Esther Derby works with individuals, teams, and organizations to improve their ability to deliver valuable software. Esther is recognized as a leader in the human side of software development, including management, organizational change, collaboration, building teams, and retrospectives. She’s been a programmer, systems manager, project manager, and internal consultant. She currently runs her own consulting firm, Esther Derby Associates, Inc., in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Right now, she’s most interested in helping managers see the work and see the system—so that everyone can do better.
Esther has an MA in Organizational Leadership, is the author of over 100 articles and co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great and Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management. She’s currently working on a book to help managers make the transition from traditional top-down management to managing self-organizing teams and creating productive worksystems. Take a look at www.estherderby.com for more of Esther’s writing.
Esther is in her second term as a board member of the Agile Alliance. She can be reached at +01 612 724-8114, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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