Linda Rising, Independent

Linda  Rising

Linda Rising is an independent consultant. She has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the area of object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching experience as well as work in industry in the areas of telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. She has been working with object technologies since 1983.

She is the editor of A Patterns Handbook, A Pattern Almanac 2000, Design Patterns in Communications Software, and co-author with Mary Lynn Manns of a new book on introducing new ideas into organizations, scheduled to appear this fall.

She has a number of publications including: "The Scrum Software Development Process for Small Teams," in the July-August 2001 issue of IEEE Software and "Agile Meetings," in the July/August 2002 issue of STQE.

She has presented a number of tutorials and workshops at OOPSLA and other conferences.

Presentation: "Patterns from Agile Retrospectives"

Track:   Agile Software Development

Time: Monday 10:15 - 10:45

Location: Nortvegia

Abstract: Certainly the team itself benefits from having retrospectives both at the end of each iteration and at the end of the project or release, but the real benefit to the company is to share learning across teams. This takes an investment and requires a special role -- corporate minstrel -- but the lessons learned can be invaluable. This short presentation will share some of those learnings or "patterns" from one minstrel's experience.

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Tutorial: "Introducing New Ideas into Organizations"

Track:   Tutorials

Time: Friday 13:00 - 16:00

Location: Suecia

Abstract: Many people who attend JAOO encounter new ideas they want to take back to their organizations, but then struggle to make something happen. This struggle has become especially apparent of late as enthusiastic agile development proponents want to encourage their teams to apply these new approaches. This tutorial will help participants understand what successful change agents have learned while attempting to introduce new ideas into their organizations. The lessons learned have been documented in a growing pattern language for introducing new ideas into organizations. This tutorial will present the problems and solutions documented in this language and allow participants to discuss and discover answers to the challenges they have encountered while introducing new ideas into their organizations.