Agile Cocktails

Do you care about the quality of the Agile movement, and the outcomes it produces? If your work includes making products and teams better, then this meetup is for you.

This cocktail supports the influencers: Product Owners, managers, Scrum Masters, testers, designers, undercover guerilla change agents ... everyone who cares about developing great teams and great products. 

Bring your tips, your stories, your puzzles and  join a community dialog on doing Agile like we mean it!

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with Dr. Sal Freudenberg, PhD
author, The Inclusive Collaboration Experiments

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September 13th 2017, 
21:30 New Delhi
18:00 Berlin
Noon in New York
9AM San Francisco
(add it to your Calendar)

for 100 minutes

Real Diversity

Are your positive cultural filters sifting the magic out of your team?

Is your team struggling to solve the trickiest problems? Or: are you unable to come up with truly innovative ideas? 

Even with the best of intentions, we often recruit those who are similar to ourselves. Add the notion of ‘cultural fit’ and some cognitive bias into the mix and inadvertently we may create a stagnant monoculture, stifling creativity and diminishing team ability.

Sal will challenge us to consider people and traits that are the opposite of what we might usually look for, to broaden our horizons and create competitive advantage. Then we'll invite your themes and questions in a round of Lean Coffee™.

Before the call, consider:

How would you describe your workplace culture to a stranger?

Dr. Sal Freudenberg is a neurodiversity advocate and lean/agile consultant with 25+ years experience in the tech world. Sal holds a PhD in the Psychology of Collaborative Software Development, is autistic, and is helping the industry explore how supporting and nurturing every kind of brain is essential to our creativity, problem-solving and ultimately success.



Your Summer
Personal Retrospective

with Deborah Hartmann Preuss, cpcc

Thurs., August 24th
&   Sat., August 26th


Look back, learn and set your intention for Autumn!

Make time for a friendly and relaxed two-hour retrospective with friends, facilitated by Cocktails co-founder Deborah Hartmann Preuss.

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About this Community

Spend 100 minutes with us, to share your experiences, insights and questions with your change-agent peers around the world - people who share your concerns and courageously speak to important issues.

We'll start with a 15-minute talk or activity by one of our Agile colleagues, then move into discussion of your own topics - be they puzzles, success stories, or questions - and work our way through them until we run out of time! It's a great way to build strong professional connections around the globe.

Your CoachingCocktails hosts are: Deborah Preuss, CPCC and Steve Holyer, Agile Coach


About Coaching Cocktails

Coaching Cocktails are intimate online meetups that encourage community among change-agents, focused on the important work of making our workplaces more meaningful and joyful.

Our formats are powered by "whoever comes is the right people." In our Cocktails calls we start with a short talk or activity followed by relaxed discussion of participants' own related themes in a LeanCoffee™-inspired format. Our longer Workshops and MasterMind groups use the same "back of the room" style of facilitation to connect people and ideas, developing new skills and creating new relationships and possibilities.

Deborah Hartmann Preuss, Steve Holyer and John McFadyen have been holding space for this relaxed gathering of peers since 2013, drawing energized colleagues from New Zealand to New Mexico.

Join our main mailing list to hear about other Cocktails and Workshops for change agents, including online personal retrospectives!