaking part of Europe. For almost 20 years, Joseph has been helping some of the world’s most important companies improve their software development process and successfully transition to agile. A noted international speaker, he conducts research in the field of social complexity theory and its application to agile processes, and is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology.


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