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

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Chapter 8. Setting the Collaborative Agenda

You are now about to enter into the rocky terrain of conducting a highly collaborative meeting: planning the meeting agenda. The goal of this chapter is to provide you with a grounded set of essentials that will guarantee you productive, collaborative meetings at the outset. So, while the planning, analysis, and juggling detailed here may seem arduously lengthy, pulling this mode of thinking into your sense of your meetings will be well worth the effort.

Read these guidelines in terms of the larger project meetings you must lead. Then make adjustments for how to use the guidance in smaller teams. Understanding the work necessary to build a large, focused agenda has helped me be more cognizant of the ...

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