Diana Larsen

FutureWorks Consulting LLC

Agile Business (L) 2017
Agile Business (L)
Friday 15:15 - 15:59

Session type: Lecture
Session level: Suitable for all

Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams

For ages humans have watched birds and butterflies soaring and have wanted to fly. We stayed earthbound until we learned about the effects of gravity and how to overcome them. Now we defy gravity with a rocket launch or liftoff. Rockets generate energy at the start of flight. Teams also need an initial boost—a liftoff—to override the inertia presented by the essential missing rocket fuel: common purpose, clear communication channels, defined working relationships, and more.

A liftoff creates the positive force that moves a team toward successful delivery time after time. Everyone associated with the product vision comes together. An effective liftoff achieves alignment—a shared understanding about the work and why it matters. Most importantly, an effective liftoff positions your team on the trajectory to success.

In this session, Diana Larsen, co-author of Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams, will help you find the energy and momentum for providing the booster rockets for your teams.

Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams    Diana Larsen

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Chief Learning Officer/Partner

We are delighted to confirm Diana Larsen will be joining us from Portland, Oregon, USA to keynote at Agile on the Beach 2017.

Internationally known for her brilliant work in agile software development, team leadership and agile transitions we are excited to hear Diana share her insights in July.

Diana has a fantastic breadth and depth of experience working with business leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed.

Diana is author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and co-originator of the Agile Fluency™ model. As a founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting, she leads the practice area for Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions.

For more than 20 years she’s worked with leaders to design work systems, improve project performance, and support leader and enterprise agility. An active speaker and contributor to her professional community, Ms Larsen has contributed as a leader with Agile Alliance, Organization Design Forum, and the Agile Open Initiative.”




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