Terrence Ryan currently works as a Flash Platform Evangelist for Adobe Systems. As an evangelist his job is to encourage people to try new tools and techniques. Before that, he spent ten years in higher education overseeing the work of a team of developers, running code reviews, pushing standards, and trying to convince co-workers to come around to new tools and techniques.
"I highly recommend the handy and very useful book Driving Technical Change: Why People On Your Team Don't Act on Good Ideas, and How to Convince Them They Should by Terrence Ryan, to any managers, technologists, systems administrators, or engineers faced with strong opposition to any proposed technological change or enhancement. This valuable book will give you the essential tools to overcome any skeptics and their stonewalling of the proposed improvements."
--Wayne Hurlbert, Blog Business World