Agile Testing Days 2013 – Let’s Talk about the Science behind Agile

agile testing days 2013

Getting ready (already) for my talk in Germany again this year at Agile Testing Days 2013. Super stoked!

I’ll be talking about:


The scientific evidence is quite clear: To enable high-performance, you have to look at leveraging human capital and optimizing human potential. Let’s take a deeper look at the science behind creating high-performing teams by looking into behavioral science, neuroscience, and social psychology.

  • What is a High-Performance Team?
  • Self-Organization – Not what you think …
  • Behavioral Science
  • Neuro Science
  • Social Psychology

Peter Saddington

Peter Saddington

Peter Saddington owns a successful research and analytics consultancy and has been integral in multi-million dollar Agile Transformation projects with some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco, T-Mobile, Capital One, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Primedia, and Cbeyond. He is a sought-after speaker at many industry events and is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). He has also received three master’s degrees, one of which is in counseling, and provides life-coaching services in addition to his consultancy.

2 Replies to “Agile Testing Days 2013 – Let’s Talk about the Science behind Agile”

  1. Sounds like an interesting topic. Glad to see more topics like this being presented. I gave a talk at Agile Development West in June in Las Vegas on “Evolving High Performance Teams Leveraging What Science Knows”.

    I introduced a framework I call LALF – Lean Agile Leadership Framework. This is a cross-disciplinary based framework including the fields you mentioned as wells biology, behavioral economics and systems theories.

    It provides managers and leaders with a thinking framework for creating the fertile environment conducive to High Performing Lean-Agile Teams. Much like a farmer can’t control the growth of plants in their fields directly, they can create environments that are highly conducive to superior plant growth and production.

    It would be interesting to compare notes some time.



    1. Mike, I would love to. Having spent 7+ years in academia studying these areas and then applying them within org design… it’s amazing more people don’t leverage the power of neuroscience, social psychology, behavioral science and the like.

      Will I see you at Agile2013?

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