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Matthew Barcomb, Lean/Agile Coach & Principle Consultant at ODBox

 Matthew  Barcomb
Matt Barcomb (@mattbarcomb) is passionate about building collaborative, cross-functional teams; enjoys being out-of-doors; loves punning; and thrives on guiding organizations towards systemic, sustainable, and adaptive improvement. Matt started programming as a wee lad and eventually wound up getting paid for it. It took him nearly 10 years before he realized that the "people problem" was the biggest issue facing most software development. Since then he has spent his time and energy trying to find interesting ways of making the business-software universe a better place to work, play and do business.
Matt currently resides in Cleveland and keeps especially busy with organizational development. He shares his musings on his blog, http://blog.risingtideharbor.com/.

Presentation: "Building a Learning Organization From Any Level"

Time: Friday 13:30 - 14:20

Location: Bayview

One of the commonly overlooked principles of Lean Software Development is ""Amplify Learning"". We all agree it's important, but how do you actually *do* it? Attempting to promote learning in many organizations can seem daunting at best and impossible at worst…especially when you don't feel particularly empowered to do so.

This session will focus on what you *can* do. We will briefly discuss how to set up learning environments and common organizational pitfalls. Next, we will review various ideas that have been put into practice in the real world from many levels within an organization. Finally, as a group we will work together to discover tangible learning ideas that each attendee will be able to put into practice quickly and practically.