Mar 8, 2009
Show 54 features an interview with Esther Derby focused primarily
on agile retrospective but we branched out to talk about agile
management and many other topics.
Esther is one of the rare breed of consultant who blends the technical issues, and the managerial issues with the people issues. She is well known for her work in helping teams grow to new levels of productivity.
Management coaching, Scrum implementation, retrospectives, and project assessments are four of Esther’s key practices that serve as effective tools to start team transformation.
Recognized as one of the world’s leaders in retrospective facilitation, she often receives requests to work with struggling teams. Esther also coaches technical people who are making the transition to management and is a Certified Scrum Master.
Esther can be contacted by email at email@example.com
Her website is www.estherderby.com
Links to her books are below:
Agile Retrospectives Making Teams Great http://bit.ly/2lU8QT
Behind Closed Doors Management http://bit.ly/h8LfD
Note that Esther co-authored “Behind Closed Doors Management” with Johanna Rothman in SPaMCAST 23 -- check it out at http://bit.ly/8mol
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Next Software Process and Measurement Cast:
The next Software Process and Measurement Cast will feature an interview Bill Phifer. We discussed metrics in outsourcing. If you have anything to do with sourcing work I think you will get lot out of this interview.