What I like

  • Candid account by Lissa
  • Good pace
  • Lively presentation, good interaction
  • Recognisable situation; got ideas on how to help my team be agile
  • Great talks and very energetic
  • Loved to hear real life story
  • Interactivity, audience involvement
  • Enthusiastic presenter
  • Interactivity with the group
  • Share ideas
  • Nice metaphorical slides with good taglines
  • Energetic presentation
  • The honesty in the story
  • The enthusiasm
  • Enthusiastic, new presenters
  • Very honest about their own experience
  • Well prepared
  • Good interaction with the audience
  • Interesting story, useful to see other people's experiences
  • Very well timed, surprisingly informative
  • The exercises were new to me & re something I can use
  • Well told story
  • Integration of small exercises were very thought provoking
  • Great presentation and storyline
  • Energetic
  • Good to hear real life stories
  • Interactive format worked well even with a small audience
  • You gave an enthusiastic insight into your experiences
  • The honest sharing of the experiences on the journey towards agile
  • Open
  • Practical
  • Introducing Agile can be problematic

To improve

  • Include pictures of team before and after. Agile's about people
  • Strive to measure tangible value
    • CSAT
    • ESAT (questionnaires)
  • Bit slower talking pace for Lissa (also: realise we aren't native speakers and a few of the words were hard to understand). But, great presentation!
  • You have a good story, relax a bit more while presenting :-)
  • Skip the "Post-it" simulation and instead elaborate on the motivation (skills needed to get the team to work agile)
  • Focus a little less on Lissa, and a bit more on the team and its problems/background
  • Practice presentation skills. There was too much "ummm"
  • Skip the BA sales slide a little quicker
  • Relax :-), you're doing great
  • Look at the audience more instead of at the ceiling, it connects to the audience
  • Use presenter view on the laptop, this is a big help, and you will not need stickies
  • Maybe more of how one might apply your lessons learnt to the audience
  • Pictures from your actual setting in BA
  • Add some more details to your slides (what does your Scrum board look like, team room...)
  • Please explain the "burning platform" for Agile in your story
  • Put it into a broader context
  • How did management react?
  • Bring one from your team to talk through the journey