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Monday, July 25 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Dynamic reteaming: how we thrived by rebuilding teams (Heidi Helfand) POPULAR

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Who says you need "stable" teams in order to build a successful software company? While the addition or removal of one person from a team means you have a "new team", there is a myth out there about "stable" teams. When your team compositions change it doesn't mean you're doing it "wrong" - it's just a different way of working. We've thrived through dynamic reteaming - the act of moving team members around teams in different ways. Even with changeable teams we still deliver value weekly to our customers. For the past 9 years, from startup to public company, we've learned a lot about reteaming. In this talk I'll share the what, why and how about reteaming with you.
Lessons Learned from Your Experience:
  • When one new person joins or leaves a team, you have a new team.
  • It's valid and not an anti-pattern to have your teams change.
  • The rate of team change can be tuned like a volume control.
  • Changing teams can be "perfectly normal". So can moving from desk to desk.
  • The coach's role is to deliberately help the team gel and get up to speed as quickly as possible.
  • Understanding change theory is helpful to teach when you team and reteam.
  • If you know and care about the people you work with, everything else comes easier.
  • Focusing on the fulfillment of team members often initiates changes in teams.
  • Feedback loops at the person level, individual team level, multiple team level, and organizational level supports reteaming.

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Director of Product & Technology Excellence, Procore Technologies
Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming. She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size. Heidi is currently Director of Product & Technology Excellence... Read More →

Monday July 25, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am EDT