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Teach A Man To Fish: Coaching Development Teams

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November 06, 2013

Teach A Man To Fish: Coaching Development Teams

Keynote at CodeConnexx13, talking about professional development, teams, benchmarks, making a business case, and leadership

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Lorna Mitchell

November 06, 2013
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  1. Teach A Man To Fish

  2. Give a man a fish and you feed him for

    a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Chinese Proverb
  3. Sustainability

  4. = You Skills + Aptitude

  5. Your context is your team

  6. How do you measure a team?

  7. Benchmark

  8. 360 Degree Feedback

  9. 360 Degree Feedback

  10. Skills Analysis SysMagic DBWonder Bliss.js ScriptHappy DeployWell 2.5 3.2 4.7

    4 0.8 0.8 3.2 3.9 4.3 2.1 4.8 4.6 1.9 3.9 4.8 2.7 1.7 4.7 3.5 2.9 1.2 2.6 4.4 4.2 3.4
  11. Mind The Gap (skills)

  12. Fill the gap by recruiting

  13. Recruiting costs money and time

  14. Recruiting is risky

  15. Fill the gap by not recruiting

  16. Homegrown costs money and time more less

  17. Recipe For Growing A Team Take one team, and a

    training budget, chopped into bitesize pieces. Mix with a variety of resources. Leave to stew as desired.
  18. Resources

  19. Training budget must be defined* * even if it is

    defined as zero
  20. Spend the budget wisely

  21. Cost Benefit Analysis Option: Don't Option: Do It Pros •

    • • • Pros • • • • Cons • • • • Cons • • • •
  22. Return on Investment Investment is easy to quantify Return is

    much trickier
  23. DIY Training

  24. Multiply your returns by sharing

  25. Team Sharing Strategies conference slide deck karaoke shared interest groups

    developer lunches #linktuesday
  26. Leading the change

  27. Continuous development makes sustainable teams

  28. Good luck! https://joind.in/9607 http://lornajane.net | @lornajane

  29. None
  30. Resources • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/360-degree_feedback • http://www.lornajane.net/posts/2010/skills-analysis-for-teams • http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/performing-a-costbenefit-analysi s.html • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost-benefit_analysis

    • http://www.business-case-analysis.com/return-on-investment.html • http://www.linktuesday.com