Session: Techniques for Building High Performance Teams and Accelerating Innovation
Are you interested in building high performing diverse teams that innovate despite constraints like time and funding? In this session you will gain an understanding of techniques to accelerate innovation and project success. Personal examples of successful multi-disciplinary teams will help highlight how to apply these winning strategies and avoid pitfalls at critical phases of a project’s lifecycle. You will leave this session empowered to prioritize and advocate for diversity and inclusion when innovation and high performance are important project team outcomes.
- Identify characteristics of diverse, innovative and high performing teams
- Describe psychological safety—a state essential for humans to feel protected and able to perform at their best
- Apply appropriate strategies and avoid pitfalls for accelerated innovation at each phase of a project
Adjoa Poku is a senior software engineer and Assistant Program Manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She has a B.S. in EECS from MIT, a M.S. in CS and a M.S. in Engineering Management from JHU. She has over 10 years of combined software development and management experience for startups and enterprise organizations. Adjoa also leads intern diversity recruiting efforts as a long-time Diversity and Inclusion Resource Team member at JHU/APL.