#46 Terrence Ryan, Driving Technical Change

Terrence Ryan author of Driving Technical Change tells me how to initiate change, tackle difficult colleagues and convince the boss.

Who he is, driving technical change, choosing the right change to make, who makes the decision, using authority, gathering allies; skeptics - the uninformed, cynic, burned, irrational; become an expert in the change you propose;  fighting the boss, target costs;  universal and situational solutions, using external pressures like regulations; should you start from scratch, Adobe's transition to subscription; is code really valuable?; immaturity and speed in the software industry; "change is a journey, not a destination", "change your organization, or change your organization."

Book Recommendations

Driving Technical Change

Zen in the Martial Arts

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

How Google Works


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