Abstract/Description

Who says you need "stable" teams in order to build a successful software company? While the addition or removal of one person from a team means you have a "new team", there is a myth out there about "stable" teams. When your team compositions change it doesn't mean you're doing it "wrong" - it's just a different way of working. We've thrived through dynamic reteaming - the act of moving team members around teams in different ways. Even with changeable teams we still deliver value weekly to our customers. For the past 9 years, from startup to public company, we've learned a lot about reteaming. In this talk I'll share the what, why and how about reteaming with you.

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About the Speaker(s)

Heidi brings a practitioner approach with 19 years coaching and influencing cross-functional teams. She was an early employee at two highly successful startups from roughly 10 team members to 700. The first was ExpertCity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) where she was on the development team that invented GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. After that she was Principal Agile Coach at AppFolio, Inc., a SAAS software company that went public in 2015. She is currently Director of Engineering Excellence at Procore Technologies. Heidi is an Organizational Relationships Systems Coach (ORSC) with the goal of helping teams self-reflect and shift from working in silos to working as cohesive teams. She is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF). This coaching expertise is critical for helping people transform their mindsets. Heidi challenges the notion that you need to keep your teams “the same” in order to be successful. Heidi’s book on Dynamic Reteaming has case studies from several successful companies that change up their team compositions in order to meet market demands or to encourage continual learning or fulfillment of team members. Find out more about Heidi at heidihelfand.com or on twitter @heidihelfand