GOTO Berlin is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 60 top speaker and 400 attendees. The conference cover topics such as Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture, Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes.

Presentation: "KEYNOTE: The Art of Embracing Change"

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:50 / Location: Estrelsaal A

At the heart of software development is an important truth "all things must change" - business needs change and technology evolves - as software developers we need to be open to embracing change. Alas, in our day-to-day project work, we often feel the weight of working around things that are difficult to change. Embracing change is also an important aspect of continuing to create software we are proud of and that has an impact in the world. Come to this talk to hear how we can start to create openness to new ideas and different ways of working.

Rachel Davies, Author of the first book on "Agile Coaching"

Rachel Davies

Biography: Rachel Davies

Rachel is co-author of the first “Agile Coaching” book and the UK’s leading expert in coaching agile teams.

Rachel has over 20 years experience in software development in a variety of roles from software developer to manager, and has supported 50+ agile transitions over the last decade working with many well-known companies including Agresso, BBC, Egg, Nokia, Screwfix, and uSwitch. Her work regularly involves working with business stakeholders and senior management to understand driving concerns and collaboratively design a custom Agile lifecycle that fits the company culture.

Serving on the board of directors of non-profit US based Agile Alliance for 7 years, Rachel has worked alongside industry thoughtleaders, such as Mike Cohn, Mary Poppendieck, and Ken Schwaber.

Internationally recognized and presenting at industry conferences worldwide, Rachel has worked as an agile practitioner since 2000 and utilizes a range of agile methods including XP, SCRUM, Lean/Kanban, and DSDM.

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