07 - 09 November 2018

M Shed, Bristol

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Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Valerie McLean

Sopra Steria

About this Workshop

Procrastination. It’s a bugbear for some and an endless spiral for others. Those who make decisions quickly don’t always consider all of the facts. On the other hand, there are people who spend so long analysing every possible option that the opportunity may pass before a decision is made. There is a time and place for each approach. A lot of the time, our decisions should be somewhere in the middle.

Going out for dinner is something we've all done and a painful decision making process we've all been through. The workshop will harness this shared experience to explore why making decisions can be so hard. Especially when there are many stakeholders involved and impacted, all with differing priorities.

What impact could a poor decision have? Or no decision at all? We’ll look at when a snap decision makes sense and when you need to spend time on analysis to ensure you can make an informed choice. We'll also discover how we can facilitate making effective and efficient decisions, which are great every time.

About the Speaker

Valerie McLean is an agile enthusiast: she loves to learn and help others flourish. She gets a buzz from the small things, the little changes that make a positive impact on individuals and teams. She has had great success introducing agile to teams previously stuck in a waterfall environment as well as working with scrum teams to improve understanding and ownership.

She promotes agile ways of working at an organisational level wherever she is to help encourage the sharing of ideas and experience and break down some of the cross-departmental barriers that can exist.

A week with Valerie will invariably involve some delicious home-baked goodies from her kitchen; successes are celebrated with cake and buttercream. She currently works as a scrum master and is an active member of the lean agile community in Glasgow.


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