The Dark Side of Collaboration - Talk

A session at Agile Roots 2015

Friday 19th June, 2015

10:30am to 11:10am (MST)

On Agile teams, collaboration is the way of life. Our leaders want their team members to work closely with each other, have shared goals and even think as one entity. Why? Because we believe that collaboration leads to happier, more productive teams that can build innovative products/services.

It's strange that companies use the word collaboration very tightly with innovation. Collaboration is based on consensus building, which rarely leads to visionary or revolutionary products/services. Innovative/disruptive concepts require people to independently test out divergent ideas without getting caught up in collaborative boardroom meetings.

Come, let's explore the scary, unspoken side of collaboration and understand in what context, collaboration can be extremely important; and when it can get in the way or be a total waste of time.

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Naresh Jain

Hands-on geek, entrepreneur…struggling to stay up-to-date with technology & process innovation. Null Process Evangelist.

Naresh Jain is a Technology & Product Development enthusiast. Over the last decade, he has helped many Fortune 500 companies, as well as, few hi-tech startups to streamline their product development approach.

Naresh also co-founded a couple of tech-startups, which build educational apps for kids and conference management software. His startups are trying to figure out the secret sauce for blending gamification and social learning using the latest gadgets.

In 2005, Naresh co-founded the Agile Software Community of India (http://agileindia.org) and is responsible for conceptualizing, creating and organizing 50+ Software conferences worldwide.

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  • Allison Weiss
  • David Harrison Smith
  • Jake Mallory
  • Javier Artime Muñiz
  • Joseph Milner
  • Julie Myers Urban
  • Mike Clement
  • Naresh Jain
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Time 10:30am11:10am MST

Date Fri 19th June 2015


Main Hall, Noah's South Jordan UT

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