poor implementation or understanding kills change by effectively communicating what you are doing and why, you can build a stronger case
great organizations have room for change working on something that solves a problem will help you improve your skills complaining helps you...sometimes, but it’s not helpful to your organization
this takes a lot of work, but it’s good for you and your organization every organization is different, has a different organizational structure and culture
Fear - devs or management afraid that something is going to break Misunderstanding - misunderstanding of the effort required, the process needed to make the change Frustrated - too many things to learn, overwhelmed by fast-pace of technology
If you don’t know what’s wrong, you can’t fix it If there’s something that makes your job harder, it’s worth looking into.
Agent of Change
Agent of Change Matt Frost @mfrost503 http://shortwhitebaldguy.com https://joind.in/talk/view/8097
Main Goaldrive change by understanding your organizationdrive change by mastering toolsdrive change by excellent communication
Topicspreparationpresentationdealing with successdealing with failure
Why Drive Change?no organization does everything wellwill grow your skillsit’s better than complaining!
What this talk is NOTnot a quick fixnot a one-size fits all solution
Why Change doesn’t happenfearmisunderstandinglack of previous changefrustrated
Onward and upward!planning builds confidenceremove unwarranted fearschange has to happen
A Real Problem...costs time and moneyis a detriment to quality and efficiencycan create friction between team members
Finding a real problemare there processes that are painful for the team(deployment, bug tracking...)is subpar code regularly introduced to liveenvironmentsdo you even know what’s going on?
Find one to solvepick a problem that will solve an organizationalproblem (not just yours) - talk to your teammatesresearch options for solving this problemdecide on a solution and start mastering itdon’t bring it up to your boss yet...we’re being strategicremember
This is hard...you’re doing this because no one else willyou HAVE to know what you’re talking aboutuse the time available to youprove the problem exists and your solution fixes it
“Hey boss, we suck at this”pointing out problems is scarydo research, back up your findingsValue facts over opinionsIf you can’t prove it, you shouldn’t try to change it untilyou can
“This is a lot of extra work”change implemented haphazardly is more disastrousyou want to make things better, right?it’s less work if you’re already an expert (so start thereif you can)becoming in expert beneficial for everyone