Meet up

Lean IT meet-up London Kick-off

Wednesday, 22nd November in London

This meetup was organised by Digital Leadership Meetup in November 2017


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.

Overview of Lean IT curriculum

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 Guenet

Philippe has been involved with Digital change from the early days of the Internet (nearly 25 years) and has led the initiation and delivery of significant change initiatives for clients such as Legal & General, Vodafone, O2, Ladbrokes, M&S, HSBC, Barclays, etc. Now working as an independent Coach/Consultant, Philippe is using innovative methods to help businesses shape, plan and deploy their digital strategy, organisation change, lean-agile operating model, and most importantly develop their people and leadership. Philippe is a trained systemic coach (ORSC), complexity & systems thinker (Cynefin™ / VSM), Digital delivery manager, and a seasoned Lean and Agile practitioner. Philippe is the founder and organiser of London’s Digital Leadership meet-up

Leading Lasting Learning: Becoming a Lean Enterprise with Strategy Deployment

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

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!

Managing change in the 21st century: what we've learned and where we must do better

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 Burrows

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.

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