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Balanced Team (Greg Jones)

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Opening session for the 2011 Balanced Team Conference (http://www.balancedteam.org/balconf-2011-resources/) …

Opening session for the 2011 Balanced Team Conference (http://www.balancedteam.org/balconf-2011-resources/)

Greg Jones answers the question "What do we mean by ‘Balanced Teams’?" from the point of view of a developer on a balanced team at The Ladders.

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  • Waterfall, mini waterfall. Lack of collaboration.
  • Fragmented, multiple business lines
  • Business problem. Grow x % revenue. Achieve addition 1000 subscribers. In our case, we wanted to achieve
  • Greater investment
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    • 1. Balanced Team
      Greg Jones
      Lead Software Engineer
      TheLadders.com
    • 2. Balanced Team
      Allmembers of the team working together, trusting each otherto solve a problem and achieve a common goal.
    • 3.
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    • 7. And now the problem-focused team approach
    • 8.
    • 9.
    • 10. Brainstorm together
    • 11. Why – each team member knows a different piece of the puzzle
    • 12. Design together
    • 13. Many different ideas to choose from
    • 14. Less documentation / more high level designs
    • 15. Build together
    • 16. Measure team progress
    • 17. Succeed as a team, fail as a team
    • 18.
    • 19. Team member qualities:
      Work outside of your comfort area
      Flexible
      Openness
      Deal with ambiguity
      Accept change
    • 20. BalancedTeam – problem-focused teams
      Set problem focused team goals
      Brainstorm together
      Solution together
      Work together
      Build together
      Trust each other
      Succeed / fail together

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