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Diana Larsen


partner, FutureWorks Consulting LLC

Location: Portland, OR, USA


Diana Larsen, founding partner of FutureWorks Consulting, is considered an international authority in the areas of Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. Deeply in tune with how work teams adapt, develop, and perform, Diana works with organizations around the world to design high performance work systems, improve team effectiveness, and support leaders and enterprises in their transitions to Agile methods. Diana co-founded FutureWorks Consulting LLC and draws on more than twenty years of experience working with technical professionals to coach leaders on their roles in a changing workplace. She leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning for agile adoptions. 

Ms Larsen is co-author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects; Quickstart Guide to Five Rules for Accelerated Learning; and co-originator of the breakthrough “Your Path through Agile Fluency” model at . She is also an associate at Cutter Consortium and has produced several Cutter Executive Updates, including: “Teamwork Required: Managing Agile Application Delivery in a Matrix Organization,” “Team Collaboration for Executive Leadership,” “Using the Retrospective for Positive Change” as well as other articles.  

A respected contributor to her professional community, she speaks at industry conferences around the world and served for eight years as a director and chair of the Agile Alliance board. Diana currently serves as a board member of Organization Design Forum, Agile Open Northwest, and Language Hunters, as well as contributing as an Associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. She discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles.

On Twitter follow: @DianaOfPortland @FutureWks @AgileChartering @LearnFiveRules

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Articles I've written

Agile Alliance: Living our Values & Principles in Crisis
The Agile 2010 conference, long planned for Nashville, TN, suddenly had to be relocated due to severe flooding. Read the story of how this Scrum Alliance-sponsored conference used agile values and principles to respond quickly to change.


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