Emily Webber

Embracing Change or Bracing for Change: Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Product Teams

Have you ever been in a team when you know things could be done better, but other people aren't keen on changing? Have you ever been in an organisation where you want to question the status quo, but the typical response is "that's just the way we do things here"?

These are cultures that brace for change, rather than embrace it.

Many of us are familiar with experimenting, testing assumptions and the build, measure, learn cycle for building products. But how do you apply this same thinking to the teams building the products?

The most motivated and high-performing teams embrace change, experimentation and continuous improvement. They are always seeking better ways to work together in order to build great products.

They have a culture where they are willing to try things out, and follow the identify, execute and learn cycle.

This session will look at tools and techniques that help teams, individuals and organisations foster a culture of continuous improvement — and give you some new ideas to take back to your teams.


About Emily

Emily Webber is a London-based independent agile and lean consultant. She works with organisations in both the private and public sectors to help with their agile transformations and to develop their agile capability for sustainable change. She was previously at the Government Digital Service, where she was Head of Agile Delivery. She co-runs Agile on the Benchblogs and is the author of Building Successful Communities of Practice: Discover How Connecting People Makes Better Organisations.