Mission Impossible

Presentation Abstract

Traditionally, information developers have been engaged in a project after the product development process is over.

In a Design Thinking, Agile-led company, writers are involved for the whole development cycle. This is new for us, and we realized that our development team didn’t actually know what we do, how we do it, or how to interact with us.

This talk covers the steps we took to build collaboration across different teams, the lessons we learned, and where we want to go. The talk is designed to inspire managers with new ideas to drive collaboration across diverse teams, and will show the rewards of this new way of working, through case studies and discussion.  This session is interactive, and attendees are encouraged to participate.

 

What can attendees expect to learn?

This talk will cover the steps our department took to build collaboration across different teams, the lessons we learned, and where we want to go. The talk is designed to inspire managers with new ideas to drive collaboration across diverse teams, and will show the rewards of this new way of working through case studies and discussion.

Attendees will be shown a variety of techniques that they can use with their teams, and will be encouraged to come up with their own ideas, and share them.  The session will be interactive, and questions are encouraged.

Several case studies and examples will be shared, to help attendees think about how to fit these techniques to their own workplaces.  Attendees will be encouraged to share their own experiences of collaboration between diverse teams.

 

Meet the Presenter

AbiBettle

Abi came to work in IBM in 2013 to work in pre-sales events.  She moved to her current role as an information developer in 2014, and currently works on the documentation for CICS.  CICS (Customer Information Control System) is transaction server middleware, and is designed to support and process rapid, high-volume online transactions.  

Abi has cross-industry experience, and before working for IBM worked in a variety of roles, from chef to teacher.  She also previously ran her own business, working with people and horses with confidence issues.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, and has completed the London and Paris marathons.  Her next marathon is Amsterdam, in October 2015.  Abi enjoys writing fiction, and sings in a choir.  She has a horse and a dog, and lives in a very green part of England with her fiancé.

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