Runners find that they can go faster with a lower perceived effort when they exercise in a pack. The same thing happens when coders pair program, and when colleagues gel. What do we need to do to so we can get code out the door sooner? It’s not just continuous code integration–it’s high bandwidth communication! Find out what companies of all sizes, like Comcast (100k employees), ING Direct (2500 employees), and SmarTesting (30 employees) are doing to successfully adopt and improve Agile development! Paraphrasing from Margaret Mead: “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed [employees] can change the [company]”. This talk is based on personal experience as well as the work of Seth Godin, Jim Collins, Christopher McDougall, Dan Mezick, Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá, Katherine Kirk, Daniel Goleman, and others.