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Help, Fix My "Agile"

DiSC Strategies to Transform Team Dynamics and Deliver Results

About the Book

"Help, Fix My "Agile": DiSC Strategies to Transform Team Dynamics and Deliver Results " is your ultimate guide to getting through an agile transformation using the DiSC model's power. In this ebook, you'll discover how to harness the unique strengths of each behavioural profile—Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness—to drive successful change.

Learn about each DiSC profile, from their key characteristics and workplace behaviours to their strengths and potential challenges. Gain insight on effectively communicating with and gaining buy-in from each profile, ensuring a smooth and effective transition. Walk through case studies and see how to successfully navigate the complexities of agile transformations by leveraging the DiSC model.

This book also provides information on building a DiSC-informed agile strategy, including information on assessments, tailoring communication approaches, and creating balanced cross-functional teams. "Help, Fix My Agile" equips you with the guidance you need to start a path of a deeper understanding of your team and improve.

Whether you're a project manager, team leader, or organizational change agent, this ebook offers invaluable insights and practical advice to help you create an agile environment where teams and individuals thrive. Embrace the future of work confidently and transform your team's dynamics, productivity, and collaboration with "Help, Fix My "Agile": DiSC Strategies to Transform Team Dynamics and Deliver Results. "

About the Author

Jeremy Berriault
Jeremy Berriault

Jeremy Berriault knows the full value Quality Assurance can provide to any organization. Outside of trying to break products and make sure they meet the requirements, he knows more. For over two decades, he is heavily involved in knowledge sharing efforts with those within and outside the QA discipline.

Through speaking engagements, blogs, interviews and coaching, he has given guidance and shows there is more to the discipline. He now takes the skills and knowledge of QA. He applies them to his work at Berriault and Associates Consulting Group. There, he and his associates work at finding value by helping with strategic management, agile transformation and, of course, Quality Assurance strategy consulting.

In his spare time, he is an avid international Jiu-Jitsu competitor who received his black belt in 2019

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Table of Contents

    • Introduction
      • Purpose of the Ebook
      • Overview of DiSC Model
      • The four DiSC behaviours
      • Importance of understanding behavioural styles in a business context.
    • Chapter 1 Understanding the Dominance D Profile
      • Characteristics of Dominance
      • Key Traits: Assertiveness, Decisiveness, Competitiveness
      • Typical Behaviors in the Workplace: Goal-Oriented, Quick Decision-Makers, Enjoy Challenges
      • Strengths: Leadership, Ability to Drive Results
      • Potential Challenges: Impatience, Overemphasis on Control, Reluctance to Collaborate
      • Gaining Buy-In from D-Profiles
      • Aligning Agile Benefits with Their Goals: Emphasize Speed, Efficiency, and Measurable Outcomes
      • Case Study
    • Chapter 2 Engaging the Influence i Profile
      • Characteristics of Influence
      • Key Traits: Sociable, Enthusiastic, Persuasive
      • Typical Behaviors in the Workplace: Collaborative, Enjoy Networking, Motivate Others
      • Strengths: Strong Interpersonal Skills, Ability to Inspire and Engage Teams
      • Gaining Buy-In from i-Profiles
      • Case Study
    • Chapter 3 Supporting the Steadiness S Profile
      • Characteristics of Steadiness
      • Key Traits: Patient, Reliable, Team-Oriented
      • Typical Behaviors in the Workplace: Supportive, Good Listener, Prefer Stable Environments
      • Strengths: Consistency, Empathy, Strong Team Players
      • Potential Challenges: Resistance to Change, Difficulty in Asserting Themselves, Avoidance of Conflict
      • Case Studies and Examples
    • Chapter 4 Convincing the Conscientiousness C Profile
      • Characteristics of Conscientiousness
      • Key Traits: Analytical, Detail-Oriented, Systematic
      • Typical Behaviors in the Workplace: Thorough, Process-Driven, Focus on Accuracy
      • Strengths: High Standards, Precision, Strong Problem-Solving Skills
      • Potential Challenges: Overemphasis on Details, Reluctance to Delegate, Resistance to Rapid Changes
      • Gaining Buy-In from C-Profiles
      • Case Study
    • Chapter 5 Integrating DiSC into Agile Transformation
      • Building a DiSC-Informed Strategy
    • Chapter 6 Overcoming Common Challenges
      • Identifying and Addressing Resistance
      • Dominance (D) Profile
      • Influence (i) Profile
      • Steadiness (S) Profile
      • Conscientiousness (C) Profile
      • Strategies to Mitigate Resistance and Foster Acceptance: Communication, Involvement, and Support Mechanisms
      • Measuring and Sustaining Success
      • Ongoing Support and Reinforcement Strategies: Coaching, Mentorship, and Continuous Engagement
    • Conclusion
      • Recap of Key Points
      • Highlighting the Importance of Personalized Approaches
    • Final Thoughts
    • Appendices
      • DiSC Assessment Tools
      • Everything DiSC® Profiles:
      • DiSC Classic Profiles:
      • Step-by-Step Guide to Using These Tools Effectively
      • Additional Resources
      • Templates and Checklists
      • Training Schedules:
      • Progress Tracking:
    • References

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