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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The PM's Guide to Team Dynamics

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Jerry Weinberg once said, “No matter how it looks at first, it's always a people problem.” In the past, the challenges for any team leader, regardless of specialty, were basically the same when it came to people issues. Now, with the popularity of agile and its cross-functional teams, leaders have another factor to consider in addition to people―their different specialties. How can our leadership approach help us achieve great results and a happy team? Join Julie Gardiner as she presents a communication model that can be used to help motivate every team member—and minimize personality/specialty clashes. Julie shows you how to use this model with other assessments—such as Myers-Briggs, Belbin, and DISC—and shares experiences using the communication model. Team dynamics can make or break your team. So if you're a newly appointed team lead, ScrumMaster, cross-functional or dedicated specialist, or any leader who wants to get the most out of your team, this session is for you.

CA Technologies

Julie Gardiner is a pragmatic, practical, and people-driven leader, specializing in testing, agile, and quality. An enthusiastic and passionate speaker, her presentations worldwide come from real-world experiences in her more than twenty-five years in the industry. As product management director at CA Technologies, Julie is able to influence software quality in tools and products that are meaningful to the testing domain. Previously Julie was head of testing and implementation for a well-known UK bank, and director of digital engineering and TQA for a consulting company.