Fortress Agile: nurturing and growing healthy practices in a hostile environment
Cheryl Hammond

When the broader organization just isn’t agile, teams can get stuck. They’re waiting for their knight in shining armor - the “enlightened” executive - to transform it all. What happens when the hero isn’t coming? Is it possible to realistically accept an organization’s limitations without killing morale? Can a manager or coach “shield” a team without losing momentum? Is there any point to making incremental change at the team or division level when “real” progress seems eternally blocked by external impediments? This session explores practical tips to care for the humans in your realm; provide them a safe, comfortable, and defensible space in which to work; and make it inviting enough to win over (some of) the forces outside. Help your teams become self-rescuing princesses, and create the happily-ever-after that your people deserve!

Learning Objectives
Make your fortress a comfortable place in which to live and do great work together
Keep your fortress and its people safe from outside interference
Attract allies, and grow the community inside your fortress... until someday maybe your walls become unnecessary!
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