The Experimentation Mindset with Doc Norton
Among the traits that distinguish a good team from a great team is their ability to innovate. Despite the rhetoric in favor of innovation, most organizations are stuck in an implementation mindset, stifling creativity, excellence, and the resultant innovation. The experimentation mindset frees us from self-imposed constraints, allowing us to continually learn and improve. In this session, we’ll talk about how we learn as individuals and how we learn as organizations. We’ll take a look at some examples of the experimentation mindset happening in the agile community today and we’ll talk about how you can foster such a mindset in your own organization.
About Doc Norton
Doc is passionate about working with teams to improve delivery and building great organizations. Once a dedicated code slinger, Doc has turned his energy toward helping teams, departments, and companies work better together in the pursuit of better software. Working with a wide range of companies such as Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Belly, and JaTango, Doc has applied tenants of agile, lean, systems thinking, and servant leadership to develop highly effective cultures and drastically improve their ability to deliver valuable software and products.
A Pluralsight Author, Clean Coders contributor, frequent blogger, international keynote speaker and coach, in his spare time, Doc has been working on his latest book, “Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams”. You can find his book on LeanPub at www.leanpub.com/EscapeVelocity
Seeking Greatness: Teams of Heroic Learners with Diana Larsen
Learning is emerging as a key competency as the 21st century unfolds, not only for every organization, every individual, and every team. The path to becoming a truly great team flows through a relentless focus on continuous improvement. Continuous improvement blossoms where teams practice continuous learning through deliberate practice.
In this keynote, Diana Larsen will celebrate teams of heroic learners. You’ll discover how to recognize the courage of teams who lead boldly with assurance that they can navigate a future where no one has been before. The confidence of teams who can quickly recognize, embrace, and learn from mistakes. The compassionate empathy of teams who understand the outcomes their organizations need, and efficiently and effectively build fluency in the proficiencies to achieve those outcomes. You’ll engage with ideas for setting the conditions for maximum learning for yourself and for your teams. And you’ll walk away with five crucial guidelines for heroic learners and the energy to put them to the test.
About Diana Larsen
A visionary pragmatist, Diana Larsen is Chief Relationship Builder at the Agile Fluency™ Project. She leads the practice area for Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting. Diana is author of the books 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. For more than 20 years Diana has worked with leaders to design work systems, improve project performance, and support team, leader, and enterprise agility.