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Functioning Among Humans

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In the development world most people are striving for technical excellence: better code, faster run times, more convenient interfaces, better databases… But is that really what helps us create better software?

In the end software development is done by groups of people creating products together. To do that communication and collaboration are essential. You can be the best programmer ever, but if you can’t efficiently work with others what good does it do you?

This talk will introduce you to relevant, easy to grasp concepts of collaboration and communication as well as give you food for thought.

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Functioning Among Humans

  1. 1. “Hard” Skills
  2. 2. “Soft” Skills
  3. 3. What’s more important?
  4. 4. “Hard” programmers
  5. 5. Poison for the team
  6. 6. Achieve as a team
  7. 7. Leadership at every level
  8. 8. Lead by example
  9. 9. Functioning Among Humans Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info
  10. 10. Everything I want everyone who works in groups to know (that fits into 20-30 minutes) Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info
  11. 11. Best of Mix
  12. 12. Empathy
  13. 13. Empathy as a core value
  14. 14. Thank you!
  15. 15. Thank you!
  16. 16. Thank you!
  17. 17. Always the code, never the person
  18. 18. Remember?
  19. 19. Convincing People
  20. 20. Admit you don’t know
  21. 21. Admit you don’t know Ask!
  22. 22. Motivation
  23. 23. Theory X & Theory Y
  24. 24. You, according to Theory X
  25. 25. Theory Y
  26. 26. Theory X & Theory Y
  27. 27. Theory X & Theory Y
  28. 28. Theory X & Theory Y
  29. 29. Motivation/Hygiene
  30. 30. Daniel Pink: Drive
  31. 31. Autonomy
  32. 32. Mastery
  33. 33. Purpose
  34. 34. Autonomy Mastery Purpose
  35. 35. Effective communication
  36. 36. Conveyance
  37. 37. Conveyance
  38. 38. Convergence
  39. 39. Convergence
  40. 40. Convergence
  41. 41. Convergence
  42. 42. Convergence
  43. 43. Meetings
  44. 44. PR Reviews
  45. 45. PR Reviews
  46. 46. Feedback
  47. 47. in private
  48. 48. in private concrete
  49. 49. in private concrete objective
  50. 50. in private concrete objective impact
  51. 51. in private concrete objective impact wish
  52. 52. Takeaway
  53. 53. Soft Skills Matter
  54. 54. Soft Skills Matter Empathy
  55. 55. Soft Skills Matter Empathy Reflect
  56. 56. Thank you!
  57. 57. Functioning Among Humans Tobias Pfeiffer @PragTob pragtob.info

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