The Big 5 of Flow Philosophy

Full Name(s): 
Danie Roux
Danie is an independent consultant. During more than a decade of doing agile he has seen both good and bad expressions of it. This has left him with a need to understand the difference that makes the difference. Using this experience Danie has helped teams as small as 3 people and teams as big as 50 to get to grips with the Why and How of value creation.
Abstract: 
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust. The real value of agile is a new mindset and a different philosophy. This mindset shift leads to a better approach to how the work works. In this talk we will go on a safari. A safari through the landscape of mindsets that are stopping us from adding real value. The different mindsets will each be examined and a more appropriate mindset will be introduced. At the end of the safari we would have collected the Big 5 of Flow Philosophy that will serve you well in your travels across the agile landscape.
Learning outcomes: 
- An understanding of the underpinnings of agile - A lexicon that helps to understand why some process improvement initiatives work in some industries but not in others - A shift in perception of the way value is generated across an organisation - A different approach to process improvement - A better way to have conversations and get everyone onto the same page
Audience Level: 
Advancing
Pre-requisite knowledge: 
- Has had contact with agile teams/organisations - Understands the pain of trying to get something done in a complex environment - Has thought about how to modify a process
Session Type: 
Talk
Theme: 
People
Keywords: 
Mindset
Systemic
Flow
Variability
Efficiency