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We're thrilled to announce our keynote speaker this year is Linda Rising!

Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near Nashville, Tennessee. Linda has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching as well as work in industry in telecommunications, avionics, and tactical weapons systems. She is an internationally known presenter on topics related to agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. Linda is the author of numerous articles and several books. The latest, More Fearless Change, co-authored with Mary Lynn Manns. 

Keynote topic: Incentives: Why or Why Not?
It’s surprising how little of the research around incentives has made it into practice. There’s widespread belief that the debate is about carrots vs. sticks or if it’s carrots or sticks, what kind of carrots or sticks. It’s also surprising how the understanding of this fundamental topic eludes many well-respected, experienced practitioners and coaches. There’s considerable research that suggests what incentives work (and don't work) for individuals and teams. Linda will bring in the latest from cognitive neuroscience and help those of us who care about development teams to learn what works best.


Would you like to speak at agileDC 2018? Apply Today!

As in past years, we are going with 45-minute timeslots. The downside for speakers is that you will need to streamline your message to the heart of the matter. The upside for participants is that your learning will pack a punch.

We're also repeating the 10-minute lightning talks. These are ideal for introducing a new idea you may not have worked out completely, or one that continually stumps you. If you are new to speaking, this is an excellent opportunity to highlight something that is working for you.

Early admission may be complete, but it's not too late to apply! All proposals submitted before August 15th will be considered for final schedule.

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