Portrait of Diana

Diana discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles.

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.

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 is currently on the board of the Organization Design Forum and is an associate of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute.

We’re living in a new age of heroes.

Diana speaks and presents keynotes at conferences around the world. Her most recent keynotes include Dancing Along the Agile Fluency Path at Agile India; Best Job Ever at Agile 2014; and The Heroic Learner (Cutter IT Summit 2015 and Agile Roots 2015).


Diana creates beauty through collage, weaving, crochet, and beadwork. The seventh in a long line of first daughters, she carries on a family tradition of female leadership. She’s also the caretaker of a rather demanding late 19th-century house.

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