Better Software West 2018 Concurrent Session : The Introvert's Survival Guide to Agile


Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Introvert's Survival Guide to Agile

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With open work areas, a focus on people and conversations, and group events that seem to require verbal fluency, it sometimes feels like the agile ecosystem is designed with extroverts in mind. But science tells us that introverts make up almost half of the workforce, many of whom may struggle to be productive in an agile environment. In fact, introverts might even shy away from agile opportunities because of the collaboration they require. In this interactive session, Julee Bellomo will begin by helping you learn to recognize the traits of an extrovert and an introvert through self-identification. Building on that discussion, she will identify common prejudices and personal biases, then move into busting myths about introverts. You will explore how introverts can succeed in leadership, taking lessons from modern, well-known introverted leaders. Attendees will take away three specific techniques that they can immediately apply to bring out the best in both personality types. Join Julee to discover how introverts can thrive on teams and how to create a balance between thinking and action.


Julee Bellomo is a consultant with the AgileThought Agile Practice in Tampa, FL. Her role is to help businesses prepare for agile transformations through leadership and enterprise coaching. She specializes in Product and Portfolio Management and product discovery and exploration workshops. She is the founder of the Tampa Bay Product Owner Group and the inaugural ProductCamp Gulf Coast. Julee is a frequent publisher on LinkedIn and at and recently collaborated on a new book by Femi Olajiga - Lean Agile Marketing: How to Become Agile and Deliver Marketing Success. Her passion is coaching and mentoring others. She is an introvert.