AgileByExample 2018

Bartek Janowski

Bartek Janowski is an experienced Agile Coach, Scrum Master and programmer (embedded C++). For years he has gained broad experience taken from power, telecommunication and banking industry working in a waterfall and agile environments. Thanks to being flexible Bartek supported teams as a team leader and Scrum Master (not at the same time).

Also, he admired the time when he had to focus on the quality of provided solutions. He was a Product Owner of internal innovative products. Thanks to his diverted perspective he can actively support a transformation at mBank by helping teams, managers, processes, departments to create products that might delighted customers and bring value. Previously he had a chance to be a part of such change at Ericpol/Ericsson.

Bartek will lead his dojo with Marzena Tyran.

Workshop— The bitter-sweet taste of feedback—an effective way to feed our self-development?

Sweet feedback can be patted on the shoulder or voiced as "good job" leading to an inherent feeling of appreciation. It's something we like and can quickly get used to it. Obviously there is nothing wrong with it until it is not exaggerated with sweetness. Like everything in excess, it can be bland.
Bitter feedback is sometimes a rather harsh dose of information that needs to be digested and dealt with. It is a critique of what we have done or what attitude we have adopted. Sometimes swallowing it is not pleasant and we would like to say “thank you” in advance for such a dubious pleasure.
However, it is worth being aware, that feedback is a chance for a positive change as well as it is a chance for personal development. We do, however, tend to, sometimes, reject this chance by ourselves because we add sweets, and what's bitter is either eliminated from the menu or consistently we do not see it there. Thus, we deprive ourselves from something valuable to us too easily. If we do not try it, we do not find out.
This leads to a question of “How should you absorb the feedback so that you get the best out of it regardless of its taste?” and similarly “How can we be opened to continuous self-improvement thanks to feedback?”
This workshop will be an attempt to answer these and other questions related to the adoption of developmental feedback.

This workshop will be in Polish!