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Tuesday, August 4 • 15:45 - 17:00
Are We Doomed to Sticky, Tricky, & Icky?: Women and Men Working Together on Agile Teams (Sharon Buckmaster, Diana Larsen)

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Are you a woman working in software development, or are you a man who cares whether women can fully contribute at work? Have you experienced or heard about situations at work that were complicated by issues about women and men working together? If you answered “yes” to the first question, more than likely you also answered “yes” to the second. Difficult working relationship are endemic when gender expectations clash. We can do better.
Join Sharon and Diana in this session that will explore practical solutions to this tough problem through lively conversations. We will turn actual real life experiences into opportunities to learn from each other's situations, to establish working agreements for acceptable and mutually beneficial professionalism, and to diminish the impact of harassing behavior on individual targets by exploring a greater sense of personal power.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will take away:
  • Better understanding of the obstacles to and enablers of healthy collaboration between women and men at work
  • A list of strategies to apply back on the job, including avenues for taking action
  • Stories/examples of “good practices” that work well in other organizations and might work for you
  • A perspective on the scope of the problem and an awareness of the benefit of making situations visible


Sharon Buckmaster

FutureWorks Consulting LLC
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Diana Larsen

Co-founder & Chief Connector, Agile Fluency Project, LLC
Diana Larsen is a co-founder, chief connector, and principal mentor at the Agile Fluency® Project. Diana co-authored the books Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning. She co-originated... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
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