I guided quite a few Agile and Lean adoptions as part of my professional career, and I came to realize how one of the major sources of resistance, as well as of failure, are misplaced or unrealistic expectations.
Among these, the most dangerous (and the harder to change) are those about the business and organizational dynamics of software development itself.
Of course, challenging one's expectations is something to be expected (pun intended) from innovative characters, but that's easier said than done, especially when the expectations are our own.
One way of making this process easier is to understand in-depth a particular issue, suggesting alternatives and show evidence that others are in fact benefiting from living with different expectations.
This is exactly the approach that I'll take during this talk to challenge a few expectations such as: predictable financial payoffs, product roadmaps and the impossibiity of goal-oriented social structures in the organization.
I'm hoping that the concepts presented during the talk, along with the direct report of my professional experiences, will give you practical "tools" the you can use to promote change and innovation in yourself and in the environment in which you work.