Loading…
View analytic
Thursday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Exhaustion is not a Status Symbol

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Log in to leave feedback.
In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Brene Brown shares her 10 Guideposts of Wholehearted Living. Number 7 on that list is “Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth”. This resonates strongly with the 8th agile principle about sustainable pace. In the world of Scrum software development, it is all too easy to get caught up in pumping out user stories and increasing velocity sprint after sprint, but what does that type of hamster wheel mentality do to us physically, mentally, and spiritually? For that matter, what impact does it have on our products? Are we building fast things, or the right things? Are we making time to dream up big, new ideas and/or to build a cohesive team around our mission? In this discussion, we will explore the dangers of exhaustion as a status symbol -- for our organizational culture, our teams, and ourselves. We will discuss the specific risks of inadvertently creating a competitive exhausted culture within an agile transformation, and the ways in which we can leverage the agile values and principles in order to mitigate those risks. Lastly, we will take a look inward to assess our own attitudes and views about work life balance.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Boggs

Melissa Boggs

Enterprise Agile Coach, agile42
With a passion for agile culture and leadership, Melissa Boggs is an Agile Coach who uses facilitation techniques, lessons from improv, and deep listening to "lower the water line" of the culture iceberg. Together, she and clients uncover new paths, strengths, and the power of th... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference Room F