Do you know the difference between a steady pace and a death march? If you've ever trained for any kind of endurance event, you probably do. In 1998, I trained for my first (and only) marathon. I failed to finish that marathon, but learned a lot that helps me in my work today as a project manager for the United Nations. In this session you will learn how I apply the principles of exercise progressions to successfully pace teams in agile sprints.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
define and map progression, which includes building strength, rest weeks and tapering
adjust a sprint plan to account for atypical weeks and multi-part problems
identify and mitigate individual and team habits that indicate boredom and burnout
adapt your sprint plan when unexpected emergencies arise
By implementing the ideas in this session, your teams will experience higher engagement, improved performance and an overall boost in morale and confidence. There will be time at the end for discussion around how to introduce these concepts for the personalities you work with.