Engineer Whispering Kate Matsudaira || Decide.com ||
Success
Technology & business
Technology & business             marketing                           salesdesign                 success                 ...
work asImage: http://funnypicturesfreehd.blogspot.com/2012/03/funny-teamwork-pictures.html
Us vs. Them
conversations with    engineers
ourImage: http://egotvonline.com/2012/09/24/25-hilarious-photos-of-wet-angry-cats/angry-wet-cat-2/
Imagine a person that youloved working with....
Imagine a person that youloved working with....
What makes someone  truly awesome?
be awesome             image: http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1348025241203_1851084.png
bring happiness                  Image: https://twitter.com/positivejeevan
play like a              image: http://farm3.static.flickr.com
Can’t you just build it?
creating, not building                         Image: http://stagindisguise.blogspot.com/2011/12/if-ikea-did-stonehenge.html
involve us             Image: http://blessedtimothy.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html
Image: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/25/1019935/-GUS-Sunday-Morning-Cartoons-The-Far-Side                         ...
collaborate,don’t dictate
They always say no.
verify   Image: http://www.itsnotbadatall.com/funny_pictures/html/Co-pilot_Checklist.html
bring clarity                Image: http://members.iinet.net.au/~laurifol/blog/quokka/20091119-hedge-maze.jpg
ask why 5            Image: http://www.froggypwns.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=1094
different frames of                      Image: http://math1sfun.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/rational-and-irrational-numbers/
Everything is obvious,when you know the answer.
image: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/On-a-boat-or-an-adventure.jpgrefram
Seek resolution based ontheir interests and goals,   not their position.
Image: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/25/1019935/-GUS-Sunday-Morning-Cartoons-The-Far-Sidecome up with
createImage: http://imgur.com/gallery/OYYcw
Mutual understanding makes  any relationship better.
Can’t you get started before  the design is finished?
specifics           Image: http://www.wall321.com/Abstract/3D/batman_blue_dc_comics_blueprints_batmobile_3d_1920x1200_wallp...
limited resourcesscope           time        budge          t
limited resources        complete          ness                   qualitspeed                     y         simpli        ...
limited resources         complete   over- ness                  fairies & engineeri                  unicorns    ng      ...
limited resources         complete   over- ness                  fairies & engineeri                  unicorns    ng      ...
Programming is our                Image: http://fun4pic.com/how-to-repair.html
more than justImage:http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2012/09/mixed-messages.html
Image:http://funny-pictures-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Weekends_1.jpgOn Friday: “Can I see it on
give us a            Image: http://www.epiclol.com/wiley-coyote-teams-up-with-sonic-the-hedgehog/
Just add more         Image: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi1mNTZmOWJlYWI0NTFkMGI2
understand our   Image: http://hyalineprosaic.blogspot.com/2011/06/first-things-first-writing-and-editing.html
“____ says it should take 1-2                  Image: http://www.rottenecards.com/card/46172/no-matter-how-well----you-rat
estimates are evil              Image: http://jezebel.com/5517745/little-person-big-world
egos get in our way         Image: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi1mNTZmOWJlYWI0NTFkMGI2
Let’s just slip the
When was the last time you hada truly enormous breakthrough               or   achieved one of those big        audacious ...
showImage: http://static.themetapicture.com/media/funny-Jay-Z-99-problems-joke.jpg
Image: http://veryfunnypics.eu/2012/10/05/a-good-reason-to-read-magazines/
we don’t know what                Image: http://tl.bestpicturesof.com/no%20accountability
?    image: http://www.signsfunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/some-questions.jpg
trust        image: videogames.membase.com
trust as a graph
trust as a graph
champion yourself               Image: http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst5072_Who-is-your--fictitious--Alter-ego-.aspx
use the same tools           image: http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/miscellaneous/funny/15007_funny_lego_st...
I can’t get answers my       questions.
I don’t understand the answers.
