Agile Dev East 2017 Concurrent Session : Keep Engagement High in Difficult Projects


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Keep Engagement High in Difficult Projects

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Aggressive timelines, scope creep, changing requirements, development delays, and the imperative to finish on the imposed timeline … how can you keep your team motivated and engaged when everything seems to go wrong? Larissa Rosochansky describes the major factors of team dissatisfaction, shares techniques to uncover hidden issues, identifies the most common traps project managers fall into, and offers general tips to avoid them. Now that you understand what could be impacting your team’s performance, Larissa guides you on how to minimize the dissatisfaction and keep the team productivity and efficiency high so everyone—team and project manager together—can successfully achieve the impossible. She describes when it is time to raise the red flag and just say, “No, this can't be done!” After this session, you can identify the pain points of your project team, use what you have learned to reduce team dissatisfaction, and achieve the common goals of the project—keeping both customer and team satisfied.

Larissa Rosochansky

The head of testing and Oracle services at IBM Brazil, Larissa Rosochansky has worked with project management, quality assurance, and software test for the past fourteen years. She started at IBM almost at the same time testing services began in Brazil and managed projects and teams in both internal or commercial accounts. Even in incredibly difficult projects, Larissa has mentored and coached many professionals to keep them motivated to be successful on projects. Larissa holds a specialization in software engineering and is certified PMP by PMI, ITIL Foundation by EXIN, and IT Specialist Level 2–Test Discipline Badge from IBM.