I was asked to take one of the speaking slots at the “Agile in the Finance Sector” conference in London on 7 March. It was a great event and I was privileged to be asked to speak. My talk was entitled “Barriers to Agile Adoption and Improvement”, and having spent a fair amount of time preparing it, I was really pleased to get some great feedback via Unicom on what the audience thought of my talk.
Here is a short interview in which I was asked about the day.
My average approval ratings were:
Not bad for someone who doesn’t do this sort of thing for a living. Perhaps I should, eh?
But it got me thinking. Feedback is always valuable, good or bad. It is at the heart of Agile, after all. I remembered receiving a few very gratifying emails over the last couple of years on presentations or training courses I have run. This sort of feedback is always welcome:
Content – sufficient to gain understanding of the concept and how it works, and its value to the business if adopted properly.
Trainer skills – engaging, easy to understand, able to answer questions, able to facilitate discussion around the subject.
Relevance – totally!
Thoroughly enjoyable session, and if you need my skills on your team ever, if there is a role, you have a new recruit here! I totally believe in this approach, and I would love to be more involved.
And my personal favourite:
I enjoy training and speaking on a subject I care deeply about. And it makes it doubly enjoyable when other people get enthused by what I’m saying and showing them too. So the next time you attend training or a meetup or a conference, please provide the speakers and organisers with your feedback.
I’m doing another talk soon at the Agilia conference in Brno, Czech Republic. Looking forward to it.