Image: http://lolimage.com/8382_I+Mustache+(Must+Ask)+-+You+A+Question/
You have theright to know.
speak our        Image: http://chinadailyshow.com/tag/english-teacher/
round outImage: http://mywampa.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-luke-skywalker-im-here-to-rescue-you.html
find a tech             Image: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Grover
4 keys to getting help from a technologist
#1 pay         Image: http://pinterest.com/pin/52284045643963526/
context switching                Image: hhttp://cdn.motinetwork.net/societiesmirror.com/image/funny-pictures/1205/-funny-p...
#2 share context                   Image: http://pigroll.com/img/we_dont_have_time_to_explain.jpg
#3 seek          Image: http://www.brick-building-ideas.com/star-wars-legos.html
#4 express             Image: http://funnysigns.atspace.com/s0010.html
Can you build this           Image: http://fun-gallery.com/funny-pics/animals/adorable-begging-cat-3697/
make a connection           image: http://ohinternet.com/File:PrettyCoolGuy.png#file
3 keys to making us   feel important
#1 be present           image: http://stuffistolefromtheinternet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/stupid-line-piece-640x468.jpg
#2 ask
don’t interrupt                  image: http://failblog.files.wordpress.com
Exercise - Coworkers
#1 Make a list of the people          with whomyou have the best relationships
#2 Make a list of the mostimportant people on your team
How can you improve your    relationships on the team?How will that impact your work and            happiness?
build        image: http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/151574343679105023_cKTsfJc2.jpg
The engineer(s) on my team      don’t like me.
the halo effect
different stylesImage: http://www.andrewcura.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Accommodate-Different-Styles-And-Your-Age.jpg
results      vs.relationships
don’t take itImage: http://www.thebinghamdiaries.com/2011/01/i-gave-up-facebook.html
rebuildImage: http://s872.photobucket.com/albums/ab281/crooked_ferret/posters/?action=view&current=hindsight.jpg&sort=asce...
the key to
find common      Image: http://anth0nyc.xanga.com/photos/f3463274888585/
focus on the               Image: http://www.remodelaholic.com/tag/journaling/page/4/
Reciprocity is our social currency
Image: http://www.marshmedia.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/benjamin-franklin-effect-blog.jpg
don’t give up         Image: http://www.docscornerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/baby-weight-lifter.jpg
in summary
image:http://serialthriller.com/post/21557323103/the-wisest-mind
one united             image: http://oldloft.com/wp-content/themes/oldloft/images/team.png
Image: http://narwhaler.com/superman-batman-alignment-6Fdosm
build image: http://lolzombie.com/4816/r2d2-hot-tub-fine-appliances/
Image: http://www.kwout.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/11.jpg
It’s just a few lines     Image:hhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Never_underestimate_or_overestimate.svg
Thank you!      http://katemats.com           @katematsslides: http://slidesha.re/TRYa3y
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Kate Matsudaira, VP Engineering/CTO at Decide

Engineer Whispering - the secrets of working with technologists

When a team really comes together, the whole truly outweighs the sum of its parts, producing a synergy that unquestionably leads to innovation and inspiration. And while true that individuals can and do build great products, it’s only well-tuned teams that are capable of building sustainable excellence.

Software-based products present an interesting challenge to the team dynamic - collaborating and connecting with technical folks can be challenging and downright frustrating; one is from Mars and the other is from Venus. Thankfully there are many people who have successfully navigated these treacherous waters. This talk will present the distilled wisdom, anecdotes and suggestions from hundreds of industry leaders, in order to illustrate the good, the bad and the ugly of team-oriented software product development. The audience will come away with great ideas and helpful tips as to how to more effectively communicate with and relate to the more technical elements of their teams.

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  1. 1. Engineer Whispering Kate Matsudaira || Decide.com ||
  2. 2. Success
  3. 3. Technology & business
  4. 4. Technology & business marketing salesdesign success product biz dev
  5. 5. work asImage: http://funnypicturesfreehd.blogspot.com/2012/03/funny-teamwork-pictures.html
  6. 6. Us vs. Them
  7. 7. conversations with engineers
  8. 8. ourImage: http://egotvonline.com/2012/09/24/25-hilarious-photos-of-wet-angry-cats/angry-wet-cat-2/
  9. 9. Imagine a person that youloved working with....
