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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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Heidi Helfand

Principal Agile Coach, Independent
Heidi Helfand is an independent consultant who has spent the last 17 years coaching and influencing cross-functional teams at pioneering web software companies. At Expertcity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) she was on the initial team that built GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, the products which have made Citrix Online one of the largest SAAS companies in the world. She was Principal Agile Coach at AppFolio, Inc., a SAAS workflow software... Read More →

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

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