14 of the 17 co-authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development were interviewed in 2016-17 for a special podcast. The goal was to capture the intent of the authors and to recount the events of Snowbird, where the co-authors gathered and wrote what has become known as the Agile Manifesto.
What emerged from the interviews was much more. Ryan has unearthed reasons why the event was needed, the original vision of the authors, and key insights often overlooked or missed. Let's hear the real story behind and reflect on the rise pitfalls of Agile in industry…and what we can do to reclaim it.
Ryan has worked in many industries including Intellectual Property, Advertising, Science, Publishing, Manufacturing, ERP, Clinical Decision Support & Learning. Most recently Ryan joined Contino, a global leader in DevOps & Cloud enablement. Ryan has led multiple agile teams and facilitated agile transformations. Ryan serves as a coach and mentor to emerging agile professionals.
Ryan is a current member of the Harrisburg University corporate faculty, the Agile Uprising, and an independent lean development trainer. Based in Philadelphia, Ryan is an avid reader, host of the Agile Uprising podcast (which has reached over 70K listeners in over 100 countries) and loving father of three. He is incrementally becoming a great husband.
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 more successful? More enlivening?
Esther has distilled principles for successful transformation into Six Rules for Change. These principles address both the complexity of the organization and the complexity of the human experience. They provide touch-points to guide Change Artists as they support and enable change in their organizations.
Esther is a reknowned author, consultant, and speaker. Her insights regarding organizational culture help people to create positive, mutually receptive and reinforcing company environments in which teams have the capacity to achieve great things. She helps companies explore how best to maximize their capacity for achievement by eliminating wasted effort, politics, cynicism, and fear.
Esther is a pioneer of experiential training for technical people, co-creator of the Coaching Beyond the Team workshop, and co-leader with Don Gray of the legendary Problem-solving Leadership workshop (designed by Jerry Weinberg). Esther serves as an expert in organizational dynamics and is a leading thinker in bringing agility to companies, management, and teams.