November 14, 2019 — In distributed companies and global open-source communities alike, diversity makes our teams stronger. But how do we reconcile diverse opinions to move forward productively as a unified team? In this talk I will share prioritization and team management tools I’ve used as a senior engineer and team lead in a distributed agency-tools that help us understand where and why we disagree, then work together as a group to find solutions, focus, and prioritize the right things. We will never all agree, and that’s the idea! We can disagree with intent and empathy, and use our diverse perspectives and opinions to work together on ever more ambitious and exciting projects.