Agile development is based on teamwork. How does Agile methodologies play along with individuals in a team? How can a team become highly productive and still see to the individual needs of the team members?
In their presentation, Esther Derby and Don Gray will address these and other questions around individuals in teams.
Esther Derby has spent the last twenty-five years helping companies design their environment, culture, and human dynamics for optimum success. Her thoughts and contributions are based on wearing many hats; programmer, 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.
Over the years Esther has written over 100 articles, and co-authored two books–Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management.
Don Gray assists clients through their transition to Agile development practices. He incorporates his studies of communication, personality types, team styles, systems thinking, and human systems dynamics into the work and writing. Don has published a number of articles at Better Software magazine and StickyMinds.com.
Don is a frequent speaker at local and regional conferences as well as Agile Development Practices and the Agile 201x Conferences. His experience comes from across a variety of industries, from small startups to Fortune 50 organizations.