  10. 10. Imagine a person that youloved working with....
  11. 11. What makes someone truly awesome?
  12. 12. be awesome image: http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/1348025241203_1851084.png
  13. 13. bring happiness Image: https://twitter.com/positivejeevan
  14. 14. play like a image: http://farm3.static.flickr.com
  15. 15. Can’t you just build it?
  16. 16. creating, not building Image: http://stagindisguise.blogspot.com/2011/12/if-ikea-did-stonehenge.html
  17. 17. involve us Image: http://blessedtimothy.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html
  18. 18. Image: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/25/1019935/-GUS-Sunday-Morning-Cartoons-The-Far-Side solicit our ideas
  19. 19. collaborate,don’t dictate
  20. 20. They always say no.
  21. 21. verify Image: http://www.itsnotbadatall.com/funny_pictures/html/Co-pilot_Checklist.html
  22. 22. bring clarity Image: http://members.iinet.net.au/~laurifol/blog/quokka/20091119-hedge-maze.jpg
  23. 23. ask why 5 Image: http://www.froggypwns.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=1094
  24. 24. different frames of Image: http://math1sfun.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/rational-and-irrational-numbers/
  25. 25. Everything is obvious,when you know the answer.
  26. 26. image: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/On-a-boat-or-an-adventure.jpgrefram
  27. 27. Seek resolution based ontheir interests and goals, not their position.
  28. 28. Image: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/25/1019935/-GUS-Sunday-Morning-Cartoons-The-Far-Sidecome up with
  29. 29. createImage: http://imgur.com/gallery/OYYcw
  30. 30. Mutual understanding makes any relationship better.
  31. 31. Can’t you get started before the design is finished?
  32. 32. specifics Image: http://www.wall321.com/Abstract/3D/batman_blue_dc_comics_blueprints_batmobile_3d_1920x1200_wallpaper_37571
  33. 33. limited resourcesscope time budge t
  34. 34. limited resources complete ness qualitspeed y simpli source: http://kief.com/quality-simplicity-sweet.html
  35. 35. limited resources complete over- ness fairies & engineeri unicorns ng qualitspeed y cowbo agile? ys simpli source: http://kief.com/quality-simplicity-sweet.html
  36. 36. limited resources complete over- ness fairies & engineeri unicorns ng qualitspeed y cowbo agile? ys simpli source: http://kief.com/quality-simplicity-sweet.html
  37. 37. Programming is our Image: http://fun4pic.com/how-to-repair.html
  38. 38. more than justImage:http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2012/09/mixed-messages.html
  39. 39. Image:http://funny-pictures-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Weekends_1.jpgOn Friday: “Can I see it on
  40. 40. give us a Image: http://www.epiclol.com/wiley-coyote-teams-up-with-sonic-the-hedgehog/
  41. 41. Just add more Image: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi1mNTZmOWJlYWI0NTFkMGI2
  42. 42. understand our Image: http://hyalineprosaic.blogspot.com/2011/06/first-things-first-writing-and-editing.html
  43. 43. “____ says it should take 1-2 Image: http://www.rottenecards.com/card/46172/no-matter-how-well----you-rat
  44. 44. estimates are evil Image: http://jezebel.com/5517745/little-person-big-world
  45. 45. egos get in our way Image: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi1mNTZmOWJlYWI0NTFkMGI2
  46. 46. Let’s just slip the
  47. 47. When was the last time you hada truly enormous breakthrough or achieved one of those big audacious goals?
