Monday 22nd September, 2014
9:00am to 10:30am
This presentation will take an ecological approach to understanding how business functions and IT capability can better interact with each other. It will argue for a substantial shift away from the predominantly manufacturing and linear metaphors that underly code development, user requirements capture and project management. Instead we need to see technology provision as a service relationship which can both deliver core needs, but can also joining explorer the rapidly emerging opportunities offered by technology in the modern world. It will focus on how we understand the Implicit Whys of customer and employee needs not just the Explicit Whats. As such it will challenge some of the common assumptions behind big data and demonstrate how human sensor networks (whole of workforce engagement for example) can transform the enterprise. For the Agile community that means developing pre-Scrum capability, for the wider business it means understanding how to co-evolve unstated needs with the rapidly changing capabilities of technology.
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