Agility Creates an Upskilling Paradox – Jess Brock

october, 2021

07oct6:00 pm6:30 pmAgility Creates an Upskilling Paradox - Jess Brock6:00 pm - 6:30 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeOnline event Event Organized By: Access Agile Freestival (The Free Agile Festival)

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Value needs to be delivered, but people need to possess the skills and confidence in order to deliver it. Sure; we could take a chance and throw people to the wolves. Or, we could advise our customers that we are taking time away to upskill our team. (15 years in technology and I’ve never seen the latter.)

Luckily, we do not have to pick between professional growth and business growth.

There is no reason delivery cannot intersect with learning.

Learning outcomes
Ability to detect the signals of an upskilling paradox
Understand ways to overcome the upskilling paradox
Appreciate the value that comes with prioritizing learning and avoiding the upskilling paradox

Jess Brock
Jess is a dynamic agile coach (SPC), technologist, and writer with over 15 years experience in the technology space. In addition to serving as a coach, she has served as a full-stack developer, scrum master, product owner, people leader, instructor, and entrepreneur.

Former agile skeptic, Jess was eventually convinced by a colleague to give agile a try more than a decade ago. Her personal transformation was so impactful that Jess continues to contribute to the broader agile community to this very day.

Throughout her career Jess has worked closely with organizations (startups to large enterprises) on agility areas such as culture building, technical strategy, and product development and has led multiple Agile Transformations.

Jess attributes her deep and diverse career experience as one of her greatest strengths as a coach because it enables her to coach organizations with sincere empathy and truly meet people where they are at. Jess has been characterized as a coach who demystifies agile in a way that is approachable by all.


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