Evolving Culture and Values. Understanding the Tradeoffs. Growth through Failure. The Importance of Leadership and Open Communication.
Pedram Keyani discusses the importance of evolving the culture and values of an organization, dealing with tradeoffs, learning from failure, proper leadership and open communication.
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.
Dario Nardi shares key insights on how the brain works and suggestions on tapping the power of individuals’ talents in order to be put together at work.
Michael Sahota discusses top 10 Agile gotchas: when release is ready, sprint meetings take too long, no retrospectives, people aren’t working together, getting new stories, stand-ups are boring, etc.
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.
Jim McCarthy keynotes on the importance of a proper agile culture within organizations, providing examples from his own experience.
Gerry Kirk introduces the 7 levels of delegation by playing Delegation Poker, a game to make clear who’s responsible for what and on what level, useful to make decision making process explicit.
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.