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Dream Teams: Making Your Dream (Team) Come True, with Ron Lichty
What differentiates high performance teams?
Almost all of us have been on a high performance team. Just invite us, and we’ll sign up for another in a second! Typically, it was a team for which we worked harder - but from which we took away more exhilaration and joy - than any other team in our careers.
What made it so? And what can we do to get it again?
Successful software development cultures are ones that are not just performant but that also both delight customers and are a joy for every team member to be part of.
One of the characteristics that differentiates agile cultures is that (finally!) it’s not just managers who are responsible for crafting culture - but everyone. Yes, every one of the various kinds of managers engaged with product and project teams have a role in crafting culture and supporting the emergence of high performance teams. But agile, done well, means every one of us engages in the crafting of it.
Ron Lichty has been managing and, more recently, consulting in managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years. Previously a programmer, he cut his teeth managing at Apple. As Ron Lichty Consulting, http://www.ronlichty.com, he advises business, product and engineering leaders how to transform chaos to clarity, takes occasional fractional Interim VP Engineering roles, trains teams and executives in scrum, transitions teams to agile, and coaches teams to make their software development “hum.” His 450-page book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net, was recently released as video training, http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net/video.html - by Pearson and O’Reilly’s Safari Network. He also co-authors the periodic Study of Product Team Performance, http://www.ronlichty.com/study.html.
We will provide food and drinks.
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