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Ph.D. Linda Rising, Global Presenter

Ph.D. Linda  Rising

Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems.

An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, agile development approaches, and the change process, Linda is the author of numerous articles and four books---Design Patterns in Communications, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, written with Mary Lynn Manns.

Find more information about Linda at www.lindarising.org.

Presentation: "The Power of Retrospectives"

Time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:20

Location: Rytmisk Sal

Abstract: Project Retrospectives are an important part of any software development process. The Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto state that: "At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly". How can this be done? By taking the time to reflect and learn and proactively determine what should be done differently in the next iteration, release, or project. Linda's presentation will introduce techniques for project retrospectives, whether they are agile or not. The techniques help teams discover what they're doing well so that successful practices can continue and identify what should be done differently to improve performance. Retrospectives are not finger pointing or blaming sessions, but rather a highly effective process in which teams reflect on the past in order to become more effective in the future. Linda will share her experiences with leading retrospectives of several kinds for dozens of projects; both successful and unsuccessful, small and large, in academia and industry. Her lessons learned can be applied to any project to enable teams and organizations to become learning organizations.

Presentation: "Are Agilists the Bonobos of Software Development?"

Time: Thursday 16:30 - 17:30

Location: Trifork Headquarters

Abstract: The chimpanzees and the bonobos are the animals whose genetic make-up is closest to that of human beings, but their ?cultures? (and, yes, these animals definitely have well-defined cultures) are very different. The chimpanzees are aggressive, and operate in a strict, alpha-male-dominated hierarchy, while the bonobos are gentle and promiscuous! What sort of tie-could this have for those of us who favor agile development over plan-driven?

Workshop: "Fearless Change: Introducing New Ideas"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Musikhuset C 103


Those who attend conferences or read books and articles discover new ideas they want to bring into their organizations—but they often struggle when trying to implement those changes. Unfortunately, those introducing change are not always welcomed with open arms. Linda Rising offers proven change management strategies to help you become a more successful agent of change in your organization. Learn how to plant effective seeds of change, and what forces in your organization drive or block change. In addition to using these approaches to change your organization, you can use them to become a more effective person. Come and discuss your organizational and personal change challenges. Linda shows how the lessons from her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, can help you succeed. Learn how to overcome adversity to change and to celebrate your improvement successes along with your organization’s new found practices.