Inviting Change Through Language
This is part 2, the workshop starts before the break.
Agile is deeply rooted in certain basic values, beliefs, and principles, and therefore largely a matter of mindset rather than methodology.
Thus, “Speaking Agile” is not only about being fluent in technical terms related to agile methods and practices. The language we choose in speaking (and thinking!) about our observations, opinions, needs, aims and intentions is strongly shaped by – and, reversely, shapes – our mindset.
In this workshop, we will have a look at Agile vs. Waterfall “vocabulary”, experiment with ways of (re)phrasing everyday conversations in a way that effectively reflects an Agile mindset, and explore how individual backgrounds (e.g., role experience, gender, …) may have an effect on how easily we become “fluent” in speaking Agile.
Note: Some workshop exercises will also be available in German.
Thanks a lot Franziska for our exercises with (non-)agile words and offering us ideas on how to rephrase words into more positive ones that make us feel energetic or happy.