Stephen McAinsh

Talk Title
Building Trust – Where do you start?

Talk Abstract
In any software development team, a vital ingredient to being successful is trust…

“No quality of characteristic is more important than trust” – Patrick Lencioni, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. 

“Build projects around motivated individuals and trust them to get the job done” – Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

But what is trust? Can we define it? How do we improve it?

This talk will explain a simple and powerful approach to start understanding and building trust within your team, and with others.

Bio

Stephen is an agile coach and trainer with Calba.

He started his career as a software engineer in 1980s with Hewlett-Packard who were pioneering new manufacturing techniques, many of which today we term as agile or lean. 

For organisations adopting agile, he is a strong believer in focussing on people and culture before process and tools. A big influence comes from his past experience as a personal development leader in the voluntary sector and international expeditions.

Stephen lives in Edinburgh and started Lean Agile Edinburgh in 2013.

@agilescot

Scroll to Top