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Pairing to Solve Business Problems (Virtual)

Pairing: Not Just for Software Development!

At Menlo, it’s no secret that our paired programming practice is crucial to our success. But did you know we also follow this construct for other roles - High-Tech Anthropology, our Project Managers pair with each other and the client - and, we jokingly say ‘any mission critical task’ which can include taxes and payroll? This workshop is designed for those struggling with business process and project bottlenecks, or even individuals who may be getting ‘stuck’ doing work alone. We’ve even been known to pair on crucial emails!

Pairing also supports the ability to scale resources up (or down) to meet deadlines or volume needs. If you find yourself denying or delaying vacation requests, we’ll demonstrate how pairing on tasks and strategically rotating resources through project teams and departments or roles can cut down on the ‘towers of knowledge’ who - if they are absent - can cause projects or systems to fail. We’ll focus on how cultivating a learning environment can provide more flexibility in meeting business milestones and keep the environment buzzing with the energy of learning. 

In this session you will: 

  • Learn how to hire for the ideal pair partner
  • Discover how pairing can increase productivity 
  • Experience the value of pairing 
  • Identify problems that pairing may solve in your organization and create a strategy for implementation of pairing

Have 6 or more people? Reach out to us about scheduling a private workshop at a date and time that works for you: experience@menloinnovations.com or call us at 734-665-1847.

Duration:  8 Hours

Location:  Virtual (Contact us for in-person workshop options)

Cost:  $800/person

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