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January 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting: Your Agile Team Needs a Therapist

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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5:30-5:40 Networking
5:40-5:50 Chapter Updates
5:50-6:45 Presentation
6:45-7:00 Questions and Wrap Up


Your Agile Team Needs a Therapist

Imagine you’re on an agile development team—and something feels weird. People disagree constantly, and when they finally do agree, no one commits to deliver the solution. Vocal team members dominate the conversation. You don’t trust your teammates. They don’t trust you. This isn’t a team. It’s just a group of people. Does this sound familiar? Because people are people and not interchangeable robots. Building high-performing, self-managing teams takes specific skills and a lot of work.  

In his experience working with agile teams, Robb Pieper has often taken on the role of therapist—or even an organizational marriage counselor—to break through the people problems that prevent teams from being successful. He discusses specific ideas and techniques for building trust, team building, trust issue debugging, and conflict mining to create and sustain high-performance teams. Robb believes every team needs someone to fill the role of coaching people through the complicated issues that prevent teams from delivering effectively. Can you be that person?


Robb Pieper is CEO and Principal Advisor of Responsive Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on building nimble organizations. He’s a licensed Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and has taught agile business strategies and techniques to thousands across the country. Robb has helped numerous clients outside of software development increase agility in circuit board development, financial risk management, human resources, data warehousing, and business intelligence. Robb knows that agility is a people problem as much as a business problem. Thus, Robb applies his passion and diverse background to building amazing cultures and learning organizations.

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Time: January 26, 2021 5:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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