Past Meetup

Using Resistance Management to Succeed with Agile Adoption

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Asking others to adopt new practices and work according to a new set of values is a big deal. It's no wonder we regularly run into resistance, even as we start to show performance and other improvements. Nothing can be more frustrating than seeing the work you've put into building a great team get compromised by others.

In our presentation, we will look at typical patterns in human behavior and introduce proven approaches to dealing with resistance, with a goal of taking something away from the event we can implement immediately. Learn about the reasons different people will resist a change to agile - based on personality, position, and interests. Discover tools to implement to prevent resistance and hedge against the inevitable. Identify skills to work successfully with those who stand little to gain from adopting.

Speaker's bio:

Steve McGee is the founder of Sevenstar Consulting and organization development consultant working with businesses implementing agile management. He spent 10 years as a leadership training and development professional followed by six years as a cross-cultural management coach in Japan - finding ways to integrate systems that were based on conflicting values. Steve introduced agile to a software firm in 2007, and subsequently applied agile principles and practices to exploratory tax policy projects, event planning, marketing and change management.