BeyondAgile March 27, 2013 Event!
Applying Design Thinking and Complexity Theory in Agile Organizations
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Food and Social Time: 6:30
Main Program: 7:00
Read on for program and location information, or visit us at BeyondAgile.org.
Design thinking is emerging as a way to guide organizations in how to accept mystery and move through heuristics before moving to an algorithmic view of business. It also invites empathy into how we experiment with our innovations. Complexity theory asks us to be intentional about the systems in which we find ourselves and the transitions we must be prepared to make in and around our systems. Knowing the parameters of our ecosystem can help us tend to our weaknesses and try the probes/experiments that help us deliver value more effectively. By combining these two disciplines, I believe you can begin to balance exploration and exploitation in how you create and sustain Agile adoptions in your teams, groups, and organizations.
Jean Tabaka, Agile Fellow with Rally Software, is continuing on her 30 year journey of learning about software development principles, processes, and practices for people. She seeks a humane approach to bringing high value to our communities of creators and consumers. This has led her to move into Kanban and Lean approaches. Systems thinking, design thinking, complexity theory, and lean startups drive her thinking now as well. Her fundamental belief in collaboration and team wisdom remains core to her work moving forward. Jean holds a Masters in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of “Collaboration Explained” and a variety of articles on Agile, organizational change, team dynamics, systems thinking, Lean thinking, and other associated topics. Jean blogs at www.rallydev.com/agileblog and can be followed on twitter as @jeantabaka. When home in Boulder, CO, she’d invite you over for some wine and some music while gazing across her backyard over a Flat Iron Mountains sunset. Meanwhile, you can find her at [masked]
520 Pike Street, Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101
Elevators will run until 7:00 PM.
Call[masked] for access after 7:00.
Commercial Parking is available right next door with an entrance just West of the 520 building off Pike street.
Questions? Visit our Google Group (BeyondAgile), or take a peek at our Google Site at beyondagile.org
- What's BeyondAgile?
It's the Puget Sound-area group for meeting and learning from others who are using Agile, Lean, and other innovative approaches to improve how they work with others.
- When Do We Meet?
We generally meet on the *4th* Wednesday of the month, unless we have a chance to grab a fantastic presenter on another date.