I am passionate about serving others by enabling collaboration, inspection and adaptation to drive organisational change. That goes beyond a "role".


Contributing to help extend our practices goes along way. I am part of the Steering Board Committee with the Association of Project Management Research team on agile mindsets, volunteer for Inspiring the Future and Cranfield Trust support, co-host Virtual Agile Meetup and leading Agile Online Summit.

Here a taster of some of the adventures I get up to, get involved!

 
Meetup Virtual Agile
Agile Online Summit

VIRTUAL AGILE MEETUP

Going on an agile journey is like a maze. We all start at the beginning, but then we hit different obstacles, challenges and frustrations on where we want to be.

We pick up people on the way and learn from each other to adapt our path and fail fast to become more successful in every step, so join us to taking on that maze together!

The aim of these virtual only meetups are:
- to help establish connections
- to learn from each other
- to promote knowledge sharing
- to expand community collaboration

AGILE ONLINE SUMMIT

The Original Agile Online Conference!
🚧     Stay tuned    🚧

 
Helping Scrum teams improve, but not too fast! | Helen Garcia
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Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

Helping Scrum teams improve, but not too fast! | Helen Garcia

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. Teams go through their own learning journey. During that process, they experience different learning perspectives, from following the rules to going beyond the rules of Scrum (the Shu-Ha-Ri model). However, we must help them reflect on when they are ready to go beyond the “rules of the game”. We discuss how we can best help our teams go through the learning journey at their own pace, without jumping important steps! Featured Retrospective Format for the Week: Strengths and Weaknesses for Remote teams The format that Helen shares with us is tailored for remote teams and focuses on helping all team members share their perspectives on the team and its progress. Helen also shares a cool tip on how to keep the engagement throughout the retrospective. Do you wish you had decades of experience? Learn from the Best Scrum Masters In The World, Today! The Tips from the Trenches - Scrum Master edition audiobook includes hours of audio interviews with SM’s that have decades of experience: from Mike Cohn to Linda Rising, Christopher Avery, and many more. Super-experienced Scrum Masters share their hard-earned lessons with you. Learn those today, make your teams awesome! About Helen Garcia Helen's been in projects for over 10 years, everything from construction to pharma to more recently gaming. Not only does she want to bring an Agile mindset to organizations that are ready for change but she also strongly believes that Agile can be just as effective at home. Bringing value sooner, safer and happier thanks to Jon Smart it's a quote Helen take most places! You can link with Helen Garcia on LinkedIn and connect with Helen Garcia on Twitter. You can also visit Helen Garcia’s website to learn more about her work.
The PO that could listen and learn from the Scrum team | Helen Garcia
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Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast

The PO that could listen and learn from the Scrum team | Helen Garcia

Read the full Show Notes and search through the world’s largest audio library on Scrum directly on the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast website: http://bit.ly/SMTP_ShowNotes. In this episode, we talk about one of the key skills for successful Product Owners: the ability to listen to, and learn from the team. The Great Product Owner: The PO that could listen and learn from the team The ability to listen to the team and take advantage of that is one of the key characteristics of great Product Owners. After all, the team are the experts on the “how to deliver” question. In this segment, we share some tips that can help Product Owners become great listeners. The Bad Product Owner: The PO that was not able to listen The opposite PO is the PO that can’t listen. Maybe they have too much going on, or it is just not how they work. In these cases, Scrum Masters must learn how to help Product Owners learn to listen. We discuss tips and tools to help PO’s that are too impatient to listen to the team. Are you having trouble helping the team working well with their Product Owner? We’ve put together a course to help you work on the collaboration team-product owner. You can find it at: bit.ly/coachyourpo. 18 modules, 8+ hours of modules with tools and techniques that you can use to help teams and PO’s collaborate. About Helen Garcia Helen's been in projects for over 10 years, everything from construction to pharma to more recently gaming. Not only does she want to bring an Agile mindset to organizations that are ready for change but she also strongly believes that Agile can be just as effective at home. Bringing value sooner, safer and happier thanks to Jon Smart it's a quote Helen take most places! You can link with Helen Garcia on LinkedIn and connect with Helen Garcia on Twitter. You can also visit Helen Garcia’s website to learn more about her work.