If you had to describe an Agile process, where would you start: “from the left”, with a backlog of work to plough through, or “from the right”, with needs met by working software? And does the difference in perspective matter?
The difference does indeed matter (a lot!); we’ll see that learning to describe and introduce Agile and its frameworks “from the right” brings considerable benefits. And it’s not hard – we can all do it!
We are delighted to be hosting (via Zoom) Agendashift founder Mike Burrows. Mike works at the intersection of Lean-Agile, strategy, and organisation development in the pursuit of the ‘wholehearted’ organisation. He is the author of Right to Left: the digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile (2019), Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation (2018), and the classic Kanban from the Inside (2014). He is recognised for his pioneering work in Lean, Agile, and Kanban and his advocacy for participatory and outcome-oriented approaches to change, transformation, and strategy. Prior to his consulting career, Mike was global development manager and Executive Director at a top tier investment bank, and CTO for an energy risk management startup. More recently, he served as interim delivery manager for two UK government digital ‘exemplar’ services. He joined the advisory board of the Open Leadership Network on its formation in 2019.