Agile Unboxed: Practical Tools for Breaking Down Barriers in Scrum Events

How to keep your participants engaged and involved

Discover how to enhance the effectiveness of your Scrum team through the power of personal engagement. Learn about the scientific principles and practical tools that drive team growth and success.


20 June, 2024


10.00 – 10.40 BST


40 minutes


London, UK



Our Workshop

While Agile is all about being adaptive and responsive, Agile teams are often ensnared by invisible barriers that hinder innovation and efficiency.

We will embark on a practical journey through interactive exercises and real-world case studies, focusing on enhancing the effectiveness of their Scrum Events. Participants will explore strategies to promote critical thinking, foster open communication, and stimulate creative problem-solving in agile environments.

Expect a hands-on workshop with engaging exercises that will give you practical tools to increase your team’s engagement.

View the slides online here.

Goals of the Session

The workshop is about removing barriers. How can you boost your personal and team engagement? Active agile practitioners are welcome to join, though the lessons learned apply to almost any team.

Key takeaways

  1.  Strategies to enhance engagement and participation in Scrum events
  2. Techniques to apply the 5P’s of Personal Engagement
  3. Practical methods to build trust and boost collaboration within teams, grounded in the latest findings from neuroscience and behavioral science.
  4. Insights on customizing agile practices to address unique team challenges, encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

Evelien Acun-Roos

Evelien is a Professional Knowledge Sharer with Xebia Academy. Her agile journey started at Essent in 2010, and since then, she has helped many teams at different organizations to become more agile (ING, Rabobank, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, APG, Philips, VodafoneZiggo, Unilever).

Evelien is certified to teach classes as a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and a certified trainer for Training From the Back of the Room. She likes to focus on the people within the organization while supporting and teaching teams to become high-performing. You can also find her on Instagram and TikTok as the Scrum Boosters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Evelien is speaking at the following conferences

Agile 2024
22-26 July

Agile Prague
16-17 September

30 September – 2 October

Agile Tour Vilnius
22 October

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