Webinar: Community smells – identifying and tackling communications issues in software development teams

25 October 2023, 14:00-15:00 CEST

In business, many losses, financial or otherwise, can be traced back to poor communication. In software development especially, communication is instrumental to project success. However, there are several communication issues – named ‘community smells’ – that recur in SD teams.

Join our conversation with Dr Alexander Serebrenik from Eindhoven Technical University on 25 October from 14:00 to 15:00 CEST online to discover what they are and what to do to ‘clear the air’ in your team (hint – making your SD team more diverse helps)!

Much like code smells in source code, community smells are not a hindrance to software code or system builds. Instead, they highlight circumstances that, if not addressed, tend to lead to additional project cost, decreased product quality, high staff turnover and a toxic workplace.

During our event, you will learn about concepts like organisational silos, Lone Wolf and Black Cloud effects, if and how they might relate to source code problems, their potential effect on your business/workplace, and what can be done to mitigate the issues, or even avoid them altogether.

And don’t hesitate to join us even if you have no relation to SD – the community smells manifest themselves in teams of many other sectors as well, so it will be an extremely valuable and relevant insight for you, no matter where you work!

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