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About this Session
Becoming agile involves knowing the difference between being quick or hurrying, moving with ease or difficulty, being in or out of balance, graceful or awkward, adaptable or rigid, resourceful or resentful.
In this talk, based on his book, Joy of Agility: How to Solve Problems and Succeed Sooner, Joshua will share six essential agile mantras, plus unforgettable, real-world agile stories that will empower you to be quick, adaptable, and resourceful in the face of opportunities and challenges.
Joshua began his career as a professional programmer on Wall Street while still in university. In 1996, he founded Industrial Logic (http://industriallogic.com) to share the “light and magic” of software development.
During the late 1990s, Industrial Logic helped pioneer lightweight software methods and today is considered one of the oldest and most well respected agile consultancies in the world. Joshua and his global team of experts love to help people and teams leverage agility in software engineering and product management.
He and his colleagues have helped organizations including Google, GE, John Deere, Nielsen and Ford grow high-performance teams that deliver better outcomes sooner.
Joshua is an international speaker, and author of the bestselling and award-winning book Refactoring to Patterns, as well as his forthcoming book, Joy of Agility.
About this Session
Profit is the net income resulting from revenue minus expenses. Profit is essential because, without profit, a business is unsustainable. The problem is that while there is lots of guidance on how to price regular goods and services, there is little guidance on how to design profitable software-enabled solutions - until now.
This session will introduce you to Software Profit Streams™, the natural - and necessary - evolution of value streams.
By the way, also title of the brand-new book, co-authored by Luke together with Jason Tanner, which will officially launch on April 4th!
Luke Hohmann is Chief Innovation Officer of Applied Frameworks, a boutique consulting form helping companies create more profitable software-enabled solutions.
A serial entrepreneur, Luke founded, bootstrapped, and sold Conteneo, an enterprise software company that helped global companies manage investment portfolios using Participatory Budgeting.
Luke is one of six people in the world recognized as a Principal Contributor to the Scaled Agile Framework, one of the world’s most widely adopted Agile Software Development frameworks.
A prolific author and creator, Luke’s contributions to the global agile community include six books, Profit Streams™, Innovation Games®, a pattern language for market-driven roadmapping.
Luke is also co-founder of Every Voice Engaged Foundation, where he partnered with The Kettering Foundation to create Common Ground for Action, the world’s first scalable platform for deliberative decision-making. Luke is a former National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion and has an M.S.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Luke loves his wife and four kids, his wife’s cooking, and long runs in the California sunshine and Santa Cruz mountains.