Aaron Sanders

Coaching people to enjoy working in collaborative, learning environments excites Aaron.  Especially in pursuit of building lovable products. People ask him to train, consult, mentor and facilitate teams to better use a set of Agile discovery and development concepts, tools, methods and practices. The whole set gets absorbed through interactive training, applied in context. And it usually takes more practice for it all to sink in. Coaching allows Aaron to sense an impactful situation, helping people to integrate the set of Agile concepts, tools, methods and practices that much faster. Aaron’s effectiveness results from experiences spanning over two decades in technological and interpersonal disciplines. For him, there’s always room for improvement. Pairing with others helps improve Aaron’s collaboration skills while increasing the customer’s benefit, so he consistently seeks out people to co-train and coach with.

It’s VERY VERY Scrum. How teams use Scrum for discoVERY and deliVERY in order to build the right product as well as build the product right.

Drawing on examples from coaching in organizations from startup to the enterprise, this talk focuses on how teams take on their own discovery practices. Hear about how these teams take on user interviewing, lightweight prototype testing, collaborative design sessions, usability testing and more in order to build the right product. Conversations switch from teams being told what to do and instead are asked what problems they are solving for their users. Learn how you can change the conversation in your organization and liberate your teams’ innovation skills too!