Avashana Poudyal

Speakers Profile

Avashana Poudyal is a seasoned Project Manager with over 6 years of experience in the industry. Initially, Avashana believed that dealing with people was the least important aspect of work, but over the years she has come to love it. Avashana recognizes that it is not the process that makes a project successful, but rather the people who pour their heart into it. As a Scrum Master, she works to bring teams together, foster understanding, and help them learn from one another, ultimately helping them to grow as a team. Avashana is a firm believer in putting people over process.

In her personal life, Avashana is a foodie who is always trying out new diets. She is also a traveler at heart and loves reading books, shopping, gardening, and people-watching.

Session Details

Emotional Intelligence and its Importance in Agile 

Day in and Day out we are dealing with human emotions in this ever-changing environment. Why not we understand how we can better deal with it? Agile culture focuses on having better communication, collaboration, and cooperation to create an empowered team. Furthermore, if we look at the 5 values of scrum: Courage, Focus, Commitment, Respect, and Openness. Can we now see why emotional intelligence is crucial?

If we observe closely, we can realize that we are driven by various emotions daily on both personal and professional levels. It can drive us in various directions; anger, motivation, energize, demotivate, derail, focus, compassion, and so on. Self-awareness, self-motivated, and self-leadership can help us understand ourselves and others better and ultimately help us achieve more. If you would join the talk, you would come to know more in detail about why emotional intelligence is important and relevant in agile.