A long time ago I learned from a business coach that the measure of success of any training was the number of “aha moments” you can get; those moments where you realize there’s something you can use in your daily activities, in your real world. Conferences are places swarming with ideas, some new, some not so much, but for sure are places where lots of “aha moments” can be found, if you look closely.
Global Scrum Gathering in Prague was held November 16 – 18, and here’s a summary of those aha moments we got from speakers and colleagues from all over the world:
Mindsets are more important than methodologies.
Culture is the shadow of the organization.
Management (in its traditional definition) takes away the thinking from the doing, and to solve complex problems we need more thinking while doing. People with ideas can solve complex problems.
95% of problems can be solved working the system, rather than question if people are the problem.
Making a reference to McGregor’s theory X and Y: most techniques are designed to deal with “theory x” people, consequently people start behaving like “x people”.