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Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014
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Teamwork Ain't Easy - RailsConf 2014

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Teamwork ain’t always easy. From meetings where everybody has something to say but nothing gets done to poor decisions being made because the most senior or most forceful team member won the argument; …

Teamwork ain’t always easy. From meetings where everybody has something to say but nothing gets done to poor decisions being made because the most senior or most forceful team member won the argument; sometimes you long for the days of high-walled cubicles and lone ranger coding. Long no more.

In this workshop, you will learn a few simple techniques that drastically improve a team’s ability to work together toward common goals with less conflict and more genuine collaboration.

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  • 1. Teamwork Ain’t Always Easy Doc Norton @DocOnDev http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2010/12/work_with_you.jpg
  • 2. Doc Norton
  • 3. Doc Norton ! Global Director of Engineering Culture ! doc@groupon.com @DocOnDev
  • 4. Doc Norton ! Global Director of Engineering Culture ! doc@groupon.com @DocOnDev Husband
  • 5. Doc Norton ! Global Director of Engineering Culture ! doc@groupon.com @DocOnDev Husband Father
  • 6. Grandfather
  • 7. 3 Things
  • 8. 3 Things 1. Simple Team Decisions
  • 9. 3 Things 1. Simple Team Decisions 2. Forming the Right Team
  • 10. 3 Things 1. Simple Team Decisions 2. Forming the Right Team 3. Thinking in Parallel
  • 11. https://www.flickr.com/photos/redwoodphotography/4356518997 Simple Team Decisions
  • 12. Should we offer Peet’s Coffee? https://www.flickr.com/photos/keokiseu/4719166647
  • 13. Should we offer Peet’s Coffee? https://www.flickr.com/photos/keokiseu/4719166647
  • 14. Should we offer Peet’s Coffee? Fist To Five
  • 15. Should we offer Peet’s Coffee? Disagree. I Require Changes Needs Discussion. I Have Change! Suggestions Desire Discussion. Have Minor Concerns Not in Total Agreement, but Will Support Good Idea, I Will Work For It Great Idea, I Will Lead the Charge Fist To Five
  • 16. Now You Try It https://www.flickr.com/photos/escalepade/2527644208
  • 17. Disagree. I Require Changes Needs Discussion. I Have Change! Suggestions Desire Discussion. Have Minor Concerns Not in Total Agreement, but Will Support Good Idea, I Will Work For It Great Idea, I Will Lead the Charge Should We Move On? https://www.flickr.com/photos/shootingbrooklyn/3139702827
  • 18. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ancientartpodcast/9222256275 Does Collaboration Mean Everyone?
  • 19. What kind of chairs should we purchase?
  • 20. Top of the line Herman Miller. Those chairs are a scam. Get the $120 chair from OfficeBarn. I like the conference room chairs. Lumbar support, please. It doesn’t matter to me, but we could each buy our own. I don’t really care, but I personally like leather chairs. What kind of chairs should we purchase?
  • 21. Top of the line Herman Miller. Those chairs are a scam. Get the $120 chair from OfficeBarn I like the conference room chairs. Lumbar support, please. What kind of chairs should we purchase? It doesn’t matter to me, but we could each buy our own. I don’t really care, but I personally like leather chairs.
  • 22. Forming the Right Team http://static.awkwardfamilyphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/cache/2009/07/ingrid-flag-corps1/1766431281.jpg
  • 23. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729
  • 24. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729 Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision
  • 25. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729 Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision Joe Alice Thom, Susan Art, Arnie, Janet, Frank
  • 26. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729 Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision Joe Alice, Thom, Susan Art, Arnie, Janet, Frank
  • 27. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729 Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision Joe Alice, Thom, Susan Art, Arnie, Janet, Frank Alice, Thom, Arnie, Frank Susan, Art Janet, Joe
  • 28. Collaboration Contracts https://www.flickr.com/photos/socialeurope/4303414729 Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision Joe Alice, Thom, Susan Art, Arnie, Janet, Frank Susan, Thom Alice, Art, Arnie, Frank Janet, Joe
  • 29. Now You Try It https://www.flickr.com/photos/escalepade/2527644208
