Diana Larsen consults with leaders and their teams to create work environments where people flourish and push businesses to succeed. She is an international authority in Agile software development, team leadership, and Agile transitions. For 20+ years, she led the practice area for Agile software development, leading & managing teams, and guiding Agile transitions at FutureWorks Consulting.
In 2018, she transitioned to a role as co-founder, Chief Connector and principal coach, consultant, and mentor at Agile Fluency® Project. Through the Agile Fluency Project’s programs for training, mentoring, and supporting agile coaches and consultants, Diana shares the wisdom she’s gained in over 25 years of working with leaders, teams, and organizations.
Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great; Liftoff: Start and Sustain Successful Agile Teams; and The Five Rules of Accelerated Learning. In collaboration with James Shore, she developed the Agile Fluency® Model.
She is a past Chair and former board member (2007–2013) of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. Diana served on the board (2013-2016) of the Organization Design Forum and chaired their 2018 conference. She is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute. Active on the organizing teams of various conferences, she is a founding and emeritus board member of Agile Open Northwest, a non-profit organization.
Diana delivers virtual and in-person keynotes, talks, and pre- and post-conference workshops at conferences around the world. Topics include visionary ideas from her books, as well as pragmatic topics, such as Continuous Learning, Continuous Improvement, High Performing Teams, Heroic Learners, Heroic Learning Organizations, and Thriving in Turbulent and Tumultuous Times. Find links to sample videos lower on this page.
Diana also facilitates productive Open Space Technology events for her professional and personal communities.
A Personal Note…
She creates beauty through collage, weaving, crochet, and beadwork. The seventh in a long line of first daughters and a devoted grandmother, she carries on a family tradition of female leadership. Diana is also the caretaker of a rather demanding late 19th-century house.