We aspire to make great software. But too often we come up short. In this presentation, we’ll discuss why making great software depends less on tools, techniques, and talented individuals, and more on working together effectively to solve difficult problems.
The best teams and organizations—those that achieve the highest performance and take the greatest joy in their work—express a unique discipline in the way they work together defined by the agreements they make and the workplace culture that results from making and managing agreements well.
Agreements, well made and well managed, are the engine of culture change. The culture engine, when properly maintained and fueled, creates an environment that amplifies the power of tools, techniques, and talented individuals to enable the extraordinary collaboration that is required to achieve extraordinary results.
Who is Steve Peha?
Steve Peha is a learning strategist with more than 25 years of experience in software product development, education, and organizational change. He is the founder of Teaching That Makes Sense, an NC-based learning consultancy. Most recently, he served for 18 months as a Product Owner on the Gates Foundation’s Shared Learning Infrastructure project, a reference platform for Student Longitudinal Data Systems. He is the co-creator, along with Amr Elssamadisy, of The Culture Engine, which he has presented at Agile2013, AgileDC, QConSF, and most recently for the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of The Agile Leadership Network.