Woody Zuill

Woody Zuill, a Programmer, Senior Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach and Guide, has been programming computers for almost 40 years. He is an originator and pioneer of the Mob Programming approach to teamwork in software development, and is considered one of the founders of the “#NoEstimates” discussion on Twitter.

Woody provides workshops, training, guidance, and consulting on Teamwork, Mob Programming, and other Agile and Lean topics all over the world. He has provided workshops for hundreds of teams at numerous firms including Spotify, FCA Group, JP Morgan, Airbus, IKEA, Volvo, Scania, Ericsson, ABB, Tom Tom, and others.

In conjunction with Agile New England he is a founder and organizer of the annual Mob Programming Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a frequent speaker and keynote presenter at Agile and Software development conferences in Europe, Asia, the US, Africa, and South America.


Make it Easy

Why does it have to be so difficult?

"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work." ~Peter Drucker

It seems clear that there is often a "right way" or "best practice" for many tasks in the modern workplace - but is that clarity real or just a trick that we play on ourselves?

The biggest successes I've experienced in software development have been the result of finding ways to Make It Easy for people to excel in their work, and to connect and interact as humans.

Unfortunately, there are many things that get in our way.

In this session we will explore some of the problems we face, and a few things that might make it easy for us to have a better future.