Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – How to Make Teams Tick

August 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Elaine Raybourn

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and need for many to transition to unplanned remote work, the IDEAS-ECP Productivity project launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely, which explores important topics in this area. Our panel discussion in the series is titled, “How to Make Teams Tick”.

Abstract:  Many teams have been working remotely for several months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, teams were largely co-located and comfortable that way – they just seemed to tick. Now that teams have become fully virtual and can no longer rely on productivity practices driven by being face-to-face, how have they managed change? What personal challenges have they faced, and how are they bringing back into balance team dynamics and individual well-being? What are they learning about themselves and each other that has been unexpected? In the fifth installment of this IDEAS-ECP panel discussion series, we take a deeper dive and bring together members of successful software teams, Sierra and Portage, to speak candidly about being disrupted by change and bringing their teams back into balance. Panelists will make brief introductory comments followed by open discussion.


  • Todd Coffey, SNL
  • Justin Lamb, SNL
  • Navamita Ray, LANL
  • Salomé Rodriguez-Thorson, SNL
  • Ryan Shaw, SNL
  • Tyler Shelton, SNL
  • Daniel Shevitz, LANL
  • Jan Velechovsk, LANL


  • Angela Herring, LANL
  • Elaine Raybourn, SNL