Leading lean and agile expert Liz Keogh returns to Skills Matter to discuss Cynefin. Come along and find out how to spot uncertainty on projects and in our lives, why it's important, how to handle it, and which kinds of problems to tackle first - and maybe your world will start to make sense too!
We know that just blindly running into a project is wrong, so we need at least a little analysis. And we know that we're unlikely to get everything right, so we need at least a little feedback. But how much? Should we treat every requirement in the same way? Or are there ways of handling different types of requirements differently, and if so, how do we identify them?
Meet Cynefin, a sense-making framework which can help us answer these questions. Find out how to spot uncertainty on projects and in our lives, why it's important, how to handle it, and which kinds of problems to tackle first.
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Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She specializes in helping people use examples and stories to communicate, build, test and deliver value, particularly when faced with high risk and uncertainty. Liz's work covers topics as diverse as story-writing, haiku poetry, Cynefin and complexity thinking, effective personal feedback and OO development, and she has a particular love of people, language, and choices. She has a strong technical background with over 15 years’ experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now focuses on Lean, Agile and organizational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.