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Welcome to the floor two new speakers, Basane Hlabyago and Suwilo Simwanza.

They will each present a 15-minute lightning talk after which we will have 15 minutes’ group discussion / Q&A

Topic: The Power of Listening – Basane

As humans we have been created to have two ears and one mouth so that we would listen more and talk less. Most successful people I’ve known were those who listened more and spoke less. They went on to become better leaders, entrepreneurs, friends, husbands, wives and better human beings. We need to listen to one another more in order to grow and become better individuals. Stephen R Covey once observed that “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.”

Topic: Just Call Me Scrummy McPhee – Su

This lightning talk will focus on the lessons I have learnt about being a Scrum Master and why being indispensable to a team is not necessarily a good thing. Nanny McPhee said it best, “When you need me, but do not want me, I will stay…”

About our speakers:

Basane is a Scrum Master at Sasol responsible for empowering teams and bringing change to the organisation through adapting to the new ways of working i.e. Agile while having fun. Before moving to her current role, Basane spent over 10 years consulting in the areas of SAP authorisation, SAP ISU and quality assurance. Through her work-life journey she has learnt how to engage and connect with people through active listening. She enjoys solving problems and her motto is to “Take it easy, and always give my best.”

Suwilo (Su) is one of DVT’s Scrum Masters currently placed at Discovery. She is one of the Scrummies who have been given the opportunity to take part in Discovery’s transformation to new ways of working through department-wide change management. She enjoys engaging with different people, loves learning, is becoming an advocate for design sprints… and loves watching Korean Romantic Comedies.

About our sponsor, IndigoCube:

At IndigoCube we empower our Customers to achieve excellence through Business Agility that allows organisations in the fast-moving digital age to adapt to market demands more efficiently. Our consolidated solutions focus on developing leading skills, implementing modern ways of work supported by world class automation technologies. Our training catalogue is extensive and covers areas of Lean Agile Transformation, DevOps Optimisation, Lean Product Management, Lean Change Management and Business Analysis. We have a team of highly qualified experts with extensive experience to enable agility, improve efficiency and minimise risk.