We've all been at a company that did Agile completely wrong. From stakeholders who don't understand the development process leading to unreasonable deadlines, to scrum masters who fold under the pressure of these stakeholders. If you've been a developer for a while, you've definitely experienced this.

In this session, we'll go over some practical steps to help advocate for yourself as an engineer and prevent burnout from a toxic Agile environment.


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Steve Grunwell at 18:06 on 3 Nov 2023

By the end, my neck started to hurt from making this face and nodding my head in agreement so often: 😬

A really solid talk, but it would benefit from more time being spent on *how* we might implement these strategies.

Great content, great talk! My only advice would be to not shy away from text on slides - the icons were cute and useful, but a two-word text description in addition makes it easier to remember as we go between concepts.

Thanks for the talk. It would have been nice to have less story and more information on how to help teams handle burn out when it comes up. It gave me some things to think about as a manager of a team.

Mark Junghanns at 09:00 on 4 Nov 2023

I think this is a very important topic. I'm glad that also these things are covered as quite a lot of people are affected. I liked the presentation.

Ben Batschelet at 09:03 on 4 Nov 2023

Good content, I think it could use more focus on how to handle burn out on the individual level, beyond just relying on the agile philosophy

Ariane Dupaix at 10:05 on 4 Nov 2023

A good reminder that we can really affect our workplace environment and that Agile isn't just a buss word that management can abuse us with. Proper planning, keeping track of all our brain work, open communication, vacations, and above all healthy expectations is excellent recomendations.