Let's experiment is obviously a better strategy than "It's too complex"

Software projects are notoriously complex making them hard to successfully manage. Or are they?

In this talk I will demonstrate, through the Cynefin framework of Complex Adaptive Systems, what makes projects complex, what common strategies lead them to failure, and how to increase early and frequent decision making that promotes either an early termination of a failing project, or a successful ending.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

During this talk I will present the Cynefin Framework using real-life examples of software projects, and ample relevant metaphors.


1. Project planning styles

2. Predicted vs. empirical planning

3. Feedback loops

4. The Cynegfin framework

5. Empirical planning and visibility tools

6. (Time permitting) ongoing planning using a Kanban board


This talk is based on a session presented at the Israeli Ministry of Education conference for superintendents 

Learning Outcome

- Introductin to Complex Adaptive Systems

- Introduction to empirical planning and common tools

Target Audience

Managers, Scrum Masters, Lean Mentors, Team Leads, PMOs, Anyone wishing to lead an agile transition


schedule Submitted 6 years ago

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