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SPIN Seminar: Diana Larsen on Six Collaboration Skills for Teams

Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124, US (map)


Clarity Rules: Six Collaboration Skills Critical for Team Success

Presented by Diana Larsen

<strong(This seminar is open to the public and hosted by the Rose City Software Process Improvement Network)

Dates/Times: Thursday, September 9th, 2010; Networking @ 6:00 PM; Seminar 7:00-8:00 PM Location: Intel Hawthorne Farms 3 (HF3) Campus, 5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 - View Map Directions: From Cornell, head South on NE Elam Young Pkwy (near Costco). Take the first left to turn into the Intel parking lot. The HF3 campus will be directly in front of you. Parking is available on both sides of the building.


We measure project success by the team's ability to efficiently and reliably deliver valuable, high quality software to the customer.
Increase the prospect for project success by ensuring team members have the skills for effective collaboration and clear, unambiguous communication. In this talk, Diana Larsen will describe the six collaboration skills teams need and show techniques to get them active in your team.

Speaker Bio

Diana Larsen is known in the software industry for conducting project retrospectives and transitioning groups to Agile processes. She is one of the founders of FutureWorks Consulting, LCC where she consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects.

Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! She publishes articles and write occasional blog posts at “Partnerships and Possibilities”. Current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, she co-founded the “Agile Open Northwest” conference and the international “Retrospective Facilitators Gathering”.

A Special Treat from PNSQC

Plan on coming early! In collaboration with the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC) the SPIN meeting will have pizza and soda provided by PNSQC beginning at 6:00 pm.

PNSQC is the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, a group of volunteers interested in Software Quality. The Mission of the PNSQC is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. As a non-profit, it seeks to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community.

How to Register

This is a FREE lecture sponsored by the Rose City SPIN. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we know you’re coming!

Rose City SPIN

The Rose City Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is a monthly forum for networking, mutual support, and promotion of effective software practices. We exchange practical experiences, ideas, knowledge, wisdom, and war stories about the technical, business, and human facets of software process improvement. The Rose City SPIN serves the software development community of the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Whether you work for a large company or a small one, corporate or self-employed, industrial or academic setting, you are welcome at the Rose City SPIN.