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Motivation through Innovation

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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.


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).