Native Agile Psychology of Teams and Individuals, Valerie Andrianova, Agile on the Beach 2018

Watch Valerie Andrianova’s session on ‘Native Agile Psychology of Teams and Individuals’ from Agile On The Beach 2018.

Have you ever wondered how teams and individuals form an agile mindset?
Are there specific practices to follow or processes to impose that nurture a truly agile team? Do agile values and principles come naturally to people who possess a certain mindset?
Does company culture affect the personal qualities and values of its employees?
Valerie believes that it is possible to acquire an agile philosophy without following a standard set of rules. In this talk she tries to prove that it’s not the practices and processes that make the team truly agile, but the mindset of people who work there. She also looks at the special qualities that our people, teams, and the company as a whole exemplify, and how these talents can be cultivated and nurtured.

Watch this sessioin and take away:
– a set of practices that you can apply to your team;
– a set of personal soft skills that are needed to build a team with a native agile psychology,
– a recipe for encouraging agile practice at the individual, team, and company level.

I’ve been involved in Product Marketing at JetBrains for more than seven years. At JetBrains, we build IDEs for professional developers (IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper), create new programming languages (Kotlin) and deliver tools for teams (TeamCity, YouTrack).

I specialize in team tools, project management methodologies, and team collaboration. I’m a member of the YouTrack team (an issue tracker and agile project management tool), supporting an application that is used by everyone at JetBrains, from developers to accountants. Apart from product marketing, my role is to help various teams at JetBrains establish the most productive processes in order reach their goals and improve collaboration.

I strongly believe that soft skills are just as important as technical (hard) skills for long-term success at work.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With over 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.

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