28 September - 30 September 2016

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

How to overcome communication challenges in a team

Anna Miedzianowska Ocado Technology

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

Slides from session

The slides used for this session are available to download from here.

About this Case Study

Miscommunication is probably the biggest challenge of all. It can't be fully avoided, but it can definitely be mitigated. I'll be talking about fun ways of improving communication within an agile team, including communication with the outside world.

I'll describe a series of team exercises that I facilitated with my teams at Ocado Technology, including:

  • team communication exercise
  • role reversal
  • job swap
  • 'Mango' rule
  • 'Pomodoro' technique
  • ...and more

About the Speaker

I’m Anna Miedzianowska (pronounced: Mid-Ja-Noff-Ska).

I am a product professional with 14 years of experience in software development and product management across different countries – Poland, Ireland and the UK.

I am a strong advocate of user-centric approaches and customer dialogue. I believe that providing a strong product vision, encouraging collaboration and motivating teams are the key to success of products.

I’d like to share my experience with you.


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