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Friday, May 6 • 10:00am - 11:40am
Fwd: Re: Re: Distributed Team Seeking Effective Communication

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It’s time to dial in for your daily scrum and your team is distributed. You punch in the number and sit on hold until “the host has joined the conference.” Patiently, you wait another few minutes while the electronic board loads on the screen sharing tool. Once everyone else has joined in, and after a handful of miscellaneous “technical difficulties” you’re finally ready to start being agile! Does it have to be this painful?

In our zest to be agile and collaborative, many distributed teams are struggling. We know that face-to-face communication is ideal, but it’s just not possible for some teams. This presents challenges such as a lack of engagement, frequent miscommunication, delays due to scheduling needs, and bloated invite lists for conference calls.

Graham and Diane have felt your pain. And there is no silver bullet. Together let’s explore some of the causes of these pain points and discover ways that we can still achieve high quality communication. You will leave with our recommendations for tools and techniques, as well as renewed hope that remote collaboration really is possible!

Our slides can be found here: 
Fwd: Re: Re: Distributed Team Seeking Effective Communication from Diane Zajac-Woodie
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Graham Foster

Software Developer, Intelliware Development Inc.
Graham Foster is a full-stack software developer working for Intelliware Development Inc., an agile custom software company in Toronto, ON. In addition to the theory learned from teaching and assisting others, his background and appreciation for agile principles was seasoned by grass-roots... Read More →
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Diane Zajac

Agent of Change, Green Jeans Consulting
Several years ago, Diane traded a career in corporate America for a life of coaching and she has never looked back. She now uses her 13 years of experience to help groups, from Fortune 50 companies to the U.S. Government, transform their people into high-performing teams. Drawing... Read More →

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00am - 11:40am EDT
Conference Room C Eagle Crest Conference Center & Resort