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Friday, June 4 • 11:10 - 11:50
How I Learned to Like Meetings Again

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I have to admit: I hated meetings - I often joined them just to be phased out and sometimes even do work during them; This is a sentence I've heard and said multiple times. Meetings are often a chore, and the different team members don't feel integrated and able to contribute. This changed rapidly when I worked with a team which introduced me to several techniques to improve the way how I could facilitate meetings. Since then, I am using more and more unusual methods of facilitation.

In this talk, I want to take you with me on my journey to better-integrated teams due to an improved meeting culture. I want to show you some of the techniques I've learnt and used in the last two years. I want to elaborate on how I introduced these changes and how it improved the collaboration with my coworkers. The story is yet to be finished and we're still having many typical meetings, but we're on the right way. Nevertheless, besides all the positive impacts, I also wanted to show how it was sometimes much work to convince my team members.

Key takeaways:
  • Getting insights into the pros and cons of using atypical meetings 
  • Some techniques you could use to make your meetings more interesting
  • How we dealt with some of the drawbacks

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Sven Kroell

Software Crafter, BKK VBU
Sven is a very passionate tester and coder who loves to create high maintainable testing frameworks and continuous delivery solutions. During the five years of working in the field of testing and test automation, Sven has encountered a lot of common problems with creating test software... Read More →

Friday June 4, 2021 11:10 - 11:50 EEST
Väike Saal