  48. 48. showImage: http://static.themetapicture.com/media/funny-Jay-Z-99-problems-joke.jpg
  49. 49. Image: http://veryfunnypics.eu/2012/10/05/a-good-reason-to-read-magazines/
  50. 50. we don’t know what Image: http://tl.bestpicturesof.com/no%20accountability
  51. 51. ? image: http://www.signsfunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/some-questions.jpg
  52. 52. trust image: videogames.membase.com
  53. 53. trust as a graph
  54. 54. trust as a graph
  55. 55. champion yourself Image: http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst5072_Who-is-your--fictitious--Alter-ego-.aspx
  56. 56. use the same tools image: http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/miscellaneous/funny/15007_funny_lego_stormtrooper_lego_strormtroopers.jpg
  57. 57. I can’t get answers my questions.
  58. 58. I don’t understand the answers.
  59. 59. Image: http://lolimage.com/8382_I+Mustache+(Must+Ask)+-+You+A+Question/
  60. 60. You have theright to know.
  61. 61. speak our Image: http://chinadailyshow.com/tag/english-teacher/
  62. 62. round outImage: http://mywampa.blogspot.com/2011/02/im-luke-skywalker-im-here-to-rescue-you.html
  63. 63. find a tech Image: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Grover
  64. 64. 4 keys to getting help from a technologist
  65. 65. #1 pay Image: http://pinterest.com/pin/52284045643963526/
  66. 66. context switching Image: hhttp://cdn.motinetwork.net/societiesmirror.com/image/funny-pictures/1205/-funny-pictures-1337403383.jpg
  67. 67. #2 share context Image: http://pigroll.com/img/we_dont_have_time_to_explain.jpg
  68. 68. #3 seek Image: http://www.brick-building-ideas.com/star-wars-legos.html
  69. 69. #4 express Image: http://funnysigns.atspace.com/s0010.html
  70. 70. Can you build this Image: http://fun-gallery.com/funny-pics/animals/adorable-begging-cat-3697/
  71. 71. make a connection image: http://ohinternet.com/File:PrettyCoolGuy.png#file
  72. 72. 3 keys to making us feel important
  73. 73. #1 be present image: http://stuffistolefromtheinternet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/stupid-line-piece-640x468.jpg
  74. 74. #2 ask
  75. 75. don’t interrupt image: http://failblog.files.wordpress.com
  76. 76. Exercise - Coworkers
  77. 77. #1 Make a list of the people with whomyou have the best relationships
  78. 78. #2 Make a list of the mostimportant people on your team
  79. 79. How can you improve your relationships on the team?How will that impact your work and happiness?
  80. 80. build image: http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/151574343679105023_cKTsfJc2.jpg
  81. 81. The engineer(s) on my team don’t like me.
  82. 82. the halo effect
  83. 83. different stylesImage: http://www.andrewcura.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Accommodate-Different-Styles-And-Your-Age.jpg
  84. 84. results vs.relationships
  85. 85. don’t take itImage: http://www.thebinghamdiaries.com/2011/01/i-gave-up-facebook.html
  86. 86. rebuildImage: http://s872.photobucket.com/albums/ab281/crooked_ferret/posters/?action=view&current=hindsight.jpg&sort=ascending
  87. 87. the key to
  88. 88. find common Image: http://anth0nyc.xanga.com/photos/f3463274888585/
  89. 89. focus on the Image: http://www.remodelaholic.com/tag/journaling/page/4/
  90. 90. Reciprocity is our social currency
  91. 91. Image: http://www.marshmedia.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/benjamin-franklin-effect-blog.jpg
  92. 92. don’t give up Image: http://www.docscornerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/baby-weight-lifter.jpg
  93. 93. in summary
  94. 94. image:http://serialthriller.com/post/21557323103/the-wisest-mind
  95. 95. one united image: http://oldloft.com/wp-content/themes/oldloft/images/team.png
  96. 96. Image: http://narwhaler.com/superman-batman-alignment-6Fdosm
  97. 97. build image: http://lolzombie.com/4816/r2d2-hot-tub-fine-appliances/
  98. 98. Image: http://www.kwout.me/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/11.jpg
  99. 99. It’s just a few lines Image:hhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Never_underestimate_or_overestimate.svg
  100. 100. Thank you! http://katemats.com @katematsslides: http://slidesha.re/TRYa3y

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