Great work usually doesn’t come from operating in a vacuum. In the tech industry it takes a lot of cooks in the kitchen to pull off great projects. Any combination of marketing, business development, design, engineering, QA, product, project management teams have a stake in the finished product. This is where collaboration can make or break your personal success as well as the success of a project.
Collaboration is more than just stand ups, documentation, handholding, and asking questions. In this participation-centric talk, you’ll learn why collaboration is important, what tools help with collaboration, how to handle interpersonal conflicts, how to receive and give focused feedback, and how to establish good habits to support both yourself and your teammates. Whether you are in an office or a remote contributor on a distributed team, you will learn effective techniques to engage and collaborate with your teams in a way that won’t leave anyone hanging out to dry.