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Esther Derby and Diana Larsen -- CONFIRMED!

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Esther Derby and Diana Larsen -- CONFIRMED!

Time: November 18, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Siemens
Street: 51 Valley Stream Parkway
City/Town: Malvern, PA
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Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Sebastian Hermida
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2009

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Event Description


I know this is short notice but we have to jump on the opportunity of having
Esther Derby and Diana Larsen in the Philadelphia area this week!

Esther Derby and Diana Larsen co-authored the classic book on Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great

The topic for this session is still in the making. Of course there will be some retrospective content but Diana and Esther might want to cover some hot topics (your questions?) about Agile Alliance and/or humans & software project.

Whatever the topic is, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity to see these 2 great speakers.

Thanks to ClickEquations for sponsoring the food and to Siemens for hosting!

About our speakers:
Esther Derby is one of the rare breed of consultants who blends the technical and managerial issues with the people-side issues. She is well known for her work helping teams grow to new levels of productivity and is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in retrospective facilitation. Esther’s articles have appeared in Better Software (formerly STQE), Software Development, Cutter IT Journal, and CrossTalk. She writes regular columns for and, and publishes the quarterly newsletter, insights. Esther is also a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.

Diana Larsen partners with leaders of software development projects to improve project performance, support and sustain change, and build collaborative workplaces. Diana serves on the boards of the Agile Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, participates in planning for the XP 200x and Agile 200x conferences, and speaks at several software conferences every year. She’s written articles for Software Development, At Work, Cutter IT Journal, and Cutter’s Executive Update and e-Advisor series. Diana is a founder of the Annual International Retrospective Facilitators Gathering.

With Norm Kerth, Esther and Diana are founders of the annual Retrospective Facilitators Gathering. They are recognized as two of the world’s leaders in retrospective facilitation.

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Comment by Bob Sarni on November 16, 2009 at 5:16pm
Confirmed! Yeah
Comment by Ravindar Gujral on November 16, 2009 at 4:40pm
Thanks to ClickEquations for being our Food Sponsor. This is amazing that this event was pulled off at such a short notice. Looking forward to this.
Comment by Bonnie on November 16, 2009 at 11:55am
Wow! That would be AMAZING. And I was _just_ writing about how much I love their retrospective book.
Comment by Bob Sarni on November 16, 2009 at 12:25am
Esther and Diana's retrospective insights are key to my coaching and training practice! I am definitely looking forward to to meeting them.

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