Creating Partnership: Essential Conversations

A session at Agile and Beyond 2014

Saturday 22nd February, 2014

1:00pm to 2:45pm (LMT)

Learn how to have the essential--but sometimes difficult--conversations that create partnership.

As an Agile manager do you find yourself wondering, "What's my new role? How can I help the business to get work done when I'm not actively directing the team doing the work?"

As a member of an Agile team do you find yourself talking with your peers about things you need in order to be successful? You're focused on writing great software, and that would be so much easier if only....

Learn how to set the conditions for candid and valuable conversations between managers and direct reports. Gain new insights that support true partnership between managers and teams. Together, you will identify changes that will benefit managers, team members, and the business.

The presentation will include both background theory and real-world examples of such essential conversations. We'll also share our lessons learned from helping managers and teams move toward partnership.

This session is the result of a collaboration between Esther Derby and Susan DiFabio. Together, we've designed and refined a way to facilitate conversations that help managers and teams reshape their relationships towards greater partnership and empowerment.

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Esther Derby

Our level of individual, team & company success is deeply impacted by our work environment and organizational dynamics. Design your organization to succeed. bio from Twitter

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Susan K DiFabio

Wife, Mother, Agilist, Life-Long Learner bio from Twitter

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Time 1:00pm2:45pm LMT

Date Sat 22nd February 2014


Room 3, Adoba Hotel Dearborn

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