  • 30. Start-Up Software Company Agilistration http://www.tusn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/startup-books.jpg
  • 31. Make a Name Card
  • 32. 1.Facilitator 2.CEO 3.HR Manager 4.Engineering Lead 5.Office Administrator 6.Project Manager 7.CFO 8.QA Engineer 9.Engineer 10.Designer 11.Engineer 12.GOTO 8 Make a Name Card
  • 33. Explain Consult Agree Advise Inquire I will Explain my reasoning for this decision I will Consult with others before making this decision I will Agree with others on this decision I will Advise the decision maker I will Inquire about the decision 1.Choose Conference Room Chairs 2.Create an Engineering Recruiting Process 3.Marketing Plan for Agilistration 4.Select a Testing Strategy & Tools Run Some Contracts 10 minutes
  • 34. We’ve got the right team… http://career.groupon.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Team-Groupon-after-B2Run-1024x523.jpg
  • 35. Why are decisions so difficult? http://www.luvistsuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Boring-meeting.jpg
  • 36. Extroversion Sensing Thinking Judging Introversion Intuition Feeling Perception Different Personalities Myers Briggs Types
  • 37. http://randommization.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Star-Wars-Myers-Briggs-Personality-Type.jpg Different Personalities Can’t we all just get along?
  • 38. http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/202/f/1/Myers_Briggs_Star_Trek_Edition_by_loqutor.jpg Different Personalities Can’t we all just get along?
  • 39. http://adeptgamer.com/forum/attachments/mbti_pony-jpg.97/ Different Personalities Can’t we all just get along?
  • 40. Different Perspectives
  • 41. Different Perspectives
  • 42. Different Perspectives
  • 43. Different Perspectives
  • 44. http://www.mwg-bayreuth.de/tl_files/bilder_allg/Fach%20Religion%20und%20Ethik/ethik_fachschaft.png And I blame these dudes.
  • 45. -10 0 10 20 30 40 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Next Trend % Profit Combine all this and …
  • 46. -10 0 10 20 30 40 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Next Trend % Profit I’ve seen this before. Let’s try ... As a matter of fact... Yes, but I feel... That will never work because... This is an AWSOME opportunity! We’re Doomed Combine all this and …
  • 47. Neutral, objective, only concerned with facts and figures The emotional view, just what you feel, no justification needed Careful and cautious, the “devil’s advocate”, points out the weakness in ideas Sunny and positive, covers hope and positive thinking Associated with fertile growth, creativity and new ideas Cool, the color of the sky, above everything else, the organizing hat Six Thinking Hats
  • 48. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 49. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 50. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 51. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 52. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 53. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 54. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 55. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 56. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 57. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 58. Six Thinking Hats Sequence Example
  • 59. Now You Try It https://www.flickr.com/photos/escalepade/2527644208
  • 60. Open a new office for sales and development of Agilistration in Palo Alto. ! We have $2.4M ! Additional funding from employees, then friends and family. Proposal
  • 61. Neutral, objective, only concerned with facts and figures The emotional view, just what you feel, no justification needed Careful and cautious, the “devil’s advocate”, points out the weakness in ideas Sunny and positive, covers hope and positive thinking Associated with fertile growth, creativity and new ideas Cool, the color of the sky, above everything else, the organizing hat Six Thinking Hats Palo Alto Sales and development office for Agilistration. ! We have $2.4M ! Additional funding from employees, then friends and family.
  • 62. Parting Thoughts
  • 63. “[Argument] completely lacks a constructive, creative or design element. It was intended only to discover the 'truth' not to build anything.” Edward DeBono “No one person, no one alliance, no one nation, no one of us is as smart as all of us thinking together.” James Stavridis (Navy Admiral) Parting Thoughts
  • 64. Teamwork Ain’t Always Easy Doc Norton @DocOnDev http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2010/12/work_with_you.jpg Thank You

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