Measuring Team Happiness – A Real-Life Journey of Fostering an Engaging Working Environment
There is no team more productive than a healthy, engaged team. Unfortunately, some organizations still use bottom line metrics to drive performance, which typically hurt more than they help. In this talk we’ll focus on an alternative approach to fostering a great working environment, looking at how we can leverage Spotify’s “Squad Health Check Model” and Patrick Hanlon’s “Primal Branding” to build strong foundations and feedback mechanisms that set the stage for high-performance Agile Teams.
I am currently a Practice Coach and work with over 100 professionals at TEKsystems Global Services’ Montreal Innovation Centre. I have over 15 years experience in the IT sector, a career that has seen me be not only a Coach, but also a Project Manager, Entrepreneur, Business Analyst, Developer, and even a College Professor. I graduated with a B.Eng from the University of Ottawa in 2005 and am a 2013 MBA graduate from HEC Montréal. My certifications include PMI-ACP, ICP-ACC, PSM, and ITIL to name a few. I have taught a number of courses on a number of Agile subject matters, and am a certified instructor for IC Agile. I am also an author of TEKsystems’ Software Devlivery Methodology – TEKnique.