As a principal consultant with FutureWorks Consulting, Diana Larsen sparks the creation of work environments where productive teams focus on frequent delivery of high value software and on thriving in times of change. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! as well as writing articles and occasional blog posts at
http://www.futureworksconsulting.com/blog. Current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, she co-founded the “Agile Open Northwest” conference and the international “Retrospective Facilitators Gathering.“ Diana discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles.
About FutureWorks Consulting
Working with FutureWorks Consulting, organizations and individuals create and sustain momentum toward their aspirations. We move beyond the quick fix to design approaches and solutions that get lasting results.
Contact FutureWorks when you need to:
- Create organizational culture and resilient workplaces that achieve business goals
- Develop agile managers and leaders who will take the organization to the next level of maturity and accomplishment
- Design Agile processes that fit company values, culture and goals
- Get moving when changes have stalled productivity, performance, or morale
- Motivate teams to get up and running quickly while producing high quality deliverables
- Offer coaching for high potential leaders
- Avoid the expensive exercise of reinventing wheels project after project
- Shape a climate of continuous improvement and learning
On the personal side: I adopted Oregon as my home in 1973. From ’73 to ‘84, I lived on the southern Oregon coast, and then moved to various areas around Portland. I live in Portland, and work in various client locations, mostly in the US and northern Europe. So far. I’ve focused my next goal on finding ways to work close to home more often, and, paradoxically, I want to work in more places around the world—AU/NZ, South American, the Far East, India, and more.
I attended the first RFG in 2002, and now I attend year after year because I can’t miss this gathering. I find I learn best in small groups – whether hands on or in discussion. I love the Open Space format too, wherever I find it. I like offering and learning new ideas about open space and other workplace ceremonies; like retrospectives, charting, stand-ups, and more.