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

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

I’ll be talking about:

“THE SCIENCE BEHIND HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS”

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.

Agile 2013 Nashville – See me there! Hear me roar… About the Science of Agile for Management

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I’ll be at Agile 2013 in Nashville – Sign up now 🙂

My talk is in the LEADERSHIP track on the Science Behind High Performance Teams and Cultural Understanding

There has been a ton written about management techniques for creating great teams. Let’s go a bit further, and look into how managers can build great teams not by using a new method or management style, but rather understanding team dynamics and behavioral science and patterns.

JAX London & Big Data Con 2013 – Back Again and Bigger than Ever

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JAX London 2013 is coming around again, it’s always our pleasure to spread the word.

This has been a fantastic conference in years past, and I’m saddened I can’t go this year.

Some great speakers are lined up and if you’ll be free… you should head over and just do it 🙂

EARLY BIRD signups are ready to go… use code : “JL13AS15” for a discount!

Staying Agile Webinar – The Notes – High Performance Teams via Mentoring

If you missed last month’s webinar on How to Grow High Performance Teams Through Mentorship by Peter Saddington, we have attached the audio and slide deck below. Enjoy!

A few problems came up when recording, but we were able to save the audio.

Advanced Agile Webinar – High Performing Teams via Mentoring – 2013.05.23 at 2PM EST

Growing High Performance Teams Through Mentoring.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Did you know that over half of Nobel Prize winners were apprenticed by other Nobel laureates? To grow companies and teams to higher performance, you have to take servant leadership to its logical conclusion: intentionally mentoring and growing others. This is a time-tested and practiced art.

As a volunteer life coach and marriage counselor and Organizational Consultant, I’m passionate about this art and would love to share with you how to take your teams to the next level of performance. Let it be known, this is a long, tough road, but the benefits are worth more than their weight in gold. Let’s talk about mentoring and how to get started, the 6 areas of a mentor relationship and 6 tips for mentors.

Presenter:

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.

Go here to sign up!

http://www.ontimenow.com/training/scrum-webinar

Get out to Seattle for AgilePalooza May 16th

Know someone in the Seattle area?

I’ve been to a couple AgilePalooza’s in my day. They rock. So get your butt over there if you’re in the Seattle area fo’ sho.

On May 16th Dave Hussman of DevJam will deliver an agile keynote at AgilePalooza in Seattle. VersionOne has sold out the last few of these events, which bring the agile community together for a jam-packed day of low-cost agile learning in an informal, interactive format. Speakers are generally agile coaches, consultants, and otherwise butt-kickers in their knowledge of agile best practices.

Other guest speakers for this event include Tricia Broderick, Richard Dolman, Kevin Klinemeier, Michael Tardiff and others. Details, complete agenda and registration can be found here: http://agilepalooza.com/seattle2013/.

Stuff people say about AgilePaloozas:

Wow! This was the best Agile conference I’ve ever attended! You have provided an incredible value to attendees. Events like this show why VersionOne is one of the premiere brands in Agile Development. Thank you!” – Vivek M. Chawla

Exceeded my expectations – thank you so much! Great professional speakers, totally relevant topics; 100% applicable to my job.” – Michelle Walker

Growing High Performance Teams through Mentoring [Webinar] 2013.04.22 at Noon

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Topic: “Growing High Performance Teams through Coaching & Mentoring”

Presenter: Peter Saddington C.S.T

22 April 2013 • 12 PM – 1PM EDT

Abstract
Did you know that over half of Nobel Prize winners were apprenticed by other Nobel laureates? To grow companies and teams to performance you have to take servant leadership to it’s logical conclusion: Intentionally mentoring and growing others. This is a time-tested and practiced art. As a volunteer life coach and marriage counselor and Organizational Consultant, I’m passionate about this art and would love to share with you how to take your teams to the next level of performance. Let it be known, this is a long, tough road, but the benefits are worth more than their weight in gold. Let’s talk about mentoring and how to get started, the 6 areas of a mentor relationship and 6 tips for mentors.

About the Presenter
Peter Saddington co-founded a successful Organizational Design 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.