Q: What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?
I will start with sharing my top learnings from the organisational transformation to deliver Better Products Faster Safer Happier. Things that I wish I’d known about 3 years ago when we started. I will also share insights as to how we are achieving both Speed (Flow) AND Control. As a highly regulated industry, there are a lot of mandatory controls that we need to comply with. All firms need to safeguard customer data, payment information, ensure data privacy and information security, as per the recent headlines with Equifax. These controls have to come first and can prevent Flow. We have found a way to have both Speed and Control (Compliance), which I will share.
Q: What do you think could be the main gain for participants in your session?
Learn from our lessons so far around large scale organisational transformation.
Insight as to how to be Agile not Fragile. How to have Speed (Flow) and Control.
Q: Can you give some advice to teams/organisations that are transitioning to agile?
One size does not fit all. Practices = Context + Principles + Feedback loop.
Be clear on the ‘Why’ for your team or department or company.
The goal is better outcomes, not agile for agile’s sake. Beware of the ‘a’ word. Are you doing an ‘agile transformation’ or are you using a range of values, principles, learning, tools, practices that suit the unique contexts in order to deliver Better Value Faster Safer Happier? Are you seeking ongoing Business Agility with continuous improvement, rather than doing agile?
Q: How do you see the evolution of agile in the future?
It becomes part of the default way of working where unique, complex, unknowable, emergent work is involved. The focus is on end to end business agility, anything less is a local optimisation. It is one tool in the tool box.
Q: You have given many interviews/presentations about agile. Is there a question you wish to have been asked but no one ever asked you?
Yes. The question is, “is there a question you wish to have been asked but no one ever asked you?”