Whether you're developing software, running a business or coaching your kid’s soccer team, the most challenging part of what you do involves working with people to lead them to a common goal. People are what make the impossible possible and agile teams, like race car engines, require regular maintenance and tuning to keep them humming along. This 2-part webinar series will share insights into the techniques and tools to build, fine-tune and maintain successful agile teams!
Part 1: Join Aaron Smith, editorial director of ProjectsAtWork, and Tom Wessel, consulting managing director at Davisbase, who will discuss how to:
• Assess the natural and adaptive styles of team members to improve communication
• Expose and eliminate dysfunctions that can permeate teams
• Evolve from I to T-shaped skill sets to improve cross-functional collaboration
• Apply performance metrics to drive greater team cohesion • Use an agile ALM platform to promote sustainable healthy team behavior
Part 2: Join Bob Vincent, product manager, and Andy Powell, product evangelist at VersionOne, who will share an "Agile Coaches Guide to VersionOne". You will see how to:
• Gain visibility into what's going on within and across projects
• Hold more meaningful daily standups
• Streamline release and sprint planning
• Create team-centric reporting
Agile Success = Team Success: Tuning the Agile Team Engine
Part 1 – May 7, Noon-1 PM ET
Part 2 – May 13, Noon-1 PM ET
Aaron Smith has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evolution from the first independent publication covering the PM space to the online destination for innovative approaches and perspectives on getting things done in the project world. Prior to joining ProjectsAtWork in 2001, Aaron led and worked on award-winning editorial teams covering a diverse spectrum of fields and industries.
Tom Wessel has more than 20 years of experience working across the entire end-to-end software development lifecycle and over 7 years as a ScrumMaster, agile trainer and agile coach. He has been instrumental in helping organizations successfully plan and implement agile principles and evolve their agile discipline. He is an accredited PMP and PMI-ACP, certified ScrumMaster and certified Scrum professional.
Bob Vincent is a Product Manager for VersionOne focused on the core VersionOne product and improving the user experience. Bob has more than 20 years of software development experience, including over 10 years of practicing eXtreme Programming and employing other agile and lean processes. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. .
During his 12-year career in the software development industry, Andy has assisted in numerous 500+ person agile tool rollouts with companies such as Siemens, Adobe, EMC and Sabre, giving him considerable experience in leading major projects.