For the first in the series of Lean IT meet-ups, we are extremely honoured to have Mike Burrows and Karl Scotland. They are both thought leaders in Lean-Agile change.
Much of the agile community has adopted Scrum as a methodology. For the larger enterprises, some have explored scaled frameworks such as SAFe, which has become quite popular. Lean IT has been more confidential so far, though it has been the basis of some successful transformations such as ING Bank. Lean offers a great complement to the standard agile frameworks. Lean offers techniques for identifying obstacles, resolving and changing behaviours towards transformation. This talk will cover what is Lean IT and the curriculum for Lean IT certification.
Philippe has worked for over 20 years in digital & technology, in the capacity of Architect and Delivery Manager, working for large scale enterprises such as leading Telcos and Tier 1 Banks.
Learning is a key part of both Lean and Agile. Learning about customer needs and how to most effectively meet those needs. But as well as learning how to solve today's problems, we need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems, and next weeks, and next years. We need to learn how to learn. And we want all that learning to be aligned towards the addressing the same critical challenges or opportunities. That requires leadership to create an environment where experimentation is encouraged. This talk will describe how Strategy Deployment can be used to lead lasting learning, with some tools and techniques that can help achieve that goal.
Karl Scotland is a versatile software practitioner with over 15 years of experience covering development, project management, team leadership, coaching and training. For the last 10 years he has been successfully applying Agile methods, and most recently has been a pioneer and advocate of using Kanban Systems for software development. Currently a Lean and Agile Coach with EMC Consulting, Karl has previously championed Agile and Lean Thinking with the BBC and Yahoo!
Drawing some modern lessons in change from diverse sources – Lean, Clean Language, Kanban, Lean Startup, Cynefin, and Agile – we will look at ways to approach Lean-Agile transformation self-consistently.
Mike is founder of Agendashift and the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014, Blue Hole Press) and Agendashift book. Mike works as a consultant, coach, trainer, and interim manager. Mike created Featureban simulation game and was the originator of Kanban's values model. Former Executive Director and global development manager at a top-tier investment bank, IT Director at a late-stage startup, and 2014 winner of the Brickell Key community contribution award.