Building D, 3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

Topic: Achieving Effective Team Decision-making
Speaker: Sean Murphy

How can teams become more effective at making decisions quickly and reaching a working consensus? Join us as we explore team decision making, the challenges in blending human expertise, and the use of software tools to maintain a shared situational awareness and improve the timeliness and quality of decisions. This talk explores problems that engineering teams and startups wrestle with as they move from hunches to working technology to product to repeatable, scalable processes. This talk will cover how groups make decisions and how to systemically approach the management of exploration and verification cycles in product and customer development situations. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, a talented engineer, a manager or a CEO you will learn some practical tips for leading your team to successful decision making.

About the Speaker:
Sean Murphy, CEO at SKMurphy ( helps early stage startups market and sell the intangible, whether it is software or services. He serves as advisors to dozens of startups, helping them explore new options, and to identify early customers and early revenue. Clients offer software products or services in a wide variety of industries, including engineering, legal, health care, EDA, workgroup collaboration tools, financial, cellular, and text analytics. He has a BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.

"Sean is a clear thinker who can frame complex problems in new ways. His unique mix of technology, marketing, and strategic experience are the perfect match for entrepreneurs struggling with formative business ideas. He's great at keeping you focused and making sure the customer's perspective is always at the fore of business planning." Terry Frazier, CEO, NearLine Publishers, Inc.

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