Web Directions Summit 2017

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Nicola Rushton

Designing team culture: How good retros create amazing teams

Nicola Rushton Senior Product Designer Pivotal Labs

In an agile software development team, the number one predictor of success is good communication. But culture is a slippery thing. How do you create a culture of open communication, fast feedback and shared ownership?

One tool to do so is ritual and routine, and good retros are invaluable to that. When it comes to normalising the sharing of feelings and helping a team own their process, structure is key.

In this talk you'll hear advice on how to run effective retros from some of the most experienced facilitators from around the world. You'll hear how we used opinionated design to create Postfacto, a tool for running effective retros.

And you'll learn how to run quick and fun retros every week to help your team be better, happier, and more productive, together.

Nicola Rushton

Nicola is a full-stack product designer, creative generalist and community-builder.

Day to day she's a senior product designer at Pivotal Labs, organises two groups, Tech Talks and Sydney Designers, and on the side designs Postfacto, a tool for conducting design retros.

Don't miss your chance to see Nicola Rushton and many other inspiring speakers at Web Directions Summit 17.

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