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Team and personal effectiveness


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Factors contributing to personal and team effectiveness. Centered around software development, yet well applicable to any field requiring precision and creativity. Some references to further sources of information.

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Team and personal effectiveness

  1. 1. Team and personal effectiveness Aleksejs Truhans, 2015 Feb @
  2. 2. Programmer Teacher Network administrator System administrator System analyst Project manager Team leader
  3. 3. Effectiveness factors Focus Tools Motivation Skill
  4. 4. Measure it! ➲ Tom Gilb
  5. 5. Motivation Build a great product Earn money Serve your customer Do a great job
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  7. 7. Team Collaboration Team goals Commitment and trust Diversity Leader Decisions
  8. 8. Team Colocation Cross-functional teams Face-to-face communication Communication tax “we” vs. “us” Knowledge retention and sharing
  9. 9. Management Balance of production and capability External vs. internal motivation The right amount of challenge Respect people
  10. 10. Sharpen the saw
  11. 11. Personal effectiveness Initiative and involvement Gap between stimulus and response
  12. 12. Personal effectiveness Circle of concern Circle of influence Change inside-out
  13. 13. Personal paradigms Temple or bricks? Language you use
  14. 14. park/restoration/restoration-temple-of-baal/
  15. 15. "Golden-Temple-Jan-07" by Nicholas (Nichalp) - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons -
  16. 16. Time management? Better manage yourself!
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  18. 18. Tools Feedback. Fast feedback. Reflection Process optimization Retrospectives Work in pairs Information radiators
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  20. 20. Lean Value stream mapping 7 wastes Build quality in
  21. 21. Muda – the 7 wastes Partially done work Extra features Task switching Delays Relearning Extra features Handoffs Defects
  22. 22. Kanban Team or personal tool Limit work in progress
  23. 23. Some useful productivity articles ➲ artedWithGettingThingsDone.pdf ➲ /2005/06/self-discipline/ ➲ /2007/05/33-rules-to-boost-your- productivity/
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  25. 25. Thank you!
  26. 26. Slides published at