Can We Talk?
Agile teams thrive when people of multiple disciplines—software development, testing, analysis, user experience, project management, product management—collaborate to deliver great products. But creating—and sustaining—a culture where true collaboration is possible is not easy.
Think about it for a moment. How transparent are your daily communications with team members? What steps have you taken to understand your teammates’ perspectives about what hinders or accelerates shared success in your daily work? How often do you converse—openly and deeply—with team members, especially those who hail from other disciplines? For most of us, our day-to-day interactions fall short of the ideals of honest communication, mutual learning and genuine curiosity.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Join us for “Can We Talk?” as we explore techniques to help us share the truth—without blame or judgment—with our colleagues. In this session, we dig deep to explore puzzles, patterns, and possibilities for more effective cross-discipline collaboration. In the end, you leave with a set of activities you can use to safely yet honestly engage with your whole team.