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Making Teams More Awesome: Bruce McCarthy

Feb 02, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm,  Constant Contact , Waltham, MA: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

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Bruce McCarthy

Bruce McCarthy


Most of us can remember being part of a truly awesome team. We were hyper-effective. We were constantly in a groove. We looked forward to coming to work, even to meetings. We had that indefinable sense that things were going right, and we could do whatever it took together.

If your team has lost that sense of awesomeness, I can show you a simple technique you can use to take it back. I’ll walk you through a new and better way to run retrospectives that puts the power back in the hands of the team and makes them more and more awesome with each cycle. And I’ll show you how it has transformed my teams in just a few sprints.

I’ll also show you a simple way to track progress, keep teams accountable to their own decisions, and escalate key blockers to those in charge.

About the speaker:

Bruce McCarthy is CEO of UpUp Labs and President of the Boston Product Management Association. Having spent a lifetime as a builder and innovator, Bruce has a passion for helping cross-functional product development teams work better together to deliver great products to market faster. Bruce is an internationally-recognized thought-leader and sought-after speaker on product roadmapping, prioritization and team effectiveness. Bruce and his team work with companies such as Vistaprint, Localytics, Zipcar, Johnson & Johnson, and Huawei, providing coaching, mentoring, and tools such as Awesomeness, a solution for measurably enhancing team effectiveness. He is currently at work on a book for O’Reilly, tentatively titled Product Roadmapping: A Practical Guide to Prioritizing Opportunities, Aligning Teams, and Delivering Value to Customers and Stakeholders.