Building teams, what can we learn from professional sports

Hans Dubois (08.Jun.2018 at 11:45, 45 min)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

It’s about building a development team that can rely on each other. Which phases does a team go through when it’s growing? How do you work with each other, what are the unwritten rules. How can you build routines, get better at estimating. Why is the principal developer as important as the newly joined junior developer? How do you work with a mixed team of frontenders and backenders. All these topics are compared to how professional sport teams work.

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Rating: 5 of 5

08.Jun.2018 at 18:21 by Miro Svrtan (149 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk! Speaker was really engaging, subject is awesome!

Rating: 3 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 00:42 by Jeroen v.d. Gulik (98 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I thought it was a good talk, but to me the focus was too much on the sports instead of the (dev-) teams. While I understand the analogy, I feel I learned more about American Football and Biathlon than actual teambuiding (apart from the FSNP model). I was hoping it would have gone a bit more in depth into group dynamics, and how they influence the behaviour of teams.

Rating: 3 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 11:18 by Karin van den Berg (27 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good talk, most subject matter I’d heard before but it was a good overview, and a good speaker. I would have liked some more in depth examples but nicely done.

Rating: 3 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 11:26 by Dennis C. (53 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fun talk, but could use a little bit more info on practical applications in IT. Also maybe reduce the amount of times you mention that your company is hiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 12:11 by Marv (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting view and fun to listen to.

Rating: 5 of 5

09.Jun.2018 at 12:14 by Vasileia Ftochogianni (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Awesome talk!!

Rating: 5 of 5

11.Jun.2018 at 09:41 by Robert Basic (97 comments) via Web2 LIVE

As someone who might be leading a team in the near future, this talk was really valuable for me. I haven't heard yet about the four "-ing" stages of team development model, so I learned a lot. One of the top 3 talks for me at the conference.

Rating: 3 of 5

11.Jun.2018 at 10:50 by J.D.Mutsaerts (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

To me it sounded a little too much of a sports fan that tried really hard to find similarities rather than someone who had team challenges which have its equivalents in sports.

Rating: 3 of 5

11.Jun.2018 at 13:19 by Onno Marsman (78 comments) via Web2 LIVE

To much focus on the sports, but interesting nevertheless.

Rating: 4 of 5

14.Jun.2018 at 18:57 by Arnout Boks (70 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Presented with enthusiasm and humor. A little too much sports for my taste maybe, and therefore slightly low on content. I would have liked some more practical tips to make the transition from storming to norming easier. Apart from that, great topic.

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