How Agile has changed our Human Resources
When we adopted agile we were not looking to reinvent our human resource policies, but our organization changed in fundamental ways that we did not predict. Peers routinely provide feedback to each other on performance. Team members schedule their own reviews. Everyone on the team has an opportunity to work with clients. Vacation schedules are submitted without regard to project delivery dates. We have programmers who job share, and mothers bring their infants to work. Come hear how adopting agile helped us become a three time winner of the Alfred P Sloan Award for Workforce Flexibility.
Introduction (5 mins)
-Awards We Have Won -The Agile Practices We Have Adopted -How Our Team Is Different From Others
How Is Our Workplace Flexible? (5 mins)
-Flexible Workplace Policies That We Have Embraced -Flexible Workplace Policies That We Do Not Allow
How Agile Helped Make Us More Flexible (20 mins)
-The Challenges Of When To Schedule Feedback -How Agile Helped Build A Culture Of Feedback
-The Challenges Caused By Having Developers Take Time Off At Critical Times -How Team Ownership Helped Us Be More Flexible
-The Challenges Caused By Part-Time Resources & Job Sharing -How Agile Helped Us Try New Work Arrangements and Succeed
-The Challenges Caused By Having Babies At Work -How Agile Helped Us Get Over Our Fears
-Conclusions (3 mins)
-Question & Answer (12 mins)
- How agile practices can offer increased team flexibility.
- How increased flexibility in workplace policies has created a more loyal team.
- Why it is valuable to have agile practices extend beyond single teams.