Bridging the GapCan devs and non-devs be on the same                team?
Who am I?@SarahJaneMorris
Who am I?       @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ years
Who am I?       @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ yearsNow manag...
Who am I?       @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ yearsNow manag...
What gap?
Silos and Culture
Silos and CultureDoes your company foster a culture ofcollaboration or are teams in silos?
Silos and CultureDoes your company foster a culture ofcollaboration or are teams in silos?How can you encourage collaborat...
“Commander’s Intent”
“Commander’s Intent” "The commanders stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect t...
“Commander’s Intent” "The commanders stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect t...
Daily Scrum
Daily Scrum15 mins daily to recap what was done the day before,what’s coming that day, ensuring it’s in line withCommander...
Daily Scrum15 mins daily to recap what was done the day before,what’s coming that day, ensuring it’s in line withCommander...
Share Successes/Wins
Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win.
Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win. Has a new feature increased ...
Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win. Has a new feature increased ...
Have fun!
Have fun!Reserve some time for fun: lulzy chat rooms top sharememes, beers after work, foosball
<3 Eachother,   Ladies!
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communities
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady dev...
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady dev...
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady dev...
<3 Eachother,         Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady dev...
Thank you!http://sarah-janemorris.com@SarahJaneMorrissarah-jane@context.iohttp://github.com/sarahjanemorris
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Quick tips on how developers and non-developers can get on the same page on the workplace. Presented by Sarah-Jane Morris, Head of Developer Relations at Context.IO at the Women who Code Lightning Talks at pariSOMA in San Francisco on October 25th, 2011.

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  • - \n- We&amp;#x2019;re all focused on our tasks, it can be hard to step out of our roles and look at what we&amp;#x2019;re doing from someone else&amp;#x2019;s perspective\n\n
  • - First question to ask is How does your company work? How do development tasks get prioritized, who is the decision maker?\n- Does your company culture encourage team collaboration, or is everything hierarchical? *CLICK*\n- My experience: the more collaborative a company has been, the higher my job satisfaction has been. I&amp;#x2019;ve typically quit jobs at companies that are too siloed.\n
  • - First question to ask is How does your company work? How do development tasks get prioritized, who is the decision maker?\n- Does your company culture encourage team collaboration, or is everything hierarchical? *CLICK*\n- My experience: the more collaborative a company has been, the higher my job satisfaction has been. I&amp;#x2019;ve typically quit jobs at companies that are too siloed.\n
  • - The commander&amp;#x2019;s intent is a tool I&amp;#x2019;ve found to be incredibly helpful when trying to unify devs/nondevs. I learned about it from &amp;#x201C;Made to Stick&amp;#x201D; by Chip and Dan Heath. CLICK\n- Military concept that&amp;#x2019;s been applied to product development, but can be applied at all levels. \n- It&amp;#x2019;s what it all boils down to at your company: one line, super easy to understand, that keeps you united. At Context.IO, it&amp;#x2019;s &amp;#x201C;To facilitate the portability of rich email data into easily developed applications.&amp;#x201D; everything we do needs to align with this in some way, from writing a blog post, planning a hackathon, building a feature, debugging, etc.\n
  • - The commander&amp;#x2019;s intent is a tool I&amp;#x2019;ve found to be incredibly helpful when trying to unify devs/nondevs. I learned about it from &amp;#x201C;Made to Stick&amp;#x201D; by Chip and Dan Heath. CLICK\n- Military concept that&amp;#x2019;s been applied to product development, but can be applied at all levels. \n- It&amp;#x2019;s what it all boils down to at your company: one line, super easy to understand, that keeps you united. At Context.IO, it&amp;#x2019;s &amp;#x201C;To facilitate the portability of rich email data into easily developed applications.&amp;#x201D; everything we do needs to align with this in some way, from writing a blog post, planning a hackathon, building a feature, debugging, etc.\n
  • - Ways to align all tasks w/ Commanders intent: Scrum methodology: *CLICK* 15 mins a day to recap what&amp;#x2019;s been done and where you&amp;#x2019;re going. *CLICK*\n- an iterative approach to project management that is typically part of agile software development approach and but can be applied to any project or management approach. It can bring teams together when it&amp;#x2019;s collaborative across orgs and not siloed within teams. *CLICK*\n
  • - Ways to align all tasks w/ Commanders intent: Scrum methodology: *CLICK* 15 mins a day to recap what&amp;#x2019;s been done and where you&amp;#x2019;re going. *CLICK*\n- an iterative approach to project management that is typically part of agile software development approach and but can be applied to any project or management approach. It can bring teams together when it&amp;#x2019;s collaborative across orgs and not siloed within teams. *CLICK*\n
  • One great way to bring teams together is to share wins across departments. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! SCREEN SCREEN SCREEN!\n
  • One great way to bring teams together is to share wins across departments. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! SCREEN SCREEN SCREEN!\n
  • One great way to bring teams together is to share wins across departments. CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! SCREEN SCREEN SCREEN!\n
  • Another great way to teambuild is through FUN! CLICK, SCREEN\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • - As women in tech, we need to support each other no matter what team we&amp;#x2019;re in. \n- Typical gender divides; less women in dev teams, more women in other teams. CLICK! So, women should look out for female developers and provide support and outreach. CLICK!\n- Came across &amp;#x201C;10 Rules for Brillliant Women&amp;#x201D; by Tara Mohr and she mentions subconscious thought processes that more established women have: just because you struggled for your success as a woman, doesn&amp;#x2019;t mean your fellow women should. Support, mentor and nuture. Be good. CLICK!\n- Check out events together, go out of your way to forge bonds, and remember, we&amp;#x2019;re typically all in the minority when it comes to tech, so let&amp;#x2019;s be good! CLICK!\n\n\n
  • Check me out. So far I&amp;#x2019;ve committed a readme file to my github profile but hopefully putting it up on this screen in front of you impressive women will inspire me to do more. :)\n
  • Bridging the Gap: Can Developers and Non-Developers Work on the same Team?

    1. 1. Bridging the GapCan devs and non-devs be on the same team?
    2. 2. Who am I?@SarahJaneMorris
    3. 3. Who am I? @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ years
    4. 4. Who am I? @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ yearsNow managing a developer community atContext.IO and learning how to code
    5. 5. Who am I? @SarahJaneMorrisOnline marketing/project managementbackground, working with dev teamsfor 7+ yearsNow managing a developer community atContext.IO and learning how to codeInspired by Community ManagerBreakfast on collaborating with devs
    6. 6. What gap?
    7. 7. Silos and Culture
    8. 8. Silos and CultureDoes your company foster a culture ofcollaboration or are teams in silos?
    9. 9. Silos and CultureDoes your company foster a culture ofcollaboration or are teams in silos?How can you encourage collaboration?
    10. 10. “Commander’s Intent”
    11. 11. “Commander’s Intent” "The commanders stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect to the relationship among the force, the enemy and the terrain; it must enable subordinates to quickly grasp the successful end.”
    12. 12. “Commander’s Intent” "The commanders stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect to the relationship among the force, the enemy and the terrain; it must enable subordinates to quickly grasp the successful end.” In a nutshell: everyone works towards the same goal
    13. 13. Daily Scrum
    14. 14. Daily Scrum15 mins daily to recap what was done the day before,what’s coming that day, ensuring it’s in line withCommander’s Intent
    15. 15. Daily Scrum15 mins daily to recap what was done the day before,what’s coming that day, ensuring it’s in line withCommander’s IntentDevs and non-devs should all contribute, outcomesshould be communicated
    16. 16. Share Successes/Wins
    17. 17. Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win.
    18. 18. Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win. Has a new feature increased adoption? Marketing should yell it from the rooftops.
    19. 19. Share Successes/Wins Did a bug fix delight a customer? Customer service should share the win. Has a new feature increased adoption? Marketing should yell it from the rooftops. Did a PM make a devs day easier by reprioritizing something? They need a cupcake.
    20. 20. Have fun!
    21. 21. Have fun!Reserve some time for fun: lulzy chat rooms top sharememes, beers after work, foosball
    22. 22. <3 Eachother, Ladies!
    23. 23. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communities
    24. 24. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!
    25. 25. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!Check for subconscious influence: just because yousuffered on the way to success, doesn’t mean otherwomen have to
    26. 26. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!Check for subconscious influence: just because yousuffered on the way to success, doesn’t mean otherwomen have toWe’re all women in tech, let’s look out for each other!(we’ll help bring the dudes together while we’re atit!)
    27. 27. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!Check for subconscious influence: just because yousuffered on the way to success, doesn’t mean otherwomen have toWe’re all women in tech, let’s look out for each other!(we’ll help bring the dudes together while we’re atit!)
    28. 28. <3 Eachother, Ladies!Typical gender divides in dev/non-dev communitiesNon-dev ladies: <3 and support your lady devs!Check for subconscious influence: just because yousuffered on the way to success, doesn’t mean otherwomen have toWe’re all women in tech, let’s look out for each other!(we’ll help bring the dudes together while we’re atit!)
    29. 29. Thank you!http://sarah-janemorris.com@SarahJaneMorrissarah-jane@context.iohttp://github.com/sarahjanemorris
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