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Bootstrapping great teams

Bootstrapping great teams

Awesome software that delights customers is often the result of highly collaborative teams where people feed of each other to come up with creative solutions to challenging problems.

In this talk, I shared my experiences on the successes and schoolings I had in building teams that create great software.

Martin Cronjé

February 20, 2019
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  1. Bootstrapping great teams
    @martincronje [email protected]

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  2. Awesome teams?

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  3. Frequent delivery of software that
    delights our customer

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  4. Best teams I’ve been in…
    > Getting stuff done
    > Solves real problem
    > Having fun
    > Trust
    > Quality trade-offs
    > Experimenting

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  5. What is the secret?

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  6. What I’ve learnt so far

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  7. Anti-pattern 1:
    Shut up, follow orders

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  8. Anti-pattern 2:
    Emphasis on impact without a goal

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  9. Anti-pattern 3:
    Everyone not on the same page

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  10. How do we get there?

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  11. Team formation
    Small durable cross-functional teams

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  12. Safety and Dependability

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  13. Safety and Dependability…
    Project Aristotle site

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  14. Structure and Clarity…
    Project Aristotle site

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  15. Meaning and Impact…

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  16. Auftragsklärung
    Aligning on the outcomes we want to achieve

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  17. Lift-off
    Purpose, Boundaries, Agreement

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  18. More info…

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