Esther Derby's Agile 2010 talk.
Its 60 years since Deming said that the biggest problem with many companies is management that is off course. Despite recent interest in applying Lean concepts to software, not enough has changed. Why? We think of managers making decisions, setting priorities, organizing work, keeping budgets, hiring, and mentoring people. What we’ve overlooked is a manager’s role as designer. Managers are designers of the experience of work and of systems to produce valuable products. As designers, we need to ask and answer questions that will help us create those experiences and systems.
About Esther Derby
I consult with you to help you develop a holistic view of your organization and take action to achieve optimum success. I coach you to boost your effectiveness and confidence as a manager, and I deliver workshops that bring insights to life, build skills, and engage your people in learning. If you have questions about my services, contact me to schedule a free initial conversation. I'd be delighted to share my thoughts with you and learn about your company.
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