Michael Rawling explains how user personas can help having productive conversations with stakeholders and how to integrate them into an Agile process.
Attila Bujdoso presents two projects designing infrastructures for human cooperation: Format -studies cultural formats of cooperation, opp.io -designing a new technological protocol for collaboration.
Lachlan Heasman discusses the difference between groups and teams, Poole’s model of team development, the social motivational factors within teams, and the complexity leadership model for teams.
Revathi Nathaniel explains the benefits of collaboration during the various stages of conducting user research (from conception to data analysis) and simple methods to involve stakeholders.
Lynne Cazaly shares ways to achieve greater buy-in, clearer communication and higher levels of engagement with team members, stakeholders, sponsors and business units using "visual agility".
Portia Tung advises for playing at work to improve team relationships and fuel creativity.
Aviran Mordo and Talya Gendler explain how their engineering team is supporting product managers in making the right decisions and getting their product roadmap on the right path.
Katherine Kirk draws lessons from on-the-ground experiences and eastern and tribal philosophy in order to illuminate practical and realistic ways of dealing with team politics.
Lynne Cazaly explains how to apply visual maps, models, metaphors, templates and processes that help build buy-in, boost contributions and collaboration, and make communication a breeze within teams.
Martin Fowler keynotes on the importance of building a healthy social environment where software development can thrive. Part 1 of this presentation: www.infoq.com/presentations/workflow-refactoring
Edmund Jorgensen discusses how and why engineering teams slow down, showing how attempts to manage costs in the face of slowdowns can death-spiral into worse delays with deadly economic consequences.
Ben Ross considers that physical environments affects agile practices, exemplifying with MYOB’s transformation of a shopping center’s roof into the largest open space in Melbourne.