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Wednesday, July 30 • 09:00 - 10:15
Best Job Ever (Diana Larsen)

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Think back over your work and life. What was your “best job ever”? What qualities stand out to you as you relive it? And what do you think made that possible?

More and more, software developers come to know Agile as a set of practices that deliver an experience you might call “at least my work doesn’t suck so much anymore” - and then don’t know to expect anything more. We can do better than that! In this talk Diana Larsen calls on you to remember the everyday felt experiences of many early Agile teams that learned to love their work again.

Early teams and practitioners focused on Agile as an opportunity to make things better for themselves, their customers, and their business partners - not as a panacea for their problems. They talked about “trust”, “self-organization”, “excellence”, and building teams around “motivated individuals”. This was a starting point, not a fairy-tale ending they were working towards.

Diana reminds us how to reclaim our goal of reaching for and achieving our “best jobs ever”, by protecting those practices and attitudes that create them wherever we experienced them in life, in or out of Agile.

How do you make your current team experience the benchmark for all future work? No matter who you are, or where you work - there’s room for more love for work on your team - let’s discover it together.

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Diana Larsen

FutureWorks Consulting LLC

Wednesday July 30, 2014 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
Sun Ballroom