Building and Scaling a High Performing Development Team by Finding the Facts and Avoiding Drama

06/18/2019 - 14:00 to 14:40
long talk (40 min)

Session abstract: 

Whether we're in the position of a team lead, a member of a working group or a participant of an open source community we're all human. Being human means we are hard-wired for certain behaviors which don't always lead to productivity or even happiness such as creating drama, flexing egos or being defensive about our points of view. Often times on development teams these behaviors can be counter-productive and ultimately end up hurting performance and producitvity.  In this talk, we'll look at different tools and techniques which can be deployed across any team with the intention of helping us understand when we are letting our emotions and personal conflicts get in the way our productivity and our shared goals. We'll also explore various frameworks in-which reverse engineer our behaviors with the goal of elevating ourselves and our teams when we feel stuck or feel that we're not performing to our collective potential. This fun, non-technical, talk is for members of development teams at all levels looking to increase the performance and productivity in themselves and others.

This talk is presented by Lucidworks.