Description: Cultivating Culture in a New Development Team
In this discussion, we will look at some of the lessons learned while growing an agile development organization from 6 people to 26 people in less than one year. As a group, we’ll discuss what types of behaviors are desirable, why they are desirable, and ways to get those behaviors. You will leave with ideas and techniques for encouraging behaviors which are in line with company and agile cultures and how to discourage other behaviors.
Speaker Bio: Diana Sherwood
Diana Sherwood is an Agile Coach at Solera Health. She has a diverse background. She’s worked in software development for 10+ years, she has an iPhone App. Diana has worked as a software developer at General Dynamics, Motorola, and for Electronic Data Behandeling (EDB) in Norway. EDB basically means “IT” and she worked in their consulting team. Outside of technology, Diana facilitates experiential learning events for teams which include: rock climbing and using Legos to increase collaboration and reveal system flaws. Currently, she works closely with the leadership at Solera Health to cultivate an Agile culture and to incorporate metrics driven experimentation.