Building an Effective and High Performing Team in any Environment

You’ve read all the industry books, you’ve gotten your certifications and now you have a team staring at you waiting for you to take the lead. There is no hesitation about how to perform the basics -- determining roles and scheduling meetings -- but how do you take an ordinary team and kick start an effective, high performing team?

Whether you have a brand new team or you’re the new guy on an existing team, the tools and techniques you will learn in this session have proven to be effective from not-for-profits and state government to private sector insurance.

As an accredited Leadership Gift Coach Jessica focuses on vocabulary, shared responsibility, team agreements, and utilizing gamification to set the stage for a powerful and effective team no matter what methodology they use. 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Doing this as a workshop my main goal is to give the audience a hands on learning experience. I start the session with a little lecture about teams and the dynamics constantly at play. I then move into the first of 3 take aways. I explain the concept and then do an interactive lesson directly related to the concept i just explained. 

Due to the variety of attendees i use the context of the event itself, in this case Big Apple Scrum Day, giving them a shared reality to practice with. This also gives the conference board real time feedback about their event. 

Once we have gone through all three concepts and exercises then i wrap up reminding the audience of the numerous ways to use these approaches within their work. 

Learning Outcome

  • Hands on workshop to give audience real contextual understanding of the material.
  • The audience will gain the understanding of how to utilize gamification for building teams as well as working their projects.
  • The games will be utilizing the context of the conference to give the audience something they all know and give the conference board usable information afterward to use for future events. 

Target Audience

Scrum master, product owner, managers working with scrum teams, developers, business analysts

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