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Tuesday, August 7 • 15:45 - 17:00
MVR - Minimally Viable Relationships (Jenny Tarwater, Natalie Warnert)

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We've all had connections that are very easy to establish and maintain. For example, at a conference or meet up we easily find others that we have things in common with and form a minimum viable relationship quickly. But on teams, when relationships actually need to be formed quickly, it seems to be a lot harder to do so. Why is trust so fickle and why can't teams come together and achieve high performance earlier?
Natalie and Jenny will discuss the characteristics of a minimum viable relationship where trust and connection are formed quickly. They will align ideas of bias, psychological safety, and how they relate to the Tuckman model (stages of group development) and other group dynamic and cohesion theories. Participants will experience activities of how to replicate early success and trust-based performance on new and long-formed teams. The minimum viable relationship will bring teams closer together and help them to see each other as equals on the path to team conversion and success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increase team trust by truly learning about ourselves and how to better connect with others more quickly
  • Understand how groups form and deterrents to their successful formation
  • Discover why you may be a hindrance to an MVR and learn strategies to course correct

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Jenny Tarwater

Collaboration Coach, Blueshift Innovation
Jenny Tarwater is an International Speaker, Collaboration Coach and Agile Trainer. She has 25 years of corporate experience bringing all parts of an organization together to reliably deliver large-scale software initiatives. Jenny has a passion for empowering the adoption and understanding... Read More →
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Natalie Warnert

Sr Agile Consultant, Natalie Warnert LLC
Natalie Warnert is the primary founder of the Women in Agile initiative, which enables, empowers, and expands the distribution of new and diverse ideas in the agile and technology communities worldwide. She is a frequent speaker on business and agile topics including product strategy... Read More →

Tuesday August 7, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 PDT
San Diego A