Wednesday's Keynote

Topic: "Still No Silver Bullets"
Keynote speaker: Esther Derby

Abstract: This year marks 10 years since the signing of the Agile Manifesto.  In those 10 years, we've seen notable successes.  We've also seen XP-B, Scrum-but, Fragile, and just plain. Organizations have adopted agile methods to solve all manner of problems. But no method can solve problems unless management also changes. And that's a matter of changing minds, mindsets, and what matters to managers.
Short bio: She is recognized as a leader in the human-side of software development, including management, systems-thinking, organization change, collaboration, building teams, and retrospectives.
She's been a programmer, system manager, manager and internal consultant. SInce 1997, she's run her own consulting firm, esther derby associates, inc., in Minneapolis, MN.  
 
Esther has an M.A., in Organizational Leadership, is the author of over 100 articles, and co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management.  At the moment, she's working on a two new books.  
 
She's a founder of the AYE Conference, and is serving her second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance.