IEEE Day 2021: Scott M. Graffius Presents “Navigate the Phases of Team Development with Speed and Agility for Happier and More Productive Teams”

October 5, 2021


The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Agile project management consultant, author, and speaker, Scott M. Graffius, will deliver a talk on team development and leadership at a free IEEE-USA event on IEEE Day 2021 (October 5, 2021).

Want happier and more productive teams? Among other things, it takes great leadership. And proven strategies can provide a real edge. Enter Bruce Tuckman’s phases of team development — a model that’s stood the test of time because it remains highly relevant and beneficial. If you are a leader (or aspire to be one), a member of a team (or may be in one in the future), or are just looking to develop your skills, this talk (based on Bruce Tuckman’s model, but with a fresh angle: 0% theory, 100% real-world-based) will give you a practical framework with actionable tips for working in and leading teams successfully.

You’ll learn about the five phases — Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning — including detailed descriptions of each along with proven strategies for addressing challenges or issues which may occur along the way. You’ll understand how to use the model to your advantage by effectively navigating all of the phases with speed and agility, from team set-up to the after-party!

The presentation draws on the speaker’s first-hand, real-world experience, with guidance supported by research, recommendations, and coverage from the Agile Alliance, IEEE, MIT, Harvard Business Review, Project Management Institute, and many others.

To learn more and to register for this free event, visit

Location: Livestream/Online