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DevOpsDays Zürich

Peter Häfliger

16 - 17 April 2024 | Alte Kaserne Winterthur

Agile Software Developer and Product Owner @ Avaloq

Peter has been working in the software industry since 2001. Since 2008, he's been with Avaloq, a leading financial technology and service provider, in various roles such as software developer, project manager, team lead, technical business analyst and scrum master. He currently serves as product owner of Business Process Automation and Client Lifecycle Management. He has great interest in agile practices but also in more technical software engineering and programming topics, mathematical and algorithmic puzzles, languages, literature and music.

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Wholesome Talk - Language Patterns for Feedback and Learning

My personal blog’s motto is “don’t just talk agile, walk agile” because I have always been well aware of the trap of merely using agile jargon instead of applying an agile mindset and living agile values.

However, I recently came to understand that while the “walk” is important, the “talk” has its own challenges. The eye-opener was L. David Marquet’s second book “Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of what you say - and what you don’t”.

That’s why I would like to speak about “wholesome talk” and address the following questions: What is wholesome talk in an agile work environment? What language patterns help to invite feedback and foster learning?

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