Session type:

Case Study

Session duration:

60 minutes

Presented by:

Matt Jukes


Ann Kempster


About the session

Here's to agile: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

In ‘Lab Rats’, Dan Lyons makes a pretty compelling argument that the rise of agile and lean start-up ways of working are at the root of all that is wrong with the modern workplace.

Even Martin Fowler, one of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, is quoted as saying “I'd say about 90 percent of it is bullshit,” when talking about the agile movement.

Have we lost sight of what it was that made both agile and lean so compelling in the first place - and has a lack of empathy for the approaches of the past created a toxic present?

With reference to the Westrum three cultures and our own experiences bringing new ways of working to bureaucratic organisations, we’ll talk about some of the warning signs that you are being seen as the ‘baddies’, what you can do to change that perception and how you can create a legacy that survives. Hopefully.

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