The Power of Nudge

We all want to be on a great team - with fun, competent and enthusiastic people, delivering successful projects to wow the customer. However, this reality is hard to archive - fun cannot be mandated, success requires coordinated effort of many people, and customers have a hard time explaining what exactly will wow them.

Consider nudging - making a small suggestion in a powerful way. A right setup will help the team communicate better. A good nudge will encourage the customer to share their feelings about the project early and often. There are also small nudges (not orders!) that help everyone enjoy their workday more, and be more creative and productive at the same time.

Jane Prusakova's bio:
I am a software architect and developer, an Agile proponent, and a great believer in building valuable software that users will love to use. I build large back-end systems that require high-performance and high-reliability, and process vast amounts of data. I believe that Agile is the best way to approach large projects. I use and teach Agile methodologies, iterative frameworks, test-driven development, and other techniques of software craftsmanship. As a Senior Consultant for Improving Enterprises, I work with distributed teams on distributed software. Our most successful projects rise from excellent communication, rapid iterations, close contact with the client, and good infrastructure.

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  • Jane P.

    Thank you all for coming and participating! I learned a lot, and had a great time. If you would like to chat more about behavioral science, helping people be and do their best, and creating the best environment for Agile teams, give me a nudge:­m
    @jprusakova at Twitter

    The slides from the presentation are on Slideshare:

    February 26, 2014

    • John G.

      Thank you for a lovely presentation!

      February 26, 2014

  • Andy M.

    Great content and even better discussion

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • John G.

    Another great night on Campus. Speaker was sincere in her approach to the idea of having fun at work. "The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play". JTKirk (Shore Leave Planet)

    February 25, 2014

  • Ritu S.

    It was a very interesting discussion!

    February 25, 2014

  • David K.

    here's a nudge... join me in this webinar series

    In this unique virtual training hosted by Gil Broza, 10 leading experts and practitioners share the top items they pack for an Agile journey, so you can reach your destination too.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • David K.

    Hum, interesting topic, I can't decide if I should come....
    ... Give me a nudge....

    February 7, 2014

    • Jane P.

      it'll be fun, and useful!

      February 21, 2014

    • Ray H.

      This meeting could be the best thing that happened to you...all day.

      February 22, 2014

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