I recently, and virtually, sat down with Ben Linders, InfoQ editor to discuss my upcoming talk at Darefest as well as some of the inspiration behind Lean Change Management.

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InfoQ: Recently your first book Lean Change Management has been published. Can you explain to our readers what the book is about?

Jason: This book is a collection of practices for modernizing how change is managed within today’s organizations. Many people, the Agile community in particular, cite Kotter’s 8-steps as being a great model for managing change but it’s almost 20 years old. The world of work is drastically different than it was back then. The traditional approach to change involves picking an off-the-shelf change method, planning it upfront, assigning a change team and then running into a wall of change resistance. I wrote this book to help people discover more effective practices for managing organizational change that are relevant in today’s fast-paced, digital world.

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Jason Little
Author, Lean Change Management at Leanintuit
I began my career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, I moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises I collected along the way helped me realize that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change.
In 2008 I attended an experiential learning conference (AYE) about how people experience change and since then, I’ve been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational change.