Andrew Stellman affirms that having great teams with a collaborative mindset takes more than great people, visionary leaders and good organizers, providing insights into what needs to be added.
Ashley Johnson identifies key principles for high performance product development teams, and explore which of these we can and cannot control in virtual teams.
Tom Santero explores the various configurations of distributed teams, dissecting both productive as well as undesirable qualities that emerge when working remotely. We will postulate that distributed teams are novel and worth considering, but ultimately impossible to reduce and replicate.
Dana Caulder discusses how to improve team communication and delivery, aligning processes and tooling for iterative improvement, processes to mitigate team member turnover and speed-up onboarding.
Sue Johnston advises on communicating with different types of personalities starting from known psychological principles with the aim to improve relationships at work and in daily life.
Jennifer Hayes, Adam Archer present how they built a mixed team (local&remote) to learn the practice of design studios, making them an integral part of doing UI design.
Jim McCarthy keynotes on the importance of a proper agile culture within organizations, providing examples from his own experience.
Floyd Marinescu shares how the virtual teams behind InfoQ.com and QCon are run; Processes, tools, & mindset needed to succeed in a completely virtual work environment that delivers happiness and alignment. Each practice is explained in the context of how it fosters purpose, autonomy, mastery, and a sense of progress.
Alan Claypool discusses a methodology meant to bring coherence to an organization based on a strategic vision and clear focus on core values, over-communication and up-down accountability.
Jim McCarthy discusses culture hacking, a distinct kind of culture engineering, expressing a particular hacker ethos, an ethos originating in the world of software hacking, promoting freedom, openness, and embodying rationality and design elegance.
Jeff Patton presents the process of co-creating products, where everyone is involved and responsible, taking examples from three companies he’s worked with.
Joanna Zweig leads a workshop for practicing Cooperative Inquiry, a group learning technique meant to provide answers to complex questions based on group’s wisdom and knowledge.