Geoff Watts
Geoff Watts

Geoff Watts

Geoff Watts has been working with agile teams and coaching leaders for over 20 years and has written some of the most popular books including Scrum Mastery, Product Mastery and the award-winning The Coach’s Casebook. Geoff is one of the few people to give up the Certified Scrum Trainer credential as he founded the Agile Mastery Institute with the mission of making agile certification meaningful over a minimum of six months instead of two days.

Topic: The Lost Art of Mastery: Reigniting Excellence in Agile Development

( # Excellece #Arto Mastery)

One of the 12 principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is “Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility” which shows just how important the concept of quality was to those people. Over the years, however, the focus has shifted away from quality with the excuses of “time to market” and “good enough”. Decades before the Agile Manifesto, Benjamin Bloom’s introduced the notion of ‘mastery’ in education and this talk proposes we unite the two. In this talk, agile author Geoff Watts will delve into the relevance and need for mastery as envisaged by Bloom in the current agile landscape. We will explore the potential repercussions of the drift away from diligence and meticulousness and, by leveraging the ideas of Bloom, we will uncover how agile teams can instill a mindset of Mastery to reinvigorate the Agile Manifesto’s principle of continuous attention to excellence.

You will walk away with:

  • A renewed understanding of the Agile Manifesto’s core principle of continuous attention to technical excellence and the implications of straying from it.
  • A clear perspective on the importance of Bloom’s notion of Mastery and how it fits into the agile context.
  • Practical strategies to incorporate the concept of Mastery in your agile teams, fostering a culture of excellence without compromising on speed.
  • Techniques for self-assessment and improvement towards mastery for both individuals and teams in agile settings.

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