Agility Night Live - TV Sketches and Project Stories
A glimpse behind the scenes of the production of a weekly show like Saturday Night Live offers an incredible example of a team of people who have agility in their DNA. Writers, actors, set designers, producers, studio execs, etc. all have a single-minded focus on delivering an exceptional quality show every single week. Slipping the schedule is not an option. Customer satisfaction (viewer ratings) are the central measure of success. The production team must collaborate and adapt to unexpected challenges every single week. This interactive session provides examples of highly adaptive behaviors.
This talk includes a series of video clips from behind the scenes in the creation and production of a weekly live variety television show (ala Saturday Night Live). Each video clip demonstrates and highlights the key principles, behaviors, and habits of highly adaptive teams and individuals. I will challenge the audience to imagine that they are “producing a weekly TV show” as members of agile teams and agile organizations.
The audience will actively participate in several exercises in which they will develop ideas for applying the TV variety show production metaphor to their specific agile environments. I’ll raise such questions as:
- What role do you play in the production of your organization’s weekly live TV show(s)?
- How do you contribute to the goal of producing a high quality show every Friday night?
- How does the agile team keep its focus on viewer ratings?
I will use my experience as an agile trainer, coach, mentor, and technical team member to share:
- Stories about what works well and barriers to success
- Key guiding principles that promote agile DNA & quality thinking throughout the organization
- Those who are new to agile methods will learn about agile as a mindset rather than a process.
- Experienced agile practitioners will examine barriers to agile behaviors in their organizations.
- Managers and team leaders will explore ideas for helping teams establish an “agile DNA”.
- Coaches and agile consultants will develop new techniques for mentoring agile teams as they mature.