Motivation through Innovation

Motivation through Innovation

As agile team members, we struggle with engaging and motivating our teams and our organizations. Agile methodologies talk about self-empowerment, but few talk about building a culture of innovation. Such a culture infuses not just the development teams, but every aspect of an organization. It is this culture that makes coming into work each day less like work. In this talk, I draw from Dan Pink and discuss what motivates individuals, and show how to translate that knowledge into what can motivate organizations.

 

Bio

Brian Sobus is currently the Director of Technology for Medthink Communications in Raleigh, North Carolina. Brian has held director, manager and contributor level positions in mainly software development focused organizations. He has over 15 years of experience working in the following areas: Public Safety, Healthcare and HIPAA-compliant systems, Digital Signatures, Computer Security, Telecommunications, and SaaS-based products.

He has a broad background that spans embedded to web-based systems architecture and development in a wide variety of languages and technologies.

Brian is an active member of IEEE and the Agile Alliance. He has a heavy interest in the Agile Methodologies and direct experience leading Agile teams in both SCRUM and Kanban Software Development Lifecycles (SDLC).


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  • mark h.

    If anyone left early and has a need for a senior QA person, please email me through my meetup profile. Thanks.

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • mark h.

      I should be available tomorrow. However, I'm trying to get some work done on my car, so there is some uncertainty about my mobility in the morning hours.

      September 4, 2013

    • Kay W.

      Hi Mark, i received your message. Thank you.,2 other fellow programmers (and hopefully yourself) are meeting at noon today (possibly for lunch) at PAPARAZZI , in North Hills, in ' Lafayette Village on Honeycutt Blvd. (off of Falls of Nuese. it will start at noon and go as late as 4, it'll be a bit of a workshop. if you're coming, i'll have an NDA on hand for you (which i ask that you sign, in order to move forward with said meeting/s) and ask that you please email me at [masked] and, or text my i phone cell:[masked] to confirm. My Raleigh number is[masked]-9264. Thanks and hope to see you, Kay

      September 5, 2013

  • Kay W.

    Gabe, Hi. Thanks for your message regarding the come one, come all Intrinsic Programmer meeting this Thurs., at 1:30 PM, just above Apex. Just need your email, to introduce further insight, just after getting a signed NDA from you, and any like-minded programmers, interested in joining us ; ) feel free to email me at [masked] if you can't email me prior so I can get you that, I'll have a hard copy on hand.

    September 3, 2013

    • Kay W.

      Thanks to Jeff, for getting me your (Gabe's) email via mine. I have emailed ya : )

      September 4, 2013

  • Kay W.

    Whomever is reading this, I'm trying to reach Gabe of this MeetUp, as direct messaging through here doesn't seem to be working too well. This is in reply to his message. Please email me with his contact info. [masked] If you prefer to join he and I and fellow programmers for a advantageous meeting Tom. afternoon, just let me know.

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Kay W.

      Thank you Jeff, for getting me Gabe's email via mine. I have emailed him.

      September 4, 2013

  • Maureen G.

    I regret not being able to attend. Great topic!

    September 3, 2013

    • Kay W.

      If you'd like to pick up where we left off, and you're available, programmers are meeting tomorrow. Let me know if you're interested.

      September 4, 2013

  • Jack Q.

    Interesting topic with practical life examples - it was fun to attend.

    1 · September 3, 2013

    • Kay W.

      Agreed ! Hi Jack, Are you available to continue the conversation tomorrow, starting either at noon or at 1:30; either in Apex (where we're tentatively scheduled) or N. Raleigh, where we may be moving said meeting? Thanks and hope you can make it! PS: Do you have Gabe's e-mail. He's a member of this meet up and attending tomorrow's meeting.

      September 4, 2013

  • Kay W.

    I am in the process of launching a new web based software.

    September 3, 2013

  • Bob G.

    Who is the speaker for this talk?

    ;-)

    August 20, 2013

  • Barbara_M

    Just returning from Charlotte after a year and looking forward to meeting other Agile professionals in the RDU area.

    August 15, 2013

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