Troubleshooting Agile
Why: Finding the Balance for Joint Design
Jun 10, 2020 · 21 min
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Although we talk about joint design a lot, we haven't managed to do an episode on it. As we get to chapter 4 in our tour through Agile Conversations, it's time to rectify that! We focus on a common error that we didn't cover in depth in the book: how trying to "convince" someone through advocacy fails. Using the Four Rs, we roleplay an ineffective advocacy-heavy conversation about tech team execution, and then revise it to increase curiosity, reduce defensiveness and achieve greater internal commitment.


- Getting to Yes:
- David Burns on (not) trying to help:
- Previous episodes and blog posts on joint design:

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