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Elisabeth Hendrickson on Team Dynamics - Free Webinar

We are excited to run our next AgileTD Zone Live Event with the fabulous Elisabeth Hendrickson. She will re-do her highly anticipated AgileTD USA keynote "Focus. Deliver. Learn. Repeat.". After the 45 min. talk there is plenty of time for questions and discussions, so take part and bring your most pressing challenges to the table.

Highly effective teams deliver consistently, repeatedly, and with a sense of momentum. Learn practical approaches you can start applying immediately to improve how well your team executes. What you'll learn in this online talk:

  • Ensuring a group operates as a team rather than a collection of individuals

  • Creating a sense of focus within the team

  • Slicing and delivering work to create a sense of momentum

  • Learning and improving with intention each step of the way

Date & Time: September 20, 2023 4:00 PM CEST/ 10:00 AM EST

Full Session Abstract: There’s a feeling in the air when a team is executing well. Communication flows freely. Team members have a healthy give and take. The mutual respect between team members is palpable; everyone’s contributions matter. While the team may seem serious and intense, there’s also a sense of lightness and positive energy. Ultimately the results speak for themselves: the team delivers consistently, repeatedly, and with a sense of momentum. That’s not to say every day is perfect. The team can still have late-breaking surprises, customer escalations, and all-hands-on-deck emergencies. However no matter what surprises are in store, a high functioning team is able to take it in stride.

The secret boils down to four simple concepts: focus, deliver, learn, repeat. Highly effective teams focus their energy by limiting the work in progress, avoiding multitasking or split responsibilities, and ruthlessly prioritizing the work to be done. They optimize for frequent deliveries, sometimes by slicing work in non-intuitive ways. They extract every available lesson from their experience. And they pace themselves so they can deliver over and over again. In this talk you’ll hear stories about real world teams and how they improved their ability to repeatedly focus, deliver, and learn to go from struggling to executing effectively. Along the way, you’ll learn practical tips for improving how well your own team executes. About the Speaker: Elisabeth Hendrickson is an experienced software developer, tester, leader, and executive. She has a track record of creating high functioning organizations and growing strong leadership teams. As a member of the executive team for Pivotal (acquired by VMware), she headed up the R&D group responsible for Pivotal’s Big Data Suite. Prior to joining Pivotal, Elisabeth ran her own small consulting company, Quality Tree Software, Inc. where she helped organizations build better software sustainably by adopting agile practices and values. Elisabeth is the author of Explore It! from Pragmatic Books.


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