AFH 069: Dynamic Teams with Allison Pollard and Barry Forrest

Allison Pollard (@allison_pollard) and Barry Forrest (@bforrest30) joined me (@RyanRipley) to discuss co-presenting at agile conference and advanced team dynamics.

ALLISON POLLARD, AGILE COACH & CONSULTANT AND PROUD GLASSES WEARER

Allison is an Agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Texas, Allison Pollard helps people discover their Agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. Allison is also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.

Barry As a Principal Consultant with Improving in Dallas, Barry is a web developer, Scrum Master, and Agilest. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning homebrewer and an avid amateur photographer.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How modes of communication impact team dynamics
  • The importance of co-presenting and the lessons it can bring
  • Why learning communication preferences breeds a stronger culture

Links from the show:

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