Jutta wrote a book about retrospectives for organizational change. In this episode I ask her what drove her to write the book and what challenges she faced facilitating retrospectives for organizational change.


About the guest

Jutta Eckstein works as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. She has helped many teams and organizations worldwide to make an agile transition. She has unique experience in applying agile processes within medium-sized to large distributed mission-critical projects. She is the coauthor (with John Buck) of the book Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy: Survive & Thrive on Disruption (abbreviated with BOSSA nova). Other books include Agile Software Development in the Large: Diving into the Deep, Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams, Retrospectives for Organizational Change: An Agile Approach, and Diving for Hidden Treasures: Uncovering the Cost of Delay in Your Project Portfolio (coauthored with Johanna Rothman).

Jutta is a member of the Agile Alliance (having served on the board of directors from 2003-2007) and has been a program committee member of various US, Asian, and European conferences, where she has also presented her work. Jutta holds a Master of Arts degree in business coaching and change management, Master of Science in product engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. She can be reached at @JuttaEckstein, https://www.linkedin.com/in/juttaeckstein, or http://jeckstein.com.