“One mission One Team” – Fostering Collaboration in Complex Federal Environments

schedule Oct 24th 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM place Ballroom C

In the Federal space, it is often a mix of government staff, multiple contractors and subcontractors making up an Agile projects and teams. While collaboration is a key pillar of an Agile mindset, it can be a challenge to build a collaborative environment in such a multi-entity environment. This talk will cover several case studies and will present:

  • How we successfully trained many teams of blended entities through a robust learning roadmap that covered everyone regardless of employer
  • How we worked to establish a ‘one team’ mindset through team building workshops and collaboration exercises
  • How we worked to establish cross functional collaborative teams, team norms, etc in a multi-contractor environment.
  • Successes, failures and lessons learned
 
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Outline/structure of the Session

2 min – Introduction

5 min – Background on approach to establishing collaborative environments and building strong teams of multiple entities.

10 min – Case study #1 – examples of effective environments/teams from past projects

10 min – Case Study #2 – examples of an ineffective environments/teams from past projects

10 min – Lessons learned

5 min – Summary

3 min – Time for questions

Learning Outcome

 

Understand some of the barriers to traditional agile approaches that exist in blended environments

Discover ideas  to improve teamwork with a blended contractor and government workforce.

Target Audience

Government, contractors, agile teams

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Jennifer Hinton
    By Jennifer Hinton  ~  1 year ago
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    Hi Beth, 

    This topic is interesting and addresses a common challenge many of us encounter in the federal space. Can you update the submission to shed some light on what approach(s) you recommend to design the collaborative environments? 

     

    Thank you, 

    Jennifer

    • Beth Hatter
      By Beth Hatter  ~  1 year ago
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      Hi Jennifer,

       

      I added a few notes - hope this helps clarify and add interest. Thanks for the feedback!

       

      -Beth


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