Individuals and Interactions: Unleashing the Power of 10x Teams

We offer this course privately at your location, online, virtually, and at our Bellevue, WA campus.

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About this course

It isn’t the team with the best people that wins; it’s the people with the best team.

Sound like a cliche? Sometimes it is, but not when backed up with Individuals and Interactions for 10x Teams. Research shows that the productivity of software teams operating in the same industries can vary by a factor of 10 or more  — a difference of “10x”. This course develops high performance, high productivity, high-quality interactions, which in turn supports the creation of High Performance, 10x Teams.

The Agile Manifesto states that “We value individuals and Interactions over processes and tools.” What does that really mean? This workshop explains, by diving into the details of human interactions, including working with different personalities, dealing with conflict, collaborating effectively, employing team decision making, creating shared vision, and building high-performance teams. It is complementary to the more process-focused content in Agile practices like Scrum, Kanban, or Construx’s 10x Software Development programs.

Software projects rarely fail for technical reasons. They fail for reasons related to people. Make sure the people on your next project have the human interaction skills they need to succeed!


This intensively hands-on workshop focuses on developing excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills among software professionals, within software project teams, and within cross-functional teams. This workshop was inspired by the Agile Manifesto’s ideal of valuing “individuals and interactions,” but the workshop focuses on human interactions and is equally valuable to Agile and non-Agile teams.

The software world has been moving toward more collaborative, interpersonal development modes for a decade. This course provides the human interaction protocols needed to maximize the value produced by those collaborations and interactions.

Who Should Take This Course

This workshop is most impactful when taken by an intact team, however the human interaction skills will be beneficial even when team members participate individually.

Recommended participants include Project Managers, Technical Leads, Scrum Masters, Test Leads, Developers, Testers, Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Analysts, and anyone else who is directly involved in software projects.