Agile vs Agile (vs Agile) – The fall of scientific management

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Monday 9th June, 2014

6:30pm to 8:00pm (GMT)

Do you ever get the feeling that no two people mean the same thing when they say “Oh yeah, we do agile”? Or perhaps you sympathise with those pleading us return to Pure Agile, like the Manifesto authors intended. In this talk you’ll see a whistlestop history of how people have approached getting things done, and how there are at least 3 different things people mean when they say they’re agile.

My current (2014) talk looks at 3 different mindsets for how we have tried to manage complex organisations, how this has lead to the rise of Agile, and how the word “Agile” can mean several different ways of organising work.

To illuminate the differences, I’ll focus on 4 areas: how companies are run, what they do when they create new things, how they run projects, and how they reliably churn out a product. This also helpfully contrasts agile with Lean Startup techniques.

Hopefully, this will stop us talking at cross-purposes – so we can get creative and ship software! The slides are available on Slidehare.

  • The further reading I mention in my talk is:
  • The Last Re-Org You’ll Ever Do
  • Inside Github’s Supper-Lean Management Strategy
  • Scaling Agile @ Spotify
  • The Marshal Model of Organisational Evolution

About the speaker

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Laurie Young

Founder and principle photographer at @frozenevent. Scrum Master/ Scrum Coach at @newbamboo. Competitive dancer bio from Twitter

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Time 6:30pm8:00pm GMT

Date Mon 9th June 2014

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