Developer conference  7-11 November  Malmö Sweden



10.20 - 11.00

Everyone wants change. No-one wants to change.

Level: Intermediate

More and more organisations decide to do Agile. They decide to implement Continuous Delivery. They decide to construct self organising teams. But the problems that these measures mean to solve linger on. Why?

The problem with change is that it cannot be achieved through decisionmaking. It can only be achieved by humans. And while most of us think that we want change, few of us want _to_ change.

Building on the wisdoms of Plato, Sartre and Dilbert, this talk dissects the underlying reasons for our resistance to change and how we need to alter our mind set to combat this resistance.

While the conclusions are true for all businesses, they are fundamental to IT. In the fastest moving industry on earth, you cannot afford to be stuck in your ways.


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