Marcus Widerberg, Blue Plane, Sweden
After years of switching between working as developer, architect, project manager and coach - Marcus just can't decide. Working in different industries and organizational contexts has made him ever more curious about the fabric of collaboration, which is what he focuses on lately. From working as developer trainer and coach to coaching project managers, product owners and stakeholders - he thinks that all roles need to spend more time on people issues and the broad picture - and less on working from a task sheet or project charter. What do you think?
Keeping teams intact: Distributing work and not individuals
Many organisations do not use the concept of teams. Some say they do, but instead, we often find structures within which individuals are matrixed across many projects and products, hopelessly dispersed... Creating teams demands management effort, such as other ways of distributing and parallelising work, but as studies indicate, the effectiveness of performing teams can be quite astonishing - the payoff is worth it!
In this talk we will look at what teams are, the benefits they provide, and challenges in managing them. We will contrast different approaches to distributing development work and look at some case studies.
Come see what you recognize and agree with, and add your experiences to the discussion!