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David works with agile teams to leverage design thinking and discovery practices. In doing so, he realized that the principles of desirable, viable and feasible from design thinking go hand-in-hand with agile. The first principle, desirability, describes whether or not people want the solution. The second, viability, relates to creating business outcomes with the solution. The third, feasibility, goes into the steps to run the infrastructure and deliver the solution. In this interactive session, David will share case studies from his new book, Testing Business Ideas. He’ll then facilitate an online exercise on how to use these techniques with your own teams. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: David Bland, CEO and Founder of Precoil David advises companies on how to find product-market fit using lean startup, design thinking and business model innovation. He’s the co-author of Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder. David pioneered GE FastWorks with Eric Ries, advised emerging product teams at Adobe and even mentored Toyota on lean startup practices. Before his transition into advising, David spent over 10 years of his career at technology startups. He stays connected to the startup scene through his work at Singularity University, Draper University, Backstage Capital and several other Silicon Valley accelerators. AGENDA: 30 Minutes - Why test your business ideas - Identifying risk with your teams - Case study in experimentation 15 Minutes - Interactive experiment sequencing exercise 15 Minutes - Q&A with the attendees
STATIK (Systems Thinking Approach To Introducing Kanban) can be a great way to help teams get up and running quickly, even teams that are using Scrum. Applying the STATIK approach leverages the first principle of the Kanban method - “Start with what you do, or know, now”, in order to help avoid over-thinking how existing work, structures and/or roles “fit” within Scrum. This is not the same thing as “Scrum-ban”. Using this approach designed for Kanban can dramatically accelerate the forming and improvements of a Scrum team. About the Speaker: Richard Dolman is an Enterprise Agility Coach and Trainer. He tries to help people and organizations unlock their hidden potential. He works with executives, managers and teams to guide them toward sustainable growth and continuous improvement. He is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) and CAL-Educator, and holds other credentials including SPC5, ICP-ACC and PMI-ACP. He is also a board member and Treasurer for Agile Denver, helping to steward a vibrant agile community in the front range. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/richarddolman
Management doesn't go away in an agile organization, and organizations don't have to shift to a fully self-managed system to get all of the benefits of agility. In this session, we'll look at the three types of management work needed in every organization, and a few patterns for how that work is distributed, from fairly traditional org structure to full self-management.