11:30 - 12:15
Systems of Professional Collaboration: Life in a Post-Lean, Post-Agile World
Individuals work in teams to provide value.
In agile we have practices to help teams, in Lean we have practices to increase value. Both Agile and Lean talk about individuals, but can't really figure out what to do with them.
Individual professionals on our teams must have the right environment in which they can form a healthy team and really dedicate time to providing customer value.
Jim Benson has worked around the world in software development, international governance, engineering, architecture, construction, health care, law enforcement, and a host of other verticles. His software company started Agile with a pre-press copy of Kent Beck's XP Explained, in 1997. He is an inventor of Kanban, Personal Kanban, and Lean Coffee. He's used Agile and Lean practices in many verticals and situations.
He's seen the promise of them and the failings.
In this keynote, Jim Benson will talk about that journey and provide real, tangible ways to create a real, professional environment for your team...one that thinks about the individuals, the teams, and the value. One that thinks about management, leadership, customers, and all other partners, as collaborators and not interruptions. One that respects everyone involved.