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Thursday, May 17 • 3:55pm - 4:40pm
The Yin and Yang of Fear in an Agile Transformation

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People by their nature gravitate toward pleasurable things and away from painful things. Change in general is scary and change on the scale of an Agile transformation generates a lot of fear. There are many different types of fear, some good and some bad and they all tend to have varied effects on the success or failure of a transformation.

I’ve been deeply engaged in agile transformations for almost a decade and in this presentation I will share with you some of my experiences with healthy fear--prudence--and what can happen when that fear turns unhealthy.  To understand fear, we will look at ways that fear is developed in a workplace, how diversity and nationality play a role in our reactions and ability to combat fear.  How process and bureaucracy can, over time, cause a culture of fear.

You will come away with some things to look for in yourself and ways of seeing the fears that, when healthy, can have a positive impact, and those, when unhealthy, hold us back, make us hesitate and can cause issues that can derail entire transformations.


Speakers
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Jason Dinkelmann

Software Artisan, Pillar Technology
I love helping organizations build awesome software. I have been building and coaching teams for over 20 years, working as a User Experience Designer to a backend Software Engineer. I am currently a Software Journeyman with Pillar Technologies in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previous to working... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 3:55pm - 4:40pm
Conference Room B