Brock Argue takes a holistic approach to agility – recognizing that all aspects of the business benefit from the application of agile values and principles. His style of facilitation creates an environment in which high-performing organizations can emerge. Brock’s work includes agile transformations at Digital Oilfield, ADP, Benevity and Suncor. Brock seeks to support the ongoing development of coaches as they seek to transform the world of work and as such, he actively mentors aspiring coaches each year. Brock is a Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC) and Certified Team Coach℠ (CTC) through Scrum Alliance, a Certified Leadership Maturity Coach™ through the Vertical Development Academy, an Organization and Relationship Systems Coach, an ICAgile Certified Coach (IC-ACC), and holds his ICF-PCC.
Brock has been a regular on the international conference and meetup circuit. He’s spoken several times at Global Scrum Gatherings and Agile Alliance conferences. Full list of talks is available on his website
Brock provides coaching, mentoring, and certification programs to individuals and organizations as the co-founder and coach at Superheroes Academy
Erkan Kadir is the co-founder of Superheroes Academy and is an experienced international speaker. He shares new perspectives on agility at many meetups and conferences each year and his talks have been accepted at every major international agile conference including both North American and European Global Scrum Gatherings. Full list of talks is available on his website
Erkan Kadir is at his best when he is working with teams and talking about big ideas. Erkan draws on many years of experience building products, managing teams, and leading organizations to catalyze growth. He excels at coaching teams to a greater understanding of themselves. Erkan’s work has benefited many companies including: Digital Oilfield, ADP, Enverus and Suncor. He is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC), Certified Team Coach℠ (CTC), Certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC), ICF Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC), Certified Leadership Maturity Coach™ and an ICAgile Certified Coach (IC-ACC).
AIC 2023 Presentation
Working Agreements That Work!
69% of the problems occurring within teams are perpetual, meaning that they cannot be solved, only managed. Unfortunately, teams just aren’t together long enough for reactive conflict management strategies to give teams a fighting chance of ever reaching a state of high performance. With the average tech worker seeking new employment every two years, team composition changes every few months and reactive conflict management strategies are often too little too late when conflict has already turned destructive. Working agreements as a proactive strategy, on the other hand, can keep conflict constructive and set teams up for success.
The research is clear. Teams that invest in creating working agreements outperform those that do not. Working agreements aren't just for teams experiencing problems - they are a key ingredient in making a good team great!
You’re not alone. According to a 2022 Scrum Alliance survey, Scrum Masters cited creating effective working agreements as their biggest area of need. Join us and learn how to proactively manage conflict, define team boundaries, and take your team to the next level of performance.