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Driving Technical Change

Driving Technical Change

Convincing coworkers to adopt new tools and technology.

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Terrence Ryan

August 29, 2014
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  1. DRIVING TECHNICAL CHANGE Terrence Ryan

  2. WHO ARE YOU?

  3. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?

  4. GET EXCITED ABOUT NEW SOLUTION

  5. WORK HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU COULD USE IT

  6. STAKEHOLDERS OPPOSE

  7. DREAMS CRUSHED

  8. CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION OR CHANGE YOUR ORGANIZATION

  9. YOU’RE NOT ALONE

  10. I NOTICED A FEW THINGS

  11. PEOPLE TEND TO RESIST IN PATTERNS

  12. CERTAIN PEOPLE RESPOND TO CERTAIN THINGS

  13. THE PROCESS • Identify the Skeptics • Match to countering

    tactics • Implement tactics in a greater Strategy
  14. WAIT

  15. THE PROBLEM

  16. SKEPTICS The People in your Neighborhood

  17. THESE ARE CARICATURES.

  18. REAL PEOPLE ARE… MORE COMPLEX.

  19. THE UNINFORMED

  20. THE HERD

  21. THE CYNIC

  22. THE BURNED

  23. THE TIME CRUNCHED

  24. THE BOSS

  25. THE IRRATIONAL

  26. TACTICS What to Focus on

  27. TWO KINDS OF TACTICS Universal • Can always be used

    • Moderate Impact Situational • Only useful in some cases • High Impact
  28. EXPERTISE

  29. DELIVERY

  30. DEMONSTRATE

  31. TRUST

  32. COMPROMISE

  33. SYNERGY

  34. PRESSURE

  35. BRIDGING

  36. PUBLICITY

  37. STRATEGY What to do big picture wise.

  38. IGNORE THE HOSTILE

  39. TARGET THE WILLING

  40. Uninformed Herd Cynic Time Crunched Boss Irrational Expertise Delievery Demonstration

    Trust Compromise Publicity Synergy Bridge Pressure Burned
  41. HARNESS THE CONVERTED

  42. CONVINCE 
 MANAGEMENT

  43. CONCLUSIONS Now what?

  44. CHANGE TAKES TIME

  45. IT ALSO TAKES POLITICS

  46. PEOPLE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION WANT TECHNICAL CHANGE

  47. BETWEEN 
 WHERE YOU ARE 
 AND 
 WHERE YOU

    WANT TO BE, 
 THERE ARE MANY 
 BETTER PLACES
  48. QUESTIONS? http://terrenceryan.com terry@terrenceryan.com @tpryan on Twitter