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Building a Successful Software Development Team

August 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

10:00 am

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Building a Successful Software Development Team

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Learn best practices tech leads and software development managers use to build healthy and happy teams. Jon, CTO & Partner, and Tim, Development Lead at Headway, share their real-world experience and advice.

What you'll learn

- How to screen for and hire talented developers on an upward trajectory
- How to kick off projects to help teams integrate everyone's unique styles
- How to get meaningful feedback from your team
- Define project success criteria and getting buy-in from your team so everyone is rowing in the same direction

Segments

00:00 Introduction
02:29 Discussion Outline
04:59 Building a Development Team
07:11 Conway's Law
08:42 Hiring on Upward Trajectory
10:25 Growing Talent Within
12:30 Identifying the Right Candidates
19:17 Kicking Off Projects with DiSC
23:00 Work-Life Balance
28:38 Tackling Accountability
31:30 Defining Success Criteria
36:39 Clear Roadmaps
39:41 Effective Handoffs
43:37 Culture of Trust & Shared Growth
59:50 Humility in Leadership
1:03:47 Tools for Getting Actual Feedback
1:17:19 Summary

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Development Project Health Check-Up

Learn best practices tech leads and software development managers use to build healthy and happy teams. Jon, CTO & Partner, and Tim, Development Lead at Headway, share their real-world experience and advice.

What you'll learn

- How to screen for and hire talented developers on an upward trajectory
- How to kick off projects to help teams integrate everyone's unique styles
- How to get meaningful feedback from your team
- Define project success criteria and getting buy-in from your team so everyone is rowing in the same direction

Segments

00:00 Introduction
02:29 Discussion Outline
04:59 Building a Development Team
07:11 Conway's Law
08:42 Hiring on Upward Trajectory
10:25 Growing Talent Within
12:30 Identifying the Right Candidates
19:17 Kicking Off Projects with DiSC
23:00 Work-Life Balance
28:38 Tackling Accountability
31:30 Defining Success Criteria
36:39 Clear Roadmaps
39:41 Effective Handoffs
43:37 Culture of Trust & Shared Growth
59:50 Humility in Leadership
1:03:47 Tools for Getting Actual Feedback
1:17:19 Summary

Articles to Get Started

Level Up Your Development Team with Better Agile Retrospectives
Team Retrospectives [Even-Keeled Podcast]
Pair Programming Mentoring Tips, Techniques & Benefits

Tools We Use at Headway

EOS Model
DiSC Profile
MCORE Motivational Drive
Clifton Strengths Finder
Lead Honestly
Progression

Resources

Development Project Health Check-Up

August 24, 2021

10:00 am

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