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Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders by Jean Tabaka

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Chapter 7. Preparing Participants for Collaboration

In my work with large project teams or with product teams composed of multiple project teams, I have learned the importance of paying attention to the participants long before they walk in the door for a meeting. This chapter provides a set of guidelines and formulas to think about when preparing such teams for the large meetings that move their work forward. As you read this guidance, think about how you can take the formality here and massage it, relax it, in order to apply it to small team contexts. Pay attention to the intent of the practices as you then move to alter them for your specific team contexts.

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Getting a team off on the right collaborative foot for an event ...

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