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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 3:45pm - 5:00pm
The Agile Enterprise
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Lessons from Busting Organizational Silos

We’ve all heard of the evils that can result from organizational silos—bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and the “us vs. them” mentality. Perhaps you’ve been a victim. As Tricia Broderick repeatedly experienced value from busting individual project team silos, she naturally wanted to expand her busting across the entire organization. Not surprisingly, this turned out to be anything but simple. What surprised her was how many challenges resulted from falling victim to both faulty logic and prior successes, including halting a team’s progress out of concerns of sub-optimization. Join Tricia as she shares examples of successes and failures in attempts to bust organizational silos. Leave with more informed views on whether organizational silos are good, bad, or even necessary. Gain an appreciation that failure may be the best opportunity for growth, and laughter may be the best medicine for getting back up and trying again.

Tricia Broderick, Santeon Group

Passionately focused on facilitating high-performance software development environments, Tricia Broderick brings sixteen years of experience including the last six years of focus with an agile mindset. Tricia leverages and openly shares work experience stories and examples to inspire people, especially managers and leaders, to reach new heights through continuous reflection, both as individuals and as members of innovative teams. A highly experienced leader, coach, mentor, presenter, trainer, and speaker, Tricia recently joined the Santeon Group’s Learning team.

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