Jean Tabaka

Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing to learn about software development principles, processes, and practices. She seeks humane approaches that deliver high value in our business communities. Her work in product development flow reaches beyond traditional Agile. She also works in systems thinking and complexity theory. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of “Collaboration Explained” and other articles on Agile organizations. Jean blogs at and tweets as @jeantabaka.



Collaborative Visioning & Learning in the Agile Organization


Tell Me Why - A 21st perspective on Agile

Track: Agile, thursday 13:00 - 13:50

Simon Sinek created a TED talk about "The Golden Circle" that asks us to start with WHY we are doing something or creating something before we declare the WHAT. In between these are the HOW, creating 3 concentric circles. In this session, we will apply the Golden Circle to Agile adoption for 21st century innovative companies.

Collaborative Visioning & Learning in the Agile Organization

Track: Collaboration, wednesday 10:00 - 10:50

21st century innovative companies do not rely on a top-down or command-and-control approach for how they create vision and deliver against that vision. In this session, Jean Tabaka gives you straight forward examples of how organizations apply collaboration as a business advantage. Her approach show how the collective wisdom from the entire organization creates better vision and better consensus on how to deliver against the vision.