Alicia re-joins us on the podcast to talk about a topic that she has been developing over the last few months. Alicia talks about Psychological Safety as a concept that was developed in the last century and can help Scrum Masters understand how to allow teams to express themselves without fear.
In this talk, Amy Emondsen explains what Psychological Safety is and how it originated:
Alicia explains her journey through this topic and how she researched the topic to be able to present it and use it with the teams that she works with. In her research she found The Journal of Organizational Behavior to be a good source about this topic.
We then discuss how Alicia applied the concept of Psychological Safety in her work with Scrum teams, and she also shares concrete practices and tools she uses to bring this concept to life.
In this episode we mention the following resources:
- Advanced Facilitations Strategies by Ingrid Bensen
- The Emergent Leader: Planning Poker, a Tool for Building Psychological Safety on Scrum Teams
- Ego is the Enemy, a book by Ryan Holiday
About Alicia McLain
Alicia joins us from San Diego, California, and she is the first repeat guest here on the podcast! Alicia was with us on week #66 back in April 2016.
Alicia is a Lean Agile Transformation | Executive Coach with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry
She coaches, trains and transforms mid-size to large companies domestically & internationally.
She has led both program management and software development organizations using Agile practices and has had 10 years in the Agile community as a hands-on transformation leader, trainer and coach.
Alicia is passionate about using Agile practices to build high performing teams and psychologically safe work spaces!