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  • Jenna Charlton
  • Team Care: Making Mental Health an Agile Practice
    Jenna Charlton
    99 Minute Workshop

    Team Care: Making Mental Health an Agile Practice


    99 Minute Workshop


    Employee burnout is becoming an epidemic in IT. Tight deadlines, unsustainable pace, and the need to stay relevant and continuous learning combined with family and home obligations can become overwhelming and exhausting for professionals. Due to the stigma surrounding mental health, those experiencing the symptoms of burnout often keep how they feel a secret until it's too late.

    One way to help our teams and peers avoid falling into the trap of burnout is to start making good mental health habits a part of everyday practices. Agile provides a great framework to start building "team care" into our everyday routine. Team care, much like self care is centered in identifying how a team is feeling and instituting community care behaviors for mental health checkins and continuous improvement towards developing good team practices.


    • Describe value of Burnout Index survey
    • Interpret results of Burnout Index survey results
    • Identify methods to implement team care into your agile practices


    Jenna Charlton
    Jenna Charlton
    Quality Driven Product Owner
    Jenna is a software tester and product owner with over a decade of experience. They've spoken at a number of dev and test conferences and is passionate about risk-based testing, building community within agile teams, developing the next generation of testers, and A11y. When not testing, Jenna loves to go to punk rock shows and live pro wrestling events with their husband Bob, traveling, and cats. Their favorite of which are the 2 that share their home, Maka and Excalipurr.

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    Are the Workshops Recorded?

    Our 99-minute workshpos are designed to be attended live. If you can’t make the scheduled time, it will stay available to replay in CrowdCast for 7 days. To get the most out of them, we highly recommend you attend them live.