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The Developer's Model for Talking to Managers

What can *you* do to make every conversation into a success?

Almost every day we talk to team-members, colleagues, managers, product owners, stake holders and more. It's an essential part of our work. It's also very hard. We need to know the details, they need to know when it's done. Talking can take up a lot of time and energy. Wouldn't it be great to be really efficient at it?

Understanding our spheres of influence is key. When, where and how can we make the most impact and get the best results? What do we need from others, and what do they need from us? How can we be of service, without placating or just giving in? When is it best to say nothing at all?

This talk will cover the various spheres of influence we experience and which roles we play. We'll discuss building trust for long term results and how we never ever say "no". We'll see how being mindful leaves us with more time and energy. Stop being a victim and start taking contro

Saturday, 2018-10-06 @ 12:10
> Skill level: elementary
> Duration: 45 min

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Pim Elshoff

I've been a developer-for-hire for over a decade and a professional developer any time soon now. With over half that time spent working with scrum at Procurios, the agile mindset has really clicked for me. Technology will always be a passion of mine, but with more experience my focus has shifted to people. I'm enthusiastic, I've got a loud mouth and I'm professionally stubborn.

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