17:15 - 18:15 Track D
Speaker: Linda Rising
During the most severe lockdown Linda spent a lot of time outdoors, walking with her husband. Being already aware of the benefits of being outside and enjoying nature, during this challenging time she also discovered several books, articles, and podcasts about how amazing trees are. Even though they are rooted in place and seem to have no control over their environment, trees are agile. They communicate, cooperate and look after one another. Linda sees this as a great metaphor for how agile works and in her talk she will explain how her year-long journey to learn more about trees simultaneously led to learning about the secret of agility and her role in the agile space.
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has authored four books and numerous articles and is an internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process. With a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics, Linda's background includes university teaching and software development in a number of different domains.