Priya Patra, India

Priya Patra, India
Program Manager at Capgemini Technology Services India Ltd.

Tomorrow’s Teams Today!
Sunday, Nov 29 at 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm CET

Socio-Economic volatility, overnight digital transformation, suddenly remote teams have challenged project managers to challenge the status quo. Today’s teams are dispersed, diverse and virtual. But tomorrow’s team may not be so.

A new survey suggests that at least 16 percent of employees will remain at-home workers long after COVID-19 recedes, which means we may move to a hybrid model. It is time need to think differently about our teams!

It is time to build teams for tomorrow today – Teams ready for Anything. The core principles:

  • Collaboration is not optional. Collaboration is not only working together — it’s working with the team in a total participative organization, where team members should know they have a voice. The need for these new power skills might be even higher for virtual teams when misunderstandings or miscommunication between team members working in different locales can fester into resentment or anger if left unaddressed.
  • Keep the Customer at the center. Empathy for the voice of the customer. Teams need to keep the user’s needs in mind from the very start. Making consumer feedback the backbone of planning and execution will help teams stay on track to deliver meaningful value.
  • Make Technology your friend. AI, data analytics can also lighten a team’s burden when it comes to mining customer insights. BOTS to augment your teams to take care of the repetitive tasks.
  • Agility all the way – Teams must be built with flexibility in mind. As roles and responsibilities are redefined for the day after, teams that embrace an all-for-one mentality will be best prepared to adjust on the fly.

Learning takeaways

Like they say “Teach me I will forget, show me I will learn, tell me a story I will remember forever”

  • The story telling will help to reinforce the core principles of Ready-for-anything teams of tomorrow
  • The reinforcement of these principles will enable participants to lead their teams to usher success in the day after.

Priya Patra is a mother of two, Author, Blogger, Women Empower believer, Dreamer, Creator and a Futurist.

Priya is an Agile Evangelist and a Program Manager spearheading Digital transformation, digital quality assurance and quality engineering program for a large conglomerate in Lifesciences domain.

She Leads Agile Community Of Practice within the organization of 546 members, across 40 countries evangelizing Agile practices across all levels in the organization.

She is speaker for national and International conferences on IoT, Agile and Project Management.

Since Jan 2020, she has been building a women community Women PowerUp Network – a virtual community of around 300 women across the globe. #BeingGoodEnougIsAmazing #WePowerUP

When she is not working, she dreams about the future of work, and its impact on projects. Her views are expressed through blogs on
#AgileW2W #futureofPMWork #SpeakerPriya


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