Management Series: Building High Performing Teams

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Building High Performing Teams

Every organization seeks greater agility and resilience in our turbulent world. The path to both lies through a culture shift that supports highly collaborative, high performing teams. Attend this session with Diana Larsen to learn more about ways technical leaders can initiate and invest in teams that serve business goals. Participants will each take-away a personalized plan for developing high performing teams in their organizations.

⏰ Agenda

5:30-5:45 - Check-in + Grab food
5:45-6:00 - Welcome from WWCode Portland and Zapproved
6:00-8:15 -
Defining High Performing Teams
Enabling Success from the Start
Choosing to Invest in High Performance
Creating your plan - Activity
Next steps
8:15-8:30 - Closing Remarks

👩🏽 About our Speaker

Visionary pragmatist, author, and Chief Connector, Diana Larsen co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. Through the Agile Fluency™ Project’s article and training/mentoring programs for agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 25 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.

👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here:

🏢 About our Host

Zapproved uses technology to better address our customers’ needs. They mitigate risk — streamlining workflows by automating processes, allowing corporate legal teams to have more agency, autonomy, and control. They are passionate about the power of software to transform corporate legal processes from the inside, out.

📃 Code of Conduct

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form:

FAQ for the event:

Q: Will there be gender neutral restrooms?
A: There will be gender neutral restrooms.

Q. Is there a mother's room?
A: Yes, Zapproved has a mother's room that attendees will be able to use.

Q: Is child care available?
A: We don't have child care available for this event.

Q: Is the space ADA accessible?
A: This space is ADA accessible. Unfortunately, we won't have an interpreter at this event.

Q: Will there be food and drink at this event?
A: Yes, there will be food and drink available starting 5:30 pm. We will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

Q: What are the parking and public transportation options?
A: There is typically street parking in front and near the building. ​The NS Streetcar Line stops across the street.

Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: We cannot accommodate pets at this event.