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Friday, February 22 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
EXEC TALK: Why Developers & Designers Need a Common Language (And How to Maximize Efficiency

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We hear it all the time; Management has a list of requirements for a new product line. The design team is tasked with designing; the dev team is tasked with building, and after reading 1,000 grueling feature requirements everyone reluctantly signs off on a release date. Then the real fun begins. The design team gets creative. The dev team gets technical. Product requirements are incorrect (or missed), Ego’s collide, and the whole team stresses to meet rapidly approaching deadlines. Where did the communication break down? Why can’t team members all speak the same language? We’re here to tell you that they can, and it starts with process. During this presentation we’ll show you how to train your team to work more effectively together and how to establish a “common language” to overcome cross disciplinary obstacles. These proven steps will allow you to establish a checklist for your team(s) to follow to meet milestones; predict outcomes; and promote effective communication between various stakeholders in your teams.

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Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge
Jedi and his team have been pioneering new ways of designing digital solutions; integrating cross-disciplinary teams, and sharing common knowledge across technology companies world wide. His work at OpenForge continues to lay the groundwork for clearer communication and enhanced transparency... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm PST
West Hall EXEC Stage