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Diana Larsen, FutureWorks Consulting

 Diana  Larsen, FutureWorks Consulting

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams on the human and organizational sides of software development projects. Her clients value her collaboration in building capability to interact, self-organize and shape an environment for productive teams to improve performance, support innovation, and establish satisfying, results-oriented workplaces.

With Esther Derby, Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and co-founded the Annual International Retrospective Facilitators Gathering and the Agile Open Northwest conference.

Diana also presents workshops on self-organizing team development, team leadership, innovation development, project leadership and leading retrospectives She speaks and writes on team development, project leadership, Agile methods, retrospectives, and organizational change. http://www.futureworksconsulting.com

Presentation: "Agile Mastery Open Space opening"

Track:   Reflecting on our Agile Journey - How do we reach Mastery?

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:30

Location: To be announced

Presentation: "Agile Mastery Open Space closing"

Track:   Reflecting on our Agile Journey - How do we reach Mastery?

Time: Friday 16:00 - 17:00

Location: To be announced

Presentation: "Keynote Panel"

Time: Friday 17:15 - 18:45

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: TBA

Tutorial: "Agile Leadership: Moving from Management that Controls to Management that Facilitates"

Track:   Tutorial

Time: Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: To be announced


In Agile software development methods smart people work in teams to self-organize their work and produce higher quality results faster. Management's traditional focus on closely monitoring, supervising, controlling, and tracking individuals and their work no longer serves business needs as it once did. Yet these methods don't eliminate the role of management.

What's left for a manager to do? Plenty! The savvy manager's focus shifts from controlling work to facilitating it, easing the flow to higher productivity. Facilitative managers perform five new management roles. They promote effective meetings to help team members think together. They manage boundaries for the team. They attend to team membership. They alert the team to potential risks. They champion the team and its decisions with stakeholders outside the team.

In this experience-based, interactive tutorial session, you'll examine the roots of facilitative management, identify ways to leverage current management experience for the five new roles, and practice techniques for facilitative management.