Joey will be presenting the following session
  • Todd Little

    Todd Little / Joey Spooner - Resilience and Agility through Evolutionary Change and the Kanban Maturity Model

    20 Mins
    Experience Report

    Agility is the ability to adapt to changing situations.  Resilience is the ability to withstand adversity.  As organizations have discovered, agility alone is not sufficient; resilience is needed as well.  Both are fundamental to the Kanban Method.

    Many people think Kanban is just a project tracking board, whether it is stickies on the wall or in a tool like Trello or Jira.  But Kanban is much more. The Kanban Method is a model for evolutionary change that helps organizations continually improve their service delivery.  Those organizations that get good at evolutionary change not only improve agility but also build their resilience.

    Such is the path through the Kanban Maturity Model, where we have codified patterns that have been observed over the past 12 years of Kanban implementations.  We have mapped 150 practices against observable business outcomes at 7 levels of organizational maturity, each level of maturity improving in both agility and resilience.

    Join Todd as he shares how the Kanban Method can start your evolutionary change towards both agility and resilience.

1. What got you started/interested in modern software development methods?

The economics of managing software delivery.

2. What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by the software product engineering community today?

Over complicating what change is and how to make it.

3. What do you think are the most exciting developments in software product engineering today?

Better tooling and reflection against past best practices.

4. Why did you choose the topic(s) you will be speaking about at the conference?

Because I'm tired of seeing failed transformations and reorganizations.

5. What are some of the key takeaways from your session(s) at Agile India?

People will understand what's the deal with evolutionary change when compared to traditional transformations and reorganizations.

6. Which sessions are you particularly looking forward to attending at Agile India this year?

Sadly, I won't have time to attend much, but I suspect if there was anything that exemplified what's work in the field (e.g. case evidence), then I'd be keen to attend it!

7. Any personal remarks/message you want to share with the software community?

Don't be afraid to try something new and have patience when trying it out. Try to stay objective and evolve. ;)