Driving Technical Change
Speaker: Terry Ryan – Adobe
Time: Friday Sept. 5, 9:00am
Ever been to a conference, get inspired, try to bring what you learned back to the office, only to be stymied by co-workers who aren’t interested in rocking the status quo? It turns out that people tend to resist change in patterns, and like any pattern they can be overcome by using other people’s experiences with those skeptics. This session will teach you how to identify the skeptics, how to counter them, and give you a strategic framework to convince your whole office.
This session will go into detail in the patterns and techniques of Driving Technical Change including: skeptic types, countering techniques, and master strategy using those techniques to achieve change in your organization.
Power and wireless internet will be provided. Please bring your own laptop PC or Mac.
Terry Ryan is a Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe. The job basically entails helping designers in large organizations using Adobe technologies to be successful. His focus is on web design and mobile technologies. Previous to that, he spent a decade working in various technical roles at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Terry is also the author of Driving Technical Change, a Pragmatic Bookshelf title. It’s about convincing reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and ideas.
He blogs at http://terrenceryan.com/blog and is tpryan on Twitter.