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Tuesday, July 29 • 15:45 - 17:00
Improving Collaboration By Doing (Next To) Nothing (Brandon Carlson, Tim Gifford) FULL

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Remember when, in your retrospective, you discussed the need for your three teams to communicate on a regular basis? That would have resolved the architectural disconnect last sprint, right? You eagerly adopted the well documented Scrum of Scrums pattern in order to prevent this type of thing from happening again. Your teams are now meeting every morning to talk about the pressing issues of the day and keep everyone on the same page. There's only one problem: It didn't work.



Unfortunately, many of our attempts at improving collaboration miss the mark in practice and are simply modernized versions of old techniques. Whether it's a Wiki (Intranet?), Sharepoint (Shared Drive?), Scrum of Scrums (more meetings?), or PSI planning (even more meetings?). It is time to look at collaboration differently instead of putting a new face on old ideas.



Join us to learn about how incentive programs can encourage knowledge scarcity, laziness is our default choice, as well as other problems frequently encountered when trying to scale up collaboration beyond a single team. In addition, you will discover some tools and techniques for improving collaboration that you can start using today and some others that you may be using tomorrow.


Speakers
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Brandon Carlson

IT Nerd, Lean TECHniques, Inc.
A self-proclaimed nerd with over 15 years of experience, Brandon has become passionate about elevating the performance of IT as a whole, and has helped numerous organizations from startups to Fortune 100 companies improve their product development and delivery systems. Brandon’s current interests include data-driven product definition/development and professionalism in the world of IT. He can be reached on Twitter and pretty much everywhere... Read More →
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Tim Gifford

Agile Coach, Lean TECHniques, Inc



Tuesday July 29, 2014 15:45 - 17:00
Osceola 4