Twin Cities Software Symposium

October 12 - 13, 2018

Six Rules for Change

Friday - Oct 12 3:00 PM - JEFFERSON

Esther Derby

Esther Derby

Co-author of "Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management"

Change is often much slower than hoped for, and more painful than anticipated. In the end, you may be left with feelings of frustration and dismay rather than the benefits you hoped for. How can we make change–whether it’s adopting Scrum at the team level, or agile at the enterprise level–more successful, and more enlivening?

Through my work with many organizations, I’ve distilled six principles for successful transformation. In this talk, we’ll explore these principles and how the support profound change.

This talk shares 6 principles to guide and nurture change in complex systems. I've given it as a keynote at Agile By Example in Warsaw (2017).

About Esther Derby

I started my career as a programmer, and over the years I’ve worn many hats, including business owner, internal consultant and manager. From all these perspectives, one thing became clear: our level of individual, team and company success was deeply impacted by our work environment and organizational dynamics. As a result, I have spent the last twenty-five years helping companies design their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success.

I’ve written over 100 articles, and co-authored two books–Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. I write about management, leadership, collaboration, organizations and change (or another topic I’m currently exploring).

Follow me on Twitter @